Thanks to the campaign led by footballer Marcus Rashford, the Government agreed to provide a ‘Covid Summer Food Fund’ - meaning children who are usually eligible for benefits-related free school meals could claim vouchers to cover the six-week summer holiday period.
But this is not a new problem. Every year, vulnerable families worry about the approaching summer break, when they will need to find an extra £30-£40 per week to buy the meals usually provided at school.
Following the Prime Minister's comments of recent weeks and his bold new pledge to power every UK home with wind energy by 2030, the Liberal Democrats are reaffirming their commitment to the cancelled Navitus Bay wind farm that would have powered over 700,000 local homes with safe, clean renewable energy. Our petition to rethink and revisit the issue can be found by clicking here
Beacon Hill Tip was set for closure this month, however SUEZ have applied for a 10 years extension to their planning permission in order to continue operations. Despite residents being promised over 20 years ago that the site would now be being returned to its original heathland.