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Blakelands Pagoda

by craigwhittall on 7 April, 2017

The pagoda in Blakelands playground has been removed for safety reasons. Milton Keynes Council has repaired this on many occasions, but it has never lasted for long. A consultation on the future of the Pagoda decided that it should be removed and replaced with alternative items; thus saving money in repairs and improve safety. Great […]

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Rossham Dell

by craigwhittall on 5 April, 2017

Many residents of Rowsham Dell in Giffard Park have contacted Cllr Paul Alexander about the incidents that have occurred in the picturesque Dell – the wooded area on the corner of the road. There have been occasions when people have been camping and even using the Dell as a toilet. For safety reasons parents have prevented their children […]

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Whitethorns Play Area Facelift

by craigwhittall on 3 April, 2017

  On the 28th March Cllr Douglas McCall joined the Deputy Mayor of Milton Keynes, the Deputy Mayor of Newport Pagnell, Town Councillors and the MK Dons Manager and players at the official opening of the upgraded Whitethorns Play Area in Newport Pagnell. Lots of children and young people also turned up for the opening. The upgrade […]

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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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Labour’s Green Bin Charge – Update

by craigwhittall on 30 March, 2017

Labour’s proposal to charge £33 per year for a green bin was ‘called in’ for a review by the Executive Scrutiny Committee. Cllr Douglas McCall, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, attended the meeting on the 29th March to speak against Labour’s proposals. He was able to call upon his 7 years experience as a former Cabinet member with […]

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Proposed MK Dons Training Ground

by craigwhittall on 28 March, 2017

Milton Keynes Council has approved the sale of land at Tickford Fields between Newport Pagnell and Sherington to MK Dons for their new training ground. The plan, subject to planning permission, is for the 96 acre site, which will be accessed off the A509, to be a state- of- the-art training facility with 19 pitch […]

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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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