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£700 a year for Horsham Residents

by Frances Haigh on 9 April, 2013

Cutting taxes for working people is the Liberal Democrat’s number one priority. It is so important to Liberal Democrats that we put it on the front page of our manifesto, argued for it in the coalition negotiations and are delivering it in government. The Liberal Democrats are delivering the £10k personal allowance from April 2014 […]

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Pay a Living Wage!

by Frances Haigh on 3 April, 2013

At the Autumn Conference in 2012, I spoke in the Inequalities Debate about the importance of paying the Living Wage. It is something I feel very strongly and passionately about, and is a keystone in my beliefs about fairness. It is why I am a Liberal Democrat. If an individual is working full time, then […]

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Be a Councillor!

by Frances Haigh on 19 February, 2013

There is always a need for new people to come forward to be councillors, so it was good to see a discussion on Horsham Facebook about whether to stand for office. If you are interested, there is a lot of information and advice from the Local Government Association here. Alternatively, talk to one of the […]

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Casework: Potholes and Hedges

by Frances Haigh on 2 February, 2013

Morwen Millson and I were out talking to residents in our ward this morning. Lots of issues raised, including the question of speeding and parking in residential roads. Another related issue was overhanging hedges. If these are too far across the path then pushchair, wheelchair and mobility scooter users all have to move in to […]

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Police Commissioner nominates a £45,000 pa Deputy

by Frances Haigh on 1 February, 2013

Sussex Police Commissioner (annual salary £85,000), Katy Bourne, has nominated fellow Conservative Steve Waight, the former Chairman of the abolished Police Authority to be her Deputy at a salary of £45,000 a year. Steve Waight failed to get on to the Conservative Party short-list for their members to choose their preferred candidate for the post. […]

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Car Parking Charges

by Frances Haigh on 9 January, 2013

December’s decision by Conservative-run Horsham District Council to once again raise parking charges, means even greater pressure on parking spaces in residential areas near to the town centre. These areas are already congested and residents have daily battles over parking issues. Parking charges in many car parks are set to increase by 20%, following 25% […]

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Pavillions in the Park

by Frances Haigh on 9 January, 2013

Facebook Horsham has a thread today (Wednesday 9th January) about the state of cleanliness in the Pavillions. The centre is run by DC Leisure who have responsibility for keeping the premises to a high standard of hygiene. This is obviously not being achieved at present. I have referred the matter to the Leisure Officers at […]

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Shelter Update

by Frances Haigh on 8 January, 2013

Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, has found a 60 per cent rise in people struggling to pay their rent or mortgage in the last 12 months. As a result, almost a million people turned to a payday loan to help pay for their housing. These results reveal the spiral of debt that people are […]

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Happy New Year!

by Frances Haigh on 31 December, 2012

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous new year! Your local Lib Dem team will be working as hard as ever on your behalf in 2013, and if you have a problem where we could help, do get in touch. If we have helped you and you would like to do something in return, then […]

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Green Waste Charge

by Frances Haigh on 20 December, 2012

At last night’s Council Meeting, Councillors approved the introduction of an annual charge of £29 for green waste collection. Council funding has been hit hard in recent years and we constantly have to look for ways to save money whilst continuing to deliver essential services. The cost of collection of green waste has been paid […]

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