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Bexhill De La Ware

Contact: bexinfo@bexhillandbattlelibdems.org.uk

Within the parliamentary constituency of Bexhill and Battle, which covers a large geographical area, Bexhill is the most populous town. Reflecting the steadily increasing population of the town, the Bexhill Branch acquired new members.

As a result, we now have a small and dedicated committee, chaired by Richard Thomas, a Liberal Democrat councillor on both Rother District Council and the recently formed Bexhill Town Council, the formation of which the Liberal Democrats strongly supported. Amongst other things, the committee actively promotes the Liberal Democrats locally and becomes involved in matters of interest to local people. We are naturally very busy at times leading up to local and national elections, and particularly welcome offers of help or assistance from members or supporters at those times.

We are an active and friendly Branch and in normal times enjoy informal social gatherings, and sometimes put on local community events. These activities have, of course, had to be curtailed, due to the pandemic, in line with Government restrictions, but we are looking forward to the end of these restrictions, hopefully in the near future.

We are very pleased that our regular meet up at The Denbigh pub/restaurant at 7.00 p.m.on the third Wednesday of each month, has been able to resume, in the garden. All Liberal Democrat members and supporters are very welcome. Enjoy an informal chat with like-minded people about politcs, current affairs, or anything that takes your fancy.

Street Event on Saturday 24 July 2021

Why not join Bexhill Branch for their Street Event on Saturday 24 July 2021 ?

This is your chance to take part in our Summer Campaign. It will take place between 10.00 am and 1 pm at the corner of Western Road and Devonshire Road outside HSBC bank.
Any members of the public will have the opportunity to express their views anonymously on a range of topics. On this first occasion the topics will be Covid 19 and Carers pay.
Please come along to help us, to express your views or just to say hello.

We look forward to seeing you.

Irene Vesper
Secretary
Bexhill Branch
Bexhill & Battle Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Jul 20, 2021
    By Stephen Hardy

    Dear Editor

    Perhaps you remember the pledge made by Michael Gove in 2017 that a Brexited Britain would be a greener Britain and would enhance environmental protections. During our membership of the EU, a directive was negotiated with UK consent, to end the use of many single use plastics. These are things like plastic straws and bottles, coffee cups and takeaway containers made of expanded polystyrene which make up 50% of all the litter found on our beaches, the stuff that local organisations like Strandliners and Bexhill Environment Group collect on their beach clean ups.

    On July 3rd in the European Union, the use of these single use plastics has been banned but all we in the UK have done is ban the use of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds, but not plastic bottles and takeaway containers. Well except that the UK rules have a load of exemptions as well so that plastic straws can continue to be used in all cafes and restaurants, schools, care homes and prisons. So not too much of a ban then. And plastic bottles make up a quarter of all the waste found on our beaches.

    The simple conclusion is that a Brexited Britain is rapidly regaining its former title of being the dirty man of Europe, back to the days when we used to dump all our sulphur dioxide pollution from power stations on the rest of Western Europe.

    Yours faithfully

    Stephen Hardy

    6 George Close
    Robertsbridge
    TN32 5BY

  • Article: Jul 5, 2021
    By Stephen Hardy MBE in Bexhill & Battle Observer

    Dear Editor



    Professor Sir Robert Watson is a world authority on Climate Change. He has been the Chief Scientist of the World Bank and also the Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

    So his opinions ought to be listened to and respected.

    He has just said that whilst the UK Government is setting targets to tackle both the climate crisis and the problem of the depletion of nature, it is lacking in bringing forward any policies which will achieve such aims, otherwise such targets are meaningless.

    He highlighted that the Government's own advisers have stated the UK will not, on the basis of what it is proposing now, reach its key goal of reducing emissions by 78% of 1990 levels by 2035.

    He also pointed out that the progress on legislation to introduce environmental protection legislation is stalled in Parliament, with all the signs that those arguing for weaker legislation than applied when we were members of the EU, are winning the day in the House of Commons.

    He argued that since the UK is hosting the November COP26 world climate change summit in Glasgow, we should already be leading the way in not just setting targets but in starting to put policies into action.

    The climate emergency will not wait while Boris fiddles and dithers.



    Yours faithfully



    Stephen Hardy MBE

    Trustee CPRE Sussex

    6 George Close

    Robertsbridge

    TN32 5BY

  • Article: Feb 5, 2021

    If you will be away on polling day, at work or on holiday, are physically unable or just don't have the time to get to a polling station to vote in person, you can still exercise your democratic right to vote. You may have moved house since the electoral register was drawn up and have not yet joined the register at your new address, or are not registered then you will need to register to vote (register here) .
    You can choose either to vote by post or to appoint someone else - a proxy - to vote on your behalf.

  • Bexhill De La Ware
    Page: Sep 7, 2020

    Contact: bexinfo@bexhillandbattlelibdems.org.uk

    Within the parliamentary constituency of Bexhill and Battle, which covers a large geographical area, Bexhill is the most populous town. Reflecting the steadily increasing population of the town, the Bexhill Branch acquired new members.

    As a result, we now have a small and dedicated committee, chaired by Richard Thomas, a Liberal Democrat councillor on both Rother District Council and the recently formed Bexhill Town Council, the formation of which the Liberal Democrats strongly supported. Amongst other things, the committee actively promotes the Liberal Democrats locally and becomes involved in matters of interest to local people. We are naturally very busy at times leading up to local and national elections, and particularly welcome offers of help or assistance from members or supporters at those times.