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  • Councillor Martin Haswell
    Article: Nov 5, 2020
    By Martin Haswell

    Lib Dem councillors in Sunderland are asking the Council to approve a plan to reduce stress for pets and their owners from fireworks.

    Liberal Democrat councillors Martin Haswell (Pallion and Ford Estate) and Heather Fagan (Doxford and Tunstall) are asking Sunderland Council to approve a plan to tackle nuisance noise from fireworks in future years.

  • Niall Hodson outside the Ship Isis pub
    Article: Nov 3, 2020
    By Niall Hodson

    Wearside Lib Dems are calling on the Government to allow local pubs and breweries to sell beer to take away during the lockdown in order to save local businesses from permanent closure.

    Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Sunderland City Council and councillor for Millfield Niall Hodson is questioning the Government's plan to ban take-away beer and cider during the four-week closure.

  • Stephen O'Brien at Thorndale shops
    Article: Nov 1, 2020
    By Stephen O'Brien

    Lib Dem plans to put up Christmas lights around Thorney Close to spread some festive cheer have been blocked by Labour-run Sunderland Council.

    Local Lib Dem councillors put in a bid for Council funding to put up Christmas lights atplaces like Thorndale shops to help boost trade for businesses and give younger kids somewhere local they could go to look at the lights.

  • Niall Hodson at Millfield Metro Station
    Article: Oct 23, 2020
    By Niall Hodson

    Lib Dem councillors on Wearside say that Nexus' decision to close travel shops and force people to sort passes, permits and travelcards online will make life harder for vulnerable people.

    The decision by Tyne and Wear transport body Nexus to close all six of their travel shops across the area - including the office at Park Lane Interchange in Sunderland - should be reversed according to city councillors on Wearside.

  • Margaret Crosby at the Hastings Hill shops
    Article: Oct 13, 2020
    By Margaret Crosby

    Local Liberal Democrat councillorMargaret Crosby has secured several thousand pounds to repair and resurface pavements and roads around the shops on Sevenoaks Drive in Hastings Hill.

    Margaret arranged a meeting with local residents before bringing Sunderland Council staff out to discuss the poor state of repair of paths and roads. As a result repair works will now take place to improve them.