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Cllr Brian Dalton

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Cllr Brian Dalton

Spokesperson for South Wiltshire Wiltshire Councillor for Salisbury Harnham West Salisbury City Councillor for Harnham West

24 Wiltshire Road, West Harnham, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8HP

01722 323801 (landline)

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  • New Lib Dem group leader Cllr Ian Thorn and deputy group leader Cllr Ruth Hopkinson
    Article: Jun 10, 2019

    The Liberal Democrat group on Wiltshire Council have announced their new shadow Cabinet spokespeople, following their group AGM on Saturday 8thJune 2019.

    The meeting also saw the re-election of Ian Thorn as the leader of the opposition on Wiltshire Council.

    Cllr Thorn commenting on the appointment of the new spokespeople said, "With less than two years to go until the next Wiltshire Council election, it is now very important to challenge the Conservative administration at every opportunity and these appointments will play a crucial part in doing so."

  • Salisbury Library Petition
    Article: Mar 8, 2019
    By Cllr Brian Dalton in Salisbury Harnham FOCUS

    Residents oppose Tory plan to move and slash Library space by 70%

    Wiltshire Council is under pressure to withdraw and amend its planning application for a new building on the site of the former British Heart Foundation.

    The plans have been criticised by the Council's conservation officer. She comments "economic considerations appear to have dictated a 'metropolitan' scaled development which fails to reflect the character of the historic city", as well as about breaching the 40ft Rule in the City. The new building will house a Travelodge; Gym; Restaurant and a new "temporary" Library. The Library space has been slashed to just 5,983 Sq Ft, 70% smaller than the approxcurrent 20,000 Sq Ft, over three floors.

  • U-turn
    Article: Nov 19, 2018

    Reacting to the ‎news of Wiltshire Council's last minute U-turn to drop Sunday car parking charges due to start this Sunday, Leader of the Opposition and Lib Dem Group Leader on Wiltshire Council Ian Thorn said,

    "I'm delighted that Wiltshire Council's Cabinet have finally seen sense. These Sunday parking charges were a terrible idea.

  • Article: May 23, 2012

    It is the role of local authorities to protect the area it works for and offer support to its businesses, especially local businesses. However it is becoming clear that all over Wiltshire, the Conservative run councilhas decided to desert local traders and just concentrate on trying to maximise its own revenue.

  • Article: Oct 19, 2011

    Following the announcements at Tuesday's cabinet meeting of Wiltshire Council, Liberal Democrats have welcomed the new parking concessions from the Conservative controlled council, following the massive hike in parking charges earlier in the year.

    The latest u-turns from the Conservative Council will see a free hour's parking during Christmas week, an extension of the £50 'service permit' scheme and standardisation of the blue badge scheme across Wiltshire.

  • Article: Oct 11, 2011

    Liberal Democrats on Wiltshire Council this week expressed their concerns over the changes to the planning system, and submitted their concerns to the government consultation.

    Cllr Jon Hubbard, Lib Dem Group Leader (Melksham South)said 'The new proposals could allow developers free reign to build on greenfield sites, by overturning the current checks and balances, and giving developers 'presumed consent' to build anywhere, unless the council raises an objection. This is a real threat to communities and the environment in Wiltshire.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2011

    Wiltshire Liberal Democrats have elected Brian Daltonto be Deputy Group Leader of the Lib Dem Group on Wiltshire Council. Brian Dalton is Wiltshire's Councillor for Salisbury Harnham ward, and also sits on the City Council.

    Lib Dem Group Leader Jon Hubbardsaid "I'm excited to be working with this Salisbury champion. Brian has successfully represented the City as mayor, and will now be joining the Opposition Leadership Team in continuing to hold the Conservatives on Wiltshire Council to account."

  • Article: Sep 6, 2011
    • Lib Dems call for emergency task group to investigate the car parking charges
    • Conservative Councillors vote against increased scrutiny

    Conservatives and Labour joined forces in today's Council meeting to close down any in-depth study on the car parking fiasco. Liberal Democrats called for real scrutiny of the Conservative's decisions in a separate Task Group, but were refused.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2010

    Conservative and Labour councillors joined Liberal Democrats in throwing out Wiltshire Council's proposals to "harmonise" waste and recycling across the county.

    A meeting of the Environment Select Committee (Tuesday January 12) considered a report from a task group set up to look at the future of waste and recycling. The 'official' verdict of the Task Group was that all of Wiltshire should have fortnightly rubbish collections and chargeable green waste collections, and that no attempt should be made to introduce kerbside cardboard and plastic recycling collections immediately, though they could be brought in within five years.