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Carol Stanier elected in Royston Heath!

3rd May 2019 by Tom No Comments »

Carol Stanier has been elected in Royston Heath ward by a sizeable margin.  The full results are as follows:

Labour Party 119
Conservative Party 538
Green Party 134
Carol Stanier – Liberal Democrats 963

The turnout was 40.34%.

A number of other Liberal Democrats were elected in other wards in North Hertfordshire, including Sean Prendergast who unseated the Conservative leader of the council, Tom Tyson in Arbury, Sam North in Cadwell, Keith Hoskins in Hitchin Highbury and Steve Jarvis who was reelected in Weston & Sandon.

Thank you to everyone who helped in the campaign — we couldn’t have done it without you.

 

Our District Council Candidates for Thursday 2nd May 2019

3rd April 2019 by Tom Comments Off on Our District Council Candidates for Thursday 2nd May 2019

The District Council elections are less than an month away!  Here’s some information on the candidates that are standing in Royston on behalf of the Liberal Democrats.

Royston Heath – Carol Stanier

Carol made her home in Royston nearly ten years ago and loves the area. She is an active Town Councillor for part of Heath ward and her young children attend a local school. This makes her passionate about children’s and family services, which are being cut back and back in the current climate. She is active in the community, running a local German conversation group and being involved in her school’s “Friends” group. She has campaigned on, amongst other things, the brown bin tax and on-street parking in Royston. As a scientist by training, she always tries to make decisions based on rational thought and evidence. Her experience of living abroad has taught her to be curious about and inclusive of other cultures and mindsets. She said “I have always been a Liberal Democrat supporter and voter, though I joined the party just after the referendum in 2016. Whether we are in or out of the EU, I want to make sure that the whole of the British people get the facilities and services that they require and deserve. I intend to be as approachable and open as possible to all those from my ward who come to me with ideas and questions, or asking for help.”

Royston Meridian – Peter Rice

Peter Rice is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the District Council elections in Meridian ward on Thursday 2nd May. A Royston resident himself, he is a professional open-source software developer for biology and medicine. He has been a church warden in Royston, and Hertfordshire chess captain. He has also represented Royston Bridge Club, winning twice. Peter took a lead locally campaigning for StrongerIn in 2016, helping to secure a victory for ‘Remain’ in North Hertfordshire, if not the wider country! Peter is passionate about improving parking in town and about protecting and enhancing Royston’s high street.

Royston Palace – Amy Di Capite

Amy relocated her young family from Cambridgeshire just over two years ago and now lives in the heart of Royston. Although currently a full-time mum, Amy has a degree in Chemical Engineering and previously worked on fluid flow for a Cambridge-based company. She is a frequent visitor and customer of Royston town centre and passionate about supporting the local businesses and regeneration of the High Street. Amy is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the District Council in Palace ward. She said, “I’m always out and about with my children using the public services and spaces Royston has to offer. As such, I want to help maintain and improve them for others to enjoy too.”

Ermine – Suzanne Anderton

Originally from the Peak District in Derbyshire, Suzie moved to the rural community of Barkway ten years ago. She is passionate about environmental issues, particularly the impact of single use plastics and the increase in the amount of plastic litter we see in our countryside and farmland. She commented “The volume of litter strewn across our country lanes and fields has grown at an alarming rate. It is worrying to see empty cans, bottles and plastic wrappers polluting the local farmland and ruining the beautiful countryside in which we live. More has to be done, on both a central and local government level, to ensure that litter and commercial waste is disposed of properly and where possible recycled.” Profoundly against Brexit Suzie believes that it is local businesses who are taking the brunt of the chaos currently being witnessing in Westminster. “The UK voting to leave the European Union saddens me greatly. I voted Remain and I still believe that as a nation we are stronger and more secure being in the EU rather than out. The Referendum was divisive and the result has split the nation. Regardless of what the future brings we now have to work together to unite our communities and regain trust with the people of this country who have lost faith in the political system. I believe that it is time to challenge the political status quo and that’s why Liberal Democrats supporters have to come together to challenge the Tories and Labour.”

Agent for all Royston and Ermine candidates: John Hully, 16 Betony Vale, Royston, SG8 9TS

 

Join us for our autumn quiz!

10th October 2018 by Tom Comments Off on Join us for our autumn quiz!

Date and time: Saturday 17th November at 19:00

Location: Market Hill Rooms, Royston

Tickets are £12 per person to enter and they include a choice of fish, chicken or veggie burger with chips for dinner.  We’re happy for people to come along in teams or alternatively to join a team when they come along.

Please let us know if you’d like to attend so we can estimate numbers in advance.

