Email sent by Dorothy Thornhill on the 10th of February:
As you all know, my local Lib Dem colleagues and I have been campaigning against the bus cuts proposed by the Conservative run County Council for months. Firstly with their original consultation (where they planned to stop bus services at 6.30pm) and now their latest consultation (which stops bus services at 7.30pm and cuts 39 routes
totally). This especially affects the no 8 and 10 routes in Watford.
Liberal Democrats have set out plans to safeguard the NHS for the future.
NHS funding will increased by at least £8bn per year in real terms by
The Liberal Democrats are the first party to present a plan to meet the
financial needs of the NHS as set out by Simon Stevens, the Chief
Executive of NHS England, in his Five Year Forward View.
We are pleased to announce that progress continues with the Croxley Rail Link. Hertfordshire County Council are now in discussions with London Underground - an experienced rail provider - about the next steps for this important project. This is a project that Dorothy Thornhill has backed because it will bring jobs and investment to Watford.
Residents and Councillors in Nascot are demanding action for safety measures at the dangerous Courtlands Drive/Hempstead Road junction. We are backing their campaign.
We can report that Barclays Bank in South Oxhey is set to close.
Following on from a meeting with the Divisional Manager of Barclays, councillor Andrew Scarth said "Residents, especially the elderly, are very upset at losing what they consider as their family friendly bank. A point of irritation is that Three Rivers District Council was not informed of the closure and assumed that Barclay’s bank would remain in South Oxhey. So this site was not incorporated into the regeneration plans. It is now hoped that a bank will be part of the new build, but that is 2022 at the earliest."
He went on to say "Fortunately, South Oxhey staff have all been relocated. So there will be no redundancies."