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  • Chalk streams
    Article: Jan 17, 2021
    By Paul Harding

    The Chilterns are blessed with natural beauty, and 2020 has seen record numbers of us out benefiting from these natural assets. We've scaled back plans for foreign travel, brought our horizons closer, to the local and more immediate, and (re)discovered just how important they can be. Yet our society, our development, and our economy damage what is there, putting this beautiful heritage at risk, for us and for future generations. Talking to those who work to understand and protect this incredible natural heritage, you soon come to the questions: Are we being good stewards? Are we being good ancestors?

  • Logo diagram
    Article: Jan 11, 2021

    With the arrival of the new year, the Chiltern Liberal Democrats are changing their official name to 'Chesham and Amersham Liberal Democrats'. The logo will also change to 'Chesham & Amersham Liberal Democrats' and be consistent with the styling of the Liberal Democrats' logo nationally.

    We are making this name change to reflect the correct name of the constituency we represent. 'Chesham and Amersham' was formed as a constituency in 1974. Despite its name, which is a little misleading, the constituency comprises not only Amersham and Chesham but also the Chalfonts, Missenden, Prestwood and many of the surrounding villages in the Chilterns. The full list of wards in our constituency is given below.

  • Alan Bacon and Selina Kerr
    Article: Dec 16, 2020

    Anyone thinking that it is all over with HS2 is mistaken. Problems to the environment and the public will continue for years and so will our fight to mitigate their impact.

    Chiltern Ridges Cllr Alan Bacon & Amersham/Chesham Bois Unitary Candidate Selina Kerr

    Local residents are alarmed by a current proposal from HS2 and Align to build a temporary roundabout by the Little Missenden Vent Shaft located just by the A413, between Keepers Lane and Mop End Lane. Yet another example of poor planning and consultation by HS2 and its contractors.

    Residents from surrounding areas say it would create chaos and suffocate Hyde Heath, Little Missenden and surrounding villages

    Chiltern Liberal Democrats have worked with local resident groups and is supporting them in their efforts to make Align, HS2 and the Conservative led Council listen.

    To this end, we conducted an on-line survey of residents and the response revealed overwhelming opposition to the proposed roundabout with 85% saying they were against the proposal. And of those 85%, 66% said they were very strongly opposed to the proposal.


    Source: Chiltern Liberal Democrat On-line Survey - Nov 2020 - 286 Responses

    The survey also revealed that 76% of respondents are supportive of a permanent roundabout at the Chiltern Hospital junction, thus solving the HS2 problem and also getting rid of the dangerous junction which has witnessed many accidents

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Peter Jones said:

    "It is obvious to anyone familiar with the local area that if there needs to be a roundabout it should be at the junction of the A413 and London Road from Great Missenden, near the Chiltern Hospital. Siting the roundabout at the beginning of the dual carriageway is so stupid that it defies rational argument."

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Alan Bacon has made his opposition clear at a number of meeting he attended recently and shared the full survey results with local councillors, Bucks Council and Align.

    Chiltern Liberal Democrats believe Align and the Conservative led Council cannot ignore such clear opposition to the current proposal and MUST undertake proper evaluation of alternatives BEFORE action is taken.

  • Article: Dec 3, 2020

    Many disabled people have seen their finances hit as a result of the pandemic

    As we celebrate, we should also remember the economic and social barriers faced by so many people with disabilities.

    Recent figures for example suggest a significant number of disabled people have seen their finances hit as a result of the pandemic. And far too many have had services and support reduced or even withdrawn and feel isolated and overlooked.

  • Paul Harding
    Article: Dec 2, 2020

    Paul Harding 07848 822384 paul.harding@gmail.com

    Michele Christensen 07815 838544 mjchristhome@googlemail.com

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    Mohammad Fayyaz 07772 027829 mo.fayyaz@hotmail.co.uk

    Alan Bacon 01494 774870 baconalan@hotmail.com