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  • Article: Oct 29, 2020

    Romsey's County Councillor, Mark Cooper, has agreed to contribute £2,000 of his Councillor's Devolved Grant budget to a scheme to support Hampshire's most vulnerable families.

    Hampshire County Council has established a centralised pot for distribution to local welfare centres across Hampshire via 'Community First', on the basis of need. This follows a request from Hampshires Chief Executive, John Coughlan, to Councillors, asking them to support the Community First scheme.

  • Article: Sep 7, 2020

    Test Valley Borough Liberal Democrats Vacancy for a Campaign Manager
    Job Title Test Valley Borough Liberal Democrats Campaign Manager

    Purpose of job
    This is a new post for someone to work with our Campaign Strategy Group and the Local Party executive. We are seeking an experienced campaigner who can work with members, candidates, and volunteers with the aim of winning local and national elections.

  • Article: Jul 27, 2020

    We want to hear what you think about all issues the Country has faced during Covid-19 and Lockdown. Please complete our survey to let us know your thoughts on how the UK has handled the situation.

    Click the Link - https://digitallibdems.typeform.com/to/X06p3rwQ

  • Article: May 11, 2020

    "Many vehicles are travelling much too fast on Romsey's suburban roads," says Romsey's County Councillor, Mark Cooper. "It is time that the Hampshire Constabulary stamped down on the rash of speeding on the emptier roads. The whole aim of the lockdown is to protect the NHS from being overwhelmed. Road traffic injuries increase exponentially if speed is involved. Surely, therefore, it's in the national interest to police speeding."

  • Article: May 10, 2020

    It became self-evident a few weeks ago that the closure of Hampshire's Household Waste Recycling Centres was contributing to an increase in bonfires and fly-tipping. There was a direct correlation with the closure of the HWRCs.

    In response to public concerns I and my Liberal Democrat colleagues called for a re-opening of the HWRCs. The County initially stated it could not because the police would not see accessing an HWRC as an essential journey and because it would be difficult to maintain social distancing on site. There was also the issue of long vehicle queues building up outside the HWRCs.

  • D Harris ()
    Article: May 2, 2020


    We are delighted to be able to report that the campaign to persuade Hampshire County Council to re-open the Household Waste Recycling Centres has succeeded!

    We would like to express our thanks to everyone who contacted us online and through other means to support the campaign to safely re-open the facilities.

    The decision was made by Councillor Rob Humby (Pictured here with our colleague Cllr David Harrison receiving an earlier petition to keep the tips open for business).

    County bosses have confirmed that they are working on plans to re-open rubbish tips, with a number of social distancing measures set in place.

    It comes as on Tuesday night Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for housing, communities and local government, asked councils to "safely plan" the opening of recycling centres in line with social distancing guidelines.

    Now Hampshire County Council said it is working with its waste contractor on plans as to how and when recycling centres could re-open safely.

    A date has not yet been fixed, but we are hopeful it will be in the next two weeks.

    This is good news for everyone. It will certainly assist residents wanting to dispose of waste, reduce bonfires and fly tipping incidents. Of course, it will need to be done safely and in that respect, we are grateful to those who also expressed concerns.