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  • 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.

  • Petition: Oct 1, 2015

    I/We the undersigned call upon the Fire Authority to rethink plans which will see two of Leicestershire's Fire Stations close, over 160 firefighters sacked and 11 fire engines axed

  • Mathew Hulbert speaking at the conference
    Article: Oct 1, 2015

    A FORMER Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Councillor has taken to a national platform to call for youth services to be refunded and revitalised.

    Mathew Hulbert, who represented Barwell from 2011 to 2015, has changed his party's policy on the issue by successfully proposing a motion at the Liberal Democrats national Autumn Conference in Bournemouth.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2015

    A local Councillor was one of the guests on this weeks BBC East Midlands Politics Show.

    Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney was interviewed on the show about a range of subjects.

    These included the threatened cutbacks to Leicestershire Fire Service.

    The proposals from Leicestershire Fire Authority would see the closure of two fire stations, and the loss of many fire engines and Fire Fighters jobs in the county. This includes proposals to cut one of the two Fire Engines in Hinckley. These are plans that Michael Mullaney and other Lib Dems are opposing. Leicestershire Lib Dems were the only party to oppose these cuts at the Fire Authority.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2015

    A campaign has been launched to save the threatened Co-Operative department store in Hinckley.

    The Store on Castle Street, Hinckley is one of six department stores that the Heart of England Co-Operative are proposing to close.

    Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney, and Lib Dem colleagues have launched a petition calling on the Co-Operative to change its mind and keep the store open.

  • Petition: Sep 15, 2015

    I/we the undersigned call on the Heart of England Co-Operative to drop their plans to close their store on Castle Street, Hinckley. It is a popular, well used store and we urge the Co-Operative to keep it open.

  • Shani Smith and Lib Dem campaigners in Barwell
    Article: Sep 11, 2015
    Local Lib Dems are celebrating victory in Thursday's Barwell by-election.
    The election in the Barwell St Mary's Parish Ward was caused following the resignation of the sitting Labour Councillor after only 8 weeks.
    Lib Dem candidate Shani Smith took the seat with 207 votes to Labour's 172.
    New Parish Councillor Shani Smith said "I'm honoured to be elected to serve people in Barwell and to have the opportunity to work with my colleagues on Barwell Parish Council. I'm glad local people supported our campaigns to keep a Library in Barwell and for the County Council to improve the grass cutting service."
  • Local campaigner Mathew Hulbert with Tim Farron
    Article: Aug 3, 2015
    A LIB DEM activist has been given a prime-time slot to call on the Government to refund out-of-school Youth Services which have seen massive cuts imposed on them in recent years.
    Mathew Hulbert, who represented Barwell on Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council until May this year and for four years was the authorities Children and Young People's Champion, is moving a motion on the issue at the national Liberal Democrat Autumn Party Conference in September which is being held in Bournemouth.