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Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth: This Week's E-News from the Liberal Democrats

Three Rivers District Council is going to build a new play area in George Vth Playing Fields. Mill End residents of all ages have recently been consulted about what they would like to see there. Pupils in the local primary schools were asked for their views and to comment on possible equipment. Consultative sessions were held at William Penn Leisure Centre, the Children's Centre and at the Mill End Community Celebration Day. Over 330 people responded to the consultation which was an excellent result and the information will be very useful. Thank you to all those involved.

15 Jun 2012
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Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth: This Week's E-News from the Liberal Democrats

Bike Week - Get Fit and Cycle to the Aquadrome on Saturday 23rd June. Gather in front of the cafe and get free cycle security tagging by the police and free cycle safety checks courtesy of Northwood Cycles. The cycle ride to Denham Country Park led by Spokes, South West Herts Cycling Group, leaves the Aquadrome at 10.30am. It will last about 2 hrs and take you along the Colne Valley to Denham Country Park, mainly on tracks. It is suitable for most people over 10 yrs old but those under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

8 Jun 2012
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Freight Specific Charges proposed by Rail Regulator - "A Matter of Concern"

Despite the positive objectives for transfer of freight from road to rail in the Department for Transport's recent Command Paper, the Office of the Rail Regulator (ORR) is proposing new charges on railfreight. ORR has received advice on the risk of loss of business (and consequently more heavy goods traffic on roads) that might arise from some of these specific charges - aimed at particular market segments e.g. nuclear waste, coal for power stations, iron ore, biomass. However ORR is prepared to contemplate the high risk of a 10% reduction in some types of railfreight.

11 Jun 2012
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Nick Hollinghurst cuts Cake at Tring Farmers Market Jubilee Event

Tring Mayor cuts Jubilee Cake at special Tring Farmers Market Event

In glorious sunshine the special Jubilee Farmers Market Event on 26th May was formally opened with a short address from Nick Hollinghurst, Tring Town Mayor, in which he paid tribute not only to the successful startup of the Tring Farmers Market 12 years ago, but to the fact that it has not only continued to maintain the initial high standards down the years and but to expand and increase the variety of the goods on offer.

26 May 2012
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Berkhamsted

Dacorum Tories Force a Flawed and Unpopular Parking Scheme on Berkhamsted

Despite a Liberal Democrat challenge the Conservatives voted as a block to brush aside reasoned argument from Cllrs Nick Hollinghurst (DBC) and Garrick Stevens (Berkhamsted Town Council). The concerns and protests of residents and business were also disregarded. Just as in the case of the Moor End Road Bus Lane we were treated to the spectacle of Conservative councillors insisting they know best and everyone else is wrong. It was a foolish and expensive strategy in Moor End - will it be similarly disasterous in Berkhamsted?

13 May 2012
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