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THE PROPOSALS TO OPEN A NEW FREE SCHOOL at the current Police HQ in Wootton Hall in Mereway has been criticised by LibDem Councillors. Lib Dem county council leader Brendan Glynane has been contacted by the head of a school near the Wootton Hall site concerned about poaching pupils. The site has been supported by […]

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A PROTEST AGAINST THE OPENING OF THE EAST END OF ABINGTON STREET TO TRAFFIC is to take place on Saturday 29 March around lunchtime. The protest will take the form of inviting people to leave a chalk message on the street. We are assured the messages will be water-soluble and wash away in the rain […]

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If you watch the webcast of November’s meeting of the full County Council, I think you would be very angry when St James is discussed. Since my election as your County Councillor in May, residents have told me repeatedly – through surveys, FOCUS replies, residents’ meetings and phone calls – that they are worried about […]

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Snouts in the trough in council!

by Jill Hope on 17 July, 2013

PEOPLE IN ST JAMES have commented that they are outraged by the fact that Conservative and Labour county councillors have just voted themselves a pay rise of over…..

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Tory Borough Council selling us all out

by Jill Hope on 29 July, 2012

“I’m getting very worried about Northampton at the moment” writes County Councillor Richard Church. It’s not that it doesn’t have much going for it, because it does. It’s got a strong work force, it’s located fantastically, it’s got beautiful architecture, a proud history, art galleries, theatres, shops, restaurants, and residents that want to thrive, and […]

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The Tory GRANNY TAX

by Jill Hope on 25 March, 2012

The March 2012 budget was extensively leaked. When George Osborne stood up to make his budget speech we thought there would be few surprises. The arguments about the rights and wrongs of the reduction in the 50p tax had been discussed in the media for days. The increase in personal allowances, to take even more […]

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PCSOs and streetlights

by Jill Hope on 5 March, 2012

Do you think that the Conservative County Councils cuts to PCSOs and streetlights will make Northamptonshire less safe? You can vote on these issues here.

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ONE of my fellow-Lib Dem candidates in South Northants is being given a very hard time in the press, because she is an artist, and has published some of her photographs on an ‘Adult’ website.

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THIS time they’ve gone just a bit too far!

by Jill Hope on 27 April, 2011

During an election campaign there is always a bit of political knockabout. That’s accepted. Sticks and stones etc. But I draw the line at outright lies.

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WHO gets rich on councillors’ allowances?

by Jill Hope on 26 April, 2011

The Conservatives complain that the current Lib Dem-controlled council has increased councillor allowances in the last four years in charge of the Guildhall. Yes! – that’s true, based on the recommendation of an independent panel. But Borough Councillors, who have just delivered a balanced budget, with no cuts to frontline services, and only a handful […]

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