All posts tagged "Knowsley Council"

  • Ask the Candidates: Prescot & Whiston Local Elections

    On Thursday 5 May 2o16, Knowsley will go to the polls to elect a new council. Every seat in the borough – that’s 45 councillors, recently cut down from 63 – will be up for grabs. What...

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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  • Government Promises £5m for Prescot Shakespeare Theatre

    Tory Chancellor George Osborne announced £5 million towards a theatre and college for Prescot in today’s government budget (Wednesday 16 March). “In the 400th anniversary of the great playwright’s death, I’ve heard the sonnets from the Right...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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  • What Will Prescot’s Shakespeare Theatre Look Like?

    If charity Shakespeare North receive planning permission in April, they could be building an Elizabethan-style theatre and college in Prescot town centre. The plans, for the Mill Street Car Park adjacent to the Old Mill pub, would...

    • Posted March 15, 2016
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  • Knowsley Boundaries Change for 2016 Local Elections

    The number, size and layout of council wards in Knowsley will look different in the upcoming local elections. Following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission, Knowsley residents will now elect 45 councillors instead of the...

    • Posted February 25, 2016
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  • Knowsley’s Broken Democracy, Part 2: Absolute Power

    The second in a series of opinion pieces by the editor. (Read Part 1 here.) (Too long, didn’t read? The gist: A one-party council is never democratic. With no opposition, local government can do whatever it likes. Vote...

    • Posted February 23, 2016
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  • Prescot Councillor Blasted over Leaked Emails

    A Prescot councillor has apologised to Huyton activists and former election candidates for calling them ‘little shits’ in an email to fellow councillors. Cllr Denise Allen, who represents Prescot East on Knowsley Council, sent the email from her...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • Share Your Ideas for Public Art in Prescot

    Organisers of a new public art project are inviting Prescot residents to share their creative ideas. Art curator Cathy Newberry has been commissioned by Knowsley Council to work with members of the public to bring Prescot town...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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  • Knowsley Lib Dems Respond to Labour on Greenbelt Plan

    In a letter to Prescot Online, the Liberal Democrats in Knowsley have responded to the borough council’s newly adopted Local Plan: 26 January 2016 Knowsley Betrays Residents over Greenbelt The news that every single Labour Councillor in Knowsley...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • Prescot Councillors Respond to Greenbelt Controversy

    Two Knowsley councillors have responded to Prescot Online readers’ concerns about the council’s newly adopted Local Plan. The main objection related to the removal of protected status from roughly half of the borough’s greenbelt, meaning owners will...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
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  • Severe Cold Weather Alert

    (Met Office, via Knowsley Council) There is a 99% probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and heavy snow until 1200 on Tuesday 19 Jan in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to...

    • Posted January 16, 2016
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