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MK Liberal Democrat Council Group Finance Spokesperson, Cllr Robin Bradburn, has hit back at recent misguided lobbying by Conservative councillors on business support grants. Councillor Bradburn said: “Conservative councillors are pressuring Milton Keynes Council to use their reserves to supplement a Central Government grant for small businesses – this is the job of the Conservative […]

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2020 Lib Dem Manifesto Added to Council Plan

by Richard Greenwood on 5 June, 2020

The MK Lib Dem manifesto prepared for the May 2020 local elections has now been added to the Milton Keynes Council Plan after the partnership agreement with Labour was renewed. The 2020 MK Lib Dem manifesto can be downloaded by clicking here. The 7 key priorities in the manifesto were:• Tackle poverty and homelessness• Support […]

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Lib Dems launch campaign for ‘Frontline Support Package’

by Richard Greenwood on 23 April, 2020

The Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign calling for a ‘Frontline Support Package’, a five-point plan to give frontline workers the support they need and the recognition they deserve as they get us through this appalling coronavirus crisis. Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey thanked the “army of workers protecting us” in hospitals, […]

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Food Bank Xtra

by Richard Greenwood on 16 April, 2020

Milton Keynes Council has teamed up with MK Food Bank to create Food Bank Xtra, a new city-wide service that is providing essential food and resources during the coronavirus crisis. If you need help: If you are in need, you can contact the Food Bank Helpline on 01908 565852 between 10am and 4pm Monday to […]

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Coronavirus Emergency Response Appeal

by Douglas McCall on 26 March, 2020

MK Council and the MK Community Foundation have launched a special appeal fund, the Covid-19 MK Emergency Response Appeal, to which people can donate to support MK charities and community groups helping to support vulnerable people through the coronavirus outbreak. Milton Keynes Council is providing £50,000 to kick start the appeal, with MK Community Foundation […]

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Lib Dems Lead Fight Against Child Poverty in MK

by Richard Greenwood on 11 March, 2020

Liberal Democrats welcome the interim report from the Child Poverty Commission The Milton Keynes Child Poverty Commission presented its interim report to Milton Keynes Council’s Cabinet last night. The Child Poverty Commission was called for by the Liberal Democrats last year, and last month the Liberal Democrats also secured £25,000 in next year’s MK Council […]

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Last night, Liberal Democrats secured funding in the Council’s 2020/21 budget for improvements around Campbell Park and Old Woughton ward. £60,000 will go to various schemes around the area, including improving directional signage to Sudgrove House, resurfacing Kenwood Gate and improving directional road markings on Downs Barn. Campbell Park and Old Woughton Ward councillor Paul […]

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Liberal Democrats have secured £100,000 in the Council’s 2020/21 budget to support access and mobility for pedestrians across Milton Keynes. The funding will be used to install dropped kerbs on pavements and revise cycle barriers on redways and footpaths, which can seriously inconvenience wheelchair users and people with buggies. Cllr Paul Alexander, who brought forward […]

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Lib Dems Secure Extra Funding for Vulnerable Children in MK

by Richard Greenwood on 27 February, 2020

Last night, Liberal Democrat councillors secured funding in next year’s budget for vulnerable children in Milton Keynes. A £45,000 amendment to the 2020/21 budget will fund additional children’s mental health support, and a further £25,000 will provide schools with one-off grants to set up breakfast or lunch clubs in and out of term time. Liberal […]

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Tory Run Fire Authority in Financial Crisis

by Douglas McCall on 27 January, 2020

Bucks & MK Fire Authority ‘requires improvement’ in Effectiveness and also in Efficiency says HM Inspectorate. The report says “Overall we would like to see improvements in the year ahead, but without increased funding, it is difficult to see where progress can be made.” Elsewhere in the report the Conservative controlled Fire Authority was criticised […]

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