MK Council Budget

by Douglas McCall on 14 March, 2019

This year the Milton Keynes Council budget wasn’t a bad budget, especially in the context of around £150M worth of cuts since 2010 due to Conservative Government funding cuts to Councils. Council Finance Officers have done a very good job of protecting front line services from further cuts this year. The Liberal Democrats managed to […]

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Tickford Fields Farm Development

by Douglas McCall on 14 February, 2019

  I attended the recent exhibition on the proposed development.   The land at Tickford Fields Farm was included in the 2016 Newport Pagnell Neighbourhood Plan, which was approved by 86% of the voting public in a referendum.   The proposed development includes: * About 1,000 dwellings, 31% of which will be affordable. * A […]

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Overgrown bushes cut back

by Douglas McCall on 3 February, 2019

  The Focus Team have been following up on a number of complaints from residents about overgrown bushes.   My ward colleague, Cllr Jane Carr, got the Council to cut back the overgrown bushes in Bramley Meadows, Newport Pagnell,  where a whole redway was found underneath!

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North Crawley Road Flooding – Further Update

by Douglas McCall on 27 January, 2019

  Cllr Paul Alexander has been working to resolve the flooding issues in North Crawley Road.   Firstly, the Council carried out work to clear the drain, removing a substantial number of bricks and other debris, this helped a bit, but the road was still flooding when it rained. Cameras were put down and it […]

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North Crawley Road Drain Unblocked

by Douglas McCall on 11 December, 2018

  The Council has now completed the work to clear the drain in North Crawley Road, removing a substantial number of bricks and other debris. No wonder the drain was blocked, causing the road to flood every time it rained.   The road closure is no longer in place.   Thank you to Cllr Paul […]

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North Crawley Road Blocked Drain

by Douglas McCall on 6 December, 2018

North Crawley Road floods every time it rains. This is due to a blocked drain, believed to be associated with work at the neighbouring new housing site. Lib Dem Ward councillors raised this with MK Council. The first attempt to clear the drain was not successfully as it is blocked by solid concrete, so a […]

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Bushes Cut Back

by Douglas McCall on 27 November, 2018

  My ward colleagues and I have been following up on a number of complaints from residents about overgrown bushes.   I managed to get the Council to cut back the bushes in Leary Crescent, see before and after photos above, where the whole pavement was blocked!.

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Newport Pagnell Christmas Lights Switch On

by Douglas McCall on 25 November, 2018

  My Lib Dem ward councillor colleagues and I joined in the fun at the Newport Pagnell Christmas Lights Fair on Saturday 24th November.   Well done to all the staff holders, and especially the Christmas Lights volunteers for all the work they do putting up the lights and organising the fair and switch on.

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Remembrance Sunday

by Douglas McCall on 9 November, 2018

People have rightly been concerned about the impact of the road works in the High Street near the War Memorial on Sunday’s WW1 centennial Remembrance Parade. As both local councillor and President of the Newport Pagnell RBL Club I held a site visit with the Head of Highways. All holes will be filled in and […]

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Development East of the M1

by Douglas McCall on 25 October, 2018

When the Liberal Democrats ran the Council a decade and more ago they set the boundary for eastward development of Milton Keynes at the M1 motorway, but Central Government wants to build a million new homes along the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Arc, also known as the East-West corridor. It is proposed to have an East-West Expressway […]

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