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Lib Dems get disabled access high on agenda

After six years of campaigning, the Liberal Democrats at County Hall have succeeded in convincing Surrey County Council to undertake urgent work to make its properties "disabled friendly". The County Council has approved a Liberal Democrat motion that puts disabled access high on the County Council's priorities. A report recently commissioned by the County Council highlighted the current situation of the County's public buildings.

23 Mar 2004
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False Claims By Surrey Tories

Surrey County Council Conservatives' claims that extra funding has been put into education, social services and road maintenance by sweeping cuts in administration and bureaucracy could be described politely as misleading or perhaps more accurately as downright lies, according to Councillor Janet Maines, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council. Most of the extra funding in the budget has come either from the government or from prudential borrowing says Mrs Maines.

18 Feb 2004
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Lib Dem Leader's Statement on Surrey County Council's budget 2004/5

Councillor Janet Maines, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council, commenting on the County Council budget said, "I welcome the single figure increase in the Council tax for Surrey residents, which is good news for people on fixed incomes including pensioners. But I have opposed the budget because the Conservative administration at County Hall has not gone far enough to reduce bureaucracy and inefficiency within the Council. The base budget has not been examined in detail as was agreed by the Council one year ago. A number of multi-million pound contracts are not being adequately controlled by the Council. Although the Council is now making a welcome start to introduce cost-saving preventative measures such as key worker housing and energy efficiency promoted by the Liberal Democrats, it has been slow to do so."

10 Feb 2004
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Investing in Surrey's Future

Liberal Democrats are urging Surrey County Council to keep a commitment to invest in preventative services that will save money in the long term. For example, increasing allowances could encourage more people to become foster parents in Surrey and would save money currently spent on very expensive agency placements outside the County. This approach would take the County Council away from the current culture of crisis management and save taxpayers money at the same time.

5 Feb 2004
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Key Worker housing scheme adopted

The efforts of Lib Dems on Surrey County Council to save council tax payers' money, while protecting Council services, have resulted in the adoption of a scheme to support the County Council's key workers wishing to access housing within the County, that will save thousands of pounds in future years.

2 Feb 2004
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Lib Dem cost savings adopted by Surrey County Council

The hard work of Lib Dems on Surrey County Council to save council tax payers' money, while protecting Council services, is paying off. A Lib Dem initiative has been adopted by the County Council that will save Surrey council tax payers thousands of pounds in future years.

30 Jan 2004
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Ed's story

Caring isn't just Ed's story, it's the story of millions, caring for each other, dealing with tough times, and keeping going with love.

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5 Jun 2024
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