Call for Gateshead to boost local food production

Liberal Democrats in Gateshead are calling on Gateshead Council to put into action a plan to increase local food production to help protect the environment and boost the health of residents.   Policies for increasing the amount of food produced locally include doubling the number of allotments in...

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Call to end investment in fossil fuel companies

Liberal Democrats in Gateshead are to launch a bid to end local government pension fund investment in companies that produce fossil fuels.   The Lib Dem opposition on Gateshead Council will move a motion at the meeting to be held at 2.30pm on Thursday 25th March. It will call on the Tyne and Wear...

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Repairs to dangerous manholes in popular park

Repairs are to be carried out to partially collapsed manholes in Beggarswood recreation area in Lobley Hill, Gateshead, following concerns about their dangerous state.   Worried residents contacted Lib Dem Councillors who then raised the problem with officers at Gateshead Council.   The manholes ...

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Labour Hikes Council Tax

On 25th February Gateshead Council held its budget meeting and agreed to increase Council Tax by 4.99% - the maximum they can do without legally triggering a referendum. An alternative proposal from the opposition Lib Dem group to freeze council tax and bridge the funding gap by using £4.8 ...

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Lib Dems to vote against Gateshead Council Budget

Liberal Democrat Councillors in Gateshead are to vote against Gateshead Council’s plans to increase council tax by 4.99% on Thursday. The decision to oppose the budget at the council meeting on Thursday 25th February was taken by the Council’s Official Opposition after discovering that Gateshead ...

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Call to use covid vaccination to tackle other health problems

With all of us likely to need an annual covid jab in the years ahead, a leading Liberal Democrat Councillor in Gateshead has called on any system set up to administer vaccines in the future to tackle other health issues as well. Cllr Jonathan Wallace, Leader of the Opposition on Gateshead Council...

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