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Eastbourne & Willingdon Lib Dems

  • Cllr. John Ungar presenting Certificate of Merit
    Article: Oct 11, 2016

    This year's Wonderful Old Town's Front Garden initiative has proven to be a great success. The initiative was started four years ago by Councillor John Ungar and the Old Town Lib Dem Team.

    This initiative was to recognise the contribution by residents to enhance the environment for us all. During June every garden which can be seen from the street was viewed, that is approaching 4,000 front gardens. From those, around 250 were awarded Certificates of Merit. The certificates were delivered over the last few weeks.

  • Councillors David Tutt and Alan Shuttleworth discussing proposals with a local resident.
    Article: Oct 4, 2016

    Many local residents are incensed about the Wates Developments plans to build on the green belt between Langney and Pevensey. More private housing on farmland is not only environmentally wront but will increase existing flooding issues, and add to the problem for local health services and road issues. Our Hospitals and GP surgeries are already overstretched. Wealden Council has already approved hundreds of new private houses around Stone Cross. Eastbourne's Liberal Democrat Councillors will fight this development, it is simply absurd to assume that Eastbourne will handle the enormous strain that this private development will put on our infrastucture.

  • Article: Jul 21, 2016

    Last night at Full Council, Eastbourne Borough Council unanimously supported a motion expressing sympahy with Nice.

    The motion, proposed by Cllr. Steve Holt (Devonshire) was passed unanimously with Cllrs from both parties taking the opportunity to reflect on the atrocity.

    Eastbourne Borough Council wishes to offer its deepest condolences and pays tribute to the people of France following the recent atrocity in Nice.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2016
    By Troy Tester

    Local residents may be aware that the Langney Shopping Centre was recently sold to new owners. The new owners are Vale Retail who operate a number of similar shopping centres around the UK. Langney Shopping Centre is a vital part of the local community in Langney, as was demonstrated by the problems many experienced just a few years ago when it was closed following the collapse of part of the roof.

  • Article: Jul 11, 2016
    East Sussex County Council Adult Social Services have so far in the year 2015/16 been fined £84,500 for the delayed transfer of care of people from hospital. The projected total for the year is £92 thousand.
    This news comes hot on the heels of the Conservative County Council making massive cuts to care services. The County Council say that the delays are caused by the time it sometimes takes to arrange support for people who have complicated needs, there are difficulties finding the right nursing or residential place or putting in place home care support. John Ungar Lib Dem County Councillor for Old Town is shocked and dismayed at the news. He said "At a time of austerity which has led the Conservative run East Sussex County Council to make huge cuts to care services it is a scandal that the County Council should waste approaching £100,000. The cuts will impact on children, young adults, older people, the disabled, and those with mental health issues,."
  • Congress Theatre Redevelopment
    Article: May 3, 2016

    COUNCIL leader David Tutt has criticised Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell.

    Yesterday she blasted the plan to close The Congress Theatre for 18 months while the Devonshire Park redevelopment takes place.

    Councillor Tutt has replied: 'I fear that this demonstrates Caroline's lack of understanding of what is happening, I would be happy to meet with her and explain. We are going to be conducting major works to the Congress itself which include: refurbishing the seating; dealing with the problems of the acoustics and ensuring that it is no longer too hot in summer and too cold in winter. We will also be demolishing the adjoining Congress Restaurant in order that this can be replaced with a new Welcome Centre. This does not mean that there will not be any entertainment programme as we will increase the programme of shows at other theatres to compensate.'

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