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  • Councillor Thomas Janke and Sarah Sydra Newport, Shropshire
    Article: Mar 9, 2019
    By Greg Spruce

    Newport Councillor Thomas Janke has welcomed the news from Newport SNT police team that there has been a "significant drop" in laughing gas canister usage.

    "6 months on from my initial campaign, working in partnership with West Mercia Police, we have seen a real reduction in nitrous-oxide usage in our parks and public areas." Said Councillor Thomas Janke.

  • Councillor Thomas Janke
    Article: Feb 27, 2019

    Newport Liberal Democrats have hit back at Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner John's Campion's claim that their campaign for more bobbies on the beat in Newport is "dangerously misleading".

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Thomas Janke issued the following statement this afternoon:

    "We stand by our petition for more bobbies on the beat in Newport. This is not a political stunt - as a local councillor and a Newport resident, I am sick and tired of Newport getting the thin end of the wedge. We have used documented figures for bobbies on the beat, and these chime with concerns I hear from residents on the doorstep day-in-day-out. It's telling that the Conservative PCC is dismissive of this petition. I now request a meeting with John Campion to discuss Newport's concerns. I also urge residents to show Mr Campion how we feel about this, and sign the online petition. We demand better for Newport, and we will keep fighting for our town and its residents."

  • Police officer
    Article: Feb 22, 2019
    By Greg Spruce

    Newport Liberal Democrats have launched a petition demanding more police officers for their town. The petition, devised by Councillor Thomas Janke, is supported by fellow campaigners and candidates Sarah Syrda, Nick Garvey and David Ellams.

    Councillor Thomas Janke said " We have had a recent spate of thefts and burglaries in Newport, and it is becoming increasingly apparent that criminals see Newport as a 'soft target'. Yet residents rarely see a police officer in town. "

  • Councillor Thomas Janke and Sarah Sydra Newport, Shropshire
    Article: Feb 18, 2019
    By Greg Spruce

    Newport Liberal Democrats have announced that Councillor Thomas Janke and local campaigner Sarah Syrda will be standing in May's local elections to represent Newport South & East.

    Councillor Thomas Janke, a 2003 Iraq war veteran, already sits on the Town Council (South Ward), but feels that a seat on the borough Council will help him to achieve more for Newport. "Although we have made a great start towards sorting out problems such as parking in Newport, I am finding a lot of the decisions we need are at the borough level," Councillor Janke said. "Being on the borough Council will mean I can get more done, faster".

  • Councillors Bill Tomlinson, Karen Tomlinson and Karen Blundell worked with the local community to stop the plans
    Article: Feb 10, 2019

    Lib Dem councillors have expressed their thanks to all of the residents who objected to the proposed toilet roll factory near the Shawbirch roundabout. Telford & Wrekin Council requested Homes England withdraw their application following more than 1,000 objections from residents, and representations made by councillors Bill Tomlinson, Karen Blundell and Karen Tomlinson. The planning application was subsequently withdrawn.

  • Telford & Wrekin Lib Dems march to save our A&E
    Article: Feb 9, 2019

    Telford and Wrekin Liberal Democrats and Independent council colleague, Peter Scott (Newport North and West), are calling for all parties and both our local MPs to show unity in their condemnation of the recent Future Fit decision. This sees Telford lose it's A & E and the Women & Children's unit to Shrewsbury.