Leader's Column in Southwark News - July 2021

Football and Climate Change

 

Over the last month, the England team have inspired a generation. As I walked around our borough on Sunday (including the flag-covered Kirby Estate in my ward), the excitement was palpable... 

writes Cllr Hamish McCallum, leader of Southwark Liberal Democrats in this week's Southwark News … see full article here or read below

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Labour ignores residents on protecting green spaces

Labour have again ignored local residents’ calls to protect green spaces in Southwark and ignored the climate emergency by over-riding Southwark Liberal Democrats’ full council motion to prevent council development on such spaces. 

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All problems of Southwark Labour's own making say Lib Dems at Full Council

Southwark Liberal Democrats are holding Southwark Labour to account as 'A problem of their own making' for their failed decade of delivery on youth provision in Southwark, including failed affordable housing delivery and dither and delay on climate change which is resulting in over 200 premature deaths in Southwark per year. 

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Reducing fly-tipping and litter in Southwark

This week, Councillor Maria Linforth-Hall of the Southwark Liberal Democrats in conjunction with a community of residents are launching a campaign across the north of the borough against fly-tipping and litter foulers.

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Lib Dems fight to protect green spaces with council motion

Southwark Liberal Democrats are fighting to protect green spaces from council development. They have launched a petition and are putting pressure on Labour to vote for a full council motion which calls for green spaces to be protected and enhanced.

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Southwark needs to do more for Women’s Safety

Writing in response to Southwark Council’s consultation on Women’s Safety, the Southwark Liberal Democrats this week challenged the council for not taking enough action faster on women’s safety and domestic violence in the borough.  This is despite cross-party calls and initiatives over the past 3+ years aimed at encouraging the council to do more, sooner.

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Leader's Column in Southwark News - June 2021

We need more council homes - but not at the expense of vital green space


Like many local residents, I have been making far more use of local parks and green spaces over the last year. As I look around the borough, it is clear that our green spaces are a lifeline especially for those without private gardens and for families looking for space to play and exercise outdoors... writes Cllr Hamish McCallum, leader of Southwark Liberal Democrats in this week's Southwark News …

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Southwark Climate Change Emergency slips yet again

The Southwark Liberal Democrats today criticised Labour led Southwark Council for further “Dither and Delay” on climate change – after delaying publication of its final Climate Change Strategy yet again. 

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Call to protect green spaces in Southwark from council development

Southwark Liberal Democrats have announced a new policy to formally protect green spaces in the borough from development. Under the policy, the Liberal Democrats will introduce formal protection for Southwark’s green spaces and will enhance those areas for the amenity of local residents.

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Southwark Liberal Democrats criticise Labour’s “dither and delay” on putting Climate Change at the heart of the council

Southwark Liberal Democrats have criticised Labour-run Southwark Council for its “dither and delay” over climate change, having failed to take any meaningful action despite declaring a Climate Emergency over 2 years ago.

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