BIG PIC­TURE

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the chil­dren in­volved in the run­ning of the day were a credit to the club. Name and ad­dress sup­plied THE is­sue of road safety on roads in new res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ments is to be an au­tumn campaign is­sue for lo­cal Lib­eral Democrats.

Coun David Neil­son is to place a no­tice of mo­tion be­fore the coun­cil that will make a 20 mph limit the norm for new hous­ing de­vel­op­ments. New de­vel­op­ments pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for cre­at­ing road lay­outs that avoid the cre­ation of “rab­bit runs” by clus­ter­ing the hous­ing around a se­ries of cul-de-sacs. The use of a 20mph limit in con­junc­tion with such lay­outs can help to cre­ate a safe fam­ily-friendly en­vi­ron­ment with­out the need to rely on speed humps.

Lo­cal Lib-Dem sup­port­ers were es­pe­cially pleased by the an­nounce­ment that the rais­ing of the in­come tax thresh­old to £12,500 while try­ing also to re­duce Na­tional In­sur­ance pay­ments will fea­ture promi­nently in the party’s next elec­tion man­i­festo.

Pur­su­ing this pol­icy op­tion was strongly sup­ported at the party’s NW re­gion spring con­fer­ence which was held in Mac­cles­field.

Lo­cal del­e­gates were among those who saw a com­pelling case for build­ing on the suc­cess­ful re­al­i­sa­tion our pol­icy to raise the thresh­old to £10,000.

They rea­soned that pay­ing no tax at all on the first £12,000 not only helps to sup­port and en­cour­age those who, in the cur­rent cli­mate, can only find rel­a­tively low paid em­ploy­ment but ben­e­fits ev­ery other tax­payer.

Lo­cal Lib Dem mem­bers and sup­port­ers have been sad­dened by the re­cent pass­ing of one of our num­ber, some­one who truly mer­ited the de­scrip­tion a pil­lar of the com­mu­nity. Brenda Lin­gard, the wife of for­mer Bor­ough Coun­cil­lor Alan, was a for­mer Lord Mayor and Town Coun­cil­lor in Bolling­ton. Her con­tri­bu­tion to lo­cal pol­i­tics in both Bol­lling­ton, and pre­vi­ously in Tyther­ing­ton where she raised her fam­ily, was one of the many ways in which she ex­pressed her con­cern for oth­ers and her en­thu­si­asm for serv­ing the com­mu­nity to which she be­longed.

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