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  • Siobhan and Josh BDC house
    Article: Mar 27, 2022

    After years of lack of investment, the Bromsgrove Liberal Democrats are calling on Worcestershire County Council to use the one-off windfall from the sale of the old library to invest in Bromsgrove High Street.

    Bromsgrove District Council are looking to purchase the Windsor Street site from Worcestershire County Council as part of their wider regeneration plans, with the Bromsgrove Liberal Democrats calling on that windfall of money to be used to completely regenerate the High Street to make it a more appealing place to shop and help boost local businesses; instead of the money being spent in other parts of Worcestershire.

  • Article: Feb 28, 2022

    A popular community grants scheme will be cut completely after Conservative councillors rejected pleas to save it. Opposition councillors described the decision as a "kick in the teeth to kind-hearted voluntary groups."

    Last week saw councillors from across Bromsgrove debate the Council's budget for the upcoming year. Bromsgrove District Council has been squeezed by the Covid-19 pandemic as well as dwindling grants from central Government. One of the most controversial decisions was to cut a community grant fund which provides small grants to voluntary groups to deliver projects and activities that benefit local residents.

  • Article: Feb 2, 2022
    • Dr David Nicholl calls on Sajid Javid to sack Boris Johnson
    • Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey says "It's time Conservative MPs did their patriotic duty"

    Responding to Sue Gray's update on parties being held in Downing Street during Covid lockdowns, the previous Liberal Democrat candidate for Bromsgrove, David Nicholl said:

  • Rob Cyling
    Article: Jan 24, 2022

    Bromsgrove Liberal Democrats have submitted a motion to this week's Full Council calling for the authority to invest unspent covid recovery funds on improving cycling facilities for children.

    Bromsgrove District Council has significant reserves of unspent covid recovery funds, prompting Lib Dem councillors to issue a call for the authority to invest the funds in creating a legacy of future cycling enthusiasts. The motion would see council officers explore ways of using unspent covid funds to secure new cycling facilities for children across the district's parks.

  • Article: Jan 18, 2022

    Next Week Bromsgrove District Council is expected to approve a new plan to use the council tax system to tackle empty homes after a forward-looking motion submitted by the Liberal Democrats.

    According to the most recent figures published in 2021 there are now 2,639 households on the Council's waiting list for a new home in Bromsgrove. Yet at the last count there were also 462 homes in the district sat completely empty, instead of going to a family in need. After discovering this shocking waste of housing, the Liberal Democrats brought forward a motion in October 2020 calling for an 'Empty Homes Premium' to be adopted in Bromsgrove. This means using the Council Tax system to encourage owners of empty homes to bring them back in to use or sell them to somebody else who can.