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How can we solve our bin collection day problem?

by jackdavies on 22 June, 2019

Bin collection day for me is every Friday. For the past few months, I’ve experienced the same problem every week: Black bins torn open and the waste inside them being spread across the street. I used to think it was just my little part of Efford Way that had this problem. However, I keep getting […]

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Cabinet Meeting Brief but Fiery

by jackdavies on 5 June, 2019

While we all want to serve the New Forest to the best of our ability, we all have different opinions and those should be shared. I attended my first cabinet meeting at New Forest District Council this morning along with the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Councillor David Harrison. There were three items on […]

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The Liberal Democrats have just had their best year of Council by-elections in 20 years! It ends a year of enormous growth for the Liberal Democrats, with fantastic by-election results, and tens of thousands of new members. People across the country are now voting to reject a politics of fear and division and instead voting […]

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As the title says, on my 21st birthday I’ll be making sure you get a fair deal. The next full council meeting of Lymington and Pennington Town Council is on Wednesday 11th January 2017. It just so happens to fall on the day I turn 21. At this meeting, Lymington and Pennington Town Council will […]

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Pothole Patrol On Meadow Road: Pothole Fixed!

by jackdavies on 2 June, 2016

On May 21st, I reported the pothole on Meadow Road (just after the bend from Mead Road) and I am very happy to report it has now been fixed. I hope that the repair is long lasting, but it is too early to tell just yet. I also noticed the cracked road surface on the […]

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I’ve had a rather busy week reporting potholes and getting in touch with the council to get them fixed. How Hampshire County Council and ‘Amey’ define the word “fixed” does leave me with cause for concern. In my humble opinion, providing the pothole with a decorative lick of white paint and placing a cone atop it […]

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Jack’s New Year Message

by jackdavies on 1 January, 2016

The New Year is a time to look to the future as well as reflect on the past. I would be lying if I said 2015 hadn’t been a tough year for me; both personally and politically. In January, I lost my father to cancer and in May I suffered what was an electoral sucker […]

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Campaign launched to protect Efford HWRC

by jackdavies on 23 December, 2015

Chair-elect of New Forest Liberal Democrats, Jack Davies, has launched a petition  designed to ensure a public consultation by Conservative-run Hampshire County Council does not lead to either the closure, or a reduction in service, of Efford HWRC. With the HWRC already operating at lower hours than other centres across the New Forest, Jack is […]

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The 2016 Local Government Finance Settlement has been announced. Initial analysis by the Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, shows that: Taking into account the full range of ways councils can generate income, November’s Spending Review delivered a ‘flat cash’ settlement (6.7 per cent real terms reduction) for […]

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