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Save Sandhall Green play area

by aldc on 2 November, 2016

When I was elected as a Councillor I requested details of all the unspent Section 106 moneys allocated to Warley ward. I identified a sum of money (I recall around £40k) that had been allocated to improving green spaces. This money was given to the Council by the developers who built over the old play […]

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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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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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Cuts to bus services in Warley ward

by jamesbaker on 18 September, 2015

I’ve just been sent news that a number of bus services for Halifax are about to be cut. It seems the vast majority of these are bus services for Warley ward. The reason being cited is extremely low usage of these services rendering them uneconomical. The following services are all going to be axed. 511 […]

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Cause of short duration power cuts

by jamesbaker on 13 August, 2015

Last month a resident contacted me about a number of short duration power cuts they had experinced on Moor End Road. I wrote to Northern Powergrid asking why that happened and a month later I have just received a response. I’m copying it below in case it is of interest to any other residents. Thank […]

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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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Consultation on bus services

by jamesbaker on 8 June, 2015

The First Group West Yorkshire are going to be holding a consultation with  Councillors on local bus services. If you have any issues relating to bus services throughout Warley please let them known to me and I will pass them on into this Consultation.  

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Tackling litter and fly-tipping

by jamesbaker on 21 April, 2015

  Litter and rubbish around parts of the wards are terrible at the moment. In past budgets the Liberal Democrats have done what they can to protect the Safer Cleaner Greener teams that help to tackle this problem. When I am out and about delivering my Focus leaflets I regularly report instances of fly-tipping I […]

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12 Community groups in Warley ward have benefited from the first year’s worth of a five thousand pound a year community funding scheme. I established this £5k budget for each of the wards when it was passed as a Liberal Democrat budget amendment at the 2014 budget Council meeting. I’m a firm believer that the […]

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