Simon Galton

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Come along to a drop-in event taking place this Saturday 7th Oct 2017, 9.30am – 2.30pm at the White House pub, Scraptoft Lane, Scraptoft, LE7 9SE. The Local Plan has reached an important stage and Harborough District Council is inviting representations from the public until 3rd November 2017. Two key areas of housing (strategic development […]

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Public Meeting to Save the 56 Bus Route

by simongalton on 23 March, 2017

A few weeks back I broke the news that Arriva were planning to end the 56 bus service and that Station Road would no longer get a service. The response has been incredible. A petition has been signed by over 500 people and is being presented to Leicestershire County Council. A public meeting is taking […]

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In response to the news that Arriva is to withdraw the 56 bus serving Scraptoft and Thurnby, I have issued the following press statement:   Local community shocked at decision by Arriva to withdraw their bus service Local Residents in Thurnby and Scraptoft have expressed surprise and shock at the decision by Arriva to withdraw […]

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Tories Forced to make U-turn on Bus Subsidies

by simongalton on 27 February, 2017

At Wednesday’s budget meeting, the Tories made a last minute change to the budget, deleting the lines that would cut £1.3m from bus subsidies. In response I sent out the press release below: Tories Forced to make U-turn on Bus Subsidies The Tory group on Leicestershire County Council made a surprise announcement at yesterday’s budget […]

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747 Bus gets a Temporary Reprieve

by simongalton on 16 December, 2016

Further to concerns about the planned withdrawal of the 747 bus service, I am pleased to report that the County Council has agreed to step in and provide emergency funding to keep the service going for the next 12 months. This is in the form of a one off intervention payment of £60,000 to Centrebus […]

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Update on Home to School Transport

by simongalton on 13 October, 2016

A number of parents have contacted me with concerns over how the Oadby School age range changes will affect their child’s transport to school. Up until now, families in Thurnby, Bushby, Scraptoft, Houghton, Stoughton, Keyham and Hungarton have all been offered free transport to Gartree from ages 10-14, and Beauchamp from ages 14-16. From next September, this […]

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The Conservative-run Council has taken a decision to shortlist 4 housing options for further detailed analysis. By the autumn the Council hopes to announce a single preferred option for consultation which will allocate land across the District for development up to 2031. The 4 options selected for further assessment are: Option 2: Core Strategy Distribution […]

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The Secondary Schools in Oadby have just finished consulting on their updated plans to change their age ranges to 11+ I submitted the following response. I welcome the fact that the management teams appear to have listened carefully to the feedback from the previous consultation and made a great effort to address the concerns. I’m […]

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Following publication of Beauchamp’s plans to open a 6th Form Free School, County Councillors Simon Galton, Jeff Kaufman and Dean Gamble requested a meeting with the chair of governors and head teacher at Beauchamp College to learn more of what is planned.   Simon Galton said: “The meeting was very helpful in gaining a better […]

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Addressing the Problem of Parking on Pavements

by simongalton on 17 April, 2015

One of the more common complaints I get as a councillor is about vehicles parking on pavements. On narrow roads where there isn’t much room for cars to park either side, it can be quite common for drivers to park their vehicles partially on the pavement. This can often be very frustrating for pedestrians who […]

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