Parking Issues

Parking Issues

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Parking Issues in Amber Valley The Lib Dems believe that local councils should investigate and consult widely to find out the extent of the problem, particularly in areas of older housing where road widths can’t cope with parking and large vehicles. This is particularly the case on some bus routes in the area. The issue is tied up with speeding and speed restrictions.  Amber Valley Borough and Derbyshire County Council (as highways authority) need to be much more proactive, working with residents and drivers to reduce high risk areas, and places where vehicles frequently go up on pavements to avoid oncoming traffic. If you know places like this, or have particular problems, please use the contact page to draw this to our attention. “I promise to keep you informed.” Adam…
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Residents First

Residents First

Local News
Residents Come First Amber Valley Lib Dems believe residents come first. This is, after all the place where you are making a commitment to live, and where you are the main user of services and businesses.Labour and the Conservatives have run Amber Valley borough between them for the last 30 years with little appreciable benefit for local people. Amber Valley may be the biggest local government district in Derbyshire, but resources have been thinly spread, parts of our area still look like run-down former mining towns, and it feels like we are a commuter extension to Derby and Nottingham, rather than a special part of the county, with a rich history and identity. The key should be proper funding of the planning system, and one which puts residents’ involvement at…
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Improve our Leisure Centre

Improve our Leisure Centre

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Belper Leisure Centre Amber Valley’s leisure centres are where many people first get introduced to sports and fitness, but they are social hubs too. Ripley, Alfreton and Heanor were fortunate in getting completely rebuilt just over 10 years ago, although this was as a result of the Private Finance Initiative, with hidden longer-term costs. Belper missed out on these improvements, because it was run separately through an historic arrangement between the County, Borough and Town councils given its close proximity to Belper School. This has caused friction, and while there have been improvements and many people love the centre, it is not able to provide quite the same range of facilities as the other centres, particularly in terms of public swimming pool time. There are also some parking problems, as…
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