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Bucks On-street Delivery Plan

by Carol Linton on 27 July, 2018

Bucks county council considered changes to the on-street parking scheme for the county on July 9th 2018. The council wants to ensure the parking schemes are self funding and that the current deficit is eliminated. This probably means that any improvements are funded by the parishes As residents, we should be prepared for more cashless […]

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Education, Health and Care Plans in Buckinghamshire

by Carol Linton on 16 January, 2018

  Education, Health and Care Plans were introduced in 2014 to identify additional support requirements for children and young adults up to 25 years of age. They aim to be more robust than the previous Special Education Needs (SEN) assessments and cover a wider age range. Bucks County Council has been struggling to convert 100 […]

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Supporting Children Who Need Help in Buckinghamshire

by Carol Linton on 8 November, 2017

Society’s duty to all children is to support them so that they grow up to fulfil their potential. They can’t do that on their own. Some families need help to support the children in their care. Some children need expert assessment and specialised help. In both cases, Buckinghamshire county council is responsible for providing that help […]

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Residents’ Survey Results

by Carol Linton on 31 October, 2017

A thank you to everyone who responded to our survey. Please let us know of any new concerns while we work on the existing ones. Transport for Buckinghamshire Nearly half of you complained about potholes, closely followed by pavements. This is not surprising as national surveys have Buckinghamshire 27 out of 28 on the satisfaction […]

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Early Help

by Carol Linton on 17 October, 2017

The Early Years Care Proposal Page 187 decision by Buckinghamshire to stop funding all the Children’s Centres in Bucks has to be reviewed after opposition from some councillors. You can contact the local county councillors with your comments. Lin Hazell ([email protected]) and Dev Dhillon ([email protected]). The cut down service will save £3M pa and concentrate the Early Help services around 9 hubs, one […]

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State of roads in Buckinghamshire

by Carol Linton on 8 September, 2017

In the Residents’ Survey which we have been conducting in the south of Buckinghamshire, nearly half of all responses mentioned potholes. For most of us, these potholes are just inconvenient and expensive causing wheel and suspension damage. For others, the potholes are dangerous as cyclists ride round them and car drivers don’t give them room. […]

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Firstly, thank you to everyone who folded or delivered leaflets, or conducted the Residents Survey. It is the start of getting recognised as an active alternative on local councils. The by-election on October 5th 2017, had a turnout of just 18%. It was won by the Tories as expected with 699 votes. They canvassed hard over […]

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Resident Survey – Burnham, Dorney, Farnham, Taplow

by Carol Linton on 26 August, 2017

Jane Wallis and Carol Linton The local Liberal Democrats would like to hear your views on local services, so that we can progress issues with the county, district and parish councils. The concerns of individuals are often ignored but by working together, we may get action from the councils or organise some self-help. You can […]

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Now that the elections are over, . . .

by Carol Linton on 12 June, 2017

With elections out of the way for a while, the decisions delayed by local and national government because of purdah rules now urgently need to be made on at least two important issues. The council tax payers need a decision on how the new unitary authorities will be organised. This delay is costing us between £10.4m […]

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Change for Local Councils in Buckinghamshire

by Carol Linton on 1 April, 2017

The county and 4 district councils all agree that local government in Buckinghamshire needs to change. They can’t agree on how and there has been no public debate on the process to manage the reorganisation. Services are duplicated across the 4 district councils (Aylesbury Vale, Wycombe, South Bucks and Chiltern), although South Bucks and Chiltern […]

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