Neil Darby

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Archive for the ‘Local Council’ Category

Ingol Golf Course – Update

by neildarby on 10 December, 2014

On 29 September, Preston’s Planning Committee threw out the plan to build 164 houses on the golf course, between New Rough Hey, The Avenue and Sheraton Park, after a strong case for rejection had been put by Councillor Pauline Brown. The grounds for rejection were that the Planning Committee believed the development would result in […]

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It’s a matter of trust

by neildarby on 15 May, 2014

According to new figures, three in four people trust their local Councillor more than their MP to make decisions about their community… With just a week until election day, a poll carried out on behalf of the Local Government Association (LGA), showed that when it comes to making decisions about local services and the local […]

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“My speech today is going to be shorter than in the previous two years mainly because you are finally doing what we said back in 2012. “We will hear a lot of blame being dished out today but if you had implemented what we said two years ago the city finances would be over 1 […]

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Liberal Democrats in Preston have criticised Labour’s delayed decision on the future of the Guild Hall. Leader of the Preston Lib Dems, Councillor Bill Shannon said, “Labour have been dithering for 18 months over this and are only now getting round to doing what we said then – having lost us £600,000 in the meantime” […]

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£91m to restore empty homes

by neildarby on 24 June, 2013

Towns across England will receive £91m to help bring empty homes back into use, Liberal Democrat Communities Minister and Bath MP Don Foster announced yesterday. Over 6,000 disused homes and commercial premises will benefit from the scheme. The funding will be spent on refurbishment in areas where empty properties have commonly led to problems such as squatting, […]

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The Liberal Democrat and Labour group have come to a provisional agreement regarding the future administration of Lancashire County Council. A statement from the Liberal Democrat group says, “The Liberal Democrat and Labour groups acknowledge that no party has overall control of the county council. Both groups are fully committed to ensure we provide the […]

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An agreement has been reached by negotiators from the Labour and Liberal Democrat groups on Lancashire County Council under which the Liberal Democrats would support the Labour Party in a minority administration. The agreement will be put to meetings of the Labour and Liberal Democrat groups before tomorrow’s Annual Meeting of Full Council. Full details […]

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Liberal Democrats are continuing their negotiations with both Labour and the Greens to get a better deal for Lancashire. County Councillor Bill Winlow said today, “We have been in intensive discussions with other parties since the local elections earlier this month. These discussions have been based around a policy document produced by the Liberal Democrats, […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader on Lancashire County Council, County Councillor Bill Winlow, has today called for an all party coalition to run Lancashire. Following the local elections on Thursday May 2nd, no party  won enough seats to set up an administration. “I have contacted both the Labour and Conservative Party leaders to say that we are […]

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