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Richard Streatfeild for Sevenoaks

How do you do?
How can I help you?
I am asking because I would like to help make your lives better as your representative on Kent County Council from next May. Hard choices are being made now; harder ones lie ahead.
So, I'm keen to understand what local issues concern you, your family, your livelihood, your health and our children's education.
I want to work WITH YOU to fight for what you want and believe.

Whether it's the lack of local testing in our fight against Covid 19, the appalling Special Educational Needs provision within our schools impacting every child, or the lack of action in saving our environment.

Richard Streatfeild at the Vine (Richard Streatfeild)

Like many of us, I am so frustrated with today's politics. Those in power do not listen. Many social and educational policies divide us. There is no emphasis on fairness. Together we can change things for the better, but ONLY the Liberal Democrats can achieve this in Sevenoaks. The Liberal Democrats have a strong record of campaigning and achieving at a local level, across the country. We want to work with you - our citizens - to mend broken trust in the government.

WE NEED A STRONGER VOICE AT KENT COUNTY COUNCIL TO:

PUT THE ENVIRONMENT FIRST...

For the sake of our young people, to help Sevenoaks achieve zero carbon emissions, make our streets safer and increase green spaces in our Town.

CREATE A ROBUST, EFFECTIVE, LOCALLY LED TEST & TRACE SYSTEM...

Which ensures everyone with symptoms can get a test and receive results within 24 hours. We must protect our most vulnerable and, at the same time, correct the serious underfunding in social care in Kent.

INCREASE KENT'S SPENDING ON EDUCATION WHICH IS BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE...

And address the Special Educational Needs Provision which is so bad it has been placed under special measures. This lack of support impacts every child's education.

ADDRESS THE SEVERE POST BREXIT IMPACT ON KENT'S TRANSPORT SYSTEM AND ECONOMY...

BUILD A BETTER SEVENOAKS

The Issues

  • Sevenoaks High Street Business Letter 1 (Sevenoaks Lib Dems)
    Article: Feb 11, 2021
    Our survey said you are concerned about the centre of Sevenoaks. Today every business in the town received a letter telling them what ideas we have and asking for their view about what they need.

  • Richard ()
    Article: Jan 23, 2021

    As of Friday 22 January, the government issued new lockdown guidance banning political leafleting by volunteers. Commercial leafleting is allowed, political leafleting is not. The new government guidance will affect the ability of your Sevenoaks Liberal Democrat councillors to provide you with useful information and is a brazen suppression of political debate and important community work.

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    Article: Jan 19, 2021

    Can you help create safer streets for all our young people to get to school?

    Liberal Democrat councillors backed the 2019 campaign for 20 mph zones round St Johns and Sevenoaks primary schools from the start. We helped with the petition, printed the posters, sent details out in our newsletters, and supported the petition at Council meetings. Now its in place, residents really appreciate safer, quieter, streets too.

    Now we need to make the same protection available to other schools - Lady Boswells and St Thomas' primary schools, plus the secondary schools at Trinity, Weald of Kent, Knole Academy and Sevenoaks School. That's why Richard Streatfeild is backing the plan by local campaigners to include roads from Bradbourne Lakes to Hillingdon Avenue, and the High Street and London Road, in new zones.

    This will tackle the areas where 184 accidents have happened over the last ten years, and over 200 people have been injured. It will also make our Town Centre more attractive and safer to walk around, if traffic moves at a safer pace and shoppers can cross the roads safely.

    This petition has around 1000 signatures already, on paper and online. You can sign today at

    https://www.change.org/p/michael-payne-kent-county-council-make-our-streets-safer-and-more-active-all-central-sevenoaks-20mph-zone

    If you'd like to help Richard promote safer streets please contact him at

    richard@sevenoakslibdems.org.uk

  • Page: Jan 1, 2021

    Your Town and District Councillors

    Our District and Town Councillors

    Sevenoaks District Wards

    You can find out which ward, county division and parliamentary constituency you live in on this external site, maintained by Ordnance Survey.

