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 Many local organisations have been helped in the […]

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Protect your Bicycle

by Douglas McCall 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 Douglas McCall 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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Phone Box Closure Consultation

by Douglas McCall on 11 October, 2016

BT are consulting on closing a number of pay phone boxes in Milton Keynes, including five in Newport Pagnell   As most people have mobile phones these days the use of pay phones has dropped by 90% in the last decade, and 98% of the country has either 3G or 4G coverage.   The five […]

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Trip Hazard Repaired

by Douglas McCall on 6 October, 2016

  I spotted that one of the Anglian Water covers on the pavement in Hopton Grove, Newport Pagnell was broken and causing a trip hazard.   It has now been repaired.     Before and after photos above.  

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Gyosei Art Trail

by Douglas McCall on 2 October, 2016

  Just South of Giffard Park along both sides of the Grand Union Canal is the Gyosei Art Trail. It’s well worth doing this walk and enjoying the art. You can get a guide from Great Linford Parish Council, who arranged the trail, to help you find them.

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