Climate emergency declared by council

The new Unity Alliance in control of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council continued to put its best foot forward last month by declaring a Climate Emergency. It was the first major decision made by the Alliance, which is made up of several political groups - the largest party of which is the Lib Dems.

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Lib Dems reveal extent of ‘criminal’ Tory police cuts

Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to Dorset Police by 5.7% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20.

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Hospital merger set to be reviewed

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has ordered a review into the Dorset CCG’s plans to restructure health services across Dorset. This investigation by the Independent Reconfiguration Panel would include the closure and transfer of A&E services from Poole to Bournemouth hospitals.

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Poole's public toilets to be reopened

One of the first acts of the new Unity Alliance council will be to reverse the hugely unpopular closure of many public toilets in Poole by the previous Conservative administration. This move is part of the council's main aim of balancing services across the three towns to a more equal state following the closure of half of Poole’s public conveniences.

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Brexit would result in a decade lost to political crisis and economic trouble

Three years on since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, the Liberal Democrats have warned Brexit must be stopped to avoid “a decade lost to political crisis and economic trouble”.

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Foodbank usage in the South West reaches record high as Government cuts support for the poorest households

A record number of people in the South West are being forced to turn to foodbanks, according to figures released today by the Trussell Trust.

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Tories condemned for slashing local special needs budget by £6,000

The Liberal Democrats have today condemned the Conservative Government for slashing Poole Council's budget for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by £6,000 per pupil in real terms since 2015, resulting in a loss of specialist provision.

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Poole Lib Dems demand action to boost town centre

The Liberal Democrats have set out a comprehensive plan ahead of the local elections to support struggling high streets across England, including for Poole town centre.

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Clearer road signs added thanks to Poole Lib Dems

Following a recent survey session in Newtown & Heatherlands, local residents in Carlton Grove pointed out the need for “No Through Road” signs at the entrance from Albert Road to stop drivers turning in, thinking they could get through, only to have difficulty turning round.

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Poole Lib Dems work with local residents to fight anti-social behaviour

Poole Lib Dems have been working with the police, council officers and local residents to find a solution to the anti-social behaviour caused by a group of individuals who gather on the benches at the end of Madeira Road.

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