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  • Article: Oct 21, 2021

    A cross-party decision was made at Full Council last night, urging the Government to delay the damaging cut to Universal Credit over the winter period.

    The Progressive Alliance united all parties on Milton Keynes Council last night in calling out the government's heartless cut to Universal Credit, standing up for nearly 23,000 local families that have been affected by the cut.

  • cladding building trapped
    Article: Oct 21, 2021

    The Leader of Milton Keynes Council has been asked to write to the Government to highlight concerns that were addressed at last night's Full Council.

    This comes as the Labour/Lib Dem Progressive Alliance moved a successful motion on Fire Safety and Support for Residents in response to the cladding scandal.

  • Article: Oct 21, 2021

    Figures released by the Progressive Alliance show that fly-tipping in Milton Keynes has massively decreased over the past year.

    In August 2021, fly-tipping reports made to Milton Keynes Council fell 19% compared to the same period in 2020.

    Reports have also been steadily declining over the past six months as the Council continues its efforts to tackle the problem.

  • Care across the generations
    Article: Oct 20, 2021

    There are an estimated 2,542 people over the age of 65 living with dementia in Milton Keynes, and the Progressive Alliance is working to make sure our city is dementia friendly.

    By 2030, it is estimated there will be 4,242 people over the age of 65 living with dementia in our city, and the cost of care could be in the region of £213 million.

  • Robin Bradburn Town High Street Funding 2021 (Milton Keynes Council)
    Article: Oct 18, 2021
    In Milton Keynes Council Press Release

    Milton Keynes Council is investing almost £360,000 among the city's high streets to encourage shoppers back safely after the pandemic.

    Working with local business associations and parish councils, the £240,000 Welcome Back Fund from the government as part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), will be shared among six MK areas to help improve the appearance and attractiveness of local high streets.

    Newport Pagnell, Olney, Stony Stratford, Wolverton and Greenleys, Bletchley and Fenny Stratford are among the areas that will benefit. Funding will also be going to the My Milton Keynes Business Improvement District to invest in Central Milton Keynes.

    The second part of the funding is from the council's own economic recovery plan. The £120,000 will also be spread across six high streets. Parish councils and business associations will be able to use the money to host local shopping events and promote campaigns to attract shoppers.

    The Council is also working with other areas to bring improvements and will be making further announcements soon.

    Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Cllr Robin Bradburn said: "I'm really proud of our efforts to support our high streets during these tough times. The Welcome Back Fund and our Economic Recovery Plan are just a couple of ways in which we're helping deliver a fair and balanced recovery from the pandemic."

    Follow the link to hear from Cllr Robin Bradburn, Newport Pagnell Town Council and Stony Stratford Business Association about how the money will be spent - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCVMUgFESMo.

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