    Sevenoaks Young Liberals

    Sevenoaks is part of West Kent Young Liberals. This is the group for young liberals (up to 26) in Sevenoaks, Gravesham, Dartford and parts of Tonbridge and Malling parliamentary constituencies. To find out more, contact us: wkyl@sevenoakslibdems.org.uk.

  • Richard Streatfeild's introductory video still
    Article: Dec 6, 2020
    By Richard Streatfeild

    In this video I speak about the environment. We are in a climate crisis, and Kent County Council is not doing enough to tackle it.

    • Our homes need to be cleaner and greener
    • Our Highways Policy needs to encourage safe and enjoyable walking and cycling wherever possible
    • Sevenoaks needs electric buses, electric charging points, electric bikes
  • Richard Streatfeild's introductory video still
    Article: Nov 26, 2020
    By Richard Streatfeild

    In this video I speak about Covid and Care Homes in Sevenoaks:

    • Only one third of had the resources they needed to fight the Covid pandemic.
    • Hospitals and Care Homes need to be better coordinated going forward.
    • Hard Decisions have been taken. Harder decisions will lie ahead of us.

    I want to be a strong voice for a better Sevenoaks. Please help by completing my survey and telling me what your priorities for Sevenoaks are.

  • Richard Streatfeild's introductory video still
    Article: Nov 22, 2020
    By Richard Streatfeild

    In this introductary video I speak about my priorities for Sevenoaks:

    • Our children: Kent currently spends less than the national average on schools. I want Kent to spend more per-child.
    • Our carehomes: care for the vulnerable has to be better
    • Our streets: we have to make Sevnenoaks cleaner and greener, safer for children, pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Richard Streatfeild at the Vine (Richard Streatfeild)
    Page: Oct 11, 2020

    Richard Streatfeild for Sevenoaks

    How do you do?
    How can I help you?
    I am asking because I would like to help make your lives better as your representative on Kent County Council from next May. Hard choices are being made now; harder ones lie ahead.
    So, I'm keen to understand what local issues concern you, your family, your livelihood, your health and our children's education.
    I want to work WITH YOU to fight for what you want and believe.

    Whether it's the lack of local testing in our fight against Covid 19, the appalling Special Educational Needs provision within our schools impacting every child, or the lack of action in saving our environment.

    Like many of us, I am so frustrated with today's politics. Those in power do not listen. Many social and educational policies divide us. There is no emphasis on fairness. Together we can change things for the better, but ONLY the Liberal Democrats can achieve this in Sevenoaks. The Liberal Democrats have a strong record of campaigning and achieving at a local level, across the country. We want to work with you - our citizens - to mend broken trust in the government.

    WE NEED A STRONGER VOICE AT KENT COUNTY COUNCIL TO:

    PUT THE ENVIRONMENT FIRST...

    For the sake of our young people, to help Sevenoaks achieve zero carbon emissions, make our streets safer and increase green spaces in our Town.

    CREATE A ROBUST, EFFECTIVE, LOCALLY LED TEST & TRACE SYSTEM...

    Which ensures everyone with symptoms can get a test and receive results within 24 hours. We must protect our most vulnerable and, at the same time, correct the serious underfunding in social care in Kent.

    INCREASE KENT'S SPENDING ON EDUCATION WHICH IS BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE...

    And address the Special Educational Needs Provision which is so bad it has been placed under special measures. This lack of support impacts every child's education.

    ADDRESS THE SEVERE POST BREXIT IMPACT ON KENT'S TRANSPORT SYSTEM AND ECONOMY...

    BUILD A BETTER SEVENOAKS

    The Issues

    Get Ready

    The KCC Elections are scheduled for May 2021. You can apply for a postal vote in as little as 5 minutes! Click here for details of how to register in the Sevenoaks District. If you live outside the Sevenoaks District, you can register to Vote, or to receive a Postal Vote via this tool hosted by the National Liberal Democrats.

    Get Involved


Get Ready

The KCC Elections are scheduled for May 2021. You can apply for a postal vote in as little as 5 minutes! Click here for details of how to register in the Sevenoaks District. If you live outside the Sevenoaks District, you can register to Vote, or to receive a Postal Vote via this tool hosted by the National Liberal Democrats.

Get Involved