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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.

  • 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.

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

    Our schools are still suffering from cuts claims Melksham's prospective Lib Dem MP, Helen Belcher.

    According to the school cuts website, Melksham Oak school is losing almost £300 per pupil by 2020 and our primary schools are faring no better with, for example, Forest and Sandridge School losing £325 per pupil. Every school in Melksham is affected.

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

    Following the closure of the Christie Miller Sports Centre local councillor Jon Hubbard has said that there are serious questions that still need to be answered about how the Campus project has ended up in such a mess.

    Jon claims that if the early stages of the project had been better managed, and the bill for the Oakfields Stadium had not esculated from £1.9m to almost £7m then the situation would not be what it is today.