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  • Covid-19 One Slough Community Response
    Article: Apr 3, 2020

    This sheet gives contact details for:

    1. Those who need help.

    2. Those who want to volunteer.

    3. Businesses who want to help and organisations with volunteers.

    4. Those organisations who are collecting food.

    5. Pharmacies that need support distributing medicines.

  • Delay Brexit to focus on fighting coronavirus
    Article: Apr 3, 2020

    Lib Dems repeat our call to extend the transition period and delay Brexit. The Government should be focusing all its efforts on tackling the coronavirus crisis and addressing issues such as those set out below, including:

    1. more investment in COVID-19 testing and PPE for NHS and social care staff

    2. improving schemes to help businesses through the crisis

  • Article: Mar 31, 2020

    Our health and social care workers are going above and beyond during this crisis - we want to say thank you.

    To everyone working in the NHS and in our social care system: every doctor, nurse, carer, paramedic, health care assistant, manager, cleaner, administrator, pharmacist, those on the front-line and those keeping the NHS working behind the scene - thank you.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2020

    Report on yesterday's updates: Today Ed Davey, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats, challenged the Chancellor to "move as fast as possible" to roll out a financial support package for the five million self-employed people in the UK.

    In an Urgent Question in the House of Commons, Ed Davey highlighted that the self-employed, who are excluded from current financial support for businesses and employees, are under "real stress" and are "literally running out of money" as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2020

    MPs debated the Government's emergency Coronavirus Bill. This was the constructive approach set out by the Lib Dems before the debate.

    The Coronavirus crisis is an unprecedented threat, leaving the most vulnerable in our communities at risk. People across the country are rightly worried about their loved ones. This is a national emergency and emergency powers are clearly necessary to keep individuals and communities safe from the virus.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2020

    Lib Dems set up Coronavirus Community Taskforce

    Yesterday Acting Leader Ed Davey set up a Coronavirus Community Taskforce to coordinate Liberal Democrat councillors' members, activists and supporters in their response to the Coronavirus crisis in their communities.

    The Coronavirus crisis is leaving the most vulnerable in our communities at risk. People across the country are rightly worried about their loved ones, with many more keen to do something to help.

  • Upton Hospital, Slough: Jan 2020
    Article: Mar 19, 2020

    Everyone is rightly coming together to support one-another as we face the awful COVID-19 disease. The latest information from the NHS is available here:

    We are all doing whatever we can to support our NHS and social care systems. One of the ways the local Lib Dems are uniquely well-placed to contribute is by repeating yet again, and as strongly as possible, the message that we are so grateful to have the dedicated EU citizens who have remained here to work in our NHS and social care systems. We repeat this message to these EU citizens:

  • Article: Mar 19, 2020
    By Munira Wilson

    As the coronavirus crisis continues, people are understandably becoming increasingly worried.

    This is likely to be a tough and frightening time for many people. It is vital we all take this incredibly seriously, follow the advice being given, and pull together as a country during this difficult period.

  • Robert Plimmer at the 163 Bath Rd site_Jan 2019
    Article: Mar 13, 2020

    "It's time for better policies on housing & development in Slough" says Robert Plimmer, Chair of Slough Lib Dems. Robert lists 3 key ways Slough's Labour-run Council is failing on housing & development. He proposes new approaches for each one:

    • Labour is failing to control Airbnb properly and insist on the affordable houses that Slough residents need: housing is a complex issue, and the Tory Government have caused many of the problems, but Slough's Labour Council should also be doing a better job. In early 2019 Robert Plimmer visited a development site on Bath Rd (see photo) and suggested to Slough Council that they should:
      • within the limits of national policy, do more to insist that developers of sites such as 163 Bath Road do more to meet the needs of Slough residents by providing some social and/or key worker housing and/or properties for local residents under shared-ownership schemes;
      • follow other councils and use planning and enforcement powers to take more steps to control Airbnb better and reduce the likelihood of office to residential conversions attracting Airbnb short-term rentals;
  • Article: Mar 11, 2020
    By Mark Pack

    Following careful consideration of the latest health advice and risks, the Federal Board has tonight decided to cancel our federal conference this weekend.

    It's not a decision that was taken lightly as conference plays a key role in our democratic party as well as being an important training and information exchange event. However, the health of our members and supporters, the staff who work on conference and the wider public is far more important.