Lib Dems and local residents fight to save Kepier Woods

Local Lib Dems are continuing their fight to protect our open spaces and environmental gems.

The County Council’s plans to rip apart Kepier Woods have been resoundingly rejected by local residents.

Whilst there is some support for a new road, the route proposed will lead to serious damage to the Wear Valley.

Lib Dem parish councillor Mick Watson (left in pic) with campaigners Gail Robinson (right) and Dawn Watson (centre), two of the many residents involved in the battle to stop Labour damaging the lungs of our World Heritage city.

Cllr Watson says, “The County Plan will soon have its day in public and we are working hard with everyone who is interested to stop this damaging proposal.”

Lib Dems have repeatedly called for a proper analysis of all possible routes for a new road as well as other options which might be available.
Whether it’s road routes or it’s crazy new HQ plans, Lib Dems are the only party fighting Labour’s damaging proposals around Durham City.

Pro-business Belmont councillors help young entrepreneur

Lib Dem Councillors Eric Mavin and Lesley Mavin (Belmont Division) are keen to make sure that their area has thriving businesses.

With this in mind when a young entrepreneur approached them because there was a problem with the electricity supply to her new premises, Eric and Lesley intervened and soon had the supply reconnected.

Shona’s business is going from strength to strength and looks great too.
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