Its always good to blame the French when things go wrong. politically it seems to be a easy win
When it comes to immigration by boat across the channel however we need to be careful. Our track record in this area leaves a lot to be desired.
Back in 2016 when harrowing pictures of the child washed up on a European beach first appeared there was widespread public revulsion and a call for something to be done. The result was the so called Dubbs amendment which committed Britain to take unaccompanied children into the UK. Alf Dubbs who as a child came to the UK fleeing the Nazis hoped some 3000 children would be resettled . In the end before the government quietly shelved the scheme only around 500 had been admitted
Food waste to landfill could double Council's greenhouse emissions
Questions asked at Derbyshire Dales District Council's meeting on Thursday 25th November have drawn attention to a consequence of the suspension since the beginning of August of separate food waste collection.
We have been shown calculations that indicate that this suspension will cause the food waste that has so far been dumped in landfill to contribute the equivalent of almost 1000 tonnes of CO2.
A petition has been started to save a county's council-run care homes after plans to close seven were announced.
Liberal Democrat leader for Derbyshire Councillor Ed Fordham has set up a petition rejecting 'the option of closure' on seven care homes for the elderly identified by the authority as needing £27million spending on them in repairs.
Derbyshire Dales Liberal Democrats have unveiled the team that will run the local party for the coming year.
Derbyshire Dales Lib Dems held their Annual General Meeting yesterday and elected a team of officers for 2022
Chair is Claire Cadogan. The Honorary President is Trevor Boam, Treasurer Henry Jebb, Secretary Midge Dobbs, Vice Chair Martin Burfoot, Parliamentary Spokesperson Robert Court, Membership Secretary Saskia Tallis, Data Officer Peter Dobbs