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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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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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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

Widow’s Pension Cuts: Cruel and Unnecessary

by jamesbaker on 11 April, 2017

The Widow’s Pension is designed to help create security and safety for families when they lose a loved one. But this week it is under attack from a new wave of Government cuts. With less money being paid to widows, widowers and surviving civil partners from April 2017 onward. The changes will only effect those families […]

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Speeding and dangerous driving has been an issue that has been raised with us a lot recently. Both myself and Cllr Ashley Evans have passed on these concerns to the Police on numerous occasions. At the same time as we were raising it as an issue in Warley Ward, Councillors in Skircoat Ward were doing the […]

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Calderdale Conservative’s nasty budget

by jamesbaker on 26 February, 2017

Calderdale Conservatives have released their alternative budget for the Council. Under their proposals you will pay more and get less. It is a budget that seeks to balance the books on the poorest and most vulnerable in Calderdale. Council tax increases are occurring up and down the country. You might have heard on the news […]

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New bus Routes Serving Calder High School

by jamesbaker on 24 February, 2017

We were contacted a few months ago by resident’s living within Warley Ward who were complaining about the time it was taking their children to get to Calder High. We are very pleased to say that we have been successful in lobbying for two new school busses that will serve people living in Mount Tabor, […]

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One of the proposed cuts the Labour cabinet on Calderdale Council is planning to make will affect disabled children and their families here in Calderdale. This is what mum of two Katherine had to say about the cut: “As a mum of two children with neurological disabilities and mobility issues. George my son is four […]

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