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  • heathrow plane noise
    Article: Mar 28, 2015
    By Liberal Democrats Windsor Constituency


    The Liberal Democrats' candidate for Windsor in 2015 has called for voters across the Royal Borough to boycott Labour in the upcoming local and parliamentary elections if they value a good night's sleep.

    The move is in response to the Labour Party's plans for a third runway at Heathrow which will increase and extend the aircraft noise misery already experienced by most people in Windsor.

    Nationally the Conservatives have refused to say where they stand on Heathrow, instead they have set up an "Airports Commission" to consider the possibilities and report back after the election.

    "Labour's plans for an extra runway at Heathrow represent a significant threat to the quality of life for people in Windsor and other nearby areas. People in Windsor already know the misery of aircraft noise too well, but recent experiments have extended this misery to people around Ascot as well. Labour's third runway can only extend the aircraft noise misery over a wider area and more hours of the day."

    says the Lib Dems' Parliamentary Candidate George Fussey.

    George Fussey is also worried about the effects of pollution caused by emissions, not only from the aircraft but also the traffic congestion on the ground.

    "Living in Central Windsor I'm only too aware of the constant noise form aircraft landing and taking off from Heathrow. I'm proud that whereas the Labour Party are offering Windsor more noise and pollution, the Lib Dems are committed opposing Heathrow Expansion. It's just a shame that nationally the Conservative Party refuse to tell the public where they stand on Heathrow."

    says Julian Tisi, who is standing for the Liberal Democrats in Clewer East in the Royal Borough Elections.

    Windsor Liberal Democrats are launching a new, "No Heathrow 3", petition which can be signed online at: http://SignMe.org.uk/1082.

  • Eton town centre - street sign reference picture
    Article: Mar 25, 2015
    In Slough and South Bucks Observer, 21 March

    Councillor makes call on pollution levels in his town over fears they may be reaching dangerous levels.

    Cllr Fussey teaches biology at Eton College as well as serving as curator at the famous school's Natural History Museum.

    He raised his concerns at this month's meeting of Eton Town Council - only weeks after it was revealed that Arthur Road in Windsor was suffering pollution levels well above those official recommended.

  • Boeing 737 aircraft / aeroplane in flight
    Petition: Mar 21, 2015

    Recent Experiments have subjected Ascot and surrounding areas to increased aircraft noise.

    Residents in Windsor already know the misery that is caused by incessant aircraft noise.

    The Liberal Democrats remain the only government party who are firmly united locally, nationally and in Europe against expansion at Heathrow.

    Labour propose to build a third runway whilst many Conservative MPs representing constituencies outside of the Heathrow flight path are firmly in favour.

  • George Fussey talks to local resident (Photo by Halid K Izzet, Rhubarb & Custard Photography, Eton)
    Article: Mar 15, 2015
    By Liberal Democrats Windsor Constituency

    The Liberal Democrats' parliamentary candidate for Windsor in 2015 has expressed bemusement at recent comments by the Conservative MP in Windsor suggesting MPs salaries should be raised to as much as £225,000.

    "In our local election campaign Liberal Democrats have promised to cut councillors' allowances in the Royal Borough in half.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2015
    By RBWM LIberal Democrats

    Local Lib Dems are proposing that the council works towards making the council contactable 24 hours a day, rather than just available during working hours.

    Simon Werner said, "With 24-hour shopping, 24-hour banking and 24-hour telephone enquiry lines, it seems unreasonable that we cannot contact the council on the phone 24 hours a day, every day."

  • Event: May 7, 2015 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Windsor Polling Stations

    UK General Election on Thursday May 7th 2015 will include elections of Members of Parliament to The House of Commons, and some local council elections including in Windsor.

    We will be campaigning hard to win strong support from the people of the Windsor consituency, and secure the seat for our excellent local candidate George Fussey.

  • Windsor and Maidenhead Town Hall (Royal Borough Observer 25 Feb 2015)
    Article: Feb 25, 2015
    In Royal Borough Observer - online

    2.1% council tax cut in the Royal Borough approved in debate described as a 'pantomime'

    THE annual budget debate was mocked as a 'pantomime' by veteran Liberal Democrat Cllr Simon Werner yesterday.

