Welcome to Tendring District Lib Dems

We campaign across the Tendring district including the Clacton constituency and much of the Harwich & North Essex constituency.

This website provides more information about our councillors, our work and campaigns locally, and the party in general.

Latest News

  • Article: Feb 28, 2023

    On May 4th 2023, we, the people of Tendring, will elect our representatives for the next four years. Who we elect will determine what kind of council we get and set the course for decisions to be made that will affect us all. Sometimes, the consequences aren't obvious. In 2019, the people of Tendring elected a council in which no one party had a majority BUT some independents joined with the Conservatives, keeping the same Conservative politicians in power. Life is hard and things are worse than most of us can remember. Many people are fed up with the council and with politics but the answer isn't to stay at home and not vote. That just gives a free run to councillors who don't work hard and don't listen to their electors.

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  • Budget Cuts
    Article: Feb 12, 2023

    Analysis of the Essex County Council approved budget shows that £87.9 million of cuts were approved by the Conservative-run authority last Thursday, 9th February 2023. The cuts are made up of:

    • £18.8 million of identified cuts in cash spending
    • £36 million of cuts in cash spending still to be found
    • £33.1 million of cuts in capital (investment) spending
  • Cash
    Article: Feb 5, 2023

    A set of proposals to improve services across Essex is being tabled this Thursday (9th February) by Essex County Council Liberal Democrats. Fixing potholes for an extra £9 a year in Council Tax (rather than risk having to spend £200+ on new car tyres or suspension) is a key proposal, as well as helping young people.

  • Cllr Douglas McCall Potholes
    Article: Jan 6, 2023

    Essex County Council Highways have been attacked for being in "managed decline" on their road maintenance, at the same time as they announce a further cut to the service. The Conservative-run Council has recently announced it will stop the Highway Ranger service, which carries out basic maintenance. The rangers are responsible for cleaning and minor repairs, trimming of vegetation and weeds, grass cutting highway verges, graffiti removal, painting street furniture, and cleaning drainage among other jobs.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2022

    After crashing the economy and sending mortgage bills spiralling, the government is now inflicting eye-watering tax hikes and real-terms cuts to our public services.

    This is the cost of chaos budget. Everyone is being forced to pay the price for this Conservative government's incompetence. The country shouldn't be forced to clean up their mess.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2022

    The British people are suffering terribly because of the chaos of this Conservative Government.

    People will be paying twice as much to heat their homes this winter as they did last year. Food prices are soaring. The country is in the grip of a cost-of-living crisis.

    And now, thanks to the Conservatives' disastrous mini-budget, we are facing a mortgage crisis too. Millions of families are already struggling to pay a Conservative Property Penalty of hundreds of pounds on their monthly mortgage payments.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2022

    The sheer quantity of raw sewage being dumped into Britain's rivers and coastal areas is a scandal and a disgrace.

    Everyone should be able to enjoy the wonderful natural beauties our country has to offer, with open green spaces and blue rivers. But the Conservatives are neglecting our natural environment and letting water companies get away with pouring millions of tonnes of sewage into our rivers.

  • Article: Nov 7, 2022

    Far too many people are struggling to get a GP appointment when they need one, leaving them waiting anxiously for the care they deserve.

    In September alone, 8.9 million GP appointments involved a wait of more than a week, with 5 million waiting longer than the Government's own target of two weeks.

    People across the country are suffering from years of neglect under the Conservatives

  • Parklands Team at new tree planting on the Great North Road
    Article: Nov 3, 2022

    Some Essex residents have asked if they can plant trees or shrubs on the highways. Lib Dem Councillors have investigated how to do this.

    Essex County Council Highways require the following information:
    • The exact location
    • A detailed plan / drawing showing the dimension of the area you wish to plant, also including the distance from the roadside and any nearby junctions etc.
    • Details of planters (if necessary), again providing dimensions.
    • For trees and plants; names of and any information about them ie: size; height they will grow to. If trees are going to be planted then our arboriculturalist may need to agree or comment on this.
    • Name of flowers and bulbs.
    • Details of who is going to maintain this and how often this area will be maintained.
    • Full details of the person who is apply for this licence - telephone number and email address.
    Then you need to complete two forms that you download here - applying for a licence and describing the location; scan them in and email to trafficmanagement@essexhighways.org

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