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2016

  

 30 ARTICLES:     KEY ISSUES INCLUDE

 Six weeks of the fracking appeal public inquiry reports, The fiasco of the anti-fracking sign prosecution that never was, The row over Fylde's Corporate Plan and a 'Statement of Dissent', Green Bin subscription charges are planned, Progress (or not) on the M55 Link Road, Two big planning appeals at Warton, The row about Fylde's Five Year Housing Supply number, Plans to put 'The Island' area on the market, Highway 'Improvements' on the A585 at Singleton, The Secretary of State's decision on the Fracking Appeal, Trouble about Cllr Mark Bamforth's removal and declaring the St John's Ward seat vacant causing a by-election.

2015

  

 28 ARTICLES:     KEY ISSUES INCLUDE

 Whitewash of councillor's interests investigation, Runners and riders and election results for FBC and Parliamentary elections, Reports of the first cycle of Committee meetings under the new Committee governance system, Fairhaven Boating Failure, The Great Bathing Water Con,

2014

 

 57 ARTICLES:     KEY ISSUES INCLUDE

 Bus Issues, Charges for bins are introduced, Fylde prepares for the governance referendum, Plans for a new drainage authority, St John's By-election, FCAG open their referendum campaign, Fylde narrowly being avoid being placed into Special Measures  for planning. Updates on bathing water testing. Fylde referendum votes for Committees, Cuadrilla Planning applications, and they enclose possible sites with security, Anti fracking camp and protests, FBC Local Plan re-consultation, Councillors disclose payments from Cuadrilla, Governance proposals are considered, Fracking in FBC and the House of Lords debate, David Eaves resigns as Leader, Blackfield Green Public Inquiry, Bathing waters ate fiddled in Fylde

2013

 

 49 ARTICLES:     KEY ISSUES INCLUDE

 Campaign for democracy, Blue mole is back, Wesham public Inquiry, David Eaves was not elected Leader, Jessica Ernst talks about fracking in Canada. Truly awful. LCC Election, In depth look at the new Bathing Waters Directive, Ombudsmnan investigates Melton Grove, Fylde's local plan splits the council, Fylde is destined for Special Measures in planning, Kirkham Triangle public inquiry, Non-conservative councillors publish a minority report on the draft Local Plan, Warton rises in anger against Fylde's housing plans, Call to rename planning the Rubber Stamping Committee, Cllrs Eaves and Fiddler come up with incredible housing numbers, 4000 electors call for governance change, LCC poder a move to the Committee system, Newton Gypsy application.

2012

 

 58 ARTICLES:     KEY ISSUES INCLUDE

 Second Queensway Inquiry, Fylde's new CEx abandons FBC Solutions, Warton Enterprise Zone is announced, St David's Road depot is sold, Public Inquiry for 'The Vic' in St Annes, Row over plans for Greenlands Sports Centre in Wrea Green, Scrutiny Committee consider the final Shale Gas Task Force report, Blue Mole's inside track on Fylde Conservatives meetings, Heyhouses by-election, Queensway scheme is approved, MP holds Shale Gas panel meeting, Turning Tides conference, 20 MPH scheme, Police and Crime Commissioner vote,

2011

 

 64 ARTICLES:     KEY ISSUES INCLUDE

 Open spaces tax con is pursued then finally abandoned, Philip Mitchell calls the very first public meeting about Shale Gas, Fylde Civic Awareness Group present governance evidence to a Parliamentary Select Committee, Hardhorn Traveller Planning Inquiry, The scandal of Melton Grove breaks, develops, and goes badly wrong, Wyre refuse to let Fylde tender for its bin contract, LCC agree the Moss Road application, Election reports for 2011 in Fylde and St Annes Town Council, Pool audit report is published, Government changes from Localism to Growth in planning, Ballam Road second Public Inquiry, Cockle beds closed, Fylde changes its Chief Executive

2010

 

 69 ARTICLES:     KEY ISSUES INCLUDE

 Tax con backfires, Use of Lytham Green, St Annes pool set to re-open, St Annes embarks on a Town Plan, Integrity UK is launched, Wesham planning application, Karen Buckley stands for Parliamentary in East Lancs, FBC join Economic Development Company, Ballam Road appeal, and hearing Michael Jack retires, John Coombes resigns as Leader, YMCA to re-open St Annes Pool, Parliamentary election reports, Mark Menzies is elected Fyde's MP, LCC close St Annes tip, Joe Robinson leaves the Gazette, COINs scheme is introduced, Queensway is refuse by Eric Pickles, Cabinet re-shuffle,  Town Hall redevelopment is scaled back by David Eaves, Simon Renwick is investigated for pornographic images on FBC computers, Fylde's tax con returns, Localism Bill announced.

2009

 

 49 ARTICLES:     KEY ISSUES INCLUDE

 St Annes Town Council doubles its budget, Metacre wakes Wesham, Paul Hayhurst's Tribunal, Heeley Road scandal starts, develops, National financial situation on the brink, Cabinet reshuffle, Holywood Nurseries public Inquiry, LCC 2009 election, Sandstorm on North Beach's dunes, Simon Renwick is accused, Freckleton Marsh tip to have low level radioactive waste, SHLAA is published, Queensway at FBC Planning committee, Streetscene Inquiry is whitewashed, Banana Republics, Change of direction on the Town Hall plans, Clifton Ward by-election, Queensway Inquiry.

2008

 

 57 ARTICLES:     KEY ISSUES INCLUDE

 Heeley Road Hostel plans considered and approved, Financial problems at Fylde, Pool closures are threatened, then voted through at Fylde's worst ever meeting, We publish the satirical High Performing Council song, A585 relief road is abandoned, OAP bus passes for all are proposed, Dog Control Orders bring in on-the-spot fines, The Save St Annes Meeting calls for governance change, Parish Poll on Pool closure, Fylde implements an Interim Housing Policy, QED is launched to oppose the Queensway housing proposals, Financial State of Emergency declared in Fylde, Wesham public meeting re development plans, Plans for Pontins re-development, The National financial position is reviewed as global meltdown was postponed.

2007

 

 47 ARTICLES:     KEY ISSUES INCLUDE

 The great January land sale, Double Taxation raises its head, FBC plans an arms-length commercial operation called FBC Solutions Ltd, A parody of Lord of the Rings with Councillors names as participants, Independent and Ratepayer candidates join forces, City of the Fylde call, 2007 FBC Election reviews and reports,  Yellow Route gets public support, Plans to reshape Blackpool Airport. International finance article about the World Bank, Should Lytham have a Town Council?, What will become Fylde's biggest financial disaster starts to unfold as the Civica computer system is botched, A joint meeting hears plans to merge most Fylde's services with Wyre BC, Muir Group propose a Homeless Hostel in St Annes. Growth Point bid sneaked as emergency item at Cabinet, Bus passes announced, Fylde subcontract HR to Blackpool BC

2006

 

 34 ARTICLES:     KEY ISSUES INCLUDE

 The Cabinet is formed, Merging with Wyre is on the cards again, Plans to sell of Blackpool Road North Playing Fields, Philip Woodward becomes Chief Executive, The Commissar snaffles bus pass money, Fylde plans to ban kite flying on the beach, Aldi buys the Conservative club, Financial mismanagement, Cllr Barbara Pagett resigns the Conservative whip on a point of principle, Introducing Re-Blackpool, Plans to increase traffic at Blackpool Airport by up to 1,000%, Plans to privatise swimming pools, Last ditch bid to save 'equitable taxation' Red and yellow routes to Fleetwood, Ashton Gardens plans change, Scruples site, Slush fund created.

2005

 

 17 ARTICLES:     KEY ISSUES INCLUDE

 Lytham Quays and the big Lowther meeting, Cooking Fylde's books, Lowther gets Charitable Status, Plans to build a new Town Hall emerge, Death of democracy as Coombes plans a Cabinet system, Leader doubles his pay, The Equitable Taxation con appears for the first time, Chief Executive Ken Lee departs, unexpectedly.

2004

 

 2 ARTICLES:     KEY ISSUES INCLUDE

 Nightclubs should pay (The first ever counterbalance article), and How Councils are funded


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