Watford Council forced to agree action plan to deliver more housing

In January 2021 the results of the government’s Housing Delivery Test (HDT) were published, revealing that Watford Borough Council had only met 48% of its housing delivery target for the period (2017-2020).

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Lib Dems call for Vicarage Road to be resurfaced

West Watford resident, John Munro has launched a campaign for Vicarage Road to be resurfaced, branding the current condition "an embarrassment’" 
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River Colne project approved by Watford Council Cabinet

Lib Dem-run Watford Borough Council has approved plans to restore the local River Colne. The ‘Rediscovering the River Colne’ project, which has been jointly developed in partnership with environmental organisation Groundwork, will now move into its first phase of delivery between 2021 and 2024.

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Councillors raise over £2,600 for MS Society

Two local Lib Dem councillors in Watford have raised more than £2,600 as part of a team for the MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society, after taking part in the charity’s 20 kilometre MS Walk challenge.

Mother & son duo Councillors Glen Saffery and Ann Saffery, who represent the Woodside Ward in Garston, chose the charity in aid of Glen’s partner Natasha who has lived with MS for 8 years. Natasha was only diagnosed after losing her eyesight and ability to walk.

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Dementia Friendly Watford shortlisted for Diversity and Inclusion Award

Mayor Peter Taylor’s manifesto commitment to make Watford a Dementia Friendly Town has been nationally recognised and shortlisted for the Local Government Chronicle Awards.

Since becoming Mayor in 2018, making Watford more inclusive of those living with dementia has been a key priority for Peter Taylor. The Council has undertaken a variety of activities, with the support of key partners in the town. This has included:

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Councillor meets officers regarding Woodmere Avenue width restrictions

Ever since the Woodmere Avenue width restrictions were installed by the Conservative led Herts County Council, it has been the single most talked about issue on the Tudor estate and beyond. Residents and Councillors alike continue to recall accounts of  some motorists trying to negotiate these width restrictions without success and others who abuse the use of the Bus Lane.

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Unemployment falls in Watford

Unemployment figures in Watford have dropped by over 1,100 since February 2021 according to latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number of people receiving unemployment benefit reached a peak of 4,400 in February this year but has fallen every month since and now stands at 3275.

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Peter Taylor reselected as Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of Watford

Current Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has been unanimously voted by the local Liberal Democrat party to once again stand for election as Mayor of Watford in the upcoming election. Peter has been serving as the Elected Mayor of Watford since 2018, previously having also been deputy mayor, an Oxhey Ward Councillor and a teacher.

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Watford MP skips planning vote

Local people have expressed anger after Watford MP Dean Russell failed to turn up for a key vote in Parliament, guaranteeing local people a say on developments in Watford.

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Local Election Results 2021

Following the local elections on 6th May 2021, the Lib Dems have held all of our borough and county seats on Watford Borough and Hertfordshire County Councils. We also narrowly missed out on taking two seats from Labour, being just 10 votes behind in Callowland ward and only 54 votes off gaining the seat in Leggatts.

Thank you so much to everyone who backed our candidates in the local elections and came out to help us campaign!

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