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Central Beds Council consultation suggests cutting numbers of unpaid town councillors in Leighton-Linslade

A suggestion to cut the number of unpaid town councillors in Leighton-Linslade as part of a local government review has come under fire.

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Linslade

Questions asked over Linslade councillor’s long-term absence

Questions are being asked about the long-term absence of a Central Bedfordshire Councillor representing the ward of Linslade.

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Naughty local elections voter guide: Can I bring my dog? And am I allowed to turn up drunk?

Voters across England will be heading to their local polling station to cast their ballot in the local elections until 10pm.

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Ken Sharer

Obituary: Remembering Leighton-Linslade’s Ken Sharer

Family and colleagues are paying tribute to former Leighton Buzzard town, district and county councillor, Ken Sharer, as they remember his passion for serving the community.

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WATCH: Video footage shows shocking conditions for chickens inside exposed farm near Leighton Buzzard which supplies Nando’s, Lidl and Asda

Shocking video footage taken by animals rights campaigners shows the terrible conditions of chickens living at a farm near Leighton Buzzard which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s.

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Sugar tax war: Tesco, Asda and Morrisons gear up for soft drinks battle ahead of Friday’s levy

Tesco, Asda and Morrisons have all reduced the amount of sugar in their own-label soft drinks prior to the introduction of the so-called “sugar tax” this week.

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Leighton-Linslade Town Council

Leighton-Linslade’s annual parish meeting is a chance to ask questions

Leighton-Linslade’s Annual Parish Meeting takes place on Monday, March 19 at Astral Park pavilion.

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‘We didn’t import Catholicism from abroad’: We meet Anne-Marie Waters, leader of For Britain

‘We didn’t import Catholicism from abroad’: We meet Anne-Marie Waters, leader of For Britain

An elected NHS, police bosses going to prison if they do not prosecute certain criminals, and an Irish policy that could force soldiers back on to the streets of Belfast.

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The former changing rooms at Vandyke Road Playing Fields

Potentially hazardous building in Leighton Buzzard is demolished

Vandalism problems at disused changing rooms in Leighton Buzzard has led to them being demolished.

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Your chance to hold those in power to account as a local democracy reporter

Your chance to hold those in power to account as a local democracy reporter

Holding those in power to account is at the very core of journalism.

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Colin claims that the council would not put up with it if they were tenants and that residents should 'speak out'!

‘Why won’t council give me living room floor insulation?’ asks Eaton Bray tenant

An Eaton Bray man claims that he and his partner are suffering from aches and pains because the council won’t provide them with insulation under their living room floor.

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Cllr Clive Palmer at Central Beds Council offices with the petition

Hundreds support battle to stop development of Linslade green belt site

Hundreds of residents have demonstrated the strength of feeling against plans to designate a Green Belt site in Linslade for possible housing development.

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Illustrative master plan, north Chamberlain's Barn

Roundabout for new housing development in Leighton Buzzard would be ‘madness’

Installing a roundabout on Shenley Hill Road to allow access to a new housing development has come under fire from Leighton Buzzard councillors, with one labelling it as “madness”.

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Council Tax

Council recognises financial pressures Central Bedfordshire residents face as it proposes lower tax rise

A record level of public feedback to Central Beds Council’s budget plans for a 6% rise in council tax has resulted in a smaller increase put forward instead.

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Leighton Buzzard Observer, February 6, 2018

Proposed three-weekly black bin collection and £40 garden waste charge will be subject to a ‘genuine consultation’ vow councillors

Councillors have voted unanimously to press ahead with a consultation on possible changes to bin collections in Central Bedfordshire, including the option of moving to a three-weekly collection and charging for garden waste.

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Black bins could become a three-weekly collection

Three-weekly black bin collections and £40 garden waste charge for Leighton Buzzard area?

Fortnightly general waste collections could be binned in favour of a three-weekly service as Central Beds Council looks at more ways to make savings.

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The White House, Leighton Buzzard

Leighton-Linslade Town Council agrees council tax freeze for sixth year running

Leighton-Linslade Town Councillors have voted unanimously in support of leaving Council Tax unchanged for the sixth consecutive year.

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The White House, Leighton Buzzard

Freeze in council tax proposed for Leighton Buzzard residents - but only the town council’s share of the overall bill

There’s a crumb of comfort in the offing for hard-pressed Leighton Buzzard taxpayers, with the town council proposing a council tax freeze for 2018-19.

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Land north of Soulbury Road, Linslade...... PHOTO:Google

Views made clear on controversial potential housing site in Linslade

Several members of the public turned up at a Leighton-Linslade Town Council meeting to register their anger at plans to designate a Green Belt site in Linslade for possible housing development.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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