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Work starts on Hebden Bridge market

by jamesbaker on 20 January, 2017

“After all this time, it’s really pleasing to see work starting in Lees Yard in Hebden Bridge so that the market can move there and run through from Thursday to Sunday every week” says former LibDem Calderdale Councillor Janet Battye. “I’ve been leading this work on behalf of Hebden Bridge Partnership for over 10 years […]

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Calderdale Christmas Tree Recycling

by jamesbaker on 6 January, 2017

Unfortunately Calderdale Council isn’t providing lots of extra recycling points for Christmas trees. However they will be accepted in the green waste skips at any of the 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres. Remember to remove all decorations are removed before depositing in the skip! There is also a temporary collection point at Ogden Water Visitor Centre, […]

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Liberal Democrats Slam Slump in Recycling Rates

by jamesbaker on 6 January, 2017

Local Liberal Democrat councillors have reacted angrily to the news that Calderdale has seen the biggest decrease in household recycling in any council in England. Calderdale Council’s household recycling rate dropped from 60.4% in 2014-15 to 46.3% in 2015-16. Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr James Baker (Warley) told us: “Calderdale had been one […]

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by jamesbaker on 23 December, 2016

we wanted to wish everyone in Calderdale a very Merry Christmas. We hope all of you have a very relaxing Christmas break with your friends and family. Our thoughts especially go out to anyone who is on their own this year, or who have lost loved ones. 2016 has been a tumultuous year in politics, […]

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Both Ashley and I wanted to wish everyone in Warley Ward a very Merry Christmas. We hope all of you have a very relaxing Christmas break with your friends and family. Our thoughts especially go out to anyone who is on their own this year, or who have lost loved ones. 2016 has been a […]

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Liberal Democrat councillors have welcomed proposed changes to Calderdale Council’s plans to increase car parking charges. Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr James Baker (Warley) told us: “The original plans for parking charges caused uproar when they were first announced in September. Liberal Democrat councillors pressed the Labour Cabinet to think again and it now looks […]

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Liberal Democrats Slam Council’s Refusal to Debate

by jamesbaker on 1 December, 2016

Liberal Democrat councillors have slammