Lib Dems hold Mole Valley and make progress across Surrey

In the elections on May 6th, the Liberal Democrats retained control of Mole Valley District Council.

In the Surrey County elections, all six Mole Valley Councillors were re-elected, but 5 gains elsewhere increased the number of Lib Dem Councillors to 14; the number of Conservative seats fell from 61 to 47.

In the Police & Crime Commissioner election, Paul Kennedy came second overall - the best result for the Lib Dems in Surrey.

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    Article: Mar 8, 2021


    1.1 Do Everything Possible to Protect the Green Belt - and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; government planning policies and centrally devised housing numbers increasingly put the Green Belt at risk and the Council must be vigilant and determined to resist this as far as possible by using available planning powers; confirm policy of only considering developments in the Green Belt if the land no longer serves Green Belt purposes and the development has local support; do everything possible to protect the Green Belt in the event that Government demands for excessive housing development put it at risk; implement a similar policy to protect rural areas beyond the Green Belt; 

    1.2 Protect and enhance the built environment - provide environmental improvements to town and village centres to increase their attractiveness to residents and business; seek to enhance and improve the quality of pavements, passageways, and street furniture in urban and rural areas and undertake decluttering where appropriate; 

    1.3 Provide a cleaner local environment - and support communities by clearing litter effectively and tackling dog fouling, by improving urban and rural street cleaning and by ensuring that street sweeping is scheduled to take account of special circumstances such as the autumn leaf fall; and that graffiti and fly posting are dealt with effectively; 

    1.4 Encourage residents to enhance their local environment - by reducing their use of natural resources, re-using materials and increasing recycling; widen the scope of recycling; support the MVDC 'Only Losers Litter' campaign to discourage littering from vehicles; 

    1.5 Protect Recycling Centres - campaign to restore the service cuts that have inconvenienced residents, reduced recycling rates and increased fly tipping; work with the County to find a way to extend facilities and opening hours at the Community Recycling Centres in Leatherhead and Dorking; 

    1.6 Effectively tackle fly-tipping - in the countryside and towns by using all practical methods including mobile cameras to catch and prosecute offenders; encourage reporting of all fly- tipping on the MVDC website to provide solid data on the scale of the problem; 

    1.7 Make the promotion of Green policies a priority - take the lead in energy conservation programmes; promote renewable energy in all Council buildings including consideration of ground source and geothermal heating; work towards the Council becoming carbon neutral by 2030; involve local organisations which promote these aims in enhancing and implementing Council policy; 

    1.8 Insist on the delivery of green principles on all new developments - implement green initiatives such as solar, wind turbine or ground source energy, high standard insulation, the replacement of trees and encouraging new planting; the introduction of catalytic converters on log burners and similar equipment; welcoming car club and car sharing initiatives and installing electric vehicle charging points in all Council car parks; support the planning improvements incorporated into the Draft Local Plan; 

    1.9 Encourage local power generation - such as solar, wind and hydro energy in appropriate locations; actively motivate investment in renewable energy and dissuade investment in fossil fuels;

  • Article: Mar 7, 2021

    We caught up with Cllr Bridget Kendrick via Zoom call got the latest about Leatherhead North:

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    Article: Mar 4, 2021

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  • Article: Feb 17, 2021

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    Article: Feb 11, 2021
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    Survey: Feb 9, 2021
    3 questions

    Please note - revised times

    Ed Davey has agreed to hold a Zoom call with Mole Valley Lib Dems on Monday 8th March from 7pm..

    There will be a brief introduction by a local party activists and then Ed will give a brief talk and then be open for questions.

    If you wish to attend please answer the questions below and we will send you a link for the call.

  • Article: Feb 3, 2021

    Watch this video catch-up wth Lib Dem Councillor Clayton Wellman focussing on helping local businesses through the Covid crisis.

  • Survey: Feb 1, 2021
    25 questions

    We are doing this survey to understand your views on what could be improved in our community, both now and after this terrible pandemic is over. This will help us give priority to what is needed most.

    Many thanks for your help.

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