Chris Lofts

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Towcester Lollipop Lady Saved – But For How Long?

by Chris Lofts on 29 July, 2012

Thanks again to local community fund raising the school crossing patrol on Vernon Road, Towcester has been saved for another year. Local businesses, residents, Towcester Town Council and County Councillor Chris Lofts all contributed generously to provide the funds. Conservative controlled Northamptonshire County Council has refused to fund this vital school safety service. It has […]

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Tiny Tows Celebrate Play Equipment Grant

by Chris Lofts on 10 July, 2012

Councillor Chris Lofts presented a cheque for £250 to Towcester’s Tiny Tows Pre-school to help fund much needed outside play equipment. Tiny Tows runs alongside Towcester C of E Primary School on Islington Road and provides a safe and educational environment for children between 2 and 5 years. ‘I was very pleased to be asked […]

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Moat Lane Development Soaks up £83,000

by Chris Lofts on 24 June, 2012

The controversial Moat Lane development in Towcester has overspent by a massive £83,000 even before a sod has been cut, according to figures released by South Northants Council. ‘Towcester welcomes this overall development but poor financial management by the ruling Tories is costing the community thousands.’ commented Lib Dem Councillor Martin Johns. End of year […]

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Liberal Democrat Regeneration Spokesman Councillor Chris Lofts has issued a call for the Conservatives to back manufacturing in Northamptonshire after they adopted a Council Plan, the blueprint for the County over the next 4 years, which stated that “Northamptonshire’s economy is too reliant on logistics and manufacturing.” Chris said “Manufacturing is crucial in rebuilding our […]

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The Leader of the Official Liberal Democrat Opposition at County Hall, Cllr Brendan Glynane, is calling for the Conservative administration to ensure the investigation in Northamptonshire Economic Partnership (NEP) is not just a whitewash. Cllr Brendan Glynane said “NEP is receiving £2m of taxpayers money yet does not meet in public, or publish spending over […]

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Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesman Councillor Chris Lofts is calling for Northamptonshire County Council to do more for local young unemployed people. Cllr Lofts has tabled a motion at the meeting of Full Council on Thursday asking for the administration to look into extending the concessionary fares scheme to young unemployed people to help them get […]

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Marlow Road, Towcester – Potholes

by Chris Lofts on 15 May, 2012

Since being elected in February County Councillor Chris Lofts has been collecting evidence about the disgraceful condition of Marlow Road. Northants County Council are responsible for this road and have let down local residents. Facts: Repairing Potholes is an expensive waste of money Marlow Road needs complete replacement NCC claim they were unaware of the […]

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Towcester Young Unemployed Need More Support

by Chris Lofts on 15 May, 2012

Councillor Chris Lofts has urged South Northants Council to do more for local young unemployed people. Parts of Towcester have higher than average rates of unemployment for under 24 year olds. SNC has a number of support activities in place to link unemployed young people with job vacancies but transport is still a key barrier. […]

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Tories Respond to Lib Dem Pressure

by Chris Lofts on 15 May, 2012

Conservative run South Northants Council (SNC) has given in to pressure from the Liberal Democrats, who have been calling for the size of the council’s Cabinet to be cut. The Council’s Leader made the surprise announcement at the annual council meeting on Wednesday 9 May. “On the face of it this is very good news.” […]

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Local Campaigners Delighted with HGV Parking Ban

by Chris Lofts on 22 April, 2012

Following the discovery of urine filled bottles and other debris from an area in Towcester used by HGVs for overnight parking local campaigners urged Northamptonshire County Council to introduce a parking ban. County Councillor Chris Lofts has now heard that the campaign has been successful. Old Tiffield Road in Towcester has suffered for years from […]

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