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Our Manifesto for Peckham Rye

by Laurie Eggleston on 14 April, 2010

As you’ll see below, Southwark Liberal Democrats have launched our manisfesto. However, the following are our manifesto pledges for what we will work towards in Peckham Rye: Work to install drainage on Peckham Rye Common, so that the community can use more of it all year round. Create new tree planting fund – 200 new […]

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Southwark Lib Dems Launch Manifesto

by Laurie Eggleston on 14 April, 2010

Southwark Liberal Democrats have launched our 2010 manifesto which outlines the steps we’d take over the next four years to make the borough a Fairer, Greener & Better place. You can read the full manifesto here: We’ve reproduced the introduction by Nick Stanton below, and here are the Six to Fix, the six pledges […]

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Fairer, Greener and Better – by Nick Stanton  Southwark has been transformed by the Liberal Democrats. In just a few short years the Borough has gone from one of the worst in London to one of the best. Prudent budgeting and financial competence has meant Southwark residents have benefited from below cost of living council […]

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Lib Dem Council Tax Freeze Helps Poorest

by Laurie Eggleston on 10 April, 2010

Families across Peckham Rye have been welcoming the Liberal Democrat team on Southwark Council’s decision to freeze council tax for the second year running. We have always opposed council tax. It’s an unfair tax which takes no account of people’s ability to pay. Despite 13 years in Government, Labour have failed to address this unfairness […]

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We take 63 bus fight to City Hall

by Laurie Eggleston on 6 April, 2010

After a massive response to our petition to extend the number 63 bus route to Honor Oak, we have formally submitted the petition to City Hall for Boris Johnson to now respond to. Nearly 600 local residents have backed our campaign to extend the bus route, which currently stops at Forest Hill Road and would […]

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New London Overground Sneak Preview

by Laurie Eggleston on 3 April, 2010

With just a couple of months to go until the re-opening of the extended East London Line, I thought it would be worth sharing some links to websites giving a sneak preview of the new service. The Guardian’s Dave Hill has an interesting blog on the new line here: And the excellent London Reconnections […]

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The Tempest – Outdoor Theatre Event in Peckham Rye

by Laurie Eggleston on 30 March, 2010

Just posting the details of an event in Peckham Rye this summer. The Festival Players Theatre Company are staging a production of The Tempest on 4th July at 7:30 pm outside the Café on the Rye. There will also be a licensed bar and a BBQ. Tickets are £12.50 for adults, £9 for concessions, and […]

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Peckham Rye Lib Dems’ Recycling Success

by Laurie Eggleston on 28 March, 2010

Tetra Pak recycling facilities will soon be installed in Peckham Rye Park, after campaigning by Peckham Rye Lib Dems. After listening to residents’ concerns highlighted on the Environment survey which we carried out, we’ve been demanding better local facilities from council officers, to allow local people to recycle more. The facilities are due to be […]

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Lib Dems Pledge to Recycle 10 times more than labour

by Laurie Eggleston on 26 March, 2010

Creating a sustainable environment is at the heart of everything the Liberal Democrats do. Over the past 8 years we have increase recycling in Southwark to more than six times the level under Labour. We are currently investing in a he new recycling centre on the Old Kent Road to make sure Southwark recycles even […]

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Peckham Rye’s Labour councillors once again failed to all attend a community council together, and meet the people they are paid to represent. Peckham Rye’s Labour councillors have pocketed over £120,000 of taxpayers money since the last election. Their final Community Council before they quit was last week and once again they failed to show […]

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