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  • Petition: Nov 10, 2015

    I/we call on all parties to help stop the unfair Tax Credit Cuts which will cost working families over £1000

  • Barwell campaigners Michael Gould, Mathew Hulbert, Terry Kirby, Michael Mullaney and Charlotte Green outside Barwell library
    Article: Nov 9, 2015

    LIBERAL DEMOCRATS in Barwell are calling on Leicestershire County Council to reverse plans which could see the village's library forced to close.

    LCC is currently consulting with residents on plans to close the library and, instead, replace it with occasional mobile provision.

    Local councillors and campaigners say this isn't good enough and are hoping the Tory administration at County Hall will withdraw the threat and, instead, will continue to fund it and staff it with professional librarians.

  • Article: Nov 5, 2015

    Bosworth Lib Dem parliamentary spokesman Cllr Michael Mullaney is backing a campaign to improve mental healthcare services.

    It is part of an initiative led by Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson, Norman Lamb MP, working together with Alastair Campbell and Andrew Mitchell, which calls for the Government to improve mental healthcare.

  • Article: Nov 2, 2015

    Hundreds of properties in Leicestershire could be sold off under government plans to reduce the number of council homes.

    Liberal Democrats have criticised the move as "irresponsible" and said it would ramp up demand for housing and increase rents.

    It comes despite figures from homeless charity Shelter which show there are 5,735 families on the housing waiting list in Leicestershire.

  • Article: Oct 26, 2015

    A Hinckley Councillor is to do a sponsored abseil on behalf of the Town's Homelessness Group.

    The Hinckley Homeless Group provides accommodation at Lawrence House for young adults between 16 and 25 who are homeless.

    The group has been hit by Leicestershire County Council's axing of the funding it receives for housing homeless young people over 18 and now needs to raise £15,000 to keep Lawrence House going over the next year.

  • Article: Oct 26, 2015

    Residents from the north of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough have been urged to attend an additional consultation meeting in Coalville on the proposed changes to the local Fire Service. The additional meeting is being held at Coalville Fire and Rescue Station on Monday November 9th between 745 and 845pm.

  • Article: Oct 21, 2015

    Hinckley Lib Dem Councillor David Bill says Business Rate move is nothing new and warns that local government services could be hit by further cuts in grant from the government.

    http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/hinckley-councillor-says-business-rate-10258188

  • Article: Oct 16, 2015

    Nearly 150 people packed into Hinckley Fire Station last night to discuss controversial plans to remove one of Hinckley's two remaining Fire Engines.

    The meeting organised by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service saw resident after resident speak up against the plans to cut Leicestershire Fire Services.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2015

    Over 5000 households in Hinckley and Bosworth are due to receive a letter from the Government over the next few weeks explaining how the Chancellor's plans to change the tax credit system will affect them from April next year.

    Tax Credits are widely acknowledged to have played a major role in reducing the numbers of children in poverty in this country from 35% to 19% between 1998/99 and 2012/13. In his Summer Budget, called just after the Election this year, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced plans to slash the amount of money that families will be able to claim in tax credits. As a result the letters will bring bad news for an estimated 7,500 children across the Bosworth constituency in the run up to Christmas this year as they will force their parents to consider what savings they will can make to cover the proposed shortfall in their income.

  • Article: Oct 5, 2015

    Local residents are being urged to have their say on proposals that would see the 2nd Fire Engine in Hinckley axed.

    Leicestershire Fire Authority are proposing to remove the 2nd, retained, Fire Engine from the town.

    This has led to strong opposition from many local residents who are concerned about the plans.