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A £25,000 Liberal Democrat budget amendment on MK Council has contributed to seeing children and young people in need in Milton Keynes receive lunches this summer. By the end of this week, around 8,500 lunchboxes will have been issued to children, along with 1,000 food packs for young people. The initiative, which started in July, […]

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Councillors ask to overturn decision on racist comment

by Richard Greenwood on 16 July, 2020

Senior councillors are seeking a rare review by asking a committee to overturn a decision not to investigate a councillor accused of posting a racist comment on Facebook. Last week a Standards Sub-Committee made up of just three councillors voted two to one to not investigate Cllr Terry Baines for a comment he made on […]

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Lib Dem Response to Council Financial Report

by Richard Greenwood on 10 July, 2020

“We cannot relax. We must remain diligent.” – Liberal Democrats respond to the council’s new Financial Outlook Report looking at the impact of At last night’s meeting of the Budget and Resources Scrutiny Committee, Milton Keynes Council officers presented a Financial Outlook Report to councillors, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It provided councillors […]

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Anger at decision over Councillor’s racist comment

by Richard Greenwood on 10 July, 2020

Leading councillors have condemned the decision by a council sub-committee to not investigate a councillor who made racist remarks as “utterly unexplainable” and “hurtful” Cllr Peter Marland & Cllr Douglas McCall have condemned the conduct of a panel of councillors and said they will try and get the decision not to investigate Conservative Cllr Terry […]

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More Slots Available at the Tip

by Douglas McCall on 24 June, 2020

Most residents will now know that the Household Waste Recycling Centres, more commonly know as ‘the tip’ have reopened, but due to the Coronavirus crisis you need to book a slot in advance.The Lib Dems have been pressurising the Council to increase the number of slots, and we are delighted to inform you that the […]

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FOODBANK XTRA: NEW PHONE NUMBER

by Douglas McCall on 23 June, 2020

From 22 June please text HELP to 07710 385785 and you’ll get a call back. Foodbank Xtra is a joint initiative between MK Council and MK Foodbank.

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LIBERAL DEMOCRATS SUPPORT UPDATED COUNCIL PLAN

by Douglas McCall on 22 June, 2020

Last week, an updated Council Plan was approved by Milton Keynes Council, supported by the Liberal Democrat Group.Since signing their partnership agreement on 1st May 2020, the Liberal Democrat and Labour Groups have been working on an updated Council Plan that continues to provide the people of Milton Keynes with the stable leadership that is […]

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The Liberal Democrats are urging the Government to extend furlough support until it is safe for people to return to work and bring forward bespoke packages of support for key sectors, such as hospitality, or face local unemployment. Acting leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey MP, who is asking the public to join his […]

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MEASURES TO ALLOW SHOPS TO FULLY REOPEN SAFELY

by Douglas McCall on 12 June, 2020

As most people will know the Government is allowing the opening of non-essential shops from Monday 15th June. What many people will not know is that the Government has placed a duty on MK Council to ensure that shops can open safely, ensuring social distancing. They also have a duty to aim to prevent a […]

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Milton Keynes Council helps during pandemic

by Douglas McCall on 11 June, 2020

The Council has taken action to help residents during the Coronavirus pandemic. • The Council set up the Local Support Service to provide an extra safety net for extremely clinically vulnerable people and this service has now reached out to 5,000 residents, including over 1500 pharmacy pick-ups. • Worked with MK Foodbank to set up […]

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