    A total of 30 Royal Borough councillors took their turn at Maidenhead Town Hall to praise or damn the ruling Conservative's much touted 2.1% cut in council tax for 2015/16. But Cllr Werner, who represents Pinkneys Green ward as a Liberal Democrat, mocked 'creepy' councillors he accused of lining up to praise their party leaders.

  • Parliamentary Candidate for Windsor Constituency, George Fussey (Photo by Halid K Izzet, Rhubarb & Custard Photography, Eton)
    Article: Feb 24, 2015
    By Richard Fagence, Secretary East Berkshire Liberal Democrats


    Liberal Democrats in Windsor Constituency have chosen Eton Councillor and long-term local resident George Fussey as their candidate for Parliament in May's General Election.

    George Fussey has lived and worked in Eton for nearly 30 years. His two grown up children went to local Royal Borough schools. George's children and his wife have also worked in Royal Borough Schools.

    George is a professional biologist and Curator of Eton's thriving Natural History Museum. He is also a green campaigner and is passionate about sustainability, working on a number of environmental initiatives. He is a Fellow of the Society of Biology, the Linnean Society, the Royal Society of Medicine and the Zoological Society of London.

    George is a former head of biology and current head of career education at Eton College.George works extensively with local schools on a variety of outreach projects as well as serving as Vice-Chairman of Governors at Eton Porny School. He is a recent former Governor of Windsor Girls' School.

    George Fussey became the Councillor for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead's Eton and Castle ward in 2011 with a 22% swing from the Conservatives. As a local councillor George has been proud to represent the historic town of Eton and support the work of the Eton Traders and the Eton Community Association.

    "I'm really proud to have been chosen to represent Windsor which has been my home for nearly 30 years.

    My family has grown up in our community and my children attended local Royal Borough Schools.

    I've also had the privilege of serving as a school governor for both the Eton Porny School and outstanding Windsor Girls' School.

    I hope that as a candidate who actually lives and works in the constituency I could represent the needs of local people much more effectively in parliament,"

    says George Fussey.

    "George has shown himself to be a dedicated and highly capable Borough councillor who has worked tirelessly to represent the people of Eton and Castle and improve the local environment.

    He has a real passion to promote liberal values and we are delighted that he is representing us in the forthcoming election,"

    said Antony Wood, Chair of the constituency party.

    The constituency covers around half of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, including the areas around Windsor and Ascot, as well as Colnbrook and Poyle in Slough Borough and four wards of Bracknell Forest Borough - Click here to find out if you live in Windsor Constituency.

  • Clive Jones - Lib Dem prospective Parliamentary candidate
    Article: Feb 9, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrat Education Minister David Laws has said:

    "When we came into Coalition Government, tough decisions had to be taken because, as Liam Byrne famously told me, there was no money left.

    "The Conservative assumption in 2010 was for a cash freeze in the schools budget - a whopping 10% cut in real terms over the course of the Parliament.

  • Article: Feb 8, 2015
    By Liberal Democrats Windsor Constituency

    New research commissioned by the council shows that as much as 10,000 tonnes of food in the Royal Borough is binned and ends us in landfill every year.

    The Measurement Evaluation Learning Research analysed recycling and refuse bins from 200 households in the Royal Borough over a week last November 2014. The figures were then extrapolated to generate equivalent figures for the whole borough over a year.

    Food waste put in general refuse bins and sent to landfill costs local tax payers twice as much to dispose of as the same food waste placed in the Royal Borough's black food waste bins.

    Food waste collected in the black caddies is turned into a bio-gas which is then burnt to generate electricity and fed to the National Grid at a nearby plant in Oxfordshire. The residue is used as fertilizer.

    And while more than half of us think we don't actually waste any food, the average household throws away around £60 a month of good food.

    Food waste at landfill sites also damages the environment as it rots producing harmful greenhouse gas methane.

    All types of raw and cooked food can go in the black food caddies.

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