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Support MK’s Isolated Residents, Demand Lib Dems

by Richard Greenwood on 12 February, 2021

The Liberal Democrats are calling for £50,000 to be added to the Council’s 2021/22 budget to be used to tackle loneliness and isolation. The Group will propose this as part of their amendment to the budget at Full Council on 24 February. They are suggesting the money be used to fund investment in two temporary […]

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More Money for Housing Help for Care Leavers, Demand Lib Dems

by Richard Greenwood on 11 February, 2021

The Liberal Democrats are proposing an amendment to the Council’s 2021/22 budget that includes £70,000 for housing help for children leaving care. The Group want to see £50,000 allocated to set up a bond scheme for carers to help them get on the property ladder, and £20,000 to help care leavers with deposits on rented […]

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Better Bins for Neighbourhoods, Demand Lib Dems

by Richard Greenwood on 10 February, 2021

The Liberal Democrat Group will be proposing an amendment to the Council’s budget that includes £100,000 for new bins across the city, including solar powered ‘smart’ bins. The money would fund 50 new bins that would replace those that are no longer fit for purpose or damaged. It would also fund 15 smart bins, which […]

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It has been just over a month since towns and villages in Milton Keynes were hit by heavy flooding, and the Liberal Democrats on Milton Keynes Council have been demanding answers and solutions. Councillor Jane Carr represents Newport Pagnell South ward, which was hit badly on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. She has since been […]

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MK Tories Divided Over Future of Our City

by Richard Greenwood on 22 January, 2021

Milton Keynes Liberal Democrats say the Tories are “in disarray” over MK2050 – the strategy for the city’s future. The Strategy sets out the vision for Milton Keynes’ future, and cross-party support for its success is crucial, say the Lib Dems. However, at Wednesday’s Council meeting, the Tories split three ways when it came to […]

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MK’s Liberal Democrat councillors are asking for solutions to avoid more severe flooding in the borough. The councillors brought the issue to this week’s full council meeting.Councillors Jane Carr and Vanessa McPake pushed Cabinet to investigate two crucial issues: what pressure is being put on the Environment Agency to prioritise river management, and the opening […]

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Lib Dems Demand Focus On Flooding

by Richard Greenwood on 21 January, 2021

MK Lib Dems brought the issue of flooding front and centre at last night’s Full Council meeting. Some towns and villages in Milton Keynessuffered severe flooding last month, and the Liberal Democrat Group on the Council is demanding answers and pushing for solutions. Councillors Jane Carr and Vanessa McPake pushed Cabinet to investigate two crucial […]

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Lib Dems Win Fight For More Help For Care Leavers

by Richard Greenwood on 21 January, 2021

At last night’s Full Council, a Liberal Democrat motion calling for more help for care leavers with their housing options was passed unanimously. The Cabinet will now make sure looked after children and care leavers are given real opportunities to consider their housing options in detail, and ensure training and mentoring as they become increasingly […]

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MK Council has issued the following statement regarding garden waste collections: COVID-19 has had a significant impact on us all, and in MK the cases are seriously high. As a result of reduced staffing, we’re suspending food and garden waste collections throughout MK from Thursday 14 January until further notice. Our waste collection partner Serco […]

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Over 8,000 Pupils Eligible For Free School Meals In MK This Autumn

by Richard Greenwood on 10 December, 2020

In the Spring, 7,269 pupils were eligible, but this figure went up to 8,359 in the Autumn. MK Lib Dems say our MPs and the government need to act now Liberal Democrat Councillor Jane Carr has said these numbers show the need for “permanent solutions to child hunger”. “We know that last month the government […]

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