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Devolution of MK Council Services to parish councils?

by craigwhittall on 10 December, 2016

This past year had brought a higher number of complaints about, for example, weeds, long grass, overgrown vegetation, litter, street lights out and potholes than the previous 4 years. The Government grant to Milton Keynes Council has been reduced by 33% in the past 5 years, a further £22m is to be cut next year, and this has led […]

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The Winter Night Shelter Opens at the Buszy

by craigwhittall on 30 November, 2016

Cllr Douglas McCall was honoured, in his capacity as Leader of the Lib Dems on MK Council, to have been invited by the Winter Night Shelter, along with the Leader of MK Council Cllr Peter Marland and Charles MacDonald the Chief Executive of MKDP, to the opening ceremony for its Reception Centre located at the Buszy […]

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New street sign in place at last

by craigwhittall on 29 November, 2016

  I have been chasing the Council for well over a year to replace the damaged sign for Addenbrookes Road/Papworth Close, Newport Pagnell and I was delighted that it was finally erected today.

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UKIP and Tory MEPs vote to let tax evaders off the hook

by Douglas McCall on 24 November, 2016

Tax authorities have been given new powers to investigate money laundering activity. This is part of the Commission’s drive against tax evasion and avoidance in the EU. But UKIP MEPs voted against the proposal. Tory MEPs abstained. Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder said: “The public will be outraged that the Tories and UKIP did not […]

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Autumn Statement – BREXIT Blackhole

by Douglas McCall on 24 November, 2016

  £60bn direct cost of Brexit – £220bn black hole for the public finances   The OBR has worked out that the direct cost Brexit will amount £60bn over the next five years. The annual cost will be around £15bn a year after the UK leaves, or £288m a week. The OBR has also forecast […]

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Health Review

by craigwhittall on 23 November, 2016

Lib Dems are concerned that millions of pounds of precious NHS money has been spent so far on reviews of health care facilities in Milton Keynes, yet there are still no firm proposals. The current review will decide the future of services that the hospital and other parts of the NHS provide in Milton Keynes, […]

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Armistice Day

by craigwhittall on 13 November, 2016

  Very honoured in my role as ‘Major McCall’ and the President of the Newport Pagnell Royal British Legion Club to have taken the salute and laid a wreath for Armistice Day at the Newport Pagnell War Memorial.

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Ward Grants

by craigwhittall on 8 November, 2016

The three ward Councillors each have a small ward budget, which allows them to give grants to local community groups and charities. If you feel that your organisation would benefit from a small grant to enhance a particular project please contact the Focus Team by emailing [email protected] Many local organisations have been helped in the […]

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Protect your Bicycle

by craigwhittall on 25 October, 2016

  The police have informed us that there have recently been a number of reports of bikes being stolen around the area.   Please make sure that your bikes are secured and locked up when not in use.   See the web link below where the police give you advice on bike security and how […]

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Homelessness on the Increase

by craigwhittall on 12 October, 2016

  Homelessness is on the increase in Milton Keynes and across the UK. In Milton Keynes there are currently (as at 10th October) 534 households, not individuals, who are homeless in Milton Keynes. That is roughly double the figure from just a year ago. These are in various types of temporary accommodation. Then on top […]

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