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Torbay Liberal Democrats work all year around to give a voice to local people. Our current campaigns include 'Save Oldway Mansion', our EU remain campaign '#InTogether' and more...

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Mayor Oliver to block child safety cameras

Torbay Liberal Democrat Councillors  are set to oppose plans by the Conservative mayor Gordon Oliver to block the possibility of using a camera car to protect children and crossing patrols staff near Torbay schools. At the Full Council meeting on 22 September the Liberal Democrat Group will call ...

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Impact of Brexit on Torbay

With a continuing lack of leadership from the national Conservative government, Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council, at the Full Council meeting on 22 September, are set to challenge the Conservative and  UKIP-controlled administration to get a grip on the changes that will face Torbay in a world...

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Coastal footpath at Redgate beach under threat

The coastal footpath at Redgate beach could soon be under threat, according to local Liberal Democrats. The leader of the Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council is set to challenge the local authority for allowing part of the sea defence on the beach to be breached.  Cllr Steve Darling, who is a kee...

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Torbay Tories to be challenged over hitting the poorest hardest

Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council are set to challenge the Conservative-controlled council over plans to charge those least able to pay council tax hundreds of pounds more each year.  Currently, those who are in receipt of benefits and are of working age pay 10% of their council tax. The Conser...

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Windfalls from hospital sell-offs

Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council are set to demand that any financial windfalls from the selling off of South Devon cottage hospitals are ring-fenced for improving local services.  At the next Torbay Full Council meeting on 22 September, Liberal Democrat Paignton councillor Ian Doggett is set ...

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Sanctuary Housing changing the rules on "Tree maintenance"

A call is being made to Sanctuary tenants who have large trees in their gardens to club together so that they can make a collective complaint about the conduct of the largest landlord in the bay, Sanctuary Housing. This follows Liberal Democrat councillor Steve Darling helping Torquay resident Mi...

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Air show cost

Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council are set to reject a call by the Conservative-controlled council to bankroll the Torbay Air Show following its £250,000 loss this year.  The three year commitment would see the underwriting of the project to the tune of £211,000.  The opposition group on Torbay ...

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Government cuts behind location for new school claim Liberal Democrats

Running up legal bills as a consequence of failing a statutory duty to meet school place demand must be avoided, say Torbay’s Liberal Democrat councillors. The council will debate and decide on whether to give the go-ahead for a new primary school to be built off Brookfield Close on Thursday 21st...

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Putting sport first in the Bay

Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council are set to champion a proposal of peppercorn rents for non-commercial sports clubs up to a maximum cost of £500 a year. This was originally proposed by Torbay Sports Council.  Recently elected Liberal Democrat councillor for Tormohun Nick Pentney said: “Team sp...

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Totnes By Election

We only lost by 12 votes last time in October and we need all the help we can get up until polling day on Wednesday 27 July. 

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