There here have been a number of accidents at the junction of Moor Hill Road and Crosland Road / Cowrakes Road. Many residents have contacted us with requests for action to be taken to improve road safety at this busy intersection and we are in full agreement. We need the Council to take action now to ensure that the risk of further serious accidents is minimised at this location.
The Liberal Democrats have announced a new candidate to contest the Batley and Spen by-election.
Tom Gordon was born and raised in West Yorkshire and comes from a traditional working class background.
He became the first person in his family to go to university, where he studied Biochemistry and for a Masters in Public Health before going on to work in the scientific recruitment sector. He then worked as a health economics research assistant at the University of York.
The rising star recently caused a major upset when he was the first Liberal Democrat elected in a decade to neighbouring Wakefield Council, taking a safe Labour ward.
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust are proposing changes at hospitals in Huddersfield and Calderdale funded by £196m allocated to the trust in 2019. The proposed plans will see the lions share of the investment going to Calderdale Royal Hospital, with only a fraction of the budget being invested at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, specifically in a new A&E department, improvements to some wards and theatres, new cladding and fire safety improvements.
Proposal for vast warehouse off Whitechapel Road in Scholes.
As those of you who have been concerned about this site from the start - way back in 2015 - you will know that as your local cllrs we vigorously opposed the allocation of this site. You may also know we did that by proposing to the Council a different set of proposals which did not include this site. Andrew also attended and made representations to the Government appointed planning Inspector.
We know have this proposal. There is, as yet, no actual planning application.
The starting point is to see what is said in the Local Plan. The Local Plan states that as there is a high pressure gas pipeline across the site and, with the buffer or easement, only 10.68 ha are able to be developed out of a site area of 23.53 ha. The proposal is to develop the whole site. This is totally contrary to to the Local Plan. The Local Plan also states that the "indicative" capacity for the site is 37,380 sq.m. which is half of what is proposed.
We have been in discussions with the Planning Officer about the site. We need to see the any detailed plans which will have to include proposals to deal with the 2 gas mains and other major issues. Lots of people have already emailed / phoned/ messaged/ writing to us about their concerns. Please contact us if you want more information.
Car drivers, cyclists, pedestrians are all aware of the poor state of Kirklees roads and pavements. This winter's weather has just made the potholes bigger!
The Government has slashed funds available to Kirklees so there is around £100 million LESS to spend on all services. It is no wonder our roads and pavements are in such a poor state.
However, now is the time to borrow as interests rates are the lowest they have been for decades.
Kirklees Lib Dems are proposing that the Council borrows £10 million over the next couple of years to get the very worst of our potholed roads and pavements repaired.
Kirklees Council plans for an end to FREE parking in Slaithwaite and Marsden? Cllr Nicola Turner is leading the fight back in Colne Valley.
Kirklees Labour plans in the Council Budget refer to a "review" of parking charges in towns and villages where it is currently FREE.
The Budget assumes that new charges will raise £250,000 for drivers over the next couple of years. No wonder the result of the “review” is seen as a forgone conclusion with Labour having already made up their minds.
However, we CAN STOP this attack on the viability of our town.
Please sign the Petition and then please spread the word and ask people to sign. We need a massive show of support to stop this going ahead.
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.
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.