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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: www.tinyurl.com/MK-GreenBins 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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Worn disabled markings and worn yellow lines

by craigwhittall on 1 April, 2017

Disabled residents have contacted the Focus Team to report that Disabled Bay markings Newport Pagnell Town Centre are being worn away, and they fear people are parking illegally in the bays because of this. The Focus Team have received similar complaints about worn double yellow lines. The Focus Team have reported these problems to Milton Keynes Council. […]

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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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Homelessness Crisis

by craigwhittall on 17 March, 2017

The homelessness crisis continues. In the last year MK Council has housed 687 families, including 1013 children, in temporary accommodation costing over £7.5M! This doesn’t include the dozens of ‘non-statutory’ street homeless. There is much concern about the Government’s decision to remove Housing Benefit from 18-21 year olds from April. We can expect more teenage […]

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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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MK Lib Dems Announce Spokespeople

by Douglas McCall on 18 May, 2016

Milton Keynes Liberal Democrats COUNCIL GROUP APPOINTMENTS 2016/17 Group Officers Leader: Douglas McCall Deputy Leader: Ric Brackenbury Chair: Derek Eastman Vice-Chair: Robin Bradburn Secretary: Peter Cannon Media Officer: Vanessa McPake Training and Development Champion: Jenni Ferrans Committee Spokespersons Scrutiny Management: Isobel McCall (C) Budget Scrutiny: Ric Brackenbury (C) Children & Young People: Sam Crooks (C) […]

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Lib Dem / Labour Agreement

by Douglas McCall on 16 May, 2016

Further to our statement on the 10th May, we have had further discussions with the Labour Group. To recap, both Labour and the Conservatives made us offers to work together. Labour also offered us places on the Cabinet, but we value our independence and decided not to have a joint administration with either party and […]

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