Epping Forest Liberal Democrats campaign for the residents of Epping Forest district, including Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Loughton, Epping, North Weald, Ongar and Waltham Abbey. Join today!
Article: Jun 6, 2022
The government has slashed funding for free school meals for 4-7 year olds in Essex, Southend and Thurrock by £1.5 million in real terms, shocking new figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.
The party said it is another example of the Conservatives "short-changing our children."
Children in the Essex County Council area have lost the equivalent of £1,171,603 - more than any other area in the country. Those in Thurrock have lost £154,583 and Southend-on-Sea £138,555.
Article: May 13, 2022
A worrying decline in the physical and mental health of Essex children was noted on Tuesday 10 May at an Essex County Council meeting. The Liberal Democrats backed two different sets of proposals to address these concerns.
The Lib Dems called on Essex CC to rapidly roll out a programme of "School Streets" - safe zones that would support physical health, by encouraging pupils to walk or cycle to school.
Article: May 4, 2022
The Liberal Democrats have had at least one councillor representing Epping Hemnall since 1996. These are just some of their achievements.
Following a petition by local residents Janet Whitehouse got Royal Mail to provide a postbox outside Pelly Court Hemnall St. Residents now (2022) want a larger postbox. Janet contacted Royal Mail who have removed the plate restricting the size of letters that can be posted and Royal Mail are monitoring the usage of the box to see if a larger one is needed.
Article: Feb 11, 2022
Proposals to help ease the pressure on families struggling to meet soaring costs of energy, food, mortgages, and tax rises were tabled by Essex Liberal Democrats.
At the budget meeting of Essex County Council on Thursday 10th February, the Liberal Democrat opposition group proposed an amendment to the Conservatives' budget, with the following key points:
Article: Jan 31, 2022
- Local Liberal Democrats calls on Epping Forest MP to sack Boris Johnson
- Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey says "It's time Conservative MPs did their patriotic duty"
Responding to Sue Gray's update on parties being held in Downing Street during Covid lockdowns, Liberal Democrat district councillor Jon Whitehouse said:
Article: Jan 13, 2022
New analysis from the cross-party East of England Local Government Association (EELGA) shows that Essex and the wider East region has missed out on key Government funding.
EELGA represents all 50 local authorities across the East and they wrote to HM Treasury prior to the Chancellor's Autumn Budget, outlining five key priorities for the region and making the case for further investment into the region's diverse communities.
Article: Jan 13, 2022
LOCAL ELECTIONS 2022
The next local elections take place on Thursday 5 May 2022.
In Epping Forest the following council seats will be up for election. If you are interested in standing for the Liberal Democrats please contact email@example.com.
You can find more about what being a councillor involves on the Be A Councillor website.
Article: Oct 17, 2021
There is no reference to road repairs in Essex County Council's new strategic plan. The Lib Dem Group on Essex CC drew attention to this omission at the Full Council meeting today, 12th October.
The new Council Leader tabled a plan with 20 strategic objectives and a list of 74 performance measures. Lib Dem Cllr. Stephen Robinson (Chelmsford North) pointed out that not one of them refers to road repairs, despite 72% of the population saying it was their key concern for the Council in a survey earlier this year.
Article: May 10, 2021
Congratulations to Jon Whitehouse who was elected to the District Council with an emphatic 61% of the vote in the Epping Hemnall ward (see full details). We're delighted to continue to represent Epping residents and hope that results like this inspire more people to help us increase our presence across the district in future elections.
Article: Apr 16, 2021
Everyone has the right to feel safe where they live, and everyone who has been the victim of a crime deserves justice.
But for too long, this Conservative Government has been ignoring victims, failing the police and letting our communities down.
Last year, 1.8 million cases were closed without a suspect even being identified.