Shouldn’t we all be able to breath fresh air? According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report launched on 2nd May, London is reported as one of the UK’s most polluted cities where residents are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed levels set by WHO. Find the report on WHO’s website at www.who.int/airpollution/data/cities/en/
We feel so strongly about the My Liveable London campaign points that we have included in in our local Havering Manifesto – A Better Deal for Havering.
We understand how important our natural environment is and we always call out for its protection. Being high on the list of London Boroughs in terms of natural green space, our wonderful local parks and public spaces are under constant threat from over-development.
The natural environment should be a key concern for all of us, all of the time, not just at election time.
Access to and the quality of our natural environment is important for our physical and mental health, as well as biodiversity and wildlife.
There is a high demand for new local, genuinely affordable, housing, and we call upon the Council and developers to ensure that wherever possible, new developments make use of current brownfield sites before considering the permanent conversion of more of our beautiful green spaces in to concrete structures.
Further to a email from a concerned local resident, we are running a survey to discover more about the our rubbish and recycling awareness and habits. There are some worrying insights showing already. Please spend 2 minutes completing our survey.
Eurovision Lisbon 2018 is only days away! Not just one, but two voting opportunities in May.
First it’s the local Havering Town Hall elections on Thursday 3rd May.
And then it’s the Eurovision Lisbon 2018 final on Saturday 12th May.
We caught up with the local Romford Town Liberal Democrat candidates in between campaigning to find out who they’re backing this year.
Thomas Clarke has loved watching Eurovision since childhood and fondly remember Terry Wogan’s dry wit, saying “the reason I love the Eurovision Song Contest is that it is loads of countries coming together to put all differences aside and just enjoy themselves.” Tom will be supporting SuRie for the United Kingdom,
The Eurovision song contest is one of Kerrie Sait‘s favourite nights of the year; “A true showcase of the best, and sometimes worst musical offerings around Europe, it’s often complete bonkersness and totally gripping. While there is some rivalry especially in scoring, there is also a lot of cross-country celebration. One of the few events I can get away with proudly supporting both sides of my heritage – the UK and Ireland – at the same time.”
For all of those refreshing their Eurovision history knowledge, Ian Sanderson has some great memories of the Eurovision and fondly remembers Katie Boyle presenting the song contest. Ian’s enthusiasm for this year’s competition, and his family ties, has led him to “start with Czech, France, Ireland and the UK. Personally, the Czech one isn’t for me (a bit rappy and in English). Ireland wasn’t bad. UK was a great effort, but for me, I preferred France with their interesting visuals. So I’ll go for France.”
On Thursday 12th April, our local candidate Thomas Clarke for Romford Town did a fantastic job of representing the view of our local Liberal Democrat candidates across Havering at Romford Recorder’s Facebook Live Hustings event. This is what Thomas said about the event:
It was great to attend the Hustings organised by the Recorder on Thursday evening, it was an hour-long debate between some of the candidates from around the borough ahead of the local elections on May 3rd.
I would like to say thank you to the other candidates who attended the event, and turned it into such an insightful evening. It was particularly disappointing that the Conservatives, once again, failed to turn up and support the event, blaming a transport issue.
The party failed to appear in any debates before last year’s general election and to once again miss out and dodge being asked questions by the people of Havering was a big disappointment.
I really enjoyed being given the chance to answer questions from the public, who sent them in on the Recorder’s Twitter and Facebook channels, and hope that I was able to get across a little bit more about the Havering Liberal Democrats and myself.
We’d like to extend our thanks as a group to Romford Recorder for hosting this valuable opportunity for local residents to hear directly from some of their candidates.
We need your support and action for a few minutes on Thursday 3rd May – vote for your local Havering Liberal Democrat candidates on 3rd May so that we can continue to fight for a better deal for Havering, something that we all deserve.
Vote for your local Liberal Democrat candidate on Thursday 3rd May for a better deal for Havering
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