School cuts – West Berkshire Council proposes charging schools who need help

Judith Bunting at Park House School, Newbury, during the recent election campaign. With Ian Millar, Head of Physics. This week West Berkshire Council announced plans for financial "task forces" to be sent into the district's struggling schools to help heads manage their budgets. They are also threatening to charge any school that requires 'the task … Continue reading School cuts – West Berkshire Council proposes charging schools who need help

Time for Change – our commitment on disability

Where disability is concerned, Theresa May isn’t listening and is taking people for granted. People don’t have to settle for this cold, mean-spirited vision of Britain. A better future is available. The Liberal Democrats will stand up against a bad Brexit deal that will cost jobs and push up prices, and we will reverse Conservative cuts … Continue reading Time for Change – our commitment on disability

Report on Housing Q&A – Judith Bunting and Lee Dillon

This report gives the gist of the discussion that took place in the recent Facebook Q&A on Housing. Thank you to everyone who took part! At the sharp end, we had Lee Dillon, Councillor for Thatcham North and Leader of the Liberal Democrat Council Group, and Judith Bunting, Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury constituency. Discussion kicked off … Continue reading Report on Housing Q&A – Judith Bunting and Lee Dillon

“I think it is almost lemming like …”

What could be done to minimise the potential impact of Brexit on your business? Here is a selection of comments from the local business people who completed the Liberal Democrats' West Berkshire Business Brexit Survey. Businesses are not named, as many prefer to to keep their worries anonymous: (Thanks to Arranology for use of the cartoon, … Continue reading “I think it is almost lemming like …”

“The changes for our organisation might put us out of business.”

Do you believe Brexit will increase your net costs? How do you intend to deal with any increases? Here is a selection of comments from the local business people who completed the Liberal Democrats' West Berkshire Business Brexit Survey. Businesses are not named, as many prefer to to keep their worries anonymous: Do you believe Brexit will … Continue reading “The changes for our organisation might put us out of business.”

“It is the effect on access to European labour that worries us and the risk of inflation.”

If the UK does not have membership of or full access to the single market, what impact would this have on your business? Here is a selection of comments from the local business people who completed the Liberal Democrats' West Berkshire Business Brexit Survey. Businesses are not named, as many prefer to to keep their worries anonymous: … Continue reading “It is the effect on access to European labour that worries us and the risk of inflation.”

Local Business – Brexit Consultation at Shaw House with Lord Newby

  On Thursday 17th November, Lord Newby, former spokesman for Her Majesty's Treasury in the Lords, will be in Newbury to find out how our local businessmen and women think Brexit is going to affect their trade. He will also give us an update re what's going on behind the scenes in parliament. This visit … Continue reading Local Business – Brexit Consultation at Shaw House with Lord Newby

Newbury Football Fun Day and update

It was lovely to meet everyone and see the action at Newbury Football Club today. The annual Fun Day and Penalty Shoot out at the ground in Faraday Road drew a huge crowd. Lovely sunshine, good turnout and an impressive amount of activity on the pitch - what's not to like? At the moment though the club … Continue reading Newbury Football Fun Day and update