Category Archives: Bat and Ball

Not so Happy 2018 from Southeastern Trains

The 2018 fares have just been announced. An annual Standard Class season ticket from Sevenoaks to Charing Cross or Cannon Street, currently £3,380, will increase to an eye-watering £3,500. As usual, Sevenoaks commuters are being gouged. Similar length commuter journeys … Continue reading

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Keeping Sevenoaks Green and Safe for all – Eastern Ward update

KEEPING SEVENOAKS GREEN THE VINE Your Lib Dem councillors back local residents campaigning against a commuter car park on the Vine. This land, next to Vine Cricket ground, was given to Sevenoaks as part of its War Memorial. It must … Continue reading

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Further Thameslink upgrade delay puts Sevenoaks passengers to back of queue

After years of disruption to Kent commuters and £6.5 billion of taxpayers’ money, rail industry bosses have concluded that the refurbished Thameslink line between Blackfriars and St Pancras will only be able to handle 75% of the planned services in … Continue reading

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Your vital feedback on the Northern Sevenoaks Masterplan

Response to Northern Sevenoaks Masterplan based on a Community Survey by Sevenoaks Liberal Democrats Over the last few months we have spoken to hundreds of people face to face, and received well over 100 written responses to the Community Surveys … Continue reading

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Southeastern Pre-Election Fares Shock – what does Michael Fallon have to say to hard-pressed Sevenoaks commuters?

Southeastern have announced that offpeak fares will be increased by 3.4% (or 10p, whichever is the greater) from Sunday. An offpeak day return to London from Sevenoaks will now be £12.10. This is significantly higher than the Consumer Prices Index … 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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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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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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Alan Bullion to defend Sevenoaks and Swanley against Fallon’s ‘Total Brexit’

Dr Alan Bullion will be the Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Sevenoaks and Swanley, standing up for local people against a Tory Hard Brexit. Alan works in business reports publishing and has also taught for the Open University. He stood in Sevenoaks and … Continue reading

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SEVENOAKS FUTURE STARTS WITH YOU!

Lib Dems asked what you want for Sevenoaks When we asked in our survey, you said priorities are: Safer streets, action volume and speed of traffic, and air pollution, especially round schools Protection for open spaces in Sevenoaks and the … Continue reading

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