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Support Council Employees with Long COVID, Demand Lib Dems

by Richard Greenwood on 4 March, 2021

The Liberal Democrats on Milton Keynes Council are set to bring a motion on Long COVID at next week’s meeting of the Full Council. Long COVID is where people who have had COVID continue to feel the effects of the virus weeks after initially becoming ill. According to NHS England, symptoms can include “breathlessness, chronic […]

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Support for Flood Wardens in MK, Thanks to Lib Dems

by Richard Greenwood on 26 February, 2021

At Wednesday’s Full Council, the Liberal Democrats secured £15,000 in the Council’s 2021/22 budget to train and equip flood wardens. Flood wardens across Milton Keynes will be able to build up a network for communications and direct action when a flood occurs. The training will include advice on local resilience, crisis management, communication, water safety […]

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£100k to Help Over 22,000 Children in Poverty in Milton Keynes

by Richard Greenwood on 26 February, 2021

Thanks to a successful Liberal Democrat amendment to the Council’s 2021/22 budget on Wednesday night, Milton Keynes is one step further in its fight against child poverty. The budget will now have: £35,000 for progressing the Council’s Poverty Strategy £30,000 for setting up Homework Plus, which are community-based homework clubs that also provide a meal […]

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More Resource for Planning Enforcement Thanks to MK Lib Dems

by Richard Greenwood on 25 February, 2021

At last night’s Full Council, the Liberal Democrats made sure the Council prioritised helping the planning team with a £65,000 amendment to the budget for 2021/22. The money will go toward recruiting a senior enforcement officer for 12 months, who will provide additional capacity for pro-active enforcement across the planning team. Councillor Douglas McCall, Liberal […]

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Last night, Milton Keynes Council passed the budget for 2021/22, along with a key Liberal Democrat amendment that allocated money to areas that desperately need more support. The Liberal Democrat amendment means the budget will now include: £100,000 to tackle child poverty £70,000 to help care leavers rent and purchase their own homes £65,000 for […]

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Lib Dems Fighting For £100k More to Tackle Child Poverty in MK

by Richard Greenwood on 22 February, 2021

The Liberal Democrat Group on Milton Keynes Council are proposing a £100,000 amendment to the 2021/22 budget to help tackle child poverty. The Liberal Democrats have been consistently campaigning on the issue of child hunger and poverty, having originally called for the Child Poverty Commission to be set up back in 2019. Last year they […]

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Liberal Democrats fight for a better budget

by Richard Greenwood on 22 February, 2021

Milton Keynes Liberal Democrats will be bringing forward a detailed amendment to the Council’s budget for 2021/22, proposing extra money for child poverty, flooding, bins and more. The amendment includes money for planning enforcement, tackling isolation amongst the vulnerable, replacement bins, rental and purchase bonds for care leavers and local flood wardens. There is also […]

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Time to Help Residents Tackle Flooding

by Richard Greenwood on 17 February, 2021

Milton Keynes Liberal Democrats are proposing an amendment to the Council’s 2021/22 budget to make sure flood wardens are trained and equipped. At this month’s Council meeting, the Liberal Democrat Group will propose a budget amendment that includes £15,000 to fund training and equipment for volunteer flood wardens across Milton Keynes, who’d be able to […]

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Lib Dems Say It Is Time to Prioritise Planning

by Richard Greenwood on 15 February, 2021

The Liberal Democrats are calling for the Council to put £65,000 in their budget to fund support for planning enforcement in Milton Keynes. The Group will propose this as part of their amendment to the 2021/22 budget at February’s Full Council. They are suggesting the money be used to recruit a senior enforcement officer for 12 months, […]

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Support MK’s Isolated Residents, Demand Lib Dems

by Richard Greenwood on 12 February, 2021

The Liberal Democrats are calling for £50,000 to be added to the Council’s 2021/22 budget to be used to tackle loneliness and isolation. The Group will propose this as part of their amendment to the budget at Full Council on 24 February. They are suggesting the money be used to fund investment in two temporary […]

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