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Milton Keynes Council budget finally passes

by craigwhittall on February 25, 2015

I said last week that “The Liberal Democrats would have constructed a completely different budget – one that protected the vulnerable”. The Labour Administration took four months to construct their failed budget. I and other leading opposition councillors took only one day to help put back £2.5M into front line services. Just think what we […]

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Labour Budget Falls

by craigwhittall on February 19, 2015

Milton Keynes Council’s Labour Administration budget fell last night, defeated 28 votes (Lib Dem/Con) to 24 (Lab). The one UKIP Cllr was absent. Lib Dem Council Group Leader, Cllr Douglas McCall said “I have been a councillor 19 years and I think this is the worst budget I have ever seen. This  budget has no structure […]

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There will be a meeting at the Council on Thursday 26th February at 7:30 pm where Ric Brackenbury’s challenge to the decision to consult on building on 3 green spaces on Springfield and Downs Barn will be considered. The original decision was taken by the Labour Cabinet member but this committee meeting will involve councillors […]

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Bramley Meadows Roundabout Finally Repainted

by craigwhittall on February 17, 2015

  After a tiresome two year wait the white lining road markings at the road junction of Wolverton Road/Bramley Meadows, Newport Pagnell has finally been completed. Local residents have complained to the Lib Dem Focus Team for around two years that the road markings at this junction are impossible to see and were a potential source of danger […]

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Willen Village Surgery – glimmer of hope

by craigwhittall on February 16, 2015

Isobel McCall attended the recent packed public meeting organised by Campbell Park Parish Council about the Willen Village surgery. Concerned residents were pleased to hear that there could be solution to the stalemate on the surgery, but a number of things need to fall into place to enable the surgery to re-open as a satellite of […]

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by craigwhittall on February 11, 2015

Further to my post on the 19th January, I am very pleased to report that following pressure the Labour run Council has dropped plans to charge for parking in the older towns in Milton Keynes. The following long stay car parks in Newport Pagnell are no longer earmarked for parking charges:- •Newport Pagnell Silver Street […]

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Housing proposals for green spaces – glimmer of hope

by craigwhittall on February 5, 2015

My Lib Dem colleague, Ric Brackenbury,  has “called in” the decision of the Labour Cabinet member to go ahead with public consultation on proposals to build on green spaces in Downs Barn and Springfield.  The decision was taken at a meeting on Tuesday evening in spite of protests from several members of the public and ward […]

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Public outrage greets Labour Councillor’s decision

by craigwhittall on February 3, 2015

Residents of Springfield and Downs Barn turned out in force tonight to oppose the Council’s intention to go out to public consultation on proposals to include three green spaces on their estates in future house building plans.  Residents spoke passionately about what a negative impact it would have on where they live and were supported […]

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The Labour Cabinet member at MK Council is due to take the decision on Tuesday 3rd Feb at 5:30 pm to take the Council’s proposals to the next stage to include two green sites in Springfield and one in Downs Barn in future housing plans. Residents have expressed shock and dismay at the ideas and some […]

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Bus Cuts to Newport Pagnell and surrounding area

by craigwhittall on January 25, 2015

The Labour run Council are making massive cuts to the bus services across Milton Keynes. We understand that 65% of all Council supported services will be cut. We have been trying for weeks to get the details out of the Council, but it has been like trying to get blood out of a stone. Finally […]

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