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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