• Gate at Warrington Council Bldg
    Article: Jul 8, 2021
    By Cllr Ian Marks

    Liberal Democrat former Council leader Ian Marks responds to Council delays in dealing with Freedom of Information requests associated with the failure to sign off the Council's accounts.

    I have lost track of how many times I have asked at meetings of the Council's Audit and Corporate Governance Committee when the accounts for 2017/18 were going to be signed off by the external auditor. We have been given several dates, all of which have been missed, and recently neither the Council nor the Auditor are prepared to commit themselves.

  • Gate at Warrington Council Bldg
    Article: Jun 23, 2021

    Conservatives on Warrington Borough Council failed to present any serious policy proposals on the Green Belt or affordable housing in their motion to Council on 21st June.

    Cllr Ryan Bate said: Liberal Democrats have a strong record on protecting the Green Belt. The Tories cannot have their cake and eat it. They blame the Council for considering Green Belt development while having a national housing methodology which makes it difficult to avoid.

  • Gate at Warrington Council Bldg
    Article: Jun 22, 2021

    Warrington Council has passed a motion to help protect our natural environment by cutting some grass verges less frequently.

    Liberal Democrat Councillors were delighted that their Council Motion was supported by both the Labour and Conservative groups at the Council meeting on 21 June.

    The motion proposed by Stockton Heath Councillor Judith Wheeler and seconded by Grappenhall Councillor Mike Biggin asked the Council to support the Plantlife's Charity campaign to 'cut less, cut later' to preserve the variety of wildflowers and grasses on roadside verges. This has been adopted by many Councils across the country.

  • Amanda Milling letter
    Article: May 3, 2021

    The Warrington Conservative Party is not what it used to be. There have been several events that have led to this.

    Chairman of Warrington Liberal Democrats Cllr Ryan Bate says: Prior to the election period starting, private messages containing discriminatory language were leaked to the national press. A Co-Chair of the national Conservative Party said "No one should be subject to those abhorrent views. That is why we quickly suspended the individual in question last week when the comments came to light. They are no longer a party member."

  • B&C Focus logo
    Article: Apr 29, 2021
    By David Eccles and Matt Scott

    A message from your Liberal Democrat candidates for Warrington Borough Council (Birchwood ward) and Birchwood Town Council (Locking Stumps ward) at the elections to be held on Thursday 6th May

    Do you worry about how our money is spent?

    As Liberal Democrats, we support openness and transparency when it comes to public funds and how they are spent. In short, we like to see value for money. We are concerned that Birchwood Town Council is not doing enough to ensure this. What checks and balances are in place to see the town's money used wisely, and on things the community considers most important? The answers are not readily available, but the financial figures do tell a story.

  • 2021 locals print ad
    Article: Apr 15, 2021
    By Cllr Bob Barr, Leader of the Opposition

    For a cleaner, greener, safer, fairer and more caring Warrington

    Those in the town who are represented by Liberal Democrats know that we work hard for the community all year round, every year, and keep in touch through regular FOCUS newsletters and the local press. We are the official opposition on Warrington Borough Council currently holding eleven seats, the Conservatives have only one.