Archive for the ‘Local Services’ Category

35 Bus Service under threat

by Lucy Care on 22 June, 2018

Notts and Derby plan to end the 35 bus service from 20 July.  Local Lib Dems are campaigning to save it. The 35 Bus service only takes about £37 per day, even including the money for ‘free’ bus journeys. This is not enough to pay for the drivers’ wages, fuel, cleaning, insurance and so on. Local […]

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Water supply repairs

by Lucy Care on 25 March, 2015

Drive down Constable Drive and today you’ll meet temporary traffic lights – and probably several water tankers.  At times the water pressure in Littleover, especially near here at the top of the hill, has been low.  What is going on? Water is being pumped ino the reservoir, not because its usual supply needs repair, but […]

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Fresh thinking

by Lucy Care on 17 March, 2015

As a councillor you’re not expected to be an expert on anything, but it is useful to be interested in loads of things.  A sort of Jack (or Jill) of all trades.  I find that this enables one to have a good overview of possibilities – and whether they are practical can be sorted out […]

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Check your young trees…

by Lucy Care on 25 November, 2014

After the Royal Derby Hospital was built, a row of trees was planted along the boundary with Kings Drive which in time would help to obscure the buildings from Jackson Avenue.  After a shaky start (quite a lot died and had to be replaced) they are now looking good. But if they aren’t looked after […]

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Making it easier to walk to school

by Lucy Care on 23 November, 2014

A week ago I passed on a complaint from a local resident to the Council about the state of the pavement at the top of Pastures Hill. If it wasn’t for the wide grass verge, pupils would have been walking in the road because of the trees and other plants growing across the path.  I […]

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No evidence for Labour priority shopping areas

by Lucy Care on 13 November, 2014

Last night Lib Dem councillors won the argument but lost the vote. We had ‘called-in’ Labour’s decision on which suburban shopping areas the council should spend around £8 million improving. Liberal Democrats are very supportive of local communities and see such local shopping areas as a vital part of the local area. When leading the […]

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