Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

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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Inspiring people

by Anood Al-Samerai on 12 January, 2011

Over the last week, I’ve had a fantastic time meeting some really inspiring people who are completely committed to our local communities. My first stop was to the Southwark Volunteer Centre which does a great job bringing together groups with volunteers and making sure that everyone receives the support which they need. Local people in Southwark give […]

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Protecting green spaces and play areas

by Anood Al-Samerai on 11 January, 2011

I’ve written today to Phil Stride, the Head of London Tideway Tunnels at Thames Water about their plans to dig up parts of Kingstairs Gardens and Alfred Salter Playground as part of their new sewage treatment plans.  Liberal Democrats strongly agree that the amount of untreated sewage in the Thames should be reduced and we […]

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The Biscuit Factory

by Anood Al-Samerai on 5 January, 2011

Today I visited the Tower Bridge Business Complex, which most people in Bermondsey know as the Peek Frearns Biscuit Factory. The site is owned by Workspace plc and covers just over 11 acres. There are a huge variety of creative, music and media businesses employing hundreds of people. It was fantastic to see the investment […]

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