Kirklees Labour must come clean and tell residents exactly what the costs of a burial will be in 5 years time.
What they don’t want to reveal is that their plans will DOUBLE burial costs.
Currently the cost of an adult burial is £1815. This is made up of the cost of the purchase of a grave (£989) and the cost of internment (£826).
Kirklees Labour plan to increase costs of burial EVERY year for the next 5 years. The example the Council gives on the consultation website is for the FIRST year ONLY.Read more
Huddersfield Liberal Democrats' new petition to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, regarding hospital services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary has gained almost 200 signatures in just a few days. If you would like to support our campaign to make sure Huddersfield has the health services it deserves, the link to the petition is here.
Since her election to Kirkburton Parish Council last November, Cllr. Alison Munro has been helping local people initiate a Neighbourhood Plan proposal for Lepton, Fenay Bridge, Lascelles Hall and Gawthorpe.Read more
The Kirklees Local Plan pushed through by the Labour Party last Autumn includes over 800 new houses in Lepton - an unacceptable level of development for a small community. The Local Plan is the subject of a Planning Enquiry starting this October, although consideration of detailed applications such as those in Lepton will not happen until the New Year.Read more
Since the General Election, Huddersfield Liberal Democrats have knocked on nearly 2000 doors in central Almondbury and Waterloo with a residents' survey.
Now we are continuing with surveys in the Fernside and Moldgreen areas over the winter. Here are the results from nearly 300 returns, and comments from Survey Co-ordinator Cllr. Alison Munro, and Cllr. Linda Wilkinson.
To see the results in detail go to our Facebook page.Read more
Since her election to Kirkburton Parish Council last November, Alison Munro has been helping local people initiate a Neighbourhood Plan proposal for Lepton. A formal request was made to Kirkburton Parish Council to initiate production of a Plan, which was passed at a KPC meeting in August. The next step will be a survey of the area.Read more
After four years of frustrating delays the planning application to convert the former Rose and Crown pub in central Almondbury into a shop and offices was passed in July, subject to some modifications to vehicle access and residential amenity with respect to the adjacent house that are being negotiated by officers.Read more
Labour Councillors in Kirklees are planning on massive rises in burial fees from November 1 this year.
There has been a huge amount of criticism to the plans and Labour have said they will "pause" for a consultation. No doubt they will wait until after the Batley East by-election on October 26th to make their decision.Read more
Vince Cable will today (Wednesday) make a major speech warning of the dangers of inequality arguing that if the problems we face today are not addressed then our country risks tearing itself apart.
Speaking to the Resolution Foundation he will warn that "growing inequality is linked to poor economic performance, greater economic instability, more social tension, insecurity and unhappiness." He will also argue that generational inequality is increasingly proving as much of a challenge as class-based inequality. He will warn that "a serious review is needed of the set of taxes which are there to mitigate the sharp, jarring difference brought about by asset inflation and unearned income. We must tax wealth effectively."
Backbench Conservatives are putting Theresa May under pressure to approve DCLG proposals aimed at forcing councils to build more homes to tackle Britain’s housing crisis. The department has confirmed that it will publish details by the end of this month of how local authorities should assess the need for housing. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid is particularly keen to kick-start redevelopment in areas where prices are rising fastest, although some MPs and councillors are concerned about over-development. In a white paper published in February, the DCLG said: “Some local authorities can duck potentially difficult decisions, because they are free to come up with their own methodology for calculating ‘objectively assessed need’. So, we are going to consult on a new standard methodology for calculating ‘objectively assessed need’, and encourage councils to plan on this basis.”
The full story is available from The Guardian