Sandy 4 St Albans

Sandy Walkington campaigns with the Liberal Democrats across St Albans

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Entries Tagged as 'Herts County Council'

“SANDY FOR ST ALBANS SOUTH!”

April 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Sandy's blog

I feel very privileged that the Liberal Democrat members in Sopwell and Verulam have asked me to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for St Albans South in the Herts county council elections on May 2nd.  Having narrowly missed being elected to Parliament, I will be honoured to serve at least part of the constituency in [...]

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Park Street Freight Terminal: Two Councils, Two Petitions

January 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Hands off Herts, Sandy's blog

In my previous blog post, I described the huge support for the STRiFE petition to the county council asking them to neither sell nor lease to Helioslough the land they own at the Radlett Aerodrome site in Park Street.  (My understanding is that the Earl of Verulam owns a significant part of the proposed site [...]

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Council decides not to appeal Railfreight decision

July 12th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Sandy's blog

I hope the new Conservative administration at St Albans District Council has made the right decision in not appealing against the latest High Court ruling.  This upheld one of HelioSlough’s challenges to the Secretary of State’s decision to overrule the Planning Inspector’s decision to find in favour of the Park Street lorry terminal after it [...]

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Railfreight victory by the skin of our teeth

July 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Sandy's blog

Thank goodness for common sense government.  Today’s announcement that the Secretary of State has over-ruled the planning inspector and rejected Helioslough’s second appeal against refusal of the lorry terminal at Park Street is thoroughly good news.
It is the proper reward for years of hard campaigning.
Had this awful development gone ahead, it would have irrevocably destroyed [...]

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Time to stop vulnerable people being imprisoned in their homes – we need a community approach to clearing pavements

January 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Sandy's blog

I confess that any initial pleasure in the snow is now wearing off.  And as I have already discovered today, last night’s slight thaw and then freeze signals more problems for local people trying to get to school, work and the shops.
My car made some interesting manoeuvres when exiting our side road, but it is [...]

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Stabbed in the front by Herts County Council

October 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Hands off Herts, Sandy's blog

I am frankly dismayed by Hertfordshire County Council’s decision not to make any highways-related objection to the Helioslough freight terminal application.  It looks like they have just caved in to Helioslough’s legal threats.  It is totally abject for them to cite concern about costs being awarded against them – of course there is [...]

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Historic clean sweep for LibDems in St Albans

June 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Sandy's blog, Street and Pavement Survey

I do not believe that Conservatives and their forbears have ever failed to win a single council seat in the St Albans parliamentary constituency. Well the impossible happened last Thursday when the Liberal Democrats won every single county council division lying wholly or partly within the St Albans constituency boundaries. As Herts County [...]

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