JUST WHAT IS THE SPECIAL CHARGE?

In this years Council Tax Bills, there is a section titled “Parish Precept and Special Expense”. The Focus team, like many, were puzzled by this so we looked at the council website and it appears that the Special Expense charges “are made in relation to the costs of maintaining open

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Campaigning for Better Youth Services for Handbridge Park

Carol Braithwaite and Jonathan Rule the Liberal Democrat candidates for the upcoming local council elections are campaigning for more resources to be allocated to youth services in Handbridge. Carol is a long term campaigner on youth issues and is concerned about the situation in our community.

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HOW SAFE IS OUR SOCIAL HOUSING?

Thousands of fire doors identical to those blamed for helping spread the blaze at Grenfell Tower are still being used in public housing across the UK. Freedom of Information requests sent to 123 local authorities have found that at least 25,000 doors installed in social housing are among the

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Bin Operator to Hand Back Contract

LOSS MAKING KIER RECYCLING CONTRACT TO BE HANDED BACK TO COUNCIL AT UNKNOWN COST Outsourcing company, Kier has decided to end its involvement in waste collection services. Their current contract for handling Chester bin and recycling collections will end on 31st March 2020.  Cheshire West and

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Stagecoach Robbery

Shortly before Christmas Hoole and Newton campaigner Mark Williams was contacted by a Kingsway resident who is concerned about the ever increasing bus prices from Kingsway. Mark was disturbed to find that a Stagecoach day rider is £3.60, or single £2.30, for jobseeker £1.15 from Kingsway to

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