Mark Jewell

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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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Sustainable Economy, Fairer Lancashire

by markjewell on 21 February, 2013

Liberal Democrats have today outlined their priorities for Lancashire. At the full Lancashire County Council meeting, Cllr Bill Winlow, Leader of the LibDems at County Hall, outlined the groups alternative budget. In his speech he acknowledged the difficult financial position inherited from the previous Labour administration. He gave credit to the current administration for managing […]

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Former BMW Showroom to be Demolished

by markjewell on 27 January, 2013

The former BMW Car Showroom, at the junction of Blackpool Road and Abingdon Drive, is shortly to be demolished. This follows the approval of a planning application for two shops and a dentist surgery. Cllr Jewell objected to this development based on concerns around the proposed entrance relative to the traffic lights and access to […]

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Lib Dem minister announces better deal for Pubs

by markjewell on 26 January, 2013

A new independent pubs Adjudicator will be set up by the Coalition Government to help struggling landlords suffering from unfair practices in the industry, Liberal Democrat Business Secretary, Vince Cable has announced. The Adjudicator will enforce a new statutory Code, which will oversee the relationship between publicans and large pub companies (pubcos). It will ensure publicans get […]

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Please sign our on line petition here County Councillor Mark Jewell has called upon Lancashire County Council to prioritise refurbishment of the Star Youth Club. He explained, “With the Preston Youth Zone anticipated to start this Summer, Liberal Democrats have expressed concerns about accessibility to the Youth Zone in the City centre from suburban and […]

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Have your say – Dementia Consultation

by markjewell on 8 January, 2013

A public consultation discussing dementia services in Lancashire is taking place to 25 February 2013. There are around 17,600 people aged 65 years and over in Lancashire with dementia and these numbers are expected to rise to more than 25,600 by 2025. This predicted increase is linked to the ageing population. Given these circumstances, dementia […]

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Egerton Road 20mph speed survey

by markjewell on 3 December, 2012

Your local County Councillor Mark Jewell has campaigned strongly for 20mph speed limits on residential roads. This resulted in the Larches area of Cllr Jewell’s district becoming one of three areas across Lancashire to pilot the scheme. Based on the successes of these trials 20mph speed limits have been rolled out across Lancashire. The Ashton […]

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Safer Streets on Larches

by markjewell on 28 November, 2012

Results showing a fall in accidents in the Larches area of Preston have been welcomed by residents. Following strong campaigning from Cllr Mark Jewell, Larches was one of three pilot areas across Lancashire. The results show casualties on the Larches estate have reduced since the 20mph signed scheme was established in September 2010. For the […]

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Split vote on Powis Road Closure Survey

by markjewell on 17 November, 2012

Local County Councillor Mark Jewell recently undertook a survey on permanently closing the junction of Powis Road with Watery Lane. All households on Powis Road, Ashton Close and Willow Green were surveyed on their views. A total of 113 responses were received with 60 saying yes to closure and 53 saying no. In general those […]

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Lib Dems announce Police and Crime Candidate

by markjewell on 16 October, 2012

Liberal Democrats in Lancashire have named Afzal Anwar as their Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for the forthcoming election on 15th November. Anwar is a barrister and has experience of working with the police as well as scrutinising their work to make Police services meet the needs of local communities. Anwar said “I have 3 […]

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