My week – for week ending 30 March

Throughout the week I have been out delivering leaflets and canvassing for the local elections. On Tuesday, I attended the Traffic Management Committee at Chicksands to speak in support of the Hockliffe Road residents petitioning the Council for a residents parking scheme. Although this has not yet been agreed, the Council is looking at how … Continue reading My week – for week ending 30 March

The ‘B’ word and why you should vote on 2nd May

So, on the eve of what was supposed to be Brexit day, our elected representatives in Westminster are no closer to agreeing a deal than we are to finding Elvis Presley alive and well at the local chip shop. I think I can confidently say everyone - whether you voted leave or remain - is … Continue reading The ‘B’ word and why you should vote on 2nd May

Planning, local plans and Government policy

Planning continues to be a very hot topic, with many residents questioning why we - as local Councillors - cannot block the endless developments we see springing up all around Leighton Buzzard and Linslade. As I explained in my blog post a week or so back, planning decisions have to be made based entirely on … Continue reading Planning, local plans and Government policy

Express your views on Leighton Buzzard and Linslade.

Your chance to let me know what you really think of the services provided by Leighton Linslade Town Council and Central Bedfordshire Council. Reading some of the comments on social media, one could be forgiven for thinking we live in a post-apocalyptic ruin. I don't think this is the case - I believe Leighton Buzzard … Continue reading Express your views on Leighton Buzzard and Linslade.

A week in the life of a typical CBC Councillor

Councillors' expenses and attendance at meetings are a hot topic, in particular with the looming local elections. These are both the subject of hot debate across several local Facebook sites ... As we run up to local elections in May, there are already posts appearing on local social media highlighting the expenses that Central Bedfordshire … Continue reading A week in the life of a typical CBC Councillor

My week … week ending 16th March 2019

This morning (Saturday) I have spoken to the CBC Executive Member for Regeneration about the problems on Hockliffe Road due to the development work - in particular, the traffic lights and the mud on the road. He is already aware of the unacceptable inconvenience this is causing local residents, and will be talking to the … Continue reading My week … week ending 16th March 2019