Cllr. Tony Ford

LibDem Councillor for Ashton Ward on Fylde Borough and on St. Anne's Town Council Learn more

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Disappointed by several members at Fylde’s Development Management committee  today – they let themselves get side-tracked again and again over housing numbers, 106 monies, affordable housing and parking numbers when they should have been deciding a straight forward planning application. They keep raising the same issues at nearly every meeting – why don’t they have an […]

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Yellow lines will make the junction safer

by Tony Ford on 26 September, 2014

Finally succeeded in getting yellow lines approved at the  junction of Durham Ave and St David’s Rd North where drivers’ views are often obstructed by parked cars! This is the final bit of the jigsaw, having got the road completely resurfaced and the pavements improved.    LibDems –  GETTING THINGS DONE!

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LibDems retain seat with 52% of the vote

by Tony Ford on 29 August, 2014

The by-election in North Jesmond (Newcastle CC) this week saw a 13.6% swing from Labour to the Liberal Democrats who comfortably held the seat. Gerard Keating, won 52.5% of the vote (an increase of 19.9% on May’s results). Labour were just 32 votes from gaining a Liberal Democrat seat in May’s local elections. This time […]

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Bungalows to replace railway platform

by Tony Ford on 7 August, 2014

Planning permission has been granted for bungalows and a house on the former north platform in St. Anne’s. The site has been an eyesore for almost 20 years but previous attempts by the Town Council to purchase the site and create either a car park or a garden area were rebuffed.

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by Tony Ford on 26 May, 2014

What a great shame! Hard-working and effective LibDem campaigner Chris Davies wasn’t re-elected as MEP for the Northwest last night. He fought hard and helped pursue a number of environmental issues whilst in post.  Whilst there is a national anti-EU feeling, we need to recognise that whatever our politic leanings, we  have  lost a  great champion […]

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Last year the Liberal Democrats became the first political Party in recent history to grow their membership whilst in power. It has been revealed that the Conservatives are trying to stop EU plans to scrap mobile roaming fees across the continent. The plans, supported by the Liberal Democrats, would cut costs for British holidaymakers when […]

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Your chance to have your say about the town’s future. What would you like to see? What don’t you want ? Please express your views.     More Info – http://www.stannesonthesea-tc.gov.uk/neighbourhood-plan/   Survey – http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1618298/St-Anne-s-Neighbourhood-Development-Plan-Initial-Aims-Issues-consultation    

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Brilliant win for the LibDems

by Tony Ford on 25 April, 2014

East Cambridgeshire DC, Sutton LD Lorna Dupre 523 (50.9%; +27%) Conservative 280 (27.2%; -19.2%) UKIP 162 (15.8%; +15.8%) Labour 63 (6.1%; -23.6%) Majority 243 Turnout 33.1% Liberal Democrat gain from Conservatives Percentage change is since 2011

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Openness and transparency – certainly not

by Tony Ford on 25 February, 2014

Its an absolute disgrace! In May householders across the Fylde will be asked to make a choice in a referendum on how the council organises its committees and makes decisions, yet the Tory controlled council won’t be sending out any information to tell the public what’s its about so that they can make an ‘informed’ […]

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Shell Station to close

by Tony Ford on 13 January, 2014

It has been confirmed  that the 24 hour Shell Service Station on Kilnhouse Lane, St.Annes is to cease trading on 10th. February 2014. No reason has been provided at present. This will  greatly inconvenience  local residents, as it is the only filling station serving St.Annes North with the nearest being located at Morrisons, off Squires Gate Lane which […]

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