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Local News

  • Article: Sep 23, 2019

    Residents have been warned that the fight to save Friary Grange Leisure Centre is still not over.

    The future of the facility was thrown into doubt when Lichfield District Council announced plans to shut the site from April 2020.

    But a petition backed by thousands of residents led to a review of the decision, with the local authority's Cabinet set to make a final decision next month.

  • Paul Ray
    Article: Sep 10, 2019

    With a General Election looking very likely in the next few months, keen local members met in Lichfield on 4th September with our candidate, Paul Ray to plan our campaign. Enthusiasm and good ideas were abundant. The recent local election experience suggests that it is by no means impossible that we could deprive Michael Fabricant of his seat.

  • Paul Ray - 2015 Election
    Article: Aug 18, 2019

    Lib Dem Councillor Paul Ray has urged residents to attend the Lichfield District Council meeting on 7 October at 6pm at The Garrick Theatre when the future of The Friary Grange Leisure Centre will be decided.

    Paul Ray said that "I and Cllr Jo Grange met with Doug Pullen, leader of Lichfield District Councillor last Friday to discuss the Friary Grange Leisure Centre and had a positive meeting.

  • Eastern Av Crossing
    Article: Jun 19, 2019

    Residents have drawn up a petition calling for a new crossing to be installed on a "lethal" stretch of road in Lichfield.

    Some elderly residents needing to using a bus stop on Eastern Avenue say they are having to wait for up to ten minutes for a gap in traffic before being able to cross the busy stretch of road.

  • Lichfield local elections 2019
    Article: May 9, 2019

    Cllr Paul Ray has been re-elected onto Lichfield District Council and Lichfield City Council, while seven of his colleagues were also elected to the latter. He believes the results show the public are looking for an alternative to the Conservatives and Labour and that the results showed voters were in tune with his party's stance on local and national issues

  • Paul Ray - 2015 Election
    Article: May 3, 2019

    Congratulations to Paul Ray and Helen for their re-election in Lichfield district council and East Staffordshire borough council elections.

    Across the patch thanks to our other candidates, no fewer than 27 of them, for their courage and hard work, in a number of cases getting very close to election in seats long held by other parties. Miles Trent was especially unfortunate to miss out on winning a district council seat by just 7 votes!

  • Helen Hall 2019
    Article: May 1, 2019

    Local air quality in East Staffordshire is still below international standards according to a major report just issued by ESBC. East Staffordshire Liberal Democrats want to up the Council's game responding to this pollution which is damaging public health. A replacement modern digital system of monitoring should be used to make real time checks to pollution levels at the times and locations where children and other pedestrians are crossing roads to go to school or work, and when children are in school playgrounds. The old style diffusion tube system relied on now only measures average pollution over 2-4 weeks, not the real time peak levels to which pedestrians are exposed.

  • Article: Apr 30, 2019

    Quoted in Lichfield Live, Paul Ray, who is standing in Chadsmead Ward in the Lichfiled District Council Election on Thursday, said that a vote for the Liberal Democrats is a way to stand up for "disgracefully underfunded" public services.

    He said the Conservatives had shown they were not capable of creating a system that protects key services.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2019

    "SIX TO FIX" FOR A BETTER LICHFIELD AND BURNTWOOD

    In launching the Lib Dems' manifesto for the Lichfield District and City Council elections, Lib Dem Councillor, Paul Ray, has said: "The Lib Dems' vision is for a more sustainable, balanced and fair district. We are the only party that is both economically responsible and socially fair. Our approach is not merely to challenge the issues that we see, but to work together with the other political parties to provide constructive practical solutions for a better future for all residents."

  • Article: Apr 8, 2019

    from Lichfield Live

    Labour and Lib Dem members of working group dealing with future of failed Friarsgate site in Lichfield criticise Conservatives for 'secrecy' over consultation report

    Two members of a working group created to find a way forward for land left empty by the failure of Friarsgate have criticised the Conservatives for keeping crucial information behind closed doors.