Leighton Buzzard High Street

Over the next few months local residents will be asked for their views on the future of Leighton Buzzard High Street. Has Leighton Buzzard Market benefited from the pedestrian-only High Street? Early in the pandemic, restrictions were implemented to take all traffic, including public transport, out of the High Street and make it pedestrian only. … Continue reading Leighton Buzzard High Street

Parish Boundary Review

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

What does ‘the council’ actually do?

So, just what does ‘the council’ do? When you ask someone what ‘the council’ does, you will get a variety of answers, but with some common threads. Firstly, you will get those who don’t think ‘the council’ does very much. Each month they pay a not inconsiderable amount of Council Tax, and yet feel they … Continue reading What does ‘the council’ actually do?

Why I am standing as a Conservative candidate …

Right now, it is embarrassing to stand on the doorstep and introduce myself as a Conservative Candidate. Not because I am ashamed to be seen as having ‘conservative values’, but because I am totally and utterly ashamed to be in any way associated with the shambles in Westminster. I don’t think anyone of any political … Continue reading Why I am standing as a Conservative candidate …

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

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.