Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Category Archives: Northbrook Ward

What does a local councillor do?

I did this interview for the Community mapping project which will be available soon, but I thought this might give an idea of how I approach the role of Councillor. I am therefore putting it on our website. I seem to have been slightly stretched vertically but hopefully the words will be more important than […]

LIB DEMS CALL FOR CABINET MEMBER TO RESIGN OVER NCP FIASCO

In the blame game over who is responsible and accountable over the payout to NCP one salient fact has been overlooked. Whatever officers have done or not done it is the Cabinet Member for Environment that is ultimately responsible for the parking portfolio. In July 2009 Worthing Borough Council (WBC) and NCP agreed to trial […]

Worthing Lib Dem Budget Speech & Amendment by Cllr Alan Rice (Feb 18th 2014)

This being a time of austerity I read recently a book about a former time of austerity – between the two world wars.  In “The Road to Wigan Pier” George Orwell  describes the terrible housing conditions and the impossibility for many to provide decent food on the table in northern towns.  I hope and trust […]

ONLY 3 WORKING DAYS left to SAVE some cash on Gas and Electricity !

Only 3 working days to go to the FIRST EVER Energy deal for Residents, promoted by your local Liberal Democrats. Hazel Thorpe, newly reselected  PPC  says “ It is a great example of Lib Dems in Government bringing a positive influence to local issues, action not just words- they don’t pay the bills”. Sign and […]

Not so Caring Tories Slash Housing Numbers by moving the Goalposts!

Worthing and Adur Tories agreed at a recent  Council meeting to make people, who move to the area,  live here for 2 full years, (as suggested by the Tory Secretary of state),  before they are eligible to be put on the Housing register and supported. Currently, the residency time is 6mths, and this was recommended […]

Worthing Liberal Democrats Weekly Newsletter – 19th May to 1st June 2013

No issue last week due to the editor being on holiday. Articles for the past two weeks: Leader: Hidden assets News this past week: 1. “It’s Nice To Be Important, But …” Worthing Mayor Making 2. Trudi Takes On Paul Yallop 3. “EU Fisheries Reform Achieved But South East Fishermen Still Need A Fairer Deal” […]

Car parks unsafe in Tory hands

Worthing Liberal Democrats are astonished the Borough Council’s Tory administration has yet another “misunderstanding” on the wording of a car parking legal document with one of its suppliers. It would appear in this case a dispute with NCP has the potential to cost Worthing’s taxpayers £600,000 plus. It is unacceptable. This is the second time […]

“It’s nice to be important, but…” Worthing Mayor Making

  Last Friday lunchtime, the Mayor Making was held in Worthing Town Hall to mark the inauguration of Cllr Bob Smytherman. Robert Smytherman, ‘Bob’ to his many friends, was clearly humbled by this honour. After thanking all of his family, friends and supporters, from both the Tory and Lib Dem sides of the packed council […]

Worthing Liberal Democrats Weekly Newsletter – 12th to 18th May 2013

Articles for the past week: Leader:  Lip service   News this past week: 1. S106 Funding Diverted To Montague Street 2. Apply For £6m WWI Funding Urges Jemima Bland 3. Bob becomes Mayor 4. New Lib Dem County Team WORTHING LIBERAL DEMOCRATS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 12TH TO 18TH MAY 2013 Lib Dems will keep County services local where ever […]

Worthing Liberal Democrats Weekly Newsletter – 28th April to 4th May 2013

Articles for the past week: Leader:  We woz wrong News this past week: 1. Jemima Bland Selected As Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate For East Worthing & Shoreham With Full Endorsement From Her Party 2. Calling Notice: Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP To Visit Worthing 3. Worthing Lib Dems Lose Two County Seats WORTHING LIBERAL DEMOCRATS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 28TH APRIL […]