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  • Sam, Josh, Siobhan High street
    Article: Oct 22, 2020

    Members of Bromsgrove Liberal Democrats have criticised Sajid Javid for voting against the extension of the free school meals scheme to enable the poorest children to be given meal vouchers during the school holidays.

    Councillor Siobhan Hughes commented, "As a teacher I see first-hand the real problems our children are facing. Our schools are working around the clock to support the most vulnerable children whilst at school but I really worry for when school holidays come. I would urge our MP Sajid Javid to listen to local residents demands and change his position on this. Let's make sure no child goes hungry this Christmas".

  • Rob BDC Pride Flag
    Article: Sep 24, 2020
    Last weekend (19-20 Sept) saw the Rainbow Flag fly for the first time at the Parkside Building, the home of Bromsgrove District Council. The weekend was chosen to coincide with the Annual Worcestershire Pride festival and celebration of our local LGBT+ Community. Sadly the event which would have been the fourth celebration had to be postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Rob & Josh at BDC
    Article: Sep 19, 2020

    Bromsgrove Lib Dems have called on the ruling Conservative Group to urgently invest in Covid secure safety measures for the district's high streets, after it was revealed that less than 10% of the district's dedicated funding allocation for safety measures had actually been spent.

    The shock underspend was revealed when Lib Dem Grou p Leader Cllr Rob Hunter questioned how much of the authority's Reopening High Streets Safely Fund had been spent at the recent full council meeting on Wednesday 16 September. It was revealed that only £8,000 of the £89,000 fund has so far been used.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2020

    The Conservative Leader of Bromsgrove District Council has agreed to write to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, to request more help for local businesses that have been excluded from the Government's Business Support Scheme.

    The move comes after the Lib Dem group highlighted a number of local businesses who were not able to access support through any of the Government's support schemes. Group Leader Cllr Rob Hunter submitted a motion calling on the Council to take action, but in the end it was not debated because the ruling Conservative Group agreed to support it.

  • Sam speaking at Democracy Day
    Article: Sep 11, 2020

    Bromsgrove Lib Dems have criticised government plans to violate international law by unilaterally rewriting the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement the Conservatives signed into law under a year ago.

    The Lib Dems expressed concern that Britain's long-standing reputation for abiding by international law and being taken for her word will be undermined by the plans which breach the law.