MARK WILKES

Lib Dem Durham County Councillor for Framwellgate & Newton Hall Division - Working all year round for local residents - Learn more

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My Important Pages

by Mark Wilkes on October 6, 2014

Links to various pages on my website:

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Clowns to the left of us jokers to the right

by Mark Wilkes on May 22, 2015

So first we hear about the Tories intending to scrap the Human Rights Act, and now we find that Teresa May is trying to censor TV programs. Didn’t take long for them to revert to their old ways and surely this shows just how hard the Lib Dems had to work to stop the rightwingers […]

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A few years back it was uncovered that our Labour-run council had sold off a stately home with acres of land for just £241,000 despite some estimates putting the value at £2.4m! Well its back in the news today: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/12966486.Sale_of_historic_hall_set_to_collapse_amid_bitter_legal_dispute/?ref=mr&lp=1 Always worth a reminder of how our council wastes money.

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Labour councillors in insider contract scandal

by Mark Wilkes on May 21, 2015

At yesterday’s full council meeting Labour councillors voted to give priority to its internal Direct Services works department, even if it could be shown that getting the work done by a local business would be half the price. It is seldom realised but every council department buys things from other departments. These departments apply a profit […]

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  UPDATE!! Reported one day, repaired the next! Job well done. As your local councillors  we should not have to keep reporting these things, but until the council gets its act together we will continue to do so, which is why we are continually going around the area reporting pavement and road defects. please let us […]

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County Plan – Henig to waste even more money

by Mark Wilkes on May 19, 2015

Councillor Simon Henig has decided that having already wasted a lot of our money on fighting various challenges to the County Plan, that it is time to throw a few hundred thousand pounds more at it. The Council has refused to accept that the Plan is flawed and is now seeking a judicial review. Your Lib […]

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Potholelesshouse Terrace

by Mark Wilkes on May 15, 2015

Potholes repaired and we have confirmation that a proper patching job will be done. Will report back when this has been completed.

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This road is not included for resurfacing work this year. It is quite frankly unbelievable and as your local councillors we are complaining right now about this. One way or another this road is going to get properly fixed in the near future. It is not the only one in a poor state but it […]

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Two years ago your Lib Dem councillors managed to get one side of the pavement through the village resurfaced. Last year we managed to get the road into the village resurfaced following resident’s complaints. Then we committed to starting regeneration of parking areas which will see work start soon. Now we have secured work to […]

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We have succeeded in getting confirmation that a proper job will be done of repairing this road, and will update when the patching has been done. —- I once again had to ask for repairs to potholes on Potterhouse Terrace in Pity Me. Thankfully the council have been out and filled them in. However, this […]

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There is a list of the contents of the Human Rights Act which the Tories want to scrap. The Liberal Democrats stopped them from doing this in the Coalition. I wonder what else they will try to do that the Lib Dems stopped them from doing before. There is something rather sick about announcing this on VE day. I […]

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