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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 has grown due to an influx of new members.

As a result, we now have a small and dedicated committee, chaired by Richard Thomas, a Liberal Democrat councillor on Rother District Council. Amongst other things, the committee actively promotes the Liberal Democrats locally and becomes involved in matters of interest to local people. We are of course, 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.

Bexhill has recently moved a step closer to getting a town council. Rother District Council's cabinet has agreed to proposals to bring about a town council, with elections scheduled to take place in May 2021. The Liberal Democrats have long supported the concept of having a Bexhill Town Council, and 78% of local residents who responded to a consultation on the issue were in favour.

We are an active and friendly Branch and in normal times enjoy informal social gatherings, and sometimes put on local community events. Sadly, due to the current pandemic, these things are on hold for the time being. However, at the time of writing, subject of course to making sure that we comply with current Government restrictions.

Sadly, we have made the decision that we should not continue to meet at The Denbigh pub/restaurant on the third Wednesday of each month until the pandemic situation has improved, or it is possible to meet in the garden again. We send all Liberal Democrat members and supporters our good wishes for the coming months.

  • Wera Hobhouse MP
    Article: Mar 17, 2021
    By Cllr Kathryn Field

    Judge Countries by Climate Commitments, not GDP says Wera Hobhouse MP!


    Leading LibDem MP Wera Hobhouse 'zoomed in' to Rother for a virtual Climate Change debate on Friday with an enthusiastic audience of local Liberal Democrats and friends. The Bath MP is the LibDem spokesperson for Justice and the Climate Emergency.

    Hosted by LibDem Cllr Kathryn Field, Rother Cabinet Member for Environmental Management, Wera responded to questions about the Government's disappointing mixed messages on the environment ahead of the UK hosting the COP26 Climate Change Conference this autumn.
    "The unwelcome suggestion that taxes on internal air flights should be reduced is typical. This must go hand in hand with a requirement that airlines commit to reducing emissions, and anyway we should be encouraging people towards rail transport. They appear keen to support a new coal mine in Cumbria when the world wants China and others to reduce reliance on this most polluting of fuels. They have buried the promising Green Homes Grant policy in bureaucracy and payment delays. They assess Local Authorities' recycling success by weight rather than environmental benefit. The commitment to stopping sales of petrol and diesel cars is great, but we should be placing more emphasis on developing hydrogen as a fuel for cars and homes. Everywhere you look it is clear that this Government is not serious about climate change but simply wants to mislead voters into believing they care. There are straightforward solutions to many of these issues if they want to find them."

    Wera congratulated Kathryn and fellow LibDem Cllr Sue Prochak for their proactivity on promoting environmental matters within Rother. She said that the top five Local Authorities for recycling were all led by LibDems, and she hoped Rother would soon be joining them.

    Cllr Kathryn Field
    Virgins Lane, Battle

  • 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 has grown due to an influx of new members.