Southfield Liberal Democrats Focus

Monthly report from Southfield Lib Dems


As you are aware the referendum into whether we should keep the current system for electing MPs or use the Alternative Vote system (AV), which is a fairer way to elect MPs, takes place on May 5th.

AV is a system where the winning candidate will need at least 50% of the vote to win. It gives a current MP or a future candidate motivation to work hard in the whole of the constituency. AV will still result in electing one MP per constituency. It will also stop far-right groups like the BNP from electing MPs.

A number of residents have asked for more information about AV and some have asked to help the YES campaign be delivering a few leaflets to their own street.

Councillor Rose says: “We have a new set of leaflets (produced by the YES campaign and not the Liberal Democrats) which needs to be delivered across Southfield. If you want to help deliver a road or two near your home please call me on 020 8995 9455 and we can drop off a small bundle in the coming week or so.”

Across Southfield you might have seen the purple YES posters. If you want one for your window then download your poster from:

Southfield School FONEbank success – thank you

Your local Southfield ward councillor team would like to thank all those residents who donated their mobile phones to Southfield School as part of a fund-raising initiative to assist them in developing their Sensory Garden Project.

Councillor Gary Malcolm said: “Southfield Primary School raised £436 from the old donated handsets. Thank you to all those residents who helped out.“

Acton Primary school places consultation‏

Your Liberal Democrat FOCUS team can announce that a consultation on primary school places in Acton has gone live on the council website. The council is considering a number of options to increase primary school places in Acton to address the current shortage due to increases in the birth rate. Information is on both the education pages and the consultations section, and people are able to complete the questionnaire online.  Paper copies will be circulated via local nurseries, children's centres, community centres and schools.  Resident's associations and other local community groups are also being sent copies. Please see the following two web pages: Education page link
Consultation page link
Councillor Andrew Steed said: “The consultation will run until 3rd June. The Council will report on the consultation results in July and potentially make recommendations about how to proceed. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.”  

Bank Holiday refuse and recycling collection times

Between the two bank holiday weekends in April and May there will be some changes to refuse and recycling collections. From Monday, 25 April, collections will be one day later up until Friday, 29 April. Please see the list below:
Usual collection day                                               Actual day
Friday 22 April (Good Friday)                                 No change
Saturday 23 April                                                   No change
Monday 25 April (Easter Monday)                          Tuesday 26 April
Tuesday 26 April                                                    Wednesday 27 April
Wednesday 27 April                                                 Thursday 28 April
Thursday 28 April                                                   Friday 29 April
Friday 29 April (Royal Wedding)                                           Saturday 30 April
Saturday 30 April                                                   No change
Monday 2 May (May Day)                                      No change
Tuesday 3 May                                                        No change
Wednesday 4 May                                                  No change
Thursday 5 May                                                                   No change
Friday 6 May                                                            No change
Saturday 7 May                                                        No change

21 April 2011

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