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Green Bin Victory

by Douglas McCall on 13 June, 2017

  Following a meeting between leading Lib Dem councillors, Douglas McCall and Ric Brackenbury, with the Labour Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member, Labour announced at the 13th June Cabinet Meeting that they will not now go ahead with the proposed charged of £33pa for collecting garden waste.   The Council Leader made it […]

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The Milton Keynes Council Cabinet are planning to introduce a charge for the collection of green bins from residents.  The Labour run council are planning to charge each household £33 per bin per year for collection, and the charge would start from 1st September 2017. Please sign our petition against the charges here: We […]

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Lib Dems call Special ‘Green Bins’ Council Meeing

by craigwhittall on 7 April, 2017

On the 6th April the Liberal Democrats have called a Special Meeting of Milton Keynes Council to address the Green Bin issue. The Executive Scrutiny Committee referred Labour’s decision to charge £33 for each green bin to Full Council, but the next ordinary Council is not until June. Liberal Democrat Leader Cllr Douglas McCall said “June […]

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Blakelands Pagoda

by craigwhittall on 7 April, 2017

The pagoda in Blakelands playground has been removed for safety reasons. Milton Keynes Council has repaired this on many occasions, but it has never lasted for long. A consultation on the future of the Pagoda decided that it should be removed and replaced with alternative items; thus saving money in repairs and improve safety. Great […]

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Rossham Dell

by craigwhittall on 5 April, 2017

Many residents of Rowsham Dell in Giffard Park have contacted Cllr Paul Alexander about the incidents that have occurred in the picturesque Dell – the wooded area on the corner of the road. There have been occasions when people have been camping and even using the Dell as a toilet. For safety reasons parents have prevented their children […]

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Labour’s Green Bin Charge – Update

by craigwhittall on 30 March, 2017

Labour’s proposal to charge £33 per year for a green bin was ‘called in’ for a review by the Executive Scrutiny Committee. Cllr Douglas McCall, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, attended the meeting on the 29th March to speak against Labour’s proposals. He was able to call upon his 7 years experience as a former Cabinet member with […]

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Glenwoods Play Area Bin Replaced

by craigwhittall on 27 March, 2017

Following complaints from residents Cllr Douglas McCall got the missing litter bin replaced at the Glenwoods Play Area in Green Park, Newport Pagnell.

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Labour to charge for Green Bins

by craigwhittall on 8 March, 2017

The Labour Council is to press ahead and charge £33 per year for each green bin from the 1st September this year. In will be the same charge regardless as to whether you have a 140 litre or a 240 litre bin. Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Cllr Douglas McCall, who introduced the green bins when […]

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Pink Sacks and Weekly Collections Saved

by craigwhittall on 7 March, 2017

Just over a year ago the Lib Dems helped stop plans to scrap the pink sacks as part of the 2016/17 Council budget. They argued that waste policy should only be changed as part of the Waste Strategy. This evening, 7th March, MK Council Cabinet passed its new Waste Strategy which includes the retention of the […]

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Recycling Saved

by Douglas McCall on 16 April, 2016

  Leo Montague, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope Ward, is delighted that the Lib Dems saved the MK recycling scheme.   The Lib Dems moved the successful amendment to the MK Council budget that saved the pick sack recycling scheme from being cut.   They also ensured that the green […]

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