In the public sector no one service exists in glorious isolation from another. In all this talk of not cutting health budgets we have neglected adult social care budgets only to find that the interplay between them means that we have been “robbing Peter to pay Paul.” This has impacted disproportionately on elderly people in […]

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Good local councillors help with local issues.

by keithbaldry on January 27, 2015

Out and about over the week-end meeting people with Parliamentary candidate Tom Davies.  Little or no interest in national politics from voters.   Instead it was traditional local matters that they wanted action on – playground facilities, speeding, bus services and high fares, grass cutting and of course dog mess.  These are issues which hard working […]

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Ivybridge Recycling Depot   Devon County Council has not reached agreement with Plymouth City Council for South Hams residents to use Chelson Meadow so we are expected to use Ivybridge.  In our Residents’ Survey we asked if you are happy with the arrangements at Ivybridge.  Of those who use the depot 32% said they were happy.  […]

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Keith Baldry has spent time with the South Hams Dog Warden telling her where the problems are.  He has asked for more bins.  This serious anti – social behaviour needs to stop.  How stupid are those who collect their dogs mess in plastic bags and then leave them in hedges or trees.  Who do they […]

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Update on Residents Survey

by keithbaldry on November 8, 2014

During the autumn we delivered 2000 Residents’ Survey leaflets across the new District Council ward which includes Battisborough Cross, Holbeton, Lee Mill, Membland, Mothecombe,  Newton Ferrers, Noss Mayo, Sparkwell and Yealmpton. Responses cane back at a highly satisfying rate. We have analysed and summarised the replies and taken appropriate action, including contacting those responsible where suggestions […]

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We need affordable houses for local people

by keithbaldry on October 22, 2014

Ivybridge Gazette 10 October 2014: “At last weeks council meeting…Cllr Baldry said ‘The need in the South Hams is for affordable houses-not ones costing £400,000 and £500,000′.”

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Keith Baldry to stand for re-election to South Hams

by keithbaldry on September 18, 2014

At their meeting in September 2014 local Liberal Democrats have endorsed Keith Baldry as a candidate for the new 2 member ward of Yealmpton and Newton Ferrers.  Keith is the current councillor for Yealmpton. Despite widespread local opposition the Local Government Boundary Commission has revised District Council wards in South Hams.  The new ward will have […]

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Target Broadband speeds ‘Woefully Inadaquate’

by keithbaldry on September 13, 2014

  Many people in the South Hams are unhappy about broadband coverage.  Speeds vary enormously.  The government target is for 90% of Devon and Somerset to achieve 2 Mbps by the end of 2016.  But only 60% of South Hams is expected to reach this speed.   Even when the speed is achieved Keith Baldry told […]

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Potholes

by keithbaldry on June 25, 2014

The state of some of our roads is a disgrace. Partly caused by bad roads, but mainly by poor maintenance and years of neglect.  Basic regular maintenance work would prevent the cost of remedial work.  The County Council is cutting services at a cost to the public.

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No HS2 – Spend the money on rail improvements everwhere

by keithbaldry on February 12, 2014

Keith Baldry spoke out at the Lib Dem regional conference against any more money being spent on HS2. He said there was a much greater need for investment in rail infra structure in regional areas.  He said such a major expenditure as proposed for HS2 was not good value for money.  The conference called for inclusion […]

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