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More Council Budget Cuts Ahead

by craigwhittall on 25 September, 2016

Over the last five years Milton Keynes Council has cut over £110M and 425 staff, but the Conservative Government is demanding more. The Council has to cut over £20M each year for the rest of this parliament, despite an increase in demand most notably in Adult Social Care due the fact that we are all […]

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Bury Street Double Yellow Lines

by craigwhittall on 22 September, 2016

  The double yellow lines in Bury Street at its junction with Silver Street were worn away, but The Focus Team got the Council to repaint them to ensure the narrow access from Silver Street was kept clear for drivers.

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Street name plates shock

by craigwhittall on 20 September, 2016

We have experienced delays of months and more when asking for broken and missing street name plates to be replaced and now we know why.   I discovered, after some detailed questioning of Council officers, that there is no money in the Council’s general budget for street signs although 200 have been reported missing or broken. […]

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Priory Street Parking Saved

by craigwhittall on 18 September, 2016

  Cllr Paul Alexander and I met with developers Redrow regarding their proposed plans for the former Aston Martin site off Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell.   I am pleased to report that the developers have agreed to scrap their plans that would have meant the loss of at least six on street parking places in […]

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Tackling Homelessness

by craigwhittall on 17 September, 2016

  Sadly, homelessness is on the rise across the UK, including here in Milton Keynes. People become homeless for many reasons, but Government policies are exasperating the situation.   The Liberal Democrats in MK have made tackling homelessness and the shortage of affordable housing, including houses for rent, one of our top priorities. It was […]

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Silver Street Pavements Resurfaced

by craigwhittall on 12 September, 2016

Councillor Douglas McCall complained to the Council about the poor state of the pavements in Silver Street, Newport Pagnell, and these have now been resurfaced.

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New 20mph Limit outside Green Park School

by craigwhittall on 5 September, 2016

  With children going back to school this week, my ward colleagues are I welcome the new 20 mph zone outside Green Park School on Green Park Drive. We believe that the safety of pupils is paramount and we welcome the additional safety measure. The new speed restriction will be in force when the lights […]

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Bushes Cut Back in Newport Pagnell

by craigwhittall on 2 September, 2016

  Following complaints from residents I got the Council to cut back the overgrown vegetation on the metal walkway linking Riverside Meadow to the Iron Bridge in Newport Pagnell, and in time for the August Bank Holiday Civil War event when the walkway was used by lots of visitors.

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Willen surgery open again at last!

by craigwhittall on 31 August, 2016

The Lib Dem Focus team are delighted that the Willen Surgery, now known as [email protected] is finally open again following a long campaign by residents, councillors and others.  It is run by Newport Pagnell Medical Centre. You can register by phoning 01908 611767.

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Civil War Re-enactment

by craigwhittall on 30 August, 2016

  I would like to congratulate the organisers of the Civil War Re-enactment held on Bury Common on the 28th and 29th August, which was a great success.   Clearly a lot of work was involved putting on such a large event and we are very lucky here in Newport Pagnell to have people willing […]

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