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Overgrown vegetation on Churn Lane

by jamesbaker on 6 November, 2015

Following a few complaints about local residents concerning overgrowing vegetation on Churn Lane I contacted the Highways department. I’m pleased to say they have written to residents with regards to getting some of this vegetation cut back. Thanks to those of you who live on Churn Lane for helping to cooperate with this, if we […]

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I’m very pleased to say that the Council backed a Liberal Democrat motion calling on the government to do more to aid people fleeing for their lives from Syria. We’re not talking here about the wider problem of people trying to get to Europe from North Africa, but specifically about Syrians displaced by the conflict […]

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New Planning Applications for Warley Ward

by jamesbaker on 28 September, 2015

  Below is a list of all planning applications validated between 15 Aug – 15 September for Warley ward. You can click on the link to comment on any of them through the Council’s planning portal. Residential development for four detached dwellings  Land West Of Halifax Bowling Club Thrum Hall Lane Halifax Calderdale Ref. No: […]

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Council turns down Christmas cash boost for Warley ward

by jamesbaker on 18 September, 2015

The Economic task force on Calderdale Council established a grant scheme of £1,000 for each ward in Calderdale to boost Christmas trading. Last year I put together a project to offer small grants to local pubs for Christmas lights and decorations. As there isn’t really any high street or a collection of shops in the […]

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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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It is reported in the press that West Yorkshire Council leaders are agreed on putting forward a bid for more devolved powers. However the leader on Calderdale Council Tim Swift hasn’t even consulted on these plans with Councillors on Calderdale. His agreement to go along with George Osborne’s devolution deal runs contrary to a Council […]

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Update on Brow Foot Gate Lane traffic problems

by jamesbaker on 26 August, 2015

At the last full Council meeting I asked another question about the traffic problems affecting Brow Foot Gate Lane (and neighbouring roads like Trimmingham Lane, Churn Lane). Essentially I was concerned that this had been considered as a minor traffic and parking issue rather than a road safety issue. As it appeared that a lot […]

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Following the successful establishment of the friends of West View Park community group we are looking to establish a similar group of residents who are interested in improving the Roils Head Moor recreational ground. Currently the Moor is a favourite spot for dog walkers, and horse riders. However it also has underused sports playing fields, […]

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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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The County of Yorkshire is being carved up into various regional bodies called combined authorities. Currently we have a West Yorkshire combined authority that includes Calderdale, Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Wakefield and York, and a South Yorkshire combined authority that includes the Sheffield City region, Barnsley, Doncaster, and Rotherham. These new bodies have a lot of […]

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