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In This Month’s Focus…

by John Shaw on 16 September, 2015

Look out for this month’s Focus for the latest news from the Liberal Democrat Focus Team including: Are local Tories putting residents last again with limited consultation over changes to local roundabouts? Action on graffiti and John Shaw’s case files on Lower Brook Street, Winchester Road, Deep Lane, Culver Road, Packenham Road and Victory Hill

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A Record of Action

by John Shaw on 16 June, 2015

I’ve now embedded  a Google map of action completed in the ward since May of this year on a new page on this site. Why not check out the latest here or click on the record of action page via the Pages button on the left of this text?

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Just a click away at: http://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/news/13328794.BROOKVALE/   This features Jane Austen Walk information and news of a possible September social event from Brookvale Community Association. You can read more community news every week in the Gazette – out on Thursdays!

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Review of the Year 2014-15

by John Shaw on 15 June, 2015

Taking the County Council to task over cuts As the budget that funds care services for the elderly, disabled and socially excluded was being slashed by the County Council, despite them placing more and more funds into reserves, Liberal Democrat  Borough Group Leader, Cllr Gavin James attended a meeting with County Council officials over cuts […]

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Once again, this year’s borough council election in Brookvale and Kings Furlong was a close race between Labour and the Liberal Democrat Focus Team as local campaigner, John Shaw cut Labour’s lead in the area down to just 69 votes. Liberal Democrat predictions that UKIP and the Conservatives could not win were proved right as those […]

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2014 – The Year So Far

by John Shaw on 20 April, 2014

Tackling Tory Neglect Good news! The County Council repaints worn road markings in Lower Brook Street and at the corner of Southend Road and Essex Road. Our January Focus analyses the last Borough elections when just 108 votes separated Labour and the Lib Dems in Brookvale and Kings Furlong with Tories and UKIP a poor […]

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2013 Review of the Year

by John Shaw on 20 April, 2014

Focus takes the fight to Tesco Early 2013 and the Focus Team was letting local residents know how they could speak at the planning enquiry hearing Tesco’s appeal against refusal of its planning appeal for a new store in Winchester Road. The Focus Team had already received survey responses from over 1,000 local residents which said […]

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Building a Stronger Economy

by John Shaw on 31 July, 2013

After years of building an economy based on financial wheeler dealing in a virtual reality world, it’s good to see the Government getting back to substantial investment in projects that are based in the real world. The coalition Government has allocated over £4 million to fund the M3 Junction 6 and Black Dam roundabout improvements in Basingstoke, helping to reduce […]

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Call for More Town Centre Green Spaces

by John Shaw on 31 July, 2013

The Councillor representing the part of Basingstoke with the least public open green space has expressed fears that new rules could make things worse. Brookvale and Kings Furlong Lib Dem Councillor John Shaw said:“I am very concerned that the central part of Basingstoke is particularly vulnerable to losing out on green infrastructure – the open […]

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UKIP/Conservative Shabby Deal

by John Shaw on 31 July, 2013

Liberal Democrats on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council have slammed a shoddy deal which meant Conservative Councillors voting for a UKIP Councillor to Chair the Council’s Human Resources Committee while at the same time blocking all other opposition Councillors from Chairing the Authority’s Overview and Scrutiny Committees. Lib Dem Group Leader Councillor Gavin James said:“This […]

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