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Money for the Brooklands Centre

by craigwhittall on 8 February, 2016

I was delighted to be able to make a financial donation from my ward budget to the Brooklands Centre towards their replacement crockery. The Brooklands Centre is a great asset for Newport Pagnell, and among other things they provide lunches for the elderly.

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MK Recycling at Risk

by craigwhittall on 5 February, 2016

The Labour Council is trying to use the budget process as a means to make major changes to Milton Keynes recycling scheme.   The last time Labour ran the Council recycling rates fell by a third. When the Lib Dems ran the Council recycling rates increased FIVE fold.   I was the Lib Dem Cabinet […]

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Barnsbury Gardens Link Footpath

by craigwhittall on 2 February, 2016

My Focus Team colleagues, Cllrs Paul Alexander and Derek Eastman, and I have been campaigning for some years to get the link footpath built between Barnsbury Gardens and Green Farm Road which was in the original plans for the area. We secured the agreement of the Council to build the footpath and managed to secure […]

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Aston Martin Site Update

by craigwhittall on 20 January, 2016

An application will be put forward to Milton Keynes Council in February by Redrow Homes to build 91 dwellings on the old Aston Martin site in Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell, which has been purchased by Tesco. The firm of house builders is anxious to obtain planning permission for the development but would like to give […]

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Sheltered Housing Update

by craigwhittall on 13 January, 2016

I attended yet another meeting at the Chartwell Sheltered Housing Scheme in Newport Pagnell on the 12th January, along with my colleague Cllr Paul Alexander.   Following the last meeting many residents complained to the Council about the proposed cut to the wardens.   The latest proposal from the Council is now to keep either […]

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Sheltered Housing Wardens

by craigwhittall on 15 December, 2015

Following major cuts to its grant from the Conservative Government MK Council has to make £22m of cuts in its budget this coming financial year.   One of the proposed cuts from the Labour Administration giving the Lib Dems and sheltered housing residents most concerns is the proposal to cut the warden service.   This […]

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CMK Parking Proposals Withdrawn

by craigwhittall on 10 December, 2015

Following a ‘Call In’ by the Liberal Democrats of their decision to reduce the size of parking spaces in Central Milton Keynes the Labour run Council has decided to withdraw their proposals. The Liberal Democrats were concerned that the smaller spaces would result in more cars being damaged, they didn’t believe that the proposals were […]

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Newport Library Saved

by craigwhittall on 16 November, 2015

The Focus Team is delighted to report that following a recent review by Milton Keynes Council Newport Pagnell Library will remain open. Alternative user arrangements for the future are being investigated, including longer opening hours and a degree of self service. The Council is looking for potential partners to share the use of the building […]

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Armistice Day

by craigwhittall on 15 November, 2015

  At 11am on Armistice Day on the 11th November, the Royal British Legion remembered the fallen at the war memorial. A small group of residents gathered to watch the ceremony. I was honoured to take the salute in my role as President of the Newport Pagnell Royal British Legion Club. I also laid the […]

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Remembrance Sunday in Newport Pagnell

by craigwhittall on 15 November, 2015

On the 8th November hundreds of people lined Newport Pagnell High Street to watch the annual Remembrance Sunday parade of soldiers, veterans and various youth organisations. The salute was taken by Alexander Boswell, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Cllr Keith McLean, Mayor of Milton Keynes and Cllr Phil Winsor, Mayor of Newport Pagnell. During the […]

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