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Thanet Liberal Democrats

Thanet Liberal Democrats are a branch of East Kent Coast Liberal Democrats campaigning for a better Thanet.

Jordan Williams and team during the January 2016 Newington by-election Campaign

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Thanet Liberal News

  • Angie Curwen collecting signitures for petition against bus route closures in Minster, Dec 2017
    Article: Jan 14, 2018
    By Martyn Pennington

    Congratulations to Angie Curwen on coming second in the by-election for the Villages ward for Thanet District Council.

    She had the support of 25% of those voting, which was a huge increase on previous Lib Dem results in this ward, and comfortably beat Labour, an independent and the Greens.

    The re-election of the Conservative candidate in the scheduled 2019 elections will be hotly contested.This result was achieved with a lot of support from Thanet members, and also a helping hand from members in Canterbury and other local Lib Dem parties.

  • Fly-tipping on Canterbury Road near Sarre Dec 2017
    Article: Jan 1, 2018

    Villages report that fly-tipping and litter problems are important challenges to improving life in Thanet

    49% of respondents to our Thanet Villages survey in December 2017 are rightly concerned that there is a big fly-tipping problem, particularly in the rural areas surrounding our villages.

    Irresponsible dumping of waste takes place on the highway, lay byes and private land.

  • Traffic triggering a speed camera in Monkton Road, Minster Dec 2017
    Article: Dec 23, 2017

    Speeding, road maintenance, pavements and fears over cuts to bus services - Thanet Villages' residents have told us what their priorities are.

    Over half the respondents in each of the Thanet villages for our December 2017 survey rasied speeding traffic as a concern, but in particular Acol, where over 85% of respondents raised this as a priority issue.

  • Angie Curwen collecting signitures for petition against bus route closures in Minster, Dec 2017
    Article: Dec 19, 2017
    By Angie Curwen

    Thanet District Council's failure to produce a Local Plan increases uncertainties of future planning decisions for local residents.

    42% of respondents in our recent survey to the Thanet Villages highlighted planning as a major concern to them.

    This included anxieties about the increasing number of homes planned for the Thanet Villages area, the future use of the Manston airport site and concerns over the consistency and transparency of the planning process.

  • Save Kent's Buses
    Article: Dec 5, 2017

    They are SOCIALLY NECESSARY Buses

    Kent County Council are considering reducing the subsidy it gives to 78 bus routes all over Kent. The bus operators have warned that these services could be withdrawn if the subsidies are cut. You can find a list of buses that could be axed by clicking here.

    People rely on these vital bus services - schoolchildren, disabled and elderly people and their carers. People who can't drive will find it harder to get to doctors or hospital appointments. People living in rural areas will struggle to get to the shops. As a result KCC has chosen for many years to keep these 'socially necessary routes' running by paying bus companies a contribution towards their costs. .

  • Martyn Pennington 2017
    Article: Nov 19, 2017
    By Martyn Pennington

    As in 2016, this year turned out very differently from what we expected a year ago.

    In April, just as we were preparing our last push in the KCC elections, a real snap General Election meant we had to go the extra mile and carry on campaigning until June 8th. After the shattering results of the 2015 General Election, followed by the massive disappointment of the EU referendum in 2016, we hoped for better - hopes that a large proportion of the 48% 'remain' voters, and a significant number of Labour voters unable to agree with Jeremy Corbyn's leadership style and policies, would support us, gave us a reasonable base for optimism. The outcome could have been worse but could have been so much better.