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Rickmansworth: This weeks e-news from the local Liberal Democrats

Good News - Liberal Democrat-run Three Rivers is one of the local authorities allocated money from the High Street Innovation Fund. Our share is £100,000. The aim is that local authorities, government, businesses and communities work together to promote new models of prosperous and diverse high streets and confidence in local high streets. Among approaches suggested are business rate discounts for new start-up businesses taking on empty properties and persuading landlords to support new occupiers, filling empty properties and increasing local choice for the local community. If you have any ideas about how this money should be spent to achieve its aims, please let us know. ........................................

11 Apr 2012
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Sharon Bowles and Jean-Paul Trichet meet

"Enchanté, Madame!" Eurobank boss, Jean-Paul Trichet, meets Sharon Bowles

A year ago South West Herts resident and Liberal Democrat MEP Sharon Bowles was appointed Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, Europe's top committee responsible for the regulation of financial services. At the time Sharon was tipped by the Financial Times to become one of the most powerful people in European finance. Since then her reputation for fairness and impartiality and her outstanding ability to master and analyse complex briefs has propelled her to the centre of international affairs.

12 Aug 2010
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Lib Dems make gains from Labour in Hemel by-election

Liberal Democrats in Hemel are tonight celebrating a big gain in votes in Adeyfield West. Their candidate Steve Wilson saw the Lib Dem vote gain on a 10.95% swing from Labour. The result was a disaster for Labour whose vote has traditionally been strong in the area. While the Lib Dems went up 8.1% from 2007, Labour fell by 13.3%, and the Conservatives fell by 8.6%.

12 Mar 2010
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Rail Protest

Tring and Berkhamsted united in Rail Protest

Commuters returning to Berkhamsted on 30th March were encouraged by the Tring and Berkhamsted Liberal Democrats who staged a protest against poor rail services and the high charges for travel and parking.

19 May 2009
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Tring Station

Railway Users face Highway Robbery

Every day hundreds commute by train from Tring and beyond, paying over £4,000 a year for the privilege. But with recent cancellations and poor service it's just not value for money! Recent performance figures have put London Midland right down at the bottom of the UK rail operator league table.

12 Apr 2009
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Nick Hollinghurst Tring Police Station

Our Community needs Effective Policing

People in outlying areas of the County, such as Tring, Berkhamsted and Bovingdon, fear that the Police Authority's cash problems will mean lower levels of policing. After the recent armed raid on Tesco, Tring is especially worried. As local Liberal Democrat Councillor Denise Rance put it, "There was no police presence in Tring at the time of the Tesco raid and officers had to come in from other areas. This is wrong and I believe we are very vulnerable."

12 Apr 2009
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