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Following from the post below – i now have the referrence number for Jelson’s planning application for 250 homes. The plans can be viewed online at www.harborough.gov.uk through the following process: click on planning half way down the page click on “view planning applications online” click on “start viewing applications” Enter planning reference number 10/00620/OUT and […]

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SHOCK NEWS! 250 HOUSES FOR THURNBY & SCRAPTOFT

by simongalton on 7 May, 2010

Within the past 48 hours we have been informed that an outline planning application for around 250 dwellings on the two fields to the east of Pulford Drive has been submitted to Harborough District Council (HDC). The application has been made by Jelson Ltd who own most of the fields immediately bordering the houses on […]

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Strong concern has been expressed about a change of policy affecting 10 year olds travelling on double deck school buses in the County.  At last week’s Cabinet, Lib Dem Group Leader Cllr  Simon Galton, whose division will be affected by the changes, questioned why the cabinet felt it acceptable to treat 10 year old pupils, who happen […]

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Scraptoft Hall Planning Inquiry – Simon’s response

by simongalton on 9 February, 2010

Below is a copy of what i submitted to the planning inspector about Scraptoft Hall, back in December. We are still waiting to hear any news. As one of three ward councillors, I have represented the village of Scraptoft for 20 years. I am a member of the Planning Committee and was present at the […]

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Liberal Democrat’s respond to County Council Budget

by simongalton on 12 January, 2010

Liberal Democrats have responded to the County Council’s publication of its draft Budget.   Simon Galton, Group Leader said: “this report is something that we have feared for some time. The Tories are attacking key services that vulnerable and elderly people rely upon in order to fulfil a promise on Council Tax that is entirely […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS….AND SOME NEWS

by simongalton on 18 December, 2009

Just wanted to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New year. The County Council’s budget will be announced on the 5th January – this will have detail on how the Conservatives plan to shave £70m off the budget. Watch this space for our initial reaction. Also, we plan to launch […]

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UPDATE: Lib Dem letter to Cabinet on King Edward VII

by simongalton on 17 December, 2009

Hi, i am also posting a copy of the letter that Don Wright Lib dem spokesman for Children and Young People, sent to the Cabinet at its meeting on Tuesday. This issue plus the care homes is definately going to make the Budget season (in January) alot more important. Revised submission to Cabinet re. Melton […]

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Following on from recent events in Melton, the County Lib Dems have produced an amendment for next Wednesday Full Council. My colleague Cllr Don Wright is leading on this and the press release shows what we are trying to acheive:  “Cllr Don Wright, Lib Dem Spokesman on CYPS, said: “our amendment proposes a way forward. […]

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Just wanted to up date you on developments  in Harborough – on Monday night (23rd) i managed to write a successful motion that won the vote.  It has some important points on the Co-op’s Eco-Town- and this will hopefully be the one of the final nails in the coffin The motion said: “That this Council […]

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Liberal Democrat Councillor Don Wright has commented on the County Council’s Cabinet decision regarding King EdwardVII School.  He said: “The level of protest from the people of Melton, Opposition councillors and other interested parties was so high that the Conservatives have been forced into playing for time. Even the local Conservative councillor spoke in support […]

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