The Polar Bear sculpture at the Glebe Shopping Centre is looking much better following its cleaning a few weeks ago and its surface has now been waxed to help preserve its condition. The sculpture was originally made in 1964 and, after 58 years, it needed some renovation.
Some great results for Liberal Democrats in last Thursday's local elections, especially for Manor Ward Councillor Andy McGuinness and Chells Ward Councillor Tom Wren who were both re-elected with increased majorities. Our other candidates throughout the town also fared well and we will be working hard with them to improve their fortunes in future elections. We are very grateful to everyone who supported us by voting for our candidates across the borough.
Lib Dems are highlighting the confused state of the County Council Highways Department's plans for maintaining Gresley Way. In the Comet newspaper this week, Councillor Robin Parker accused the local Tory councillor in charge of the County Council Highways Portfolio of not knowing what the current state of the road's surface is and not understanding what his department's plans for maintaining Gresley Way actually are.
Lib Dem Borough Councillors have been funding several stages of environmental improvement works at Chells Manor Pond. The three councillors for Manor Ward (Andy McGuinness, Robin Parker and Graham Snell) are providing the funds for this ongoing project from their local budgets.
Robin Parker, Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Chells Division, has arranged for a long stretch of footway alongside Chells Way to be re-surfaced and made safer.
We are very sad to report the unexpected death on Wednesday 8th December 2021, of Councillor Paul Clark. Paul was the Liberal Democrat councillor for Hitchin Highbury Ward on North Hertfordshire District Council and he was also deputy leader of the Council. Paul was also the County Councillor for Hitchin South Division on Hertfordshire County Council.
To Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for the Constituency of Stevenage.
On behalf of Stevenage Liberal Democrats, I wish to express my horror and disgust at the appalling news today about the murder of Sir David Amess MP. All those elected to public office should be able to perform their duties, as David was trying to do, without violence, fear or threats.
Naturally, our thoughts and concerns at this time are for David’s family and personal friends.
Please pass on our message to them and your party colleagues.
With sincere sympathy,
Robin Parker, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Stevenage Borough Council. Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Chells Division.
Six defibrillators are now operational in Chells and Manor wards.
Thanks to the persistence and hard work of Stevenage Lib Dem councillors in Chells and Manor wards, six Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) are now operational in our local community.
A new zebra crossing is now helping hundreds of local Chells residents cross safely over busy Chells Way, near Tesco at The Glebe.
It was the idea of local Lib Dem Chells County Councillor Robin Parker, who funded the crossing from his Hertfordshire County Council Highways Locality Budget.
Robin Parker, local Lib Dem Chells County Councillor and candidate for re-election on 6 May, who is also a Manor Borough Councillor, shows his support for the Herts Twenty’s Plenty Campaign.
Robin said “Road Safety for pedestrians, and particularly children, is vital and so I support the idea that 20 mph should be the default speed limit on suitable residential and urban roads.”