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News from the Rickmansworth Liberal Democrats

A Celebration of the Centenary voyage of the restored horse drawn canal boat, Ilkestone, was held at Batchworth Lock on Saturday 18th August presented by the Rickmansworth Waterways Trust. Local people were able to:

5 Sep 2012
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News from Rickmansworth Liberal Democrats

The paper banks at George V Playing Fields have been destroyed by fire. TRDC is trying to borrow spare paper banks from other authorities for the short term. If residents who use these banks need extra boxes to accommodate their paper please ring TRDC and they will be delivered to your home. There are paper banks at Riverside Drive.

28 Aug 2012
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Mouchel, Hertfordshire Highways Design Partner in Administration

It has been announced this afternoon (25th August) that Mouchel Group plc has gone into administration. The assets have been sold by the administrators, KPMG, to a new company, MRBL Ltd, now owned by the lender banks (80%) and management (20%). The banks have had to write off £83 million and the shareholders have lost everything, but at least the 8,000 employees keep their jobs for the moment.

26 Aug 2012
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Hitchin Rail Improvement as Main Span Positioned in New Rail Flyover

A Hertfordshire rail bottleneck is now well on the way to being removed, thanks to the Coalition Governments infrastructure investment programme. Currently trains for Cambridge and Ely have to cross the East Coast Main Line on the same level just after Hitchin station. This blocks both fast tracks temporarily every time a train turns off to Cambridge, with speed restrictions over the crossing and obvious timetabling problems.

3 Aug 2012
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Nick Clegg in Pimlico to launch Summer School Catch-Up

As the school holidays began last week, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg went to a school in Pimlico, London, to see one of the first summer schools in action. He went to find out how the scheme is supporting those pupils most at risk from falling behind in their transition from primary to secondary school.

31 Jul 2012
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News from the Rickmansworth Liberal Democrats

Three Rivers District Council Parks win National Award : The Aquadrome, Chorleywood House Estate and Leavesden Country Park have all been awarded the Green Flag in recognition of their excellent use of green space, well maintained facilities, and high standards of safety and security. TRDC regards its parks as very important places for the local community to play, relax, exercise, and get the generations together.

29 Jul 2012
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London 2012 Opening Ceremony

The anti-racism campaigning group Hope not Hate yesterday asked their supporters to do a short questionnaire about the Olympic Opening Ceremony and what it meant to them.

29 Jul 2012
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Moor End Road Bus Lane Payback Begins

After months of prevarication and indecision Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) has finally announced the pay back of penalties wrongly issued in respect of the defective Moor End Road Bus Lane scheme. Letters are being sent out to people who payed the penalties asking them either to apply for the refund of the money or to authorise HCC to pay the money instead to charity. The charity selected is a local one, the important and much appreciated Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted. In my view HCC could really not have made a better choice. The hospice will benefit from all the penalty money where motorists cannot now be traced, or who do not send in an application for refund. The hospice will of course also benefit when motorists voluntarily decide to authorise HCC to pass their refund on.

27 Jul 2012
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