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Welcome to the Chippenham Liberal Democrats

Chippenham Constituency Liberal Democrats, including the towns of Bradford on Avon, Chippenham, Corsham and Melksham led by our Prospective MP Helen Belcher. To hear more from Helen visit her website helenbelcher.uk.

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    Article: Nov 2, 2018

    Wiltshire Liberal Democrats have launched a County wide petition to force a full Council debate and vote on controversial new car parking charges.

    The new charges for Sunday and Bank Holiday parking in Wiltshire Council car parks will be introduced from 19th November in the run up to Christmas.

    The Lib Dems hope to get 5,000 signatures on a petition calling for the charges to be dropped. If successful, that will force a full debate and vote on the charges at the next meeting of Wiltshire Council in the New Year.

  • Article: Nov 1, 2018
    In Corsham FOCUS, November 2018

    The Lib Dems have launched a petition against Wiltshire Council's plan to increase parking charges, including Sundays and bank holidays. Corsham's historic town centre has over 80 retailers and restaurants but getting people to use it is a growing challenge. Retailers have expressed concerns that increased parking fees will drive more business out of the town.

  • Article: Nov 1, 2018
    In Corsham FOCUS, November 2018

    As many will have noticed, the Redrow sign has disappeared from Bath Road, Pickwick. This may be due to Redrow pulling out of the deal but Gladman Developments are fighting on against local opposition.

    Pickwick Liberal Democrat Wiltshire Cllr Ruth Hopkinson has fought this plan for years, alongside the Pickwick Association, but although the missing sign is a good omen, we shouldn't count our chickens.

  • Article: Oct 24, 2018
    In Bradford on Avon FOCUS, Autumn 2018

    Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES) published plans for a Clean Air Zone on October 16th, involving a charge on higher emission vehicles in Bath city centre. However, the plan could bring traffic from the A46 to the A36 through Bradford instead. "I fully support tackling the issue of pollution in city centres," says Cllr Sarah Gibson, "but it mustn't simply shift the problem elsewhere."

  • Article: Oct 2, 2018
    In Melksham South FOCUS, Autumn 2018

    A 20 mph limit for Coronation road and the surrounding streets could be confirmed before the end of the year.

    September's Area Board meeting voted to support the proposal by local councillor Jon Hubbard to support the introduction of the new limit by allocating £5,000 of funding towards the scheme.

    The Town Council has already pledged the same, meaning that the final hurdle will be getting the Community Area Transport Group to agree to proceed with the scheme.