Maulden Parish Council
As a Central Beds Councillor I regularly attend Maulden Parish Council meetings to keep abreast of current issues and to offer what help I can. You can attend Maulden Parish Council meetings at the School Room, behind Maulden Baptist Church, Flitwick Road on the following dates:
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You can contact Maulden Parish Council Clerk, Mrs L M Galler at firstname.lastname@example.org
- I have regularly attended the Ampthill Community Safety Forum (that covers Maulden) and its successor Lets Talk Together and have a good understanding of the issues that affect the community such as speeding, anti-social behaviour, damage to property, graffiti, parking issues, litter etc
- I am against inappropriate development. It is very important that the character of Maulden is retained. I am against the Covanta Incinerator proposal at Rookery Pit and support campaign against the development
- I am against the reduction of bus services; as such services provide a real lifeline to other communities for residents that would otherwise be isolated. Ampthill & District Good Neighbours (that I'm involved in) try to fill such gaps in provision, but the local authority is ultimately responsible
- I believe that Maulden would benefit (as Ampthill & Clophill have) by developing a Parish Plan
- I support elements of the Coalition's Localism Bill (which will become law towards the end of the year), including:
- Local referendums - The Bill will give local residents the power to instigate, via a petition, local referendums on any local issue.
- Neighbourhood plans - The Bill will radically reform the planning system to give local people new rights to shape the development of the communities in which they live. Read the ACRE Briefing on Neighbourhood Plans for more information.
- Community Infrastructure Levy - The Bill will require local authorities to allocate a proportion of Community Infrastructure Levy revenues back to the neighbourhood from which it was raised. This will allow those most directly affected by development to benefit from it.
- Council Tax referendums - The Bill will end the central imposition of Council Tax caps on local government, and instead give local residents the power to veto excessive increases, by requiring local authorities to hold a referendum
My motivation around the Ampthill.Info website has been to give the community the tools to empower themselves, so I believe Maulden should embrace the above measures when they become law. To find out more visit Communities and Local Government Website and download 'Decentralisation and the Localism Bill: An Essential Guide'
I believe that Politicians don't always know best! That's why I would like to know your views.