Category Archives: Sevenoaks District Council

Choose Richard Streatfeild as your District Councillor for Penshurst, Fordcombe, Chiddingstone and Bough Beech on Thursday August 3rd

Please elect Richard Streatfeild for Penshurst, Fordcombe, Chiddingstone and Bough Beech A9R27E7.tmp Richard says: “We need more sustained action on aircraft noise. It looks as if we have won on no new Gatwick airport runways but need to keep pressure … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks welcomes ambitious Syrian refugee scheme

Sevenoaks welcomes ambitious Syrian refugee plan       Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has this week visited a refugee charity in Gloucestershire to announce an ambitious manifesto commitment for refugees.   The manifesto sets out a plan to take 50,000 refugees over five years from Syria in … Continue reading

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Lib Dems protect triple-lock pension deal

I am proud to report that the triple-lock on all pensions will be protected and guaranteed by a Lib Dem government. Under Lib Dem pensions minister Steve Webb in the Coalition our policies for a better long-term were agreed and … Continue reading

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Talking to voters at Sevenoaks Vine Food Fair

Today I visited the Sevenoaks Vine Food Fair and enjoyed some luscious local Kentish strawberries and other fine fayre. Talked to several stallholders and people taking time out to eat and drink on a lovely sunny May Saturday in Sevenoaks … Continue reading

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Lib Dems – the real alternative in Sevenoaks

Congratulations to Tony Clayton and his hard-working team who came within 400 voted of snatching Sevenoaks Town away from the complacent Conservatives on Thursday. Many thanks to everyone who voted Lib Dem in the county council elections across Sevenoaks and … Continue reading

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BAT AND BALL STATION – WORK ABOUT TO START

BAT AND BALL – WORK ABOUT TO START South Eastern Railways have told us that work is about to start on essential repairs on the station, to fix the floors and roof, to stop water running into the foundations from … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks and Swanley Lib Dems see membership surge

  Liberal Democrats in Sevenoaks and Swanley have seen a surge in new members over the past two weeks, since the general election was called. It comes as the Liberal Democrats reach their highest ever membership nationally, now with almost 102,000 members. 14,000 new members … Continue reading

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Sort out Bat and Ball junction now!

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS FOR SAFER STREETS IN SEVENOAKS On doorsteps across Sevenoaks we’re finding people asking for our streets to be safer. We need houses and school places, but only if we can tackle the traffic which makes our streets more … Continue reading

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Fund our Sevenoaks rail services properly

Lib Dems support a cheaper and more efficient integrated ticketing system for Sevenoaks commuters, something that the Tories have opposed both at County Council and Government levels. With the Tory Government and District Council planning to build 12,400 new homes … Continue reading

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30 teachers at risk under Conservative funding plans for existing Sevenoaks schools

School heads and governors have warned of real cuts to schools in Sevenoaks. Their warnings are supported by detailed estimates from teaching unions on the impact of new Conservative funding reductions on individual schools* Within two years the existing schools in our town will lose £1.2 … Continue reading

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