The Prime Minister has called a snap General Election to be held on the 8th June.
This election is a huge opportunity for voters in Kirklees to change the direction of our country and ensure Britain has a decent opposition.
A recently created community group will host its first meeting on Wednesday next week.
Mount Community Group, based at Mount Methodist Church on Moorlands Road, has been given funding for a year and their constitution was recently ratified by Kirklees Council.
The new community group will work closely with Mount Forum, a community group set up to identify and tackle issues affecting local residents, through collaboration with local councillors, residents and local agencies.
The group will aim to support and deliver local opportunities, activities and projects, which have been identified following consultation with local residents. Recently they held drop-in sessions, with members of the community group outlining and discussing their aims and objectives with local residents
Lindley councillors rally community for clean-up
As residents and communities gear up for a weekend of litter picking, two Lindley councillors have urged more local people to pick up bin bags and litter pickers and to get involved.
The Great British Spring Clean is a national campaign to encourage residents, businesses and community groups to get together to clean up their communities, with a weekend of community litter picks taking place this weekend. Lindley councillors Cahal Burke and Richard Eastwood (Lib Dems) have signed up and will be helping to clean up Lindley on Saturday 4th March.
For the first time that anyone can remember there were NO amendments proposed to the Council budget.
Usually, all the political groups in opposition propose amendments to the budget proposed by the councillors who are running the Council. The amendments could be to reduce the council tax rise or / and make changes to the amount of funding spent on different services. So it was very, very unusual that there were no changes proposed this time.
A planning application to build homes in Grimscar Valley is being opposed by two Lindley councillors.
The housing development proposal will consist of 95 new homes on land off Burn Road and Yew Tree Road in Lindley, including 10 houses as affordable social housing. The homes will be largely detached, with a small number of terraced and semi-detached houses. Kirklees Council Planning department has received a full planning application from the applicant, Harron Homes, and is currently consulting local residents on the scheme.
The Council has a duty to agree a Local Plan. This is a land use plan so the plan shows land that is allocated for the next 15 years or house building and business development. Alongside the land allocation comes a great list of planning policies which can be accessed on the Council’s website.