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Working together to find a way out of Brexit mess

by richarddickson on 11 January, 2019

In this week’s local Kenilworth Weekly News, and perhaps in other local media too, there are several letters on Brexit. One is a joint letter from myself and Rob Ballantyne (Green Party) and another from Coventry Councillor Bally Singh. The former calls for a People’s Vote whilst the latter follows Mr Corbyn’s policy of calling only […]

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This flytipping needs strong action

by richarddickson on 4 January, 2019

Whilst meeting today with local residents in Lighthorne, Lighthorne Heath and Moreton Morrell I noticed this flytipping in a field adjacent to the Old gated Road. I’ve reported it to Stratford District Council so hopefully it will be cleared very soon.

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Gateway development approved

by richarddickson on 15 December, 2018

There were lots of objections which got long consideration at this week’s District Planning Committee meeting before eventually permission was granted, subject to extra conditions.  I appreciate that this was clearly not an easy decision but improvements have been made which, as set out below, result in my opinion in a better development than would […]

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Stagecoach cut local bus services despite petition

by richarddickson on 14 December, 2018

Starting in January 2019 Stagecoach have made big changes to local bus services including slashing the popular X68 (Kenilworth-Warwick hospital)bus service and reducing the frequency of the X17. This is despite a petition with more than 200 signatures organised by local LibDems. Clearly the Conservative administration at the County Council accepted a proposal from a […]

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Great to be at Southam College today

by richarddickson on 12 December, 2018

Thanks to all the staff, students and my fellow panellists who joined in the discussions today at Southam College during the week when we’ve marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The questions and comments from students about capital punishment and freedom of expression showed a concern for justice and mercy […]

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This review was announced in April and was originally scheduled to have finished its review and reported back by this autumn. However, it is clear from the group’s latest report that its running behind this schedule because it has discovered that the station project and therefore a review of it was a far bigger exercise […]

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The People’s Vote

by richarddickson on 21 October, 2018

Last Saturday (20 October) it was an inspiring privilege to be with more than 50 people from Kenilworth on a coach to London. Many other Kenilworth residents also travelled by train and car to London to join with other people from right across the constituency and a total of 250 people from South Warwickshire . Together […]

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A Health & Well-being Board in Kenilworth?

by richarddickson on 15 October, 2018

Several years ago Alcester Town Council set up a local health and well-being board to help people remain independent, active, to reduce social isolation and loneliness, and help increase  social integration. Given the relatively high average age of Kenilworth residents, could this be a useful initiative for Kenilworth? Health and Wellbeing https://www.facebook.com/ouralcester/?ref=bookmarks The Alcester Health and Well-being […]

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Inspiring students at Southam College

by richarddickson on 15 October, 2018

It was inspiring last Friday to be at Southam College with students on the Amnesty stall during their ‘Make A Difference’ day. We discussed the important issue of human rights and in particular the case of British citizen, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, who have family living in the constituency near to Southam and who has been […]

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Investing in this country’s future

by richarddickson on 5 October, 2018

Party conferences are a place for serious debate about policy and practice. At Liberal Democrat conferences we exercise ‘One Member, One Vote’ so everyone gets an equal vote in determining what we do – no constituency delegates, no union block votes and no London-based men-in-suits determining our policy. And nothing can be more serious for […]

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