Category: South Hams

South Hams and SHDC

South Hams: DVA: where to get help

Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) is not uncommon. According to the independent charity Fact Checker, 26% of women aged 16-59 report having experienced some kind of domestic abuse as adults. 15% of men report the same. But there is help. The following lists just some of the organisations that can provide help and support. DVA … read more

South Hams: The Iniquitous MIF

Universal Credit (UC) includes a concept called the Minimum Income Floor (MIF) which is the minimum income that will be used when calculating a benefit. If one earns below this amount … tough cookie. The idea behind it is that the state should not be supporting people whose income is low due to being involved … read more

South Hams: What I will try and do

The following are just some of the things that I will try and do as your elected District Councillor. I stood as a Liberal Democrat as I believe they have policies that address the needs of the area but local government should not be about unquestioning loyalty to a political faith. It should be about … read more

South Hams: Lib Dems – Green Policies

Contents 1 Introduction 2 Justifications 3 The Five Green Laws 4 Related Policies 5 Local Policies 6 References 1 Introduction The Lib Dems have developed a range of so-called Green Policies which have received a great deal of support from a variety of independent organisations. For instance: Friends of the Earth campaigner Dave Timms said: … read more

South Hams: SHDC

Local Councils are being given increasing autonomy by central government and while this may be a good thing in principle it can only bring real benefit if a council conducts its affairs in an open, inclusive and transparent way. If it does, there is a real opportunity for local democracy to flourish and for communities … read more

South Hams: Social Housing Overview

Social Housing is a complex subject. This post is just a very short introduction with particular reference to the circumstances of South Hams.