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Outrage over Council plans to build on green spaces

by jamesbaker on 1 December, 2015

Calderdale Council has announced its consultation on the sites its planning to allocate for housing within the Ward. If the sites included in this consultation were to make it into the local plan we would lose almost every green space in the ward. I’ve been working with Liberal Democrat campaigner Ashley Evans to launch major campaign […]

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We were all expecting to see the punishing cuts to tax credits that Liberal Democrats and others have been fighting. Whilst it is welcome to see these short-sighted changes scrapped (at least for now), don’t fall for the illusion that this is an act of mercy. George Osborne is still committed to cutting another £12 […]

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Update on Brow Foot Gate Lane

by jamesbaker on 13 October, 2015

We have been campaigning for the Council to take action on the traffic problems around Brow Foot Gate Lane for a fair amount of time now. Having continued to raise this issue at various Council meetings it seems we are getting somewhere. Copied below is the latest response we have been given by the Highways […]

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Bonfire & firework nights across Calderdale – 2015

by jamesbaker on 12 October, 2015

As autumn sets in Halloween and Bonfire night are not along around the corner. I’m going to updating this page with a list of bonfire and firework nights across Calderdale as I become aware of them. If you have a bonfire night planned that you would like advertising please use the contact section of this website […]

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The Liberal Democrats have set up an independent panel of experts to establish how a legalised market for cannabis could work in the United Kingdom. It comes ahead of a debate in Parliament on legalisation of the production, sale and use of cannabis, which is the result of a petition to parliament with 221,019 signatures. […]

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There are many benefits to eating more vegetarian meals, they are often healthy and can have less of an impact on the environment. Additionally you do not have the suffering that can sometimes come with industrialised farming methods. I think most people would accept this, and be open minded towards having a few vegetarian dishes a […]

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Labour’s time warp jump to the left

by jamesbaker on 18 September, 2015

Over the past week or so we’ve been treated to the spectacle of the Labour party jumping to the left. Comrades will cheer that the party has rediscovered its ideological purity, whilst others will despair as the new Labour project that transformed the party into a modern election winning party is undone. In fairness let’s […]

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Since his election the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has come under a barrage of criticism for the various wacky left wing things he has said and done over the years. Some of these criticisms are quite justified, others like him not buttoning up his top button on his shirt are just plainly daft. Of all the things […]

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Calderdale Council Budget – Have your say

by aldc on 8 September, 2015

Calderdale Council has launched a major consultation with local residents on its future budgets. There have been smaller consultations around each year’s budget proposals but it was 2010 since this was last done on such a large scale. With additional cuts to the Council’s spending coming from the Conservative government now is a good time […]

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  The Conservative government has launched a consultation on the closure of 91 courts and tribunals in England and Wales. These proposed closures would affect the Halifax County Court and Family Court and the Halifax (Calderdale) Magistrates’ and Family Court. Under these proposals residents of Calderdale would be required to travel to Bradford to access […]

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