MARK WILKES

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

My Important Pages

by Mark Wilkes on October 6, 2014

Links to various pages on my website:

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Severe Weather Warning

by Mark Wilkes on October 20, 2014

The met office has issued a serve weather warning for tonight/tomorrow. You can find more information at: www.metoffice.gov.uk If you notice any blocked road or pavement drains in the next day or two please let us know so we can get them reported through the Council system. Alternatively email hal@durham.gov.uk and copy me in to […]

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Residents living near the new Trinity School construction site at Aykley Heads have had to deal with continuous problems with the construction of the new building since the work started last year. Last week I chaired a meeting with residents and council officers to make sure that concerns were fully heard and to identify areas […]

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State pension set to rise by 2.5 per cent next year

by Mark Wilkes on October 15, 2014

Pensioners will benefit from a 2.5 per cent increase in their state pension thanks to the Liberal Democrat Triple Lock guarantee. Figures out today (14 October) show that inflation is below target meaning that the basic state pension will be boosted by 2.5 per cent next year. The Triple Lock guarantee means that pensions will […]

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I have been trying to get updates from various places on the plans for Newton Hall Post Office. The first thing to say is that the consultation process is still running behind the scenes. The national CAB / Consumer Futures who analyse the consultation data have confirmed to me that following our representations they are […]

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Out and about in Framwellgate Moor

by Mark Wilkes on October 12, 2014

I was out for several hours yesterday delivering leaflets and talking to residents with our parliamentary campaigner Craig Martin. We covered a big part of Framwellgate Moor and I was able to pick up on various concerns ranging from housing to footpath repairs. If anyone has any specific local concerns at the moment please get […]

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LIB DEM SUCCESSES A MIRACLE IN A TIME OF AUSTERITY

by Mark Wilkes on October 10, 2014

Some of the speeches at the Lib Dem conference were really inspirational. You can view themĀ on the Lib Dem website www.libdems.org.uk I am certain after being in Glasgow that with the Tories shifting to the right to try and appeal to UKIP voters and Labour lost without any understanding of how to run the economy, […]

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Today, October 10 marks World Mental Health Day 2014, a global celebration of mental health education and awareness – tackling the stigma surrounding mental health. Research shows that one in four people will suffer from mental health problems at some point in their lives. Back our campaign to help us stamp out stigma attached to […]

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  Over a number of years as your Lib Dem councillors we have pushed the council for a better website and particularly for more services to be offered online. The new County Council website is far easier to use and it is hoped that as more people order services, report things and pay for things […]

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Hedgerow Planting Plans

by Mark Wilkes on October 6, 2014

We are currently looking at planting some hedgerows in various areas for a number of reasons. The areas we have looked at include Rotary Way in Pity Me and Finchale Road in Framwellgate Moor. We would appreciate your comments on these proposals and any other areas you feel would benefit from hedging. Areas being looked […]

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A proposal is being consulted on to move Framwellgate Moor Post Office into the Nisa at the other end of Front Street. This is from the Post Office nationally and is not from the Council. However as your local councillors we are keen to make sure that the views of residents are listened to. Also […]

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