Mark Jewell

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Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Abingdon Drive development traffic concerns

by markjewell on 9 February, 2014

Residents on Abingdon Drive have expressed their concerns with traffic at the new retail development on the site of the old Jaguar house. Morrisons local opened at this site on 1st February and the original plans anticipated a dentist and fast food outlet too. Residents can request a traffic review at this junction, including the […]

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Fill Potholes right first time

by markjewell on 9 February, 2014

Local campaigner, Mark Jewell, has called upon County Hall to stop wasting money refilling potholes. Mark reported a pothole at the top of Layton Road in July of last year. Mark commented, “I completed an on line fault report via the Lancashire County Council website. Following a number of follow ups the pothole did not […]

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Residents encouraged to take up Green Deal

by markjewell on 10 November, 2013

Local Liberal Democrats are encouraging local residents to take up the Green Deal to help save money. Many residents can get their homes insulated or get a new boiler or windows fitted without paying for the work up front. The savings on their energy bill are used to pay off the cost of the works. For […]

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Lancashire’s Liberal Democrats have welcomed a new law giving councils greater powers to combat the blight of scrap metal thefts on communities across the country. Every scrap metal dealer is having to obtain a licence to trade from their local authority under the new Scrap Metal Dealers Act with councils now able to refuse or revoke licences. The Act also makes it illegal for […]

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Mark takes Direct Action on Millerfield

by markjewell on 20 October, 2013

Local Larches campaigner Mark Jewell took direct action over a large shrub that had fallen over and was blocking the pavement on Millerfield. Mark explained, when a resident contacted me about the obstruction I contacted the council. Many parents have had to walk in the road to get around it and being near to the […]

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Lea Road Resurfaced

by markjewell on 8 April, 2013

Following repeated road closures for utility companies and repairs for potholes, Lea Road is finally being completely resurfaced. Cllr Jewell commented, “This is welcome news that this resurfacing work is now being completed. It was almost a year ago that I made the request for Lea Road to be resurfaced following repeated fragmentation and potholes […]

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20mph limits come to Ashton

by markjewell on 18 March, 2013

20mph speed limits are coming to your street soon. Your local County Councillor, Mark Jewell has campaigned strongly for this and has welcomed the news. Tulketh Road and Egerton Road will remain at 30mph. Mark commented, “The Larches part of my district was one of three pilot areas across Lancashire. The results from this have […]

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Cottam Lane limited Parking plans approved

by markjewell on 10 March, 2013

County Councillor Mark Jewell is delighted that plans he initiated for Cottam Lane have been approved. He explains, “Many residents came to me about the Parking problems on Cottam Lane and Birch Avenue. This arose due to visitors and staff to the Ashton Health centre parking there. The new scheme will introduce double yellow lines […]

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City Deal given Green Light

by markjewell on 10 March, 2013

Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has recently announced a City Deal with Preston and Lancashire. The Deal will create 23,000 new jobs, 15,000 new homes and pump £1bn into Lancashire’s economy over the next decade. Projects include a new link road off the M55 to the Enterprise zone at Warton, and will create the infrastructure […]

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Larches Wood Bridge Repaired

by markjewell on 5 February, 2012

County Councillor Mark Jewell has described Larches Wood as the heart and lungs of the Larches Ward. There is now only one Larch tree in the wood from which the area takes its name. County Councillor Mark Jewell, who lives on the ward near the woods said, “As a local team we have always tried […]

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