Arnie on Potholes

Brentwood Liberal Democrats have demanded that Conservative Essex County Council match film star Arnold Schwarzenegger in patching up road holes in his Brentwood neighbourhood.

13 Apr 2023

Brentwood Lib Dems against ULEZ expansion

We know that some Brentwood residents are very concerned about the London Mayor's proposed ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) expansion to all 32 London Boroughs from August 29th 2023. This expansion will include the neighbouring London Borough of Havering.

3 Apr 2023

Lib Dems call for a return to “proper local health services” as figures show surge in patients per GP in Brentwood & Basildon

The Liberal Democrats have called for a return to proper local health services, after new figures revealed a fall in the number of GPs in Brentwood & Basildon while patient numbers rise. The analysis shows that there are now an eye-watering 2,601 patients for every GP in Brentwood & Basildon This is up by 18% since 2016. At the last election, the Conservative party promised to recruit more GPs. However, today's analysis reveals there are now almost 2,000 fewer fully qualified GPs in England compared to 2016. The number of GPs has fallen by 14 GPs in Brentwood & Basildon over the same time period. Separate figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have found that there are 547 fewer GP surgeries in England compared to 2019. Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey launched the party's local election campaign this week with a pledge to recruit more GPs and give patients a legal right to see a GP within 7 days, or 24 hours in an emergency. This would be achieved through increasing training places for GPs, a

30 Mar 2023

Conservatives Pothole failure in Brentwood

As you drive around the roads across Brentwood you see pothole after pothole. Many have been left unrepaired for months and others have been poorly patched up only to open up again a few weeks later. These potholes are causing a serious danger to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians and have caused thousands of pounds of damage to vehicles and bikes.

21 Mar 2023

Police Community Support Officers in Essex cut by 64%

The number of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) on the streets of Essex has fallen dramatically by 169 (64%) since 2015. Analysis of new Home Office statistics commissioned by the Liberal Democrats from the House of Commons Library has shown the drastic cuts to PCSOs in Essex. A total of 94 full-time equivalent PCSOs were employed in Essex as of September 2022. This is in stark contrast to the 262 that were employed in March 2015 - meaning there have been 169 PCSOs cut from the Essex Police Force in that time. The Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservative Government of letting communities in Essex down by taking Police Community Support Officers off the streets, leading to more crimes going unsolved and victims going without justice

3 Feb 2023

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