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North Bridge, Northampton Road, Newport Pagnell

by Douglas McCall on 16 January, 2017

  Essential Stonework refurbishment of North Bridge commenced in January 2017 and will take up to 16 weeks to complete. The work will be carried out by specialist stonemasons Bowden and Ward and will be managed by Ringway, MK Council’s highways contractor. Bowden and Ward are highly skilled craftsmen and have recently completed the Tyringham […]

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Barnsbury Gardens Footpath Link

by Douglas McCall on 23 December, 2016

  I received some excellent news. The Council has finally taken ownership of the land from the developer after a lengthy legal process. This is what has been stopping the link footpath from Barnsbury Gardens to Green Farm Road being built.   The money is there, and now the land – so the work has […]

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Recycling this Christmas

by Douglas McCall on 22 December, 2016

  At Christmas we produce a lot more rubbish, so a good time to ensure we recycle as much as we can.   The following is what can go in your pink recycling sack:   Paper and cardboard including: • newspapers and magazines • catalogues and directories • writing/typing paper • leaflets • cards • […]

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Milton Keynes Council Budget Consultation

by Douglas McCall on 14 December, 2016

Milton Keynes Council’s draft budget is now open for public consultation which will run until 31 January before a budget is finalised in February. Full details and a helpful summary of the draft budget can be found at www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/budget.  The Council currently gets most of its money from central government in grants, not from the Council […]

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Devolution of MK Council Services to parish councils?

by Douglas McCall 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 Douglas McCall on 29 November, 2016

I was honoured, in my 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 in […]

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New street sign in place at last

by Douglas McCall 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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Health Review

by Douglas McCall 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 Douglas McCall 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 Douglas McCall 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 NewportSouth@mklibdems.co.uk. Many local organisations have been helped in the […]

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