Lib Dems demand public inquiry into Tory sleaze scandals

The Liberal Democrats have called for an independent public inquiry into government sleaze and allegations of political corruption, warning that Boris Johnson’s Conservatives are “releasing sewage into our rivers and sleaze into our politics.”

Recent events have been just the latest example of Tory political cronyism and corruption, from dodgy Covid contracts, trying to change the rules when they get caught out, their MPs making hundreds of thousands lobbying, to Boris Johnson’s holidays secretly paid for by his wealthy donor friends.

Time and again government ministers have refused to properly investigate allegations of sleaze, failed to declare relevant meetings and donations and tried to rig the system to cover their own backs. We need an independent public inquiry, with the powers and resources to get to the bottom of this Conservative sleaze scandal.

It's a disgrace, and we are not the only ones that think so.  Fed up with the Conservatives, you can have Liberal Democrats representing you here.

 

 

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Albemarle Road and Westgate Road Bridge - have your say by tomorrow 12 November 2021

Bromley Council's survey on the 'experimental' and controversial Albemarle Road Cycle Scheme and closure of Westgate Road Bridge to two way traffic finishes tomorrow. Make sure you have your say here

The previous attempts at consultation fell well short of local peoples' expectations, with the scheme being implemented with almost no consultation. The decision to close Westgate Road Bridge to two-way traffic similarly implemented without consultation.  The first proper consultation carried out by the Council months after the scheme was implemented was undermined by the Conservative local ward Councillors doing their own much smaller 'alternate consultation' simultaneously (see our previous post).  

The Council are asking local residents and businesses to complete a survey by 12 November 2021. It's a short survey and the information you enter will go directly to the Council Officers managing the scheme.  We encourage all local people affected by the scheme, whether they live close by it or are impacted when they travel through Beckenham, to complete the survey.

Find out more on the Council's website here and complete the survey here.  You may also be interested in our campaign for a pedestrian crossing by Corner Ways Surgery (junction of Manor Rd, Bromley Rd and Wickham Rd), find out more here.

 

 

 


International Aid - Lib Dems condemn the cut

The Tories have slashed the UK’s International Aid Budget. They have abandoned the 0.7% target in this parliament. 

Here’s some of the implications of this... 

  • Unicef funding for children will be cut by around 60% from the UK. 
  • The UN Family Planning Agency will lose around £130 million.
  • The UK has terminated a three year grant agreement with Women for Women International in Nigeria. 
  • The International Rescue Committee has said up to 70% of its funding will be cut.
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Albemarle Road and Westgate Road Bridge - tell Bromley Council your views

Bromley Council are running a survey on the 'experimental' and controversial Albemarle Road Cycle Scheme and closure of Westgate Road Bridge to two way traffic. 

The previous attempts at consultation fell well short of local peoples' expectations, with the scheme being implemented with almost no consultation. The decision to close Westgate Road Bridge to two-way traffic similarly implemented without consultation.  The first proper consultation carried out by the Council months after the scheme was implemented was undermined by the Conservative local ward Councillors doing their own much smaller 'alternate consultation' simultaneously (see our previous post).  

The Council are asking local residents and businesses to complete a survey by 12 November 2021. It's a short survey and the information you enter will go directly to the Council Officers managing the scheme.  We encourage all local people affected by the scheme, whether they live close by it or are impacted when they travel through Beckenham, to complete the survey.

Find out more on the Council's website here and complete the survey here.  You may also be interested in our campaign for a pedestrian crossing by Corner Ways Surgery (junction of Manor Rd, Bromley Rd and Wickham Rd), find out more here.

 

 

 


Large events in local parks - let us know your views

During the summer some of our parks hosted large events. It was wonderful to have diverse events on our doorstep and for so many people to enjoy our parks, however there were some issues for residents living close by.

We are collecting views and suggestions on how to reduce the impact of large events on local people to feed into Bromley Council's Open Space Strategy (which includes increasing events in parks) and Lewisham Councils consultation on large events in Beckenham Place Park. We would be grateful for your feedback, please complete our survey here.

Large events in local parks - let us know your views

 

 

 


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