David Woodard

Pegswood Parish Councillor & Liberal Democrat campaigner in Northumberland's central area. Learn more

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David’s Focus Newsletters for Pegswood Division

by David Woodard on 26 June, 2015

Click on the links below to see the most recent editions of FOCUS May 2017 e-FOCUS February-2017-The-Pegswood-Division-FOCUS January-2017-FOCUS-on-Pegswood-Division December-2016-eFOCUS September 2016 FOCUS on Pegswood Division June 2016 FOCUS on Pegswood Division – final vers February 2016 FOCUS on Pegswood Division Summer 2015 FOCUS on Pegswood Division Autumn 2014 FOCUS on Pegswood Division Extra Spring 2014 […]

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Yesterday I learnt from the colleagues I worked with on the Neighbourhood Plan that all three developers have withdrawn their development proposals. There will no longer be a Public Inquiry and we can expect any future development of the land around County Hall to be consistent with the planning policies in the Morpeth Neighbourhood Plan […]

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Home Group Withdraw from County Hall Site Application

by David Woodard on 20 April, 2017

It has today been confirmed by the County Council Chief Executive, Steven Mason, that Home Group have withdrawn from the planning application to build new homes on the County Hall site. However, Mr Mason knows nothing about any changes regarding the retail park application by Maple Grove. It will be interesting to see what happens […]

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I have been out delivering leaflets and have knocked on a few doors in various parts of the Pegswood Electoral Division. This has been a good opportunity to meet people, see places and find out about the local issues that concern people. Many people are not aware that Pegswood Division is a large rural division […]

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A Masterplan for the Morpeth area is needed

by David Woodard on 19 March, 2017

Along with other Liberal Democrats I am supporting the ‘South Morpeth Coalition ‘, a non-political organisation. Their aim is to get attractive developments within Morpeth which are consistent with the Morpeth Neighbourhood Plan and will allow the market town to thrive. The County Council’s controlling Labour administration plans for Morpeth are piecemeal and put together […]

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Labour’s budget document is 230 pages long and has 14 appendices. Tucked away in Appendix 9 there is one line that says, without any further explanation, ‘Alnwick Garden project contribution £8.5million.’ Jeff Reid, leader of the Lib Dems on Northumberland County Council has queried this item with the Chief Executive. He was told that the […]

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The Labour leader of Northumberland County Council is always keen to get some publicity for himself. However, by using council property such as site hoardings, refuse collection vehicles and fire appliances to make exaggerated claims he is also seen to electioneering for the Labour party. The exaggerated claims being made have yet to be realised […]

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Last night, the Liberal Democrats had three more council by-election victories with huge swings from the Conservatives – securing the party’s best ever year for by-election gains. In 2016 the Liberal Democrats have made a net gain of 28 local authority seats which surpasses the previous best of 27 gains, which were made in 2002. […]

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Several 50mph maximum speed signs have been erected along the road between Bothal and Shadfen Farm Mews on the A195. The road is narrow and steep in places. It has sharp bends and is best avoided in the winter because it is not gritted. The road is increasing being used by motorists, including van drivers, […]

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We cannot allow hateful politicians to keep on winning

by David Woodard on 10 November, 2016

Last night in America the politics of hate, of fear and of division won. In 21 days, we can turn back this tide of hateful, divisive, fearful politics. Winning in the Richmond Park by-election isn’t just about one seat. After the 2015 general election, after Brexit, after Trump, this is about turning that tide. If […]

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The Liberal Democrat Plan for Britain in Europe

by David Woodard on 4 November, 2016

Liberal Democrats believe that the British people should have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum. Voting for a departure is not the same as voting for a destination. British people have a right to have their say on whether the deal they are offered is the right one for them, their […]

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