Lib Dems: Labour mismanagement has led to Hull Council's finance crisis

Lib Dem opposition councillors are set to slam Hull's Labour administration over their mismanagement of the Council's finances.

At Thursday’s budget council meeting, they will accuse Labour of 'maxing out the Council's credit card'.

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Councils facing £2.6bn hole in social care funding – Lib Dems

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned local councils face a £2.6 billion shortfall in funding for social services by 2020.

Analysis by the LGA has estimated 57 social care authorities will be worse off in 2016/2017.

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Councillor calls for playing field clean-up

A councillor has called for Princess Elizabeth Playing Fields in North Hull to be cleaned up.

Local Councillor Dave McCobb recently took Council managers to see the appalling condition of the playing fields first-hand.

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Liberal Democrats call for Government to invest properly in social care

Opposition Lib Dem councillors are set to slam the Government's response to dealing with the funding crisis in social care. 

Late last year the Government attempted to shift the burden of the social care gap onto local councils by allowing them to increase council tax further.

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Lib Dems demand apology from the Sun and Daily Mail

Hull’s Lib Dem councillors are demanding an apology from the Sun and Daily Mail newspapers over their coverage of Hull’s City of Culture opening week.

At a meeting of councillors next Thursday (19 January) they will demand the newspapers apologise for the unfair, negative and insulting coverage of the city.

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Fluoridation is a 'blank cheque'

Opposition Lib Dem councillors have today condemned senior Labour councillors for moving ahead with proposals to fluoridate Hull's drinking water.

The Lib Dems in Hull have long opposed fluoridation and called for better use of targeted education programmes instead.

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Hull Liberal Democrats welcome ban on letting fees

Hull Liberal Democrats have welcomed today’s announcement in the Autumn Statement that letting fees are to be banned.

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John Robinson Calls for Action Over Alarming Crime Statistics

Avenue ward Lib Dem councillor John Robinson has called for an urgent increase in visible policing in the Avenues are after alarming reports that several streets are the worst hit for crime in the city.

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Hull City Council supports Lib Dem Renters’ Rights Bil

The Liberal Democrat group on Hull City Council won the unanimous backing of all of councillors for a package of measures aimed at securing more rights for private renters.

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Lib Dem councillors call for fluoridation plans to be dropped

Liberal Democrat councillors today argued for plans to fluoridate Hull’s water supply to be scrapped.

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