Tree-iful problems

Mark and Noel recently went door knocking to ask residents in Newton & Hoole about their concerns with our local open spaces. One thing that kept coming up was the state of the pavements and how poorly kept the trees were in the area. On one street in Newton tree roots were breaking up the

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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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