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What the Liberal Democrats Stand For
Priorities for Dorridge and Hockley Heath:
● Properly funded and well-equipped schools
● More resources for police to tackle the crime wave that's been blighting the area
● Preserving our parks and green spaces
● Quality housing our children can afford
● Improving local NHS and care services
Time for a change
The Tories have a big majority on the council including all three seats in Dorridge and Hockley Heath. Democracy suffers when one party is so dominant.
It’s time for a change!
In the local 2019 elections your candidate is Paul Fairburn.
Solihull is the 10th worst out of 36 Metropolitan councils in England for the frequency of robberies. We will fight for more Police resources for community policing.
Teachers are over-worked and under-funded. We say local schools should get a fairer slice of education funding.
We want Solihull to play a big part in building homes to meet demand. We'll push for genuinely affordable housing for first time buyers, and social housing too.
Solihull could lead the way to a healthy low-carbon economy. The council has to dispose of millions of single-use plastics each year, and you foot the bill in Council Tax. We can't recycle our way out of the plastic crisis, so let's reduce our use.
Councils can play a part in fighting climate change. We want wider encouragement in the use of public transport - not penalising drivers but by making buses and trains easier to use.
I have also publicy signed the pledge at Divest West Midlands. We need to keep fossil fuels in the ground to avert a climate crisis. If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.
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Solihull Hospital mustn't be run down in the name of regional efficiencies. We're pushing for better coordination between social services and the NHS to reduce bed blocking.
We will oppose short-sighted funding cuts to local organisations that help prevent illness and keep people out of hospital.
Prevention is better than cure!
GPs see increasing cases of self-harm, depression and drug dependency. Children with mental health problems wait too long for initial assessment, and schools struggle to provide support. We'll press for more resources.
Dorridge Station Parking
Please let us know what you think might be the best solution to the parking problems at Dorridge Station.
The station and overflow car parks don't have enough space for the rail-users who want to use Dorridge. This results in often inconsiderate parking on nearby streets.
The situation has improved on Poplar Road after yellow lines were installed, but has this just moved the parking to other streets?
What do you think, with Sainsburys so busy and rail travel is becoming ever more popular? Tell us in the comments box at the bottom.
Picking up / Dropping off at the Station
This isn't easy at Dorridge station.
Lib Dem Candidate Paul Fairburn said
"When the front of the station was being remodelled as part of the Sainsburys changes, why didn't it include a decent drop off facility?"
"If you're dropping off or picking someone up you often have to block the disabled spaces and the entrance to the car park. It was a missed opportunity."
Please tell us what you think using the form at the bottom of this page.
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