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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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How to comment on Calderdale Council’s local plan

by jamesbaker on 4 September, 2017

On Monday the 19th June the Labour cabinet that runs Calderdale Council agreed to put the local plan out for a six week Consultation. The local plan will provide a framework for development up until 2032. The government requires the Council to find the spaces for 1,000s of new homes. If we don’t determine where […]

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Calderdale Council moved out of the offices it was leasing at Dean Clough two years ago, but is still paying £163,500 per year for the space. That means that the Council has paid out nearly one-third of a million pounds for something that is of no benefit for the people of Calderdale. As the lease […]

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What will Labour’s Council budget mean for you?

by jamesbaker on 29 February, 2016

Tonight was Calderdale Council’s budget setting meeting, and I thought you might like to have a run down of what the budget will mean to you as a resident living in Warley ward. I’m trying to keep this article factual, you can read our political statement that we made here. The Liberal Democrats group did […]

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Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr Janet Battye (Calder) says: “The Council finds itself in a difficult position as the Conservative government has failed to provide enough funding for flood recovery and has also reduced the government grant the Council is getting. Although we appreciate the challenges the administration has in drawing up a […]

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At every meeting of Calderdale Council Councillors such as myself get to ask questions to the portfolio holders of the cabinet. Currently the cabinet of Calderdale Council is all made up of Labour Councillors as they are running the Council. If you have a question that you would like me to ask on your behalf […]

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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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Warley Ward Forum – Wednesday 2nd December 2015

by jamesbaker on 23 November, 2015

Meeting description: Ward Forum meetings are attended by local ward councillors and local officers, and are your chance to have your say about issues that matter in your neighbourhood. Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2015 Venue: Asquith Court. Sandhall Green. Pellon. Halifax. Time: 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Agenda item 7pm 1. Welcome and introductions. 2. […]

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