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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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Barnsbury Gardens Footpath Link

by craigwhittall on 23 December, 2016

  I received some excellent news. The Council has finally taken ownership of the land from the developer after a lengthy legal process. This is what has been stopping the link footpath from Barnsbury Gardens to Green Farm Road being built.   The money is there, and now the land – so the work has […]

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Recycling this Christmas

by craigwhittall on 22 December, 2016

  At Christmas we produce a lot more rubbish, so a good time to ensure we recycle as much as we can.   The following is what can go in your pink recycling sack:   Paper and cardboard including: • newspapers and magazines • catalogues and directories • writing/typing paper • leaflets • cards • […]

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Milton Keynes Council Budget Consultation

by craigwhittall on 14 December, 2016

Milton Keynes Council’s draft budget is now open for public consultation which will run until 31 January before a budget is finalised in February. Full details and a helpful summary of the draft budget can be found at www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/budget.  The Council currently gets most of its money from central government in grants, not from the Council […]

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Devolution of MK Council Services to parish councils?

by craigwhittall on 10 December, 2016

This past year had brought a higher number of complaints about, for example, weeds, long grass, overgrown vegetation, litter, street lights out and potholes than the previous 4 years. The Government grant to Milton Keynes Council has been reduced by 33% in the past 5 years, a further £22m is to be cut next year, and this has led […]

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The Winter Night Shelter Opens at the Buszy

by craigwhittall on 30 November, 2016

Cllr Douglas McCall was honoured, in his capacity as Leader of the Lib Dems on MK Council, to have been invited by the Winter Night Shelter, along with the Leader of MK Council Cllr Peter Marland and Charles MacDonald the Chief Executive of MKDP, to the opening ceremony for its Reception Centre located at the Buszy […]

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New street sign in place at last

by craigwhittall on 29 November, 2016

  I have been chasing the Council for well over a year to replace the damaged sign for Addenbrookes Road/Papworth Close, Newport Pagnell and I was delighted that it was finally erected today.

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UKIP and Tory MEPs vote to let tax evaders off the hook

by Douglas McCall on 24 November, 2016

Tax authorities have been given new powers to investigate money laundering activity. This is part of the Commission’s drive against tax evasion and avoidance in the EU. But UKIP MEPs voted against the proposal. Tory MEPs abstained. Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder said: “The public will be outraged that the Tories and UKIP did not […]

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Autumn Statement – BREXIT Blackhole

by Douglas McCall on 24 November, 2016

  £60bn direct cost of Brexit – £220bn black hole for the public finances   The OBR has worked out that the direct cost Brexit will amount £60bn over the next five years. The annual cost will be around £15bn a year after the UK leaves, or £288m a week. The OBR has also forecast […]

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