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 Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn will be visiting Milton Keynes on Monday 14th August. He will be holding a rally at Willen Lakeside Park at 4.15 pm.

We hope that you will be able to join us. 

The full details are:

When: Monday 14 August 2017

Where: Willen Lakeside Park (We'll be near the cafe so to find us using a sat nav or google maps use - V10, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, MK15 9HQ or MK15 0DS)

Time: 4.15pm arrival for 5pm start

If you would like to come along, you will need to register at: 

http://www.labour-southeast.org.uk/milton_keynes_rally

There is very limited parking, so we recommend that you take public transport.

In Milton Keynes, we are now within 2,000 votes of winning back both seats for Labour. Please join us on Monday to support a fairer Britain.

We look forward to seeing you on then.

Jeremy Corbyn Rally: Monday 14th August

  Jeremy Corbyn will be visiting Milton Keynes on Monday 14th August. He will be holding a rally at Willen Lakeside Park at 4.15 pm.

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Over 300 residents from the Bangladeshi community and other communities from across Bletchley and Milton Keynes took a day trip to the coast on Tuesday 8 August. The weather was nice and Brighton was as warm and friendly as ever.

The trip was organised by the Milton Keynes Bangladeshi Association in conjunction with local Labour Councillor Mohammed Khan. The coaches left Milton Keynes early in the morning and residents had an enjoyable day making the most of Brighton, its beach and its food. A wide range of people, young old, from new and from older communities came together.

Cllr Khan said, “It was a great day out. There is something very traditional, and satisfying, in taking 6 coaches and over 300 residents to Brighton for the Day. I was pleased with the number of people from all age groups, and all communities who took advantage of a nice day out. I think a trip to the sea is a great way to build strong communities that value people regardless of background or age.

Cllr Khan concluded, “Running activities like trips to the sea is a great way of bringing people together. I will be supporting similar events in the future. I am a strong believer is creating strong communities of people.

300 residents on 6 coaches enjoy ‘traditional’ day out in Brighton.

Over 300 residents from the Bangladeshi community and other communities from across Bletchley and Milton Keynes took a day trip to the coast on Tuesday 8 August. The weather was...

 Building council houses

... but the government cap stops investment. Milton Keynes Council is building two bedroom council houses and bungalows on three sites in West Bletchley. The properties are moving close to completion.

This is good news. However, as of Friday 4th August, there were 763 families with 1,279 children in temporary accommodation. It is blindingly obvious that hundreds more new council houses are needed.

But here is the rub! The Councils Housing Account has a surplus. There are also reserves, and an asset base of over £100 million pounds, in addition to an annual rent stream of over £50 million. However, the government will not allow the council to borrow to invest.

Council Leader Cllr Pete Marland said, “We could do so much more to end the housing and homelessness crisis in Milton Keynes. All the government has to do is allow us to borrow against our assets, or against the annual rent stream of £50 million. We have pleaded with the Housing Minister and the two Tory MPs for Milton Keynes to free us to invest. They do not support any change.”

Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Housing, Cllr Nigel Long, added, “What sort of society forces families with hundreds of children into temporary accommodation, often a single room with a shared kitchen? The winners here are the private landlords, who make millions out of the homeless. Why won’t the government simply allow us to invest? It is ideology gone mad. They need to rethink.”

Cllr Marland concluded, “We have asked John Healey MP, Shadow Housing Minister, to raise the matter in Parliament. Clearly we cannot rely on the local MPs to help us end the housing and homelessness crisis locally. They are part of the problem.”

 

Contacts

Cllr Nigel Long: 07799 035756.

Cllr Pete Marland: 07921 840904

New council housing offers hope for families in temporary accommodation ...

  ... but the government cap stops investment. Milton Keynes Council is building two bedroom council houses and bungalows on three sites in West Bletchley. The properties are moving close to completion....

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