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Welcome to Stafford and Stone Liberal Democrats' website.

Here you will find up to date news and information - both local and national - all part of our pledge to 'keep in touch' throughout the year.

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  • Article: Oct 14, 2020
    By Wera Hobhouse

    On behalf of the Liberal Democrats, I have written to Equalities Minister Liz Truss calling on her to stop all forms of hair discrimination.

    We must combat racism wherever we find it in our society, and this all-too-prevalent form of prejudice must end.

    Read my letter in full...

    Dear Liz,

    We are writing to urge you to take action to end hair discrimination in schools, colleges and workplaces, and throughout society.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2020
    By Mark Johnston
  • Article: Oct 12, 2020

    People across this country have endured terrible hardships over the past six months: losing loved ones, losing livelihoods and isolating from friends and family.

    People are angry to see their hard work and sacrifices utterly wasted by the incompetence of Boris Johnson.

    That's why people are so angry to see their hard work and sacrifices utterly wasted by the incompetence of Boris Johnson.

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    Article: Oct 12, 2020
    Anger Over Footpath Delay on Clee 'A 'Road
    Richard Huffer, Shropshire Councillor, for Clee Division is to redouble efforts to get the footpath running along the busy A4117 on Clee Hill repaired and cleared after a spate of complaints from residents.

    Richard said "We have a very busy, fast road running across Clee Hill with a great deal of traffic passing daily between Ludlow and Kidderminster. This footpath runs out of Clee Village for about half a mile in the direction of Ludlow and is well used by residents. Unfortunately over the years, the surface of the footpath has deteriorated and some of the hedges have started to obstruct the path. The Parish Clerk and I have been trying to get Shropshire Council and some of the adjacent landowners to correct these faults without success.

    "Now the state of this path is so bad that parents with pushchairs cant use stretches of it and have to take their lives into their hands stepping out into the traffic.
    "Three years of inaction by Shropshire Council is far too long. We need some action soon before someone is seriously hurt.

    Working with Cayhmam Parish Council, Richard will be asking Shropshire Council to invest money from the Government extra COVID funding to undertake the repair. He is also working with the Parish Clerk to get the hedge owners to cut back the e xcess growth.
  • Article: Oct 12, 2020
    By Mark Johnston
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    Article: Oct 11, 2020

    Councilors in the West of the County have revamped their community e-bulletin in response to a second wave of infections hitting the County

    Cllr Heather Kidd said: "In March with the full lockdown we began sending out E-Bulletins with useful advice and updates on COVID regulations, help available in the community and a whole host of other items. These were sent out around every 10 days on email and on Facebook. They were well-read, and feedback was good. Paper versions were available in some shops."

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    Article: Oct 11, 2020

    Vivienne Parry, Lib Dem Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow South, is pressing Shropshire Council to remedy problems at the mini-roundabout on Foldgate Lane after a large number of complaints that the site is dangerous.

    Vivienne said "This roundabout near 'Pets are Us' and the 'Squirrel' on Foldgate Lane has been in for some time now and there are still no signs to warn motorists or indicate who has right of way. The road markings are also worn. As a result, I've had a number of complaints about near misses at this roundabout. I know of one visiting motorist who told me he drove over it not realising that there was a roundabout there!"

  • Article: Oct 10, 2020

    What are we calling for?

    We want the Government to commit to three steps which will make a world of difference to struggling families and help end child hunger:

    1. Extend eligibility for free school meals to every pupil in primary and secondary school, whose parents or guardians are in receipt of Universal Credit
    2. Food vouchers for every one of those pupils in every school holiday
    3. Food vouchers for every one of those pupils during any period of lockdown
  • Article: Oct 9, 2020

    This World Mental Health Day, it's more important than ever that we take the time to reflect on our wellbeing.

    The coronavirus crisis has exacerbated mental ill health for many people across the UK, and although tackling Covid-19 is the most critical battle our health system is facing right now, it's crucial that we remember to take care of our mental health too.

  • Article: Oct 9, 2020

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    Weekly Whip w/c 5th October

    Monday 5th October

    Another week, another issue with Track and Trace.