Blog concrete5 Blog Zend_Feed_Writer 2 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/ Lib Dems call on political opponents to join them in fighting homelessness

Bolton Liberal Democrats have invited Council Leader Cllr Cliff Morris and Bolton Labour to second a proposed motion to combat homelessness, as figures show rough sleeping in the town has more than doubled since 2014.]]>
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:35:07 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/lib-dems-call-political-opponents-join-them-fighting-homelessness http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/lib-dems-call-political-opponents-join-them-fighting-homelessness 0
Lib Dems: May is snatching lunches from 1835 children living in poverty in Bolton Wed, 31 May 2017 11:18:49 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/lib-dems-may-snatching-lunches-1835-children-living-poverty-bolton http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/lib-dems-may-snatching-lunches-1835-children-living-poverty-bolton 0 Bolton Budget 2017 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:52:35 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/bolton-budget-2017 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/bolton-budget-2017 0 Protect Bolton's Greenbelt: Withdraw from the GMSF Sun, 12 Feb 2017 19:36:15 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/greenbelt http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/greenbelt 0 Eight things we learnt from the Asons grant scrutiny meeting (and one we didn't) Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:47:48 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/eight-things-we-learnt-asons-grant-scrutiny-meeting-and-one-we-didnt http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/eight-things-we-learnt-asons-grant-scrutiny-meeting-and-one-we-didnt 0 Bolton Council's £164,000 "Labour back-slapping" scheme condemned by Lib Dems

A Bolton Council publication has been condemned by the Liberal Democrats as an expensive "Labour back-slapping scheme" as it was revealed £163,682.85 had been spent on printing and delivery over the past 3 years.]]>
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:25:56 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/bolton-scene http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/bolton-scene 0
Seven times Bolton Labour Council tried to avoid scrutiny

From a £300,000 grant to a solicitors to a £90,000 payoff to a man that was in a job for only five months. Bolton Liberal Democrat Chair Kevin Walsh looks at seven times that your Bolton Labour led Council have tried to brush questionable actions under the carpet during 2016]]>
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:25:46 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/seven-times-bolton-labour-council-tried-avoid-scrut http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/seven-times-bolton-labour-council-tried-avoid-scrut 0
Time for Answers: Asons Grant Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:59:06 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/Asons http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/Asons 0 Lib Dem call for less cash for Councillors receives support from an unlikely source

The Bolton Liberal Democrats 6 year campaign calling for a reduction in the amount of cash paid out to Councillors in Special Responsibility Allowances has been boosted by a group of unlikely supporters.]]>
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:25:20 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/lib-dem-call-less-cash-councillors-receives-support-unlikely-source http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/lib-dem-call-less-cash-councillors-receives-support-unlikely-source 0
Pokemon Locations Around Bolton

One of our members has kindly aggregated a map of pokestops and gyms around Bolton, ]]>
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:59:54 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/pokemon-locaions-around-bolton http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/pokemon-locaions-around-bolton 0
LibDems say "cut councillors, not services" as Council plan to close 13 Childrens' Centre are revealed

The Bolton Liberal Democrats have slammed plans to close 13 Childrens' Centres across the town following plans revealed Bolton Council are looking to cut the number of centres to just seven in a bid to save £1.5million a year.]]>
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:37:33 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/cut-councillors http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/cut-councillors 0
"We have far more in common than that which divides us"

A New member's response to the referendum and its result.]]>
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:46:03 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/we-have-far-more-common-which-divides-us http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/we-have-far-more-common-which-divides-us 0
Bolton Council reveal £8,000 costs after losing battle to keep Labour Councillor's identity secret

A Freedom of Information Request by the Bolton Liberal Democrats looking into "the amount of money paid or to be paid by Bolton Council in legal fees and other resources expanded in attempts to ensure the identity of a councillor who failed to pay their Council Tax on time remained anonymous." has revealed costs totalling nearly £8,000, more than double the £3660 that Council Leader Cliff Morris outlined was paid in legal fees.]]>
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:41:53 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/bolton-tax-payers-8000-bill-after-councillor-failed-pay-his-council-tax http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/bolton-tax-payers-8000-bill-after-councillor-failed-pay-his-council-tax 0
Local Lib Dems call for Council Changes Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:07:53 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/local-lib-dems-call-council-changes http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/local-lib-dems-call-council-changes 0 An Open Letter to First Manchester and TfGM

Every weekend thousands, of people from Bolton and Salford take the trip into Manchester to enjoy the nightlife. Be it to visit the many bars and restaurants, go to gigs, or simply to visit friends. Many of these rely on the 36 or number 8 Night bus to get them home safely - and cheaply. ]]>
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:45:58 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/save-bolton-and-salford-night-bus http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/save-bolton-and-salford-night-bus 0
Damning report reveals homelessness will sky-rocket as a result of Tory housing bill.

An LGA report report released today shows that councils fear that the Conservative housing bill will see a sell off of homes that will not be replaced and a rocketing of homelessness in communities across Britain. The survey of local authorities, treated as a snapshot by the LGA laid out their concerns starkly. ]]>
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 22:27:24 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/Tory-housing-shame http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/Tory-housing-shame 0
Lib Dems condemn Labour as figures reveal Bolton 3rd worst town for economic decline.

Bolton Liberal Democrats have condemned the decision by councillors to ignore proposals for a £0.5 million investment in industry as a report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation puts Bolton 3rd amongst the worse performing northern towns. ]]>
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:08:29 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/bolton-ranked-3rd-worst http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/bolton-ranked-3rd-worst 0
Lib Dems call for divestment of fossil funds

Bolton Liberal Democrats have called on Bolton Council to take action in order to protect over 8,500 Bolton Council employee pensions after it was revealed that £1.3 billion of public funds has been invested in fossil fuel investments through the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF). ]]>
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:34:05 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/Fossil-fund-divestment http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/Fossil-fund-divestment 0
Motion to Bolton Council: Fossil Fuel Divestment Mon, 15 Feb 2016 14:11:37 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/Divestment-Motion http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/Divestment-Motion 0 Lib Dems respond to Tory postal vote concerns

Whilst Bolton Liberal Democrats echo calls by the Bolton Tory Chief for an investigation into the highly unusual increase in the postal voter late-list, we would like to express our disappointment at Cllr Greenhalgh and Cllr Thomas for using our Bolton Asian community as a political football.]]>
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:02:22 +0000 http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/lib-dems-respond-tory-postal-vote-concerns http://www.bolton-libdems.org.uk/blog/lib-dems-respond-tory-postal-vote-concerns 0