WORKING ALL YEAR ROUND - NOT JUST AT ELECTION TIME! www.libdems.org.uk FOCUS ON PENTWYN AND LLANEDEYRN - NUMBER 160 Cardiff Liberal Democrats call for smaller class sizes Cardiff Liberal Democrats have called on the Labour Government to enable the council to reduce primary school class sizes to 25 At the moment, there are too many schools with classes of 30 or more children crammed in them. The Lib Dems want to reduce class sizes, so that children have more time with teachers. Extra funding Local Lib Dem councillor Brenda Parsons said, “We’re calling on Rhodri Morgan’s Assembly Government to provide more funding and change their rules so that we can lower class sizes to 25. Cracking down on crime: Jenny Randerson is delighted that The vast majority of parents want Cardiff’s Liberal Democrat controlled council and the local Reduce class sizes: Local councillors Keith Hyde and Brenda their children to be taught in police have succeeded in reducing crime in the city. Parsons are calling on the Labour Assembly Government to provide smaller classes, but we need extra extra funding so that the council can reduce class sizes to 25. Welsh Assembly funding to do it.” Lib Dems vow to fight Labour’s Nuclear plans Welsh Liberal Democrats more money on renewable Jenny Willott, Lib Dem MP for have vowed to continue their energy, rather than nuclear power. Cardiff Central, said, “We need to fight against Labour’s plans to offer more incentives for people build more nuclear power to make their homes more stations. efficient and switch to cleaner Earlier in the year, thousands of energy sources. people signed up to a Lib Dem “Green technologies are currently supported campaign to “Keep too expensive for ordinary people Wales Nuclear Free.” and the Government needs to Renewable energy, not Lib Dems are calling on the offer more green grants to nuclear power Labour Government to spend homeowners.” Liberal Democrats - The challengers to Labour in Cardiff Lib Dems invest in Bryn Celyn houses Pentwyn and Llanedeyrn Liberal Democrats are pleased that the council is investing money improving houses in Bryn Celyn. Cardiff’s Liberal Democrat controlled council is set to improve Bryn Celyn houses over the next few years, with phase one of the plans well underway. Improving our area The houses will have a new over- cladding to make them better insulated, new secure porches and new garden walls. Local campaigner Councillor Judith Woodman said, “These improvements will make a real difference to our area. “The new insulation will help to Bryn Celyn home improvements: Local Lib Dem councillors cut fuel bills, whilst the new Judith Woodman and Keith Hyde are delighted that houses in garden walls and porches will Bryn Celyn will receive new insulation and garden walls. improve the image of the whole estate.” Lib Dem controlled council plans Llanedeyrn Primary school safety improvements Cardiff’s Liberal Democrat controlled council are planning to improve child safety at Llanedeyrn Primary school. The plans will go out to consultation soon and will include a restriction on parking near the school gates, a new pathway to and from the school and a new zebra crossing. Making it safer for our children to walk to school Local campaigner Councillor Keith Hyde said, “These plans will make Llanedeyrn Primary School a far safer place for children and parents. The new pathway and zebra crossing will hopefully Safer routes to Llanedeyrn Primary School: Local Lib Dem encourage more people to walk councillors Judith Woodman, Keith Hyde and Brenda Parsons are their children to school and leave delighted by council plans to build a new pathway and zebra their cars at home.” crossing to make it safer to walk to Llanedeyrn Primary School. Lib Dems welcome opening St David’s Primary School of St Philip Evans Close set for an extension The Pentwyn and Llanedeyrn Focus Team is delighted that work has finally been completed at St Philip Evans Close. The site had been a waste land for a number of years, but Cardiff Community Housing Association have been working in partnership with Cardiff’s Liberal Democrat controlled council to build houses, flats and bungalows. Regenerating our area St David’s expansion: Local Lib Dem Local Lib Dem councillor Paul Chaundy said, “It’s councillors believe that the new expanded school, great to see that this area has been redeveloped with will be able to provide better facilities for children. new houses. We have a real shortage of homes in Cardiff, so St Philip Evans Close will provide new Pentwyn and Llandeyrn Liberal Democrats homes for a range of different age groups.” have welcomed plans to extend St David’s Church in Wales Primary School. The school was badly in need of an extension, so some classes have been demolished and work is well underway to expand the school. A welcomed expansion Local Lib Dem councillor Judith Woodman, who is also a governor at the school, said, “St David’s is a New homes: The Pentwyn Focus Team thinks popular primary school, but for too long the school that St Phillip Evans Close will provide more has been struggling for space. I’m delighted that work homes in our area. on site has begun and look forward to a building that has modern facilities for our children.” C&J Cleaning Contact the Focus Team! For a contract clean or a one off No job too small! Cllr. Paul Chaundy 2073 4313 Pubs, Clubs, Offices - No obligation quote Cllr. Keith Hyde 2073 2807 Personal attention from a family run firm Cllr. Brenda Parsons 2073 5100 Tel. 07939 229652 Cllr. Judith Woodman 2054 1534 Jenny Randerson AM 2089 8355 Advice Surgeries Jenny Willott MP 2066 8558 Pentwyn Lib Dem Councillors Monday 4pm-5pm and Friday 11.30am-12.30pm Venues alternate between the Powerhouse, JDR WATKINS SOLICITORS Llanedeyrn (2054 9650) and The Dome, Pentwyn (2054 9033). (term times only) 50 Cyncoed Road Cardiff Jenny Randerson AM & Jenny Willott MP Surgeries are held at 99 Woodville Road, Cathays, Tel: 029 20 499032 Cardiff. Every Friday between 3.30pm and 5pm. Surgeries are also held on the 1st Saturday of every “Providing a Legal Service to month at the Powerhouse at 11am. Individuals and Business” For details phone 029 20 668 558 Competitive Rates Easy Parking No appointments are necessary. www.jdrwatkins.com Lib Dems slam cuts in government aid for Cardiff businesses Local Lib Dems have been shocked to learn that some of Cardiff’s poorest communities could lose millions of pounds of state funding for new businesses. Over the last ten years, the UK Government has offered companies grants and loans to set up businesses in the south of the city, creating 12,000 jobs across Cardiff. Under new plans, businesses in Butetown, Rumney and Pontprennau will no longer qualify for state aid, so Labour can invest the money in North Wales. Anywhere but Cardiff? Cardiff losing out again: Lib Dem council leader, Rodney Council leader Rodney Berman Berman, and Cllr. Mark Stephens, the Executive Member for said, “The loss of this financial Finance, are concerned that the loss of state aid for new assistance could have a serious businesses in Cardiff could cost the city millions of pounds worth effect on new businesses in of investment and put jobs at risk. Cardiff. This is another example of Cardiff losing out under Labour.” Join the winning team in How you voted last Pentwyn & Llanedeyrn time in Pentwyn and I enclose a donation of :- Llanedeyrn (cheques payable to the "Liberal Democrats" please) already a member, or do not wish to be enrolled. I would like more information about the Lib Dems I will help deliver a few leaflets locally. I will display a poster in my window. Please register me as a Lib Dem supporter. I would find it easier to vote by post. Name................................................................. Address.............................................................. 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