Archive for the ‘Local Council’ Category

Noisy Neighbours and Domestic Violence

by Anood Al-Samerai on 17 October, 2011

I have been having a look through the written answers to questions tabled at Southwark Council Assembly meeting last week and they make disturbing reading. The first worrying fact to emerge is in response to a question from my excellent and hard working Liberal Democrat colleague Councillor Geoffrey Thornton. Geoffrey has uncovered that nearly one […]

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Protecting our elderly residents

by Anood Al-Samerai on 19 April, 2011

You may remember that the Labour budget planned to close 10 of the 13 volutnary sector day centres in our borough. Thanks to pressure from committed campaigners and the Liberal Democrat council group a last minute stay of execution was allowed. Labour said they would use this time to consult with the providers of these […]

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Good news at Kingstairs Gardens

by Anood Al-Samerai on 22 February, 2011

I was very pleased to hear from Thames Water this morning that they have jointly purchased the Chambers Wharf brownfield site as an alternative to the green space of Kingstairs Gardens. As one of the local ward councillors for the area around Chambers Wharf, I know that residents there will have concerns and Lib Dem […]

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Protecting front line services for the most vulnerable

by Anood Al-Samerai on 11 February, 2011

Over the last couple of days I have been really moved by my visits to the day centre at Stones End and to the Irish Pensioners Project. These groups do not receive huge amounts of funding from the council, but they have just been told that they will lose 100% of their funding within 12 […]

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Kate for Brunswick Park

by Anood Al-Samerai on 10 February, 2011

I am delighted that Kate Heywood has been selected as our Liberal Democrat candidate for the Bruswick Park ward by-election on 10th March. I have known Kate for many years and she is a really lovely, bright and hard working young woman who is committed to her community. She has lots of experience¬†at a grass […]

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Early Years Services

by Anood Al-Samerai on 4 February, 2011

Today I met with parents from the Parents and Carers Together Forum in South Bermondsey. They are really worried about the council’s proposed cuts. Like many organisations I have spoken to over recent weeks they are finding it impossible to get any solid information out of the council. The cabinet report is so vague it […]

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Labour Shambles

by Anood Al-Samerai on 3 February, 2011

This week has seen the community in Southwark shocked by the ongoing revelations about local Labour councillors. A few months ago a Labour councillor in Peckham was convicted of housing benefit fraud. She has still not had the decency to resign despite calls from local residents for her to do so. Last week the Labour […]

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Paying proper tribute

by Anood Al-Samerai on 26 January, 2011

This evening saw an excellent deputation which the Liberal Democrat group invited to our full council meeting. The group included Barry Albin-Dyer OBE from FA Albins Funeral Directors. Barry’s family firm are a huge part of Bermondsey and have looked after local people for over a hundred years. They also bring back every member of […]

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