Watford Liberal Democrats call for priority vaccinations for frontline staff

Watford Liberal Democrats are calling for teachers, police and frontline key workers to be vaccinated once older residents, NHS and social care staff and people with health conditions have received a vaccination. 

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Watford Liberal Democrats call for level playing field for local shops with online retailers

Watford Liberal Democrats are supporting calls for a ‘level playing field’ in the taxes paid by local shops and online retailers. The call comes after major UK supermarkets lobbied for a 1% sales tax to be levied on online stores including Amazon[i]. The Watford Liberal Democrat petition calling ...

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Mayor writes to Watford MP urging support for Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

Following Watford's Full Council meeting on 26th January 2021 I have written to Watford's MP Dean Russell to ask him to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill. The motion passed at Council, and my letter, outline how Watford is working towards tackling the climate and ecological ...

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Mayor writes to Home Secretary calling for tracking of stalkers and domestic abusers

Following Full Council on 26th January 2021 I have written to the Home Secretary regarding the Domestic Abuse Bill. The motion adopted at Full Council, and my letter, call upon the Home Secretary to introduce measures into the Domestic Abuse Bill which allow for stalkers and domestic abusers to b...

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Watford Council agrees resourceful budget for 2021/22

Watford’s councillors have agreed on the council’s budget for the next year. Like many of us, councils face a tough financial situation with less income and more expenditure to help those in need. It is important that money is spent effectively to make our town an even better place for everyone.

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Working Hard for Watford - 2020 Report Card

Despite the challenges of 2020 I continued to keep in touch with residents and push forward with my manifesto commitments. In the below 'Report Card' you will see a few key stats from 2020.  

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Mayor opposes introduction of charges to enter London

I have written to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to express my opposition to the proposed introduction of charges for motorists entering Greater London. You can find my letter in full below.

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Watford Rejects Single Unitary Authority

On Tuesday, Watford Councillors from all parties unanimously agreed a motion rejecting a single unitary authority for Hertfordshire. The motion stressed the inappropriate timing of the County Council’s proposal and the need to maintain focus on responding to the Covid-19 pandemic not on local gov...

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Mayor welcomes decision on the ambitious plans to transform hospital

  Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, welcomed the unanimous decision by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT) and Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG) Boards to move ahead with their ambitious plans to transform the Watford General site and deliver considerable improve...

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Planning Success for Watford Liberal Democrats

Following a campaign by the Liberal Democrats, the government has announced that new homes built using permitted development powers must meet minimum space standards. The recent Wellstones case in Watford attracted national coverage as it included tiny flats, some of which had no windows or even ...

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