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Milton Keynes Council is on track to transfer a number of leisure and community facilities to local communities and organisations in a decision made by a Cabinet member last night. [Tuesday 20th July 2021]. The freehold transfer of four facilities to parish councils, including Westcroft Meeting Place, will mean that local communities will have more control […]

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A cross-party motion confirming the Council’s plans to formally bid for Milton Keynes to become a city will be heard at tonight’s meeting of the Full Council. Milton Keynes is still officially a town, but with Her Majesty the Queen granting formal city status to a number of towns in 2022 to celebrate her Platinum […]

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The Labour/Liberal Democrat Progressive Alliance on Milton Keynes Council has spoken out after local MP Ben Everitt breaks his promise on the international aid target. In the General Election of 2019, Conservative MPs including Ben Everitt stood for election on a manifesto promise to “proudly maintain our commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of GNI […]

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The Labour/Liberal Democrat Progressive Alliance on Milton Keynes Council is asking when the police service in Milton Keynes will be sufficiently resourced. Milton Keynes is the largest town in the eastern region by both size and population, however police stations have been closed to the public or had their operating hours curtailed, and policing numbers […]

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MK Council is set to agree a huge plan to invest £35m to regenerate Wolverton town centre. While plans to regenerate the Agora site have been proposed for almost 25 years, next week could finally see spending plans proposed by the Progressive Alliance agreed by MK Council. The Council’s investment will see the existing eyesore demolished and bring […]

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Local Councillor Jane Carr has welcomed the news that the Milton Keynes Council Audit Committee has recommended a QC-led inquiry into the warehouse at 1 Yeomans Drive, Blakelands, following her address to the Committee. The vote was unanimous and cross-party. The QC will be instructed by the Council’s Monitoring Officer on recommendation from the Royal […]

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Under current rules, everyone who is allowed to enter England from a red list country must quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel for 10 full days. Councillor Jane Carr, Liberal Democrat Progressive Alliance Cabinet Member with responsibility for public health, believes the number of these hotels in Milton Keynes is unsustainable. “At the moment, direct […]

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The Playing Pitch Strategy, set to be adopted via Delegated Decision next week, provides the Council with guidance and recommendations for outdoor sports facility development across the borough. It recommends the Council work to protect all current sport pitch sites, and ensure more provision is added in line with population growth. In late 2019, Milton […]

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Following last week’s government announcement of cross-agency cooperation to tackle rough sleeping, MK Lib Dems have welcomed the news, but say more funding and more help from the immigration service is needed. Milton Keynes Liberal Democrats have been continuously fighting to reduce rough sleeping and homelessness. Over the last five years, after constant pressure from […]

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Milton Keynes Council is working on a number of projects and partnerships to help young people back into work, as part of their forward-thinking £3m Economic Recovery Plan. Though the number of claimants in Milton Keynes went down between April and May 2021, younger residents unfortunately experience higher rates of unemployment. However, Milton Keynes Council’s […]

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