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2016_08_Nawaz_at_Walcourt_Road_traffic_lights.jpgCllr Mohammed Nawaz has good news for Kempston residents.

"After listening to concerns of many residents, and observing the rapid build-up of queues of traffic by the Keep in Kempston, I've worked with the council's highways officers to make improvements to the traffic flow on Bedford Road.

The traffic lights at the junctions of Walcourt Road and Marlborough Park are to be upgraded and, by the end of September, the overhead detectors on site will be replaced with a more modern and reliable type that are placed in the carriageway. In addition, the signal controller will also be upgraded and will be programmed using the latest traffic flow data as a model which will make minor adjustments to the timings of the lights to give greater priority to Bedford Road based on morning and evening traffic flows.

A CCTV camera on site will then monitor traffic conditions. I hope that this will help the traffic flow more smoothly and reduce the congestion, especially at peak times."

Cllr Mohammed Nawaz, Borough Councillor for Kempston Central & East

 

Improvements to traffic lights at Walcourt Road and Marlborough Park, Kempston

Cllr Mohammed Nawaz has good news for Kempston residents. "After listening to concerns of many residents, and observing the rapid build-up of queues of traffic by the Keep in Kempston,...

National Executive Committee elections 2016

National Executive Committee - Division III (Constituency Labour Parties) result (6 to elect)

BLACK, Ann 100,999 Elected
SHAWCROFT, Christine 97,510 Elected
WEBBE, Claudia 92,377 Elected
WILLIAMS, Darren 87,003 Elected
WOLFSON, Rhea 85,687 Elected
WILLSMAN, Peter 81,863 Elected
REEVES, Ellie 72,514  
IZZARD, Eddie 70,993  
BAILEY, Bex 67,205  
BAXTER, Johanna 60,367  
DHANDA, Parmjit 53,838  
AKEHURST, Luke 48,632  
WHEELER, Peter 44,062  
GALLAGHER, John 22,678  
GUL, Amanat 14,693  

National Executive Committee - Division IV (Local Government) result (2 to elect)

PERRY, Alice 2,991 Elected
FORBES, Nick 2,510 Elected
BOTHAM, Andy 480  
BROWN, Matthew 377  
BOLTON, David 332  
DAVIES, Warren 261  

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NEC Election Results 2016

National Executive Committee elections 2016 National Executive Committee - Division III (Constituency Labour Parties) result (6 to elect) BLACK, Ann 100,999 Elected SHAWCROFT, Christine 97,510 Elected WEBBE, Claudia 92,377 Elected...

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At a meeting of Bedford Borough Council on Wednesday (20th July) Councillor Louise Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Public Health, spoke out about fears that a second review into public health and hospital services in the area was once again ignoring the views of the politicians and public involved.

The Sustainability and Transformation Plan, announced in January this year, has now linked Bedford Hospital, Milton Keynes Hospital and Luton & Dunstable Hospital into a ‘footprint’ including the respective councils in the area. It produced its first draft proposals on 30th June, but leading members of the Borough Council have not been allowed to see it.

Louise said: “I am told that the draft submission for the overall plan was not for sharing, and neither the STP Programme Board nor NHS England have provided me with a copy.”

The now suspended Bedford & Milton Keynes Healthcare Review, which put forward unpopular proposals in June including a hospital model for Bedford with greatly reduced maternity and paediatric services is now a ‘work-stream’ of the STP. The STP is led locally by Pauline Philip, who is Chief Executive of Luton & Dunstable Hospital, and is keen to expand the services there. 

At the Full Council meeting it was also revealed that NHS England had not invited representatives from either Bedford Borough Council or Milton Keynes Council to discuss the STP plans at a special meeting taking place this Friday, despite inviting representatives from Central Bedfordshire and Luton Borough councils.  The Chief Executive had written to ask why this had happened.

Louise continued; “The report we commissioned on Bedford Hospital proved it is possible to retain full maternity services and paediatrics, and additionally takes into account the fact that NHS services and social care services need to work together in order for both to be affordable to the public purse. Are the STP considering this option? If not, why not? It is outrageous that elected members appear to have been shut out of these discussions. After wasting millions on the unworkable Bedford & Milton Keynes Healthcare Review, the Sustainability and Transformation Plan now risks delivering a proposal that will also deservedly gain no public or political support.”

Shut Out - Councillors told key NHS plan ‘not for sharing’

At a meeting of Bedford Borough Council on Wednesday (20th July) Councillor Louise Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Public Health, spoke out about fears that a second review into public health...

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