Southfields Liberal Democrat campaigner Duncan Lyons says the Council needs to act to make our streets safer.
Here we present the AGM minutes from November 29th. We have removed the section about the accounts due to them being financially sensitive and removed references to our new members of staff wages. If you would like to know more information about the accounts/wages please send us an email and we can discuss the details . We do not mean to hide information but we do intend to practice safe online behaviour.
At the annual general meeting of Wandsworth Liberal Democrats the following people were elected to the executive committee.
Wandsworth Council Leader Ravi Govindia has been accused of “playing the blame game with millions of lives in order to curry favour” with Mrs May by a leading local Lib Dem and national campaigner for the rights of EU nationals.
Coun. Govindia joined the conservative leaders of Kensington and Chelsea to write directly to chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier to demand that he be more flexible in order to reach an agreement that protected the rights of EU nationals in the UK.
Having heard of the premature and highly unpopular cull of trees along Chestnut Avenue Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, came to see for herself and find out more about what has been happening.
A few years ago, Jon Irwin ran a petition calling on the Mayor to make improvements to Tooting Bec Road, from the Lido to the tube. We now have a first consultation.
A Lib Dem campaign for a safe cycle route along Queenstown Road has won the backing of Transport for London.
The Wandsworth Lib Dems have never been better placed . We recently crashed through the 1,000-member mark and numbers will soar even higher following Mrs May’s decision to order the country to political battle stations.
Caroline Pidgeon urges Chris Grayling to reverse cuts for access improvements at seven south London train stations.
At their combined AGMs on 24 November Putney Liberal Democrats and Battersea & Tooting Liberal Democrats passed resolutions to combine into a single local party, Wandsworth Liberal Democrats, to cover the whole borough of Wandsworth.
Matthew Green, Chair of the Battersea & Tooting Liberal Democrats commented: "The local parties in Wandsworth have seen an astonishing growth in membership - more than trebling in two years. This shows that there is a lot of latent support for the party here, in spite of the dominance of the council by the Conservatives and Labour. This new organisation will help us exploit that opportunity."
The meeting also appointed an Executive Committee for the new local party, to take effect on 1 January 2017:
Chair: Caroline Ogden
Treasurer: Matthew Green
Secretary: Eileen Riley Arms
Membership Development Officer: Jon Irwin
Data Officer: Andy Hinton
Committee members: Stephen Bieneck, Hugh Brown, Mark Gitsham, Carol Griffiths, Varun Manthri, Jordi Martinez, Katie Merrell, Constanza de Toma
Prospective Parliamentary candidates: Richard Davies (Battersea), Alex Glassbrook (Tooting), Ryan Mercer (Putney)