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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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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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The Council has drawn up plans that would see humps outside of Mount Pellon School on Battison Road. I’m personally in favour of traffic calming outside of all schools, and would very much like to see a scheme like this outside of Ling Bob School and Christ Church too. One problem with the Battison Raod […]

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I recently raised  safety concerns about the mini roundabout at the junction of Highroad Well Lane, Court Lane, and Paddock Lane. I was hoping perhaps that there might be an engineer solution that would make this roundabout safer as currently a number of drivers are cutting across it and making dangerous manoeuvres on it. Today […]

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Council update on winter weather 03/03/16

by jamesbaker on 3 March, 2016

I’ve received the following email form the Highways Department in advance of the predicted heavy snow tomorrow. Dear Cllrs This is a quick email to give you an update on tonight’s plan for the forecasted snow. This weather is due to commence at around 21:00 this evening on all roads within the Calderdale Area and […]

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Residents on Gleanings Avenue left in the dark

by jamesbaker on 2 March, 2016

Since Sunday night on the 21st February residents living on Gleannings Avenue have been left without street lighting due to a fault. I’ve raised this problem with the Council’s Highways Department. A contractor has finally been out to visit now but they were unable to fix the fault on the first attempt, and are now […]

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Meeting to discuss Brow Foot Gate Lane Proposals

by jamesbaker on 29 February, 2016

This is a rather long post, but it’s worth reading. It includes a covering letter explaining the current consultation that is being carried out around Brow Foot Gate Lane, and the two proposed options. There is a public meeting at  St John’s Church, Windle Royd Lane at 7 – 00pm on Thursday March 3rd. Trimmingham  […]

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Scrutiny panel recommends a budget for new grit bins

by jamesbaker on 31 January, 2016

This Thursday the Economy and Environment Scrutiny panel that I chair recommended that the Council makes provision within its winter services budget for new grit bins. There are many streets in Calderdale that are not gritted and the provision of grit bins allows residents on those streets to attempt to clear ice and snow themselves. […]

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We are making slow but steady progress on getting the Council to resolve traffic problems around Brow Foot Gate Lane and its surrounding roads. Your ward Councillors have met with a Council traffic officer and we are in the progress of drawing up an official consultation on the scheme. This consultation is being run by […]

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Speed restriction proposals for Battinson Road

by jamesbaker on 7 January, 2016

Speeding has been an issue around Battinson Road within Warley Ward. What with Mount Pellon Academy on the road, and the number of children who attend the school speeding here is obviously of great concern to the parents. The following is an initial proposal from the Council as to how traffic speed could be reduced […]

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