Dealing with Potholes

by Andy Canning on 7 March, 2016

I warmly welcome the long overdue repair and resurfacing work to the B3390.  It has taken months of pushing for this.  In addition I have got DCC to agree to improve the road safety markings by the new Co-Op and around the village of Warmwell to make drivers aware of the need for safety in […]

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Saving Our Youth Centres

by Andy Canning on 23 February, 2016

As part of huge cuts by the Conservatives all 22 Youth Centres across Dorset have lost their funding and face closure on September 1st.  I presented a 500 strong petition to the County Cabinet in January but the Conservatives failed to listen. I believe this cut to such a vital service is an unacceptable way […]

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Grants to Help the Community

by Andy Canning on 9 February, 2016

There’s good news for local communities! New local grants include £1,300 towards the cost of this new bus shelter in Puddletown (see photo).  In addition, other local groups to benefit from grants this year include Broadmayne Scouts who have received funding towards outdoor equipment, Owermoigne Parish Council for a new notice board, Osmington for a […]

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More Affordable Housing Needed Here!

by Andy Canning on 3 February, 2016

Lib Dem Councillors have been at the forefront of the campaign to build more affordable housing across West Dorset.  We have campaigned hard to get a target set in the new Local Plan that 35% of all new housing should be affordable. It is therefore deeply disappointing that the developers of the Old Prison have […]

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Making Our Roads Safer

by Andy Canning on 1 February, 2016

Ever since I was elected to the County Council I have been pressing for the Highways Authority to be more pro-active in making our roads safer, including cutting speed limits. A result of this has been the decision to trial a 50mph speed limit between Broadmayne and Dorchester along the A352 over the next twelve […]

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By-Pass Flooding to be Solved!

by Andy Canning on 18 January, 2016

After years of campaigning by local Parish Councils and myself the County Council has agreed to find the money to fix the problem of flooding on the West Stafford by-pass. A project is currently underway to find the most cost effective solution and we’ve been promised that this solution will be in place this year! […]

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Borough Gardens Improvements

by Andy Canning on 12 January, 2016

Good news – Lib Dem-run Dorchester Town Council is aiming to make further improvements to the Borough Gardens in the next couple of years. Plans include opening the area around the Clock Tower by removing at least one of the existing tennis courts and putting new courts on the Bowling Green area.  We are also […]

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Top O’ Town Made Safer

by Andy Canning on 4 January, 2016

One of my major responsibilities is being Chairman of the Dorchester Transport and Environment Plan working group.  We are developing plans that will result in a wide range of improvements for pedestrians and smoother traffic flows across the town as well as enhancing the town’s environment. I am therefore particularly pleased that the first part […]

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This afternoon the Conservative-run District Council ignored the objections of local residents, the Parish Council and myself and gave approval for 49 new houses and 8 light industrial units to be built next to Oaklands Park. Objectors made the point that this site is outside Crossways’ defined development boundary and so should be protected from […]

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Local Election Candidates Chosen

by Andy Canning on 10 April, 2015

Nick Ireland – for Broadmayne & Crossways Ward Nick moved to Osmington 14 years ago and his three children have all attended local schools. He has been involved in numerous local projects including the production of both the Village Design Statement and Community Plan. Nick joined Osmington Parish Council in early 2009 and is currently […]

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