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  • Event: November 18, 2014 7:00 PM
    Pinhoe Community Centre

    Join Exeter's Liberal Democrats and come to our annual meeting where we choose our representatives, review the year and look ahead.

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  • Community Patrol van
    Article: Oct 28, 2014
    By Cllr Stella Brock
    Speak up to save YOUR services
    Exeter Liberal Democrats have been fighting a positive campaign to prioritise our local services, like community patrol and street sweeping. Labour's priority for Exeter is a £20 million swimming pool. They are asking residents what sacrifices YOU will make in order to fund this luxury facility. A further £10 million will be borrowed (in addition to the current debt of £35 million) to deliver this project.
  • Article: Oct 25, 2014
    By Cllr Adrian Fullam, Leader of Exeter City Council Liberal Democrat group

    Your favourite Council cuts on a postcard please because we are now in it together! Labour's chickens are coming home to roost, and their leader, Pete Edwards, is in a flap. He is asking residents where to make cuts to save money. Try this, Pete. How about not spending £57000 on a consultation trying to pin the blame on the government. Perhaps look at the latest taxpayer funded Citizen newspaper headlining £750000 on a running track. How about not blowing the Council's assets and then spending £35 million pounds of borrowed money the Council never had, which has turned an annual investment income of £1.3 million in 2008 to an annual debt cost of £2.3 million in 2015. This switch is about £3.6 million per year off the services we used to enjoy, not far off the amount Pete wants us to find for him now.

  • Adrian, Sandy & Graeme - St Thomas
    Article: Oct 25, 2014
    By Adrian Fullam

    Exeter Lib Dem Councillors are famed for working all year round and keeping people in touch with 'Focus' newsletters.

    The 2015 elections are approaching and activity is gearing up in a number of strong Lib Dem areas such as St James & St Thomas.

    If you are interested in joining in the campaign or would like to have a chat to find out more, contact Adrian Fullam at adrian.fullam@yahoo.co.uk or on 07855 979917.

  • Event: December 10, 2014 7:30 AM
    http://www.citygatehotel.com/

    Join Exeter Lib Dems for an informal get together at the City Gate hotel near the Iron Bridge.

    http://www.citygatehotel.com/

    E-mail Adrian Fullam at adrian.fullam@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to come along.

  • Event: November 17, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    http://www.citygatehotel.com/

    Join Exeter Lib Dems for an informal get together at the City Gate hotel near the Iron Bridge.

    http://www.citygatehotel.com/

    E-mail Adrian Fullam at adrian.fullam@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to come along.

  • Article: Jul 26, 2014
    By Cllr Adrian Fullam, St Thomas ward

    Following an article in the local St Thomas 'Focus' newsletter about the proliferation of weeds in the city, 5 residents have responded mentioning weeds, some opposing the use of chemicals.

    Council officers have suggested using the probation service's Community Payback scheme to remove weeds manually. In addition, the Council can co-ordinate community groups and businesses clearing weeds in their area.

  • Article: Jul 24, 2014
    By Cllr Adrian Fullam, Leader of Exeter City Council Liberal Democrat group

    Those who like allotments in our city must be a bit confused. On one hand allotment holders are being told they can no longer get any financial support from the city council because of the nasty government taking it's money away. On the other hand, news about the proposed £20 million swimming pool in Exeter has been presented as Labour investing in the city despite the recession. However the pool will not be magically produced by the Labour-dominated Exeter City Council - it needs to be paid for. Their plan is to save up for half of it and borrow the rest. The only trouble is that they are still paying for the museum and a raft of other unfunded projects. Since the Council was completely debt-free in 2008, Labour have rapidly run up a debt of £35 million - that is about £290 for every man, woman and child in Exeter. This debt has to be repaid with interest.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2014
    By Cllr Adrian Fullam, Exeter Lib Dem leader

    Labour-controlled Exeter City Council decided to slash Community Patrol and Environmental Health staff at an Executive meeting today. Cllr Adrian Fullam (Lib Dem) criticised the decision: "These lost services are a direct result of the £2m debt repayments the Council is now paying after years of overspending." Community Patrol is being reduced from 7 staff to 4 staff. Environmental Enforcement is being reduced from 5 staff to 3 staff. This will make it more difficult for the Council to monitor and report anti-social behaviour and will reduce the ability of the Council to report problems in the community such as noise nuisance. Response times to enquiries from the public are bound to get a lot worse.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2014
    By Cllr Adrian Fullam, Exeter Lib Dem leader

    At an Executive meeting tonight the Council's Local Council Tax support scheme was reviewed. Following a question from Lib Dem Councillor Adrian Fullam, it was revealed that only £13250 of the Exceptional Hardship fund was spent out of a budget of £35000. The unspent money has been returned to Council coffers. Either the amount of hardship in the city is being exaggerated for political purposes or the Labour Council is failing to help those in need.