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More Money for Signs

by Douglas McCall on 6 March, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have persuaded the Council to increase the amount of money to be spent specifically on street name signs by £100,000 in the budget proposals for the Financial Year 2018/19. Many residents have reported that delivery drivers, and more importantly ambulances, can’t find their houses due to missing or broken signs.

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More Money for Residential Roads

by Douglas McCall on 24 February, 2018

  The Lib Dem Focus Team often gets complaints about the state of residential roads.   The Liberal Democrats have taken up these issues with Milton Keynes Council and have persuaded the Council to increase the amount of money to be spent specifically on residential roads by £250,000 in the capital budget proposals for the […]

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Lib Dem Success – Grit Bins and Graffiti Busters Saved

by Douglas McCall on 22 February, 2018

  At the Milton Keynes Council budget setting meeting on the 21st February the Administration accepted the Liberal Democrat amendment to save both the grit bins and the graffiti busters.

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Graffiti Busters under threat

by Douglas McCall on 31 January, 2018

Cllr Douglas McCall, the then responsible Cabinet member, and the Liberal Democrats introduced the Graffiti Busters when they ran the Council to tackle the scourge of graffiti. The Council had basically given up on tackling the issue before then. The Lib Dems are concerned that the Council budget proposes to cut this service, and we […]

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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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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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