"Zero community consultation" on Waitrose redevelopment

Arun Lib Dem Councillors have criticised a lack of consultation with the community after plans were submitted to transform the former Waitrose in Littlehampton town centre into flats.

Plans have been submitted to Arun District Council to demolish the existing buildings and replace them with more than 80 houses, and a small amount of retail space.

Littlehampton town councillors Tracey Baker, Billy Blanchard-Cooper, Dr James Walsh and Ian Buckland outside the former Waitrose store in Littlehampton town centre

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Arundel and South Downs prospective MP

Arundel & South Downs Liberal Democrats have selected a local candidate, described by colleagues as a 'rising star' of the party, as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the next general election.

Alison Bennett

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Is the message getting through?

Have the Conservative councillors on Arun District Council finally woken up to the problems that all the extra houses in Pagham will cause on the local road network (after allowing two other similar sized housing schemes through late last year)...? Or have they just realised how unpopular these thousands of new houses are locally, with an election due in May!

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Peoples Vote agreed (for Bognor Regis)

You won't be surprised to hear that Liberal Democrat councillors on Bognor Regis Town Council voted for a people's vote, on Bognor Regis regeneration.

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Visitor information centre removal "called in"

Arun lib dems succeeded in "calling in" Arun District Council's plan to remove the the Visitor Information Centre and Littlehampton Experience from the Look and Sea Centre in Littlehampton.

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New Chair for Arun Lib Dems

At November's AGM of the local party, Arun Lib Dems voted in a new Chair.

Cllr Jamie Bennett will take over from long-standing Arun Lib Dems Chair Cllr Dr James Walsh.

Jamie (pictured on the left!) is also the Chair of Rustington Parish Council.

 

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Save the Sunken Gardens

Liberal Democrats in Bognor Regis have launched a petition and staged a public meeting to save an open space in the town. The councillors leading the meeting want to stop plans by Conservative-led Arun District Council for a "linear park" on the site of the Sunken Gardens between Queensway and Waterloo Square.

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Liberal Democrats double election victory

Following Cllr Martin Smith's stunning win in the Aldwick West by-election in November, Arun Lib Dems gained another Arun District Council seat from the Conservatives.

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Keep our rubbish tips open and free

Local residents are angry that the Conservative-run County Council has announced plans to close local rubbish tips for two days each week AND reduce opening hours. Find out more and sign our petition.

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Lib Dems hold two seats on Bognor Regis Town Council

Kenton Batley and Martin Smith are now Liberal Democrat town councillors in Bognor Regis following their win on Thursday (3rd December).

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