Mark Jewell

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Archive for the ‘Local Council’ Category

Don’t forget to post your postal vote!

by markjewell on 14 May, 2014

Local campaigner, Mark Jewell, is reminding people to post their postal vote before the weekend. He commented, “we all lead busy lives and it is easily done to forget to post your postal vote. You can still post it to be counted before May 22nd. Alternatively, you can take it to the Town Hall and hand it […]

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A Tribute to Preston Alderman Bill Borrow

by markjewell on 26 March, 2014

Preston’s Alderman Bill Borrow was a life long supporter of the Liberal Democrats and represented the Preston ward of Cadley for a decade. Sadly he passed away on Sunday 23rd March. He was a role model for many of us within the Preston Liberal Democrats. He always gave perspective and hope. He will be missed. […]

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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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Consultation over School Transport

by markjewell on 10 November, 2013

LANCASHIRE County Council is currently holding a consultation over proposed changes to its home to school transport. Proposals include an increase in the contribution parents already make towards transport to faith schools, a rise in school bus fares and a reduction in the number of people who qualify for free transport. However, those on low […]

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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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Free School Meals for all Infants

by markjewell on 22 September, 2013

Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed Nick Cleggs’ announcement that infants will be getting free school meals from next September. With thousands of parents across Lancashire feeling the pinch on their household finances this could save them over £400 a year per child at infants. Mark Jewell commented, “This will also benefit those infants who are in poverty, but do […]

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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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Consultation on Work Capability Assessments

by markjewell on 28 July, 2013

Lib Dem campaigner, Mark Jewell, is urging all agencies involved with the outcomes of the Work Capabilty Assessment (WCA), to respond to the governments consultation. The government are currently inviting representations to the 4th annual review of the WCA. All claimants of the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) are required to undertake the assessment. Concerns […]

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