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Homelessness Crisis

by craigwhittall on 17 March, 2017

The homelessness crisis continues. In the last year MK Council has housed 687 families, including 1013 children, in temporary accommodation costing over £7.5M! This doesn’t include the dozens of ‘non-statutory’ street homeless. There is much concern about the Government’s decision to remove Housing Benefit from 18-21 year olds from April. We can expect more teenage […]

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Labour to charge for Green Bins

by craigwhittall on 8 March, 2017

The Labour Council is to press ahead and charge £33 per year for each green bin from the 1st September this year. In will be the same charge regardless as to whether you have a 140 litre or a 240 litre bin. Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Cllr Douglas McCall, who introduced the green bins when […]

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Pink Sacks and Weekly Collections Saved

by craigwhittall on 7 March, 2017

Just over a year ago the Lib Dems helped stop plans to scrap the pink sacks as part of the 2016/17 Council budget. They argued that waste policy should only be changed as part of the Waste Strategy. This evening, 7th March, MK Council Cabinet passed its new Waste Strategy which includes the retention of the […]

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Barnsbury Gardens Link Footpath Built

by craigwhittall on 21 February, 2017

  The long awaited link footpath from Barnsbury Gardens to Green Farm Road in Newport Pagnell has finally been built, and it has street lights too.   It has taken years to get to this point, but perseverance by the Focus Team paid off in the end.

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Former Cllr Alan Pugh dies

by Douglas McCall on 21 February, 2017

The Liberal Democrats regret to announce the death of former long standing councillor and Mayor of Milton Keynes, Alan Pugh. Alan Pugh Alan graduated from the London School of Economics and worked in the food, building and construction industries in the UK and in Australia before setting up his own civil engineering company in 1979. […]

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Yeomans Drive, Blakelands, proposed developement

by craigwhittall on 20 February, 2017

A proposed development has been submitted to Milton Keynes Council regarding the Storage Distribution Warehouse in Yeomans Drive, Blakelands, previously owned by John Lewis. The current building is 17,500 square metres and around 9m in height and the proposed building will be increased in size by around 17% but the height will double to 18 […]

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Council Budget

by craigwhittall on 18 February, 2017

The Conservative Government continues with its manifesto commitment to slash funding to public services. This includes grants to councils such as Milton Keynes Council, which has had to make a further £22M worth of cuts on top of the £105M made over the last five years. There will be a further £20M a year of […]

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Aston Martin Site – Redrow Homes

by craigwhittall on 31 January, 2017

  Redrow Homes have been granted permission to develop 88 dwellings, with approptiate parking and facilities, on the old Aston Martin site on Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell . The 3 heritage buildings on the site are to be restored to occupancy standard. It is anticipated that work will start on this site towards the end […]

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Plan:MK

by craigwhittall on 21 January, 2017

  Following the recent government announcement via the National Infrastructure Commission for an East – West Expressway as well as East – West Rail, the Liberal Democrats call for the plan period for Plan:MK to be reduced from 20 years to 15 years to allow time for a full evaluation of the impact of that […]

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North Bridge, Northampton Road, Newport Pagnell

by craigwhittall on 16 January, 2017

  Essential Stonework refurbishment of North Bridge commenced in January 2017 and will take up to 16 weeks to complete. The work will be carried out by specialist stonemasons Bowden and Ward and will be managed by Ringway, MK Council’s highways contractor. Bowden and Ward are highly skilled craftsmen and have recently completed the Tyringham […]

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