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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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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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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