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Dog dirt in Upton

by Jill Hope on 10 October, 2013

NOT A NICE SUBJECT, but one that is raised with me repeatedly. For some reason some people with dogs living in Upton think it’s OK to take them to the open spaces near the Elgar Centre and just let them…..

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Sleepless in Hunsbury?

by Jill Hope on 24 April, 2011

IS THERE a traffic noise problem in West Hunsbury? Residents in Dalestones, Claystones and Marlstones, at the end of Ladybridge Drive, at the junction of Upton Way and Danes Camp Way are complaining about excess traffic noise since the new industrial area was opened up behind the estate known locally as both ‘Hunsbury Meadows’ and […]

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PEOPLE CARE PASSIONATELY about the NHS. I do myself. I worked for the NHS many years ago, and never forgot the experience, and one of my daughters is starting her training to become a doctor later this year. As part of a coalition government we are anxious that Conservative attempts to privatise the NHS should […]

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BROWN BINS – I meant what I said!

by Jill Hope on 14 April, 2011

PEOPLE in West Hunsbury are a bit confused. I told them they were getting fortnightly brown bin collections back in June, and they have just received a calendar for 2011/12 showing monthly brown bin collections. DON’T WORRY, the calendars were printed months ago, and needed to be issued now to update residents on the collection […]

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THE RECENT Lib Dem Conference in Sheffield featured airport-style security. There were 6-foot steel barriers all round the City Hall where the main debates were taking place, and hundreds of police officers. We had to pass through metal detectors and body searches to get in. Outside, the crowds of demonstrators promised just turn out to […]

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READERS may be aware of the unpopular decision by the Conservative-led County Council to site a waste re-cycling facility on the derelict old Blisworth sewage farm. This is between the railway embankment of the West Coast Main Line and Young’s nursery between Milton Malsor and Blisworth. Both Milton Malsor and Blisworth Parish Councils objected to […]

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Brown bins: fortnightly collections are back!

by Jill Hope on 5 March, 2011

BETTER service costing less. That’s what your Lib Dem Borough council has achieved. Because of Government cuts, the council had to find a way to collect waste and recycling, and to keep the town clean, more cheaply than ever before. It has taken two years of hard work, but a deal has been done. Early […]

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