 

Ruth Brown, Liberal Democrat candidate for North Hertfordshire District Council

6th February 2018 by Tom Comments Off on Ruth Brown, Liberal Democrat candidate for North Hertfordshire District Council

Ruth has lived in Royston for nearly 30 years and her children attended local schools. She was parent governor of Tannery Drift First School and is active in many local clubs and community activities including currently being Vice-Chair of Royston & District Twinning Association with responsibility for the link with Groβalmerode. She was co-pastor of Trinity Life Church, Royston for 15 years and am still an active member. All of these roles have given her insight into the local community she wishes to serve.

She is passionate about fairness in society as well as public services and believe that everyone deserves to have an equal chance in life, starting in school with every child deserving to have a good/outstanding school place whatever their background or family income.

If elected to North Herts District Council Ruth would work constructively and collaboratively with officers and other representatives of the local community to promote a safe, open and inclusive environment in which all residents can participate.

Hosted by XILO Communications Ltd, Unit 3 Newton Business Centre, Newton Chambers Road, Sheffield S35 2PH. Published and promoted by Carol Stanier on behalf of the Liberal Democrats, at 13 Suffolk Road, Royston, SG8 9EX. Printed by Chelwood Press, Hatfield AL10 0RD

 

Quiz quiz quiz!

by Tom Comments Off on Quiz quiz quiz!

Our annual quiz will now be on 3rd March (please note date change from any previous communications).

A fun night out, bring your friends and form a team (political affiliation not required). Maybe you will win or maybe you will earn the wooden spoon.

Venue – Market Hill Rooms.

Time – 7 for 7.30pm.

Teams – up to eight people.

Cost – £12 to include Fish & Chips.

Bar – Bring your own drink and glasses.

Raffle.

Pay in advance please via Eventbrite at https://tinyurl.com/ycutmlx5 or by cheque/BACS (please contact us on info@roystonlibdems.org.uk for details if you do not have them).

 

Christmas Dinner Social

1st January 2018 by Tom Comments Off on Christmas Dinner Social

We are organising a seasonal social to celebrate our successes in the last year and look forward to the challenges of 2018.

We would love it if you could join us for some good food and company on Wednesday 10th January 2018, 7:30 for 8 pm, for our (late) Christmas dinner. Partners and other family will be warmly welcomed also (it’s a fun evening not a heavy political one!).

We will be eating at the Heath Sports Cafe on Baldock Road and the cost of the meal will be £20.95 for two courses or £24.95 for all three. The menu is below.

Starter:

  • Classic Prawn Cocktail
  • Vegetable and Herb Terrine
  • Chicken and Herb Mousse

Main:

  • Traditional Roast Turkey (served with mini sausage, cranberry stuffing and roast juice gravy)
  • Smoked Haddock and Watercress Tart
  • Mushroom Bauble (Savoury choux pastry stuffed with a medley of mushrooms in a creamy sauce)

All mains will have honey roast parsnip and roast potatoes on the plate, with vegetable dishes served to the table of Brussels sprouts with crispy bacon and chestnuts, braised red cabbage and glazed carrots.

Dessert:

  • Lime Semifreddo Cheesecake
  • Belgian Chocolate Mousse
  • British Cheeses and Biscuits

Tea and Coffee (served with a chocolate mint)

Please contact us by the 5th of January if you would like to come, and include your menu choices in your message.  But hurry, tickets are going fast…

 

Changeover of committee members

12th December 2017 by Tom Comments Off on Changeover of committee members

A new committee was elected at our AGM on the 14th of November 2017.

The branch committee now consists of:
Chairperson: Carol Stanier
Vice-chair: Emma Squire-Smith
Treasurer: Bill Sterland
Secretary: Liz Beardwell
Membership Development Officer: Ruth Brown
Webmaster: Tom Perry
Ordinary committee members: Patricia Baxter, Elizabeth Freeman, Hugh Parker, Ian Stuart, Peter Rice
Councillor: County Councillor Steve Jarvis

We give grateful thanks to those leaving the committee, who have served the party and the local area extremely well and worked hard for many years. We would also like to thank the newer members who have stepped up to take on new roles.

 

Royston LibDems 2017 AGM and Committee Meeting

10th October 2017 by Phil Comments Off on Royston LibDems 2017 AGM and Committee Meeting

The next Annual General Meeting of the Royston Lib Dems will take place on Tuesday November 14th at 7:30pm, and will be followed immediately by a meeting of the committee (who will have been elected at the AGM). Other local party members are welcome to attend these events, say hello, and contribute to discussions. If you’re a party member and would like to come along, or if you have an item for submission to the agenda, please contact Carol Stanier at carol_stanier@hotmail.com for more details.

(Please note that this date has been corrected after an earlier error.)