I am probably not the only one who has been somewhat bemused by recent interventions in both the local press and on social media, questioning whether Leighton Linslade Town Council gives local residents ‘value for money’. It is not that there is anything wrong with asking the question, but the fact it was asked by … Continue reading Leighton Linslade – a great place to live!
The paper on the public consultation on the proposed boundary change between Leighton-Linslade and Eggington was presented at Thursday’s meeting of General Purposes. Currently, the new housing to the east of Leighton Buzzard is in Eggington Parish. However, in every other respect they are part of Leighton Buzzard: they are sold as being in Leighton … Continue reading Parish Boundary Review
Tomorrow is ‘freedom day’. The day when we can more or less abandon our face masks, stop social distancing and return to normal. Pubs, sports venues, night clubs – all can move closer to ‘business as usual’. It marks an end to almost 500 days of lockdowns and restrictions. We can meet our friends and … Continue reading Freedom Day ?
This week’s meeting of the Traffic Management Committee at CBC has two items on the agenda for Leighton Buzzard. Hockliffe Road crossing The first is to consider a petition for an additional crossing on Hockliffe Road. The petition has received 109 signatures, and calls for for the Council to implement an additional around the junction … Continue reading Traffic matters
I have decided to change the format of these posts - rather than being a simple review of meetings etc, I will also include issues that have come up during the past 7 days. One of the biggest issues over the past 7 days has been the congestion around the town - not just in … Continue reading My week – week ending 28 September
Despite the weather, it was great to see so many people supporting this event. https://youtu.be/apdCreYYz84
Central Bedfordshire Council is looking for people who are prepared to offer supported lodging for young people leaving care. Can you help? Watch this video, and if you are interested in finding out how you can help care leavers, please contact me directly - email@example.com https://videopress.com/v/Iy4xx4NQ
Not wanting to state the obvious, but this has not been the easiest of election campaigns! I have been involved in more or less every election campaign - whether it be general or local elections, either as a candidate, an election agent or a volunteer - for the past 30 years, and this campaign is … Continue reading Looking back over the past 6 weeks …
On Monday I co-chaired the CBC Corporate Parenting Panel, assisted by one of the young people in local authority care. We looked at a report from the Children in Care Council (consisting of children and young people in care) on activities they had been involved in, including the training of social workers. On Wednesday morning … Continue reading My week – week ending 13 April
On Monday 1st April I attended the LLTC Community Safety Committee. The meeting was attended by Sgt Liam Mitchell of Beds Police to discuss a number of local issues. On Tuesday 2nd I attended CBC Executive at Chicksands. We looked at the Central Bedfordshire Community safety plan for the next 12 months - priorities are … Continue reading My week – week ending 6 April