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Conservative lies over gritting cuts

by jamesbaker on 19 December, 2017

Calderdale Conservatives are claiming Liberal Democrat councillors voted earlier this year to cut the Council’s gritting budget. My problem with this is that it is simply not true. Firstly, the cut that I assume is being referred to by the Conservatives has no effect in the current year. Secondly, and more importantly, it does not […]

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Gritting Services

by jamesbaker on 1 December, 2017

I have received several emails about recent cuts to the gritting services across Calderdale. In Warley Ward there are several roads around Trimmingham, and also around Warley Town that have been taken off the gritting routes. I share these concerns, and when this gritting policy went before Council I questioned the impact these cuts would have on service […]

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Devolution Deal Getting More Urgent by the Day

by jamesbaker on 27 November, 2017

Labour and Conservative council leaders need to stop squabbling and start working together to thrash out a devolution deal with the government. At the meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Scrutiny Committee on November 15th  I heard that funding streams worth millions of pounds are shortly to come to an end unless replacements are found. […]

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Council Overspend Means More Cuts to Come

by jamesbaker on 7 November, 2017

News that Calderdale Council is projected to overspend its agreed budget by £5.3million means even more cuts in spending may be needed next year says Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Cllr James Baker

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Remembrance Sunday Services Across Calderdale

by jamesbaker on 3 November, 2017

  REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICES Remembrance Sunday Services accross Calderdale Bailiff Bridge                        10.45 am        Assemble at the Memorial Garden, Bailiff Bridge 11.00 am        Service and wreath laying.  Councillor D Kirton   Brighouse                            3.00 pm          Service of Remembrance in St Martin’s Parish Church, Brighouse followed by wreath laying service in Ryding Park. Councillor H Blagbrough   Elland            […]

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Calderdale Bonfire Night Events 2017

by jamesbaker on 30 October, 2017

  Saturday 4th November Mount Tabor, New Inn Bonfire lit at 6pm, firework display at 7pm. Entry free (donations towards Mount Tabor Community Caring Association). Food and refreshments available. Elland Round Table, Hullenedge Park, Elland 2 Firework Displays, HUGE Elland Bonfire Fire, Dance Display Team, Food Stalls, Hot Drinks, Cakes Novelties & Sweets, Fairground Rides, […]

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Calderdale Flood Exercise

by jamesbaker on 20 October, 2017

Open letter to Craig Whittaker MP on local plan

by jamesbaker on 6 September, 2017

Dear Craig Whittaker MP, In recent meetings between party political leaders on Calderdale Council the Deputy Leader of the Conservative group Councillor Baines stated to me that the Conservative group is opposed to the local plan currently out for consultation, and that they would prefer it if the Government stepped in to do the local […]

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How to comment on Calderdale Council’s local plan

by jamesbaker on 4 September, 2017

June & July planning applications for Warley Ward

by jamesbaker on 11 July, 2017

Opening in boundary wall and hard standing to create agricultural access to land (Lawful Development Certificate)  Land North East Of Newlands Farm Newlands Road Warley Halifax Calderdale Ref. No: 17/00751/192 | Received: Thu 15 Jun 2017 | Validated: Mon 19 Jun 2017 | Status: Pending Consideration Detached garage and detached games room  Shacks House Vicar Park Road Halifax West Yorkshire HX2 […]

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