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  • Niall Hodson at Simpson Street School, Deptford
    Article: Jan 13, 2021
    By Niall Hodson

    We're backing the Sunderland Echo's 'Shot in the Arm' campaign to make sure that all local pharmacies across Sunderland, Washington, Houghton and Hetton can take part in the COVID vaccine roll out.

    Wearside Liberal Democrats leader Niall Hodson said:

    "Having one of the new national vaccine hubs at the Centre for Life in Newcastle is fantastic for the North East, but we need to make getting the jab as easy as possible for as many people in Sunderland, Washington, Houghton and Hetton which is why the Shot in the Arm campaign is so important.

  • Liberal Democrat campaigner Malcolm Bond at the site where new houses are being built next to South Bents estate
    Article: Jan 7, 2021
    By Malcolm Bond

    Wearside's Liberal Democrats have attacked Conservative boasts about police funding as "smoke and mirrors" that dress up a potential Council Tax rise as if it were extra funding from the Government.

    Local Conservatives have claimed that "Northumbria Police is set to receive an additional £18.6 million in its funding, thanks to the Conservative Government's increase to police budgets."

  • Malcolm Bond at Seaburn Recreation Field
    Petition: Jan 6, 2021

    Join Malcolm Bond's campaign to classify Seaburn Recreation Field as Greenspace and protect it from developers by signing his open letter to Sunderland City Council.

    Local campaigner Malcolm Bond is writing an open letter to Sunderland Council demanding that Seaburn Recreation Field is officially listed as 'Greenspace' in the Council's proposed 'Allocations and Designations Plan'.

  • Stephen O'Brien in the Hastings Hill subway
    Article: Dec 10, 2020
    By Stephen O'Brien

    An eyesore subway under one of the main dual carriageways into Sunderland has been vandalised and set on fire just week after upgrade works, sparking fury from the local community who want it replaced with a pedestrian crossing.

    The Hastings Hill subway under Chester Road is the only way to get from Grindon and Hastings Hill estates to the new ALDI supermarket on the former Dewhirst site at Pennywell, or to catch a bus into town.

  • Lib Dem councillor for Doxford Heather Fagan ()
    Article: Dec 6, 2020
    By Heather Fagan

    Local councillor Heather Fagan is delighted that funding has been secured for a new street cleaning operative for the community across Doxford, Tunstall, Moorside and Hall Farm.

    Heather said, "I know how important is is to keep our roads, paths and green spaces clean and tidy, which is why it is great news that your local Lib Dems have convinced the Council to employ a street cleaner who will be working around our area to clear up the likes of rubbish, leaves and weeds.