Working for Wiltshire - All Year Round
Published on Tuesday 31st January 2012
On Monday a Wiltshire Council Committee has challenged the ruling Conservative Administration's decision to sell off Urchfont Manor and end the much valued Adult Education services provided on the premises.
The Committee says that the Conservative Cabinet failed to consult most of the people involved in the Manor, including the Manor's own Management Committee.
Published on Wednesday 11th January 2012
Lib Dem candidate Marion Sweet swept to victory in Tuesday 10th January's by-election.
Marion won 54% of the vote, and takes up her place on Royal Wooton Bassett Town Council.
Published on Thursday 5th January 2012
Auditors have warned that Wiltshire Council's Contracts department is making a number of "high risk" mistakes. A string of missed clauses and "non-compliance with contract regulations" could expose the Council to "significant corporate risk".
Published on Tuesday 3rd January 2012
Wiltshire Council has offered a new year deal to help people get fit at the Leisure Centres across the county, but the deal was only available on days when the leisure centres were mostly closed!
Jon Hubbard, Lib Dem Group Leader, said "The Council are issuing press releases, and printing expensive glossy leaflets, but they haven't even checked the basics. The cheap deal was available for only three days at the start of January, but for two of these days Wiltshire's Leisure Centres were completely closed as a result of cuts to front line services by the Conservative run council!
"It's vital that we help people in Wiltshire stay fit and healthy, and that's why we proposed allowing free swimming for under-16's and pensioners in last year's Budget.
Published on Friday 9th December 2011
£536,000 of waste on Council mobile phones was identified by the Liberal Democrats in February's budget proposals. An Audit Report published this week revealed that the waste continues with the Conservative-run Council still allowing staff to make personal calls and not claiming back the cost.
Published on Tuesday 6th December 2011
Wiltshire Council have appointed an Empty Homes Officer after a long Lib Dem Campaign. This new post will focus on getting the thousands of long-term empty homes in Wiltshire back onto the market.
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- Lib Dems welcome new display for hygiene standards when eating out in Wiltshire
- Parking u-turns: A good start, but more needed
- Lib Dems on Wiltshire Council have called for urgent changes to the government's planning laws