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  • Margaret Rowley PCC candidate for West Merica
    Article: Mar 3, 2021

    Redditch Liberal Democrats are please to endorse Margaret Rowley as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner election on May 6th.

    As a former manager in the NHS and a Wychavon District Councillor for 25 years, she has built up a wealth of experience of service management in the public sector, listening to members of the community, championing their views, and where possible achieving their priorities.

  • Mark Tomes at Ipsley
    Article: Mar 3, 2021
    By Redditch Liberal Democrats
    In the two weeks since Liberal Democrats in Redditch spoke to local media outlets, including the Redditch Advertiser and BBC Hereford and Worcester, calling for the council to abandon their plans to turn Ipsley Meadow into a cemetery, Labour and Conservative Councillors and candidates have been forced to publicly state their opposition to the plans.

    Liberal Democrat campaigner, Andy Thompson said "It's been crazy to watch a whole cabal of previously ambivalent political candidates from the two main parties jump on the 'Save Ipsley Meadow' campaign train after Mark Tomes got the press to run the story. With elections just round the corner, Mark's work has made Ipsley Meadow a political hot potato and forced candidates of all hues to publicly back the campaign to save the meadow".

    The publicity generated by Mark has had an almost instant impact. The Council announced on Monday (1st March) that the breaks had been applied and committed to a full review of all options. The leader of Redditch Conservatives, Cllr Dormer is now on record as saying he 'shares the concerns' of local residents and deputy leader, Cllr Rouse, is now backing the proposed review of the plans for cemetery provision in Redditch. Labour candidates, having being very quiet on this issue are suddenly pledging their support for the campaign to save the meadow.

    Unlike the two main parties, who have only embraced the issue when there is an election looming, Redditch Liberal Democrats have been campaigning on this issue since they lodged an objection back in September 2020. Since then Mark has listened to the concerns of local residents and worked with those in Ipsley Meadow Preservation Society who accepted his offer of help. He has been working hard to raise awareness of the issue and drum up objections from local people and has launched online campaign, inviting local people to add their name and join in the fight to save the meadow.
  • Mark Tomes at Ipsley
    Article: Mar 1, 2021

    Today's news that the Council have paused plans to turn Ipsley Meadow into a cemetery and complete a full review of options has been cautiously welcomed by Arrow Valley East candidate Mark Tomes. Speaking of the decision Mark said "I have been working with local campaigners on this issue for many months and the Liberal Democrats here in Redditch launched our campaign to stop the proposals back in December 2020. We have been encouraging local residents to lodge objections as well as asking local media outlets to cover the story. Just last week, BBC Hereford and Worcester ran the story as part of their breakfast show.

  • Mark Tomes, Speed hump
    Article: Feb 24, 2021
    By Redditch Liberal Democrats

    The roads in Church Hill are not fit for purpose and that's why i've launched my 'Fix our Roads' campaign calling on the County Council to repair the roads in and around Church
    Hill. If you agree that the roads are not up to scratch, please add your name by clicking here.

    My team and I are on a mission to report as many potholes as possible so that we can all drive along the streets of Church Hill without risking damaging our cars. If you know of a pothole that needs repairing, please let me know by clicking here.

  • Postage
    Petition: Nov 15, 2020

    Lib Dem campaigners are calling on the Royal Mail to allow people to send cards and parcels to loved ones in care homes for free for the rest of the year.

    The Coronavirus outbreak has left many of the 400,000 people who live in care homes cut off from contact with their loved ones.

    Introducing free postage would be a big comfort for many people - helping family and friends keep in touch during what could be a lonely time.