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Liberal Democrats Welcome Changes to Parking Charge Plans

Liberal Democrat councillors have welcomed proposed changes to Calderdale Council’s plans to increase car parking charges. Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr James Baker (Warley) told us: “The original plans for parking charges caused uproar when they were first announced in September. Liberal Democrat councillors pressed the Labour Cabinet to think again and it now looks […] Read more at http://ift.tt/2hbLYbF

Liberal Democrats Slam Council’s Refusal to Debate

Liberal Democrat councillors have slammed the decision to end the Council meeting before debating a number of important issues put forward by councillors. Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr James Baker (Warley) told us: “It’s a disgrace that councillors voted to end the meeting before important issues for Calderdale residents could be debated.” “If […] Read more at http://ift.tt/2gcR5bf

Conservatives Fail to Deal With NHS Blackhole

The autumn statement shows a Brexit blackhole at the centre of government finance. Parliament has heard that hundreds of billions will be taken out of the economy just when we need it most. Liberal Democrats across our area and the country have been pushing the government to put their money where their mouth – with an […] Read more at http://ift.tt/2fKW566

Conservatives Fail to Deal With NHS Blackhole

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The autumn statement shows a Brexit blackhole at the centre of government finance. Parliament has heard that hundreds of billions will be taken out of the economy just when we need it most.

Liberal Democrats across our area and the country have been pushing the government to put their money where their mouth – with an immediate £4 billion cash injection to stop the impending winter NHS funding crisis.

Commenting on the Autumn Statement, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

“Figures forecast a rise in unemployment and a fall in living standards.

“We are seeing a drop in tax receipts of £8.2 billion over the next two years alone. That’s enough to fund over 330,000 nurses. In response the Chancellor offered nothing but reheated headlines and recycled announcements.

“He and his Government are not competent to deal with the challenges ahead. They are going to hit people in the pocket through their hapless handling of Brexit, and Labour can offer no opposition, having backed them on Brexit.

“Yet, the Liberal Democrats have consistently campaigned for more funding for the NHS as we are on the edge of another winter crisis and our health service is at breaking point but yet the government has turned a deaf ear to these calls.

“Sadly now patients will pay the price. There is also nothing for public sector workers, our doctors, teachers and armed forces, who deserve a proper pay rise.”

Councillor James Baker leader of Calderdale Liberal Democrats said:

“Before the referendum we were promised £350 million a week for the NHS.”

“I know the Conservatives have never really backed the NHS, but I did think they might be good enough to at least live up to their word. ”

 

Last chance to save the old Ferney Lee Grammar school building ?

The planning application to demolish the old Ferney Lee Grammar school and build a new school, is coming to Calderdale Council’s Planning Committee on Tuesday next week (December 6th). “It is disheartening, to say the least, that Calderdale Council is not listening to the feelings of local people about the importance of this old building” […] Read more at http://ift.tt/2gguBsP

Call for fair consultation on the future of Cragg Vale Primary school

Local Liberal Democrats are supporting residents and parents in their call for the consultation on the future of Cragg Vale Primary school to be fair, and to consider the consequences of it. “Calderdale’s Labour Cabinet is proposing to move Cragg Vale Primary school onto the Calder Hill School site, saying that the current building isn’t […] Read more at http://ift.tt/2fyXEJI

Save Sandhall Green play area

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When I was elected as a Councillor I requested details of all the unspent Section 106 moneys allocated to Warley ward. I identified a sum of money (I recall around £40k) that had been allocated to improving green spaces. This money was given to the Council by the developers who built over the old play area on what is now Bridleway Ct. Working with Council officers your Liberal Democrat Councillors helped to devise a scheme to improve the green as a recreation ground. Following a public consultation in 2013 the Council went ahead and built a small children’s play area, football posts, planted new trees, built a fence around the play area, created some parking spaces, and improved the planting with some new trees.

Just three years later and the Labour run Council is now proposing to build eight bungalows on the site. You can see the plans for what is proposed below. They would be placed right over the existing play area, and leave a much smaller space. Destroying the space for people to walk dogs and the football play area in the process. This decesion is going to cabinet on 14th November so we have just a couple of weeks to encourage the Labour cabinet not to build over this play area.

You can sign the petition against this scheme here

Picture that shows plans to build bungalows on Sandhall Green

Bonfire and firework events across Calderdale 2016

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Friday 4th November 2016

Brighouse Sports Club Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza

Gates open 5.30pm, Bonfire 6.30pm, Children’s Display 7.30pm, Main Display 8.30pm

Tickets available from Just Books, Commercial Street, Brighouse or Brighouse Sports Club – Family £15 (2 adults + upto 3 children), Adult £6, Child £3

Admission by ticket only – no pay on the gate Strictly no personal fireworks or alcohol, please get your ticket early as numbers are strictly limited

 

Todmorden Golf Club

Bonfire night @todgolfclub on Friday 4th. Fire will be lit around 6pm with fireworks around 7pm

Saturday, 5th November 2016

Elland Round Table Bonfire

Hullenedge Park, Elland

2 Firework Displays, HUGE Elland Bonfire Fire, Dance Display Team, Food Stalls, Hot Drinks, Cakes Novelties & Sweets, Fairground Rides, Games, Stalls, Washroom Facilities, Music & PA

Times 5.30pm – Gates Open! 6.00pm – Children’s Firework Display 6.10pm – Hellfyre Magpies – Dance Display Team 6.30pm – Lighting of the Bonfire 7.15pm – Main Firework Display

£5 Adults, £2.50 children pay on entry. Sorry, no alcohol, private fireworks or sparklers are permitted on the recreation ground.

 

Mount Tabor Community Association Bonfire

Held at rear of the New Inn, Heath Mill Road, halifax. Bonfire lit at 6pm

 

Bradley Wood Scout Campsite Bonfire

Shepherds Thorn Lane, Brighouse

Opens 6.30pm, Bonfire lit 7pm, Fireworks 7.30pm

Adults £4 Children £1

 

Moorlands Inn Fireworks Party

Keighley Road, Halifax

Starts 6.30pm

Adults £6 Children £3

 

Northowram Community Sports Club Bonfire

Gates open 5pm, Bonfire lit at 6pm, Fireworks 7pm

Adults £5 Under 16’s free if accompanied by an adult

 

Bradshaw Cricket Club

Gates 5.30pm Fireworks 7pm

Sunday 6th November 2016

 

Heath RUFC

The Clubhouse, North Dean, Stainland Road, Greetland, Halifax, HX4 8LS.

A fun night, with food, BBQ, fireworks and our usual huge Bonfire.

Fire lit at approx 6.30pm. Come along and enjoy (remember to bring some fireworks for your kids).

£2 Adults & £1 children.

 

Sunday 6th November

 

Old Town Cricket Club

5.30pm start for Children, 6.15pm. Free entry but donation for the club welcome

 

Liberal Democrats Frustrated by Further Local Plan Delays

Local Liberal Democrat councillors have expressed their frustration at further delays in producing a local plan for Calderdale that will form the basis for deciding planning applications for years to come. Cllr Ashley Evans (Liberal Democrat, Warley), a member of the Council’s Local Plan Working Party says: “This work seems to be taking forever. Deadlines […]

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Local Liberal Democrat councillors have expressed their frustration at further delays in producing a local plan for Calderdale that will form the basis for deciding planning applications for years to come. Cllr Ashley Evans (Liberal Democrat, Warley), a member of the Council’s Local Plan Working Party says: “This work seems to be taking forever. Deadlines […]