Chris Lofts

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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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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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Conservative cuts to speed cameras cost lives

by Chris Lofts on 12 April, 2012

The Liberal Democrat Official Opposition at Northamptonshire County Council have reacted with astonishment and anger after the Conservative Cabinet Member for Transport attempted to blame the police for switching off speed cameras in the County and claimed he would “not have encouraged” the move. Leader of the Opposition, Cllr Brendan Glynane said “It was the […]

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As part of flood defence works to protect Banbury the busy A361 between Banbury and Daventry has been closed for several months. A schoolboy error by Tory controlled Northamptonshire County Council has made matters worse as the road should have re-opened in July but will now be out of use until October. ‘The reason theA361 […]

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At the Council meeting on 27th July Chris Lofts will propose a motion that SNC supports the campaign to bring back free bus passes for companions of residents with their own bus pass. The Council will be asked to agree that it: 1) Is concerned that Northamptonshire County Council has not continued the policy of […]

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County Council Refuse to Change Bus Pass Policy

by Chris Lofts on 2 July, 2011

South Northants Liberal Democrat Councillor Chris Lofts has taken the fight to get free bus passes for companions of elderly, sick or disabled bus travellers to County Hall. Speaking at the Northamptonshire County Council meeting on 23rd June he highlighted the plight of one resident in Towcester who supports two family members with bus passes. […]

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PARENTS FIGHT TO KEEP CROSSING PATROL

by Chris Lofts on 24 June, 2011

Parents are campaigning to keep the lollipop lady who helps children cross Vernon Road near Towcester Primary School. Conservative run Northamptonshire County Council has withdrawn funding for all school crossing patrol services in the county. Liberal Democrat Councillor Martin Johns has been supporting parents, who have started a petition to try to save the school […]

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Bus Passes Withdrawn from the Most Vulnerable

by Chris Lofts on 12 June, 2011

Northamptonshire County Council has refused to grant bus passes for the carers of elderly, sick or disabled residents across Northamptonshire. Many elderly or disabled residents who qualify for bus passes cannot travel alone. SNC, and other district councils across the county, used to issue their carers free bus passes to use when escorting their dependants. […]

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