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Liberal Democrat Preston City Council Budget 2012

by johnpotter on 17 February, 2012

This year’s budget is about CHOICES. We have a vision for Preston – but we can only afford that vision if we cut out some of Preston City’s big loss-making operations. As a City we have to find millions of pounds of savings. If we choose to act now, we can rescue the situation – […]

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Conservative Attack on Vulnerable

by johnpotter on 10 February, 2012

Liberal Democrats on Lancashire County Council have angrily criticised proposals to charge disabled students for transport. Leader of the Lib Dem group, County Councillor Bill Winlow described the proposals as “outrageous”. The Conservative Council are currently consulting on plans to introduce a means tested contribution towards the cost of transport support for students with special […]

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Solar power for the many, not the few by Ed Davey MP

by johnpotter on 10 February, 2012

Some things in politics are symbolic. For dyed-in-the-wool environmentalists like the Liberal Democrats, solar power is one of these things – indisputably clean, green and cutting edge technology. The sort of thing Liberal Democrats in a government that aims to be the greenest ever should be unequivocally behind. Our commitment to the environment was why […]

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Fulwood Cllr John Potter and County Cllr Mark Jewell in Cadley . Liberal Democrats at Lancashire County Council are proposing to help fund 2012 apprenticeship placements throughout Lancashire. . Business spokesperson for the group, County Councillor Mark Jewell said, “In a year with the Preston guild, that has benefits throughout Lancashire, we are committed to ensuring Lancashire […]

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Labour’s Preston Budget

by johnpotter on 28 January, 2012

Tax and spend, tax and spend, borrow your way out of trouble and don’t worry about tomorrow, that will be someone else’s problem.  Yes, folks, Labour’s back in power in Preston.  All over England, local authorities are tightening their belts and deciding it would be totally unacceptable in the present economic climate to increase Council […]

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Are 2 Eds better than one? by Tim Farron MP

by johnpotter on 19 January, 2012

Are 2 Eds better than one? I’m not sure – but the two Eds said something very interesting over the weekend: apparently they don’t have a ‘Plan B’ for the economy after all! As I drove into the village of Haverthwaite on Saturday morning to do some residents’ surveying, I was preparing to turn the […]

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Calls for Tougher Action on Land Grabbing

by johnpotter on 17 January, 2012

(Cadley Councillor John Bruton) . Your Fulwood LibDem councillors are leading the campaign to stop people grabbing publicly owned land. . Cllr John Bruton said, “Residents in Fulwood enjoy their green spaces and we must try to protect them as much as possible. Preston and Lancashire Councils must start working together and properly enforce against […]

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Reporting Faulty Street Lights

by johnpotter on 12 January, 2012

Cllr John Potter next to a repaired street light on the Filberts . With darker mornings and evenings it’s very important that our street lights are all working. The high winds of the last few weeks have caused lights in several areas to stop working including on the junction of Cadley Causeway and St Anthony’s […]

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Car Parking Charges Chaos

by johnpotter on 12 January, 2012

. Labour controlled Preston City Council has pushed ahead with a price hike in city centre car parking charges against the  wishes of Preston businesses, the local press and independent experts. By contrast the Liberal Democrats put forward an amendment that would see prices on the bus station and market car parks slashed to only […]

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Public Speaking in Preston at Last!

by johnpotter on 23 November, 2011

Councillor John Potter who wrote the motion to finally let the people of Preston have their say. . Preston has finally joined every other council in Lancashire by allowing members of the public to make personal appearances at the city council’s planning meetings. . The original motion calling for Preston to become more accountable was […]

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