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  • 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

    LONG TERM RESIDENT AND CAMPAIGNER GEORGE FUSSEY TO STAND FOR WINDSOR FOR LIB DEMS

    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.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2015
    By Lucy Elder

    Flyers calling for villagers to take part in a consultation about the proposed Heathrow expansion have been dropped through doors in Datchet as the clock ticks down on the chance for them to have their say.

    A total of 2,500 flyers were produced by residents with the help of Datchet Parish Council and have been hand-delivered by volunteers.A banner urging people to 'Say no to more Heathrow noise' has been put up in The Green."It is going to devastate the village," said High Street resident Anita Goddard."It is our children's future, our houses and our lives.

    "This is a major issue and if we don't voice our opinion now, the decision will be made without us."The mother-of-three, who has lived in the village for 20 years, said she brought the consultation to the attention of the parish council at the end of last year.

    "Both Heathrow options will ruin Datchet, but the Heathrow Hub option is shocking. Two miles closer, 50 percent more flights, half the height [at] just 600ft above Datchet and four times louder," she said.

    "We have a human right to a quality of life just like everyone else in this country and we should not have to live in noise and pollution hell! Does Heathrow expect us never to go outside?"

    The Airports Commission Consultation opened in November and closes on Tuesday (Feb 3).

    Visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/airports-commission to view the documents and email airports.consultation@systra.com with your views.

  • Article: Jan 24, 2015
    By Liberal Democrats Windsor Constituency

    Swimmers in Windsor face a 148% increase in charges for a pass for annual swimming, after the newly privatised leisure centre withdrew its swimming only annual pass.

    Swimmers who had been able to purchase an annual swimming pass for around £100, will now have to fork out £248 for an annual pass for all of the leisure centre's facilities.

  • flooding
    Article: Jan 10, 2015

    The River Thames Scheme is designed to protect 15,000 homes on the flood plain from Datchet to Teddington from risk of further flooding.

    In his Autumn Statement Chancellor George Osborne announced an extra £60 million of funding for the £302 million River Thames Scheme.

    The total amount left for councils to provide was £142 million, however the Thames regional Flood and Coastal Committee have already pledged £29 million and Surrey County Council have added a further £1.5 million. Deducting these and the extra £60 million brings local government contribution to an estimated £51.4 million.

  • Article: Dec 29, 2014
    In Royal Borough Observer - online

    THE deadline for having your say on the shaping of a town's future is looming.

    The Windsor Neighbourhood Plan is being developed by a forum of local volunteers with the final product helping to determine planning decisions for the next 10-15 years.

    The initial consultation ends on Wednesday.

    To date, close to 250 residents/businesses have responded but the forum wants more to ensure the plan truly reflects Windsorians' views.

  • Windsor's Fire Engine
    Article: Dec 16, 2014
    By Liberal Democrats Windsor Constituency in Royal Borough Observer - online

    Conservative claims that they sited the new Windsor Fire depot at Tinker's lane because there were more fire in West Windsor, have again been exposed as untrue.

    Last month Windsor Liberal Democrats published figures, obtained from Royal Berkshire Fire and Recue, showing that in the previous twelve months there had been, far more fires in the east of Windsor's "station ground" near the closed St Mark's Road Fire Station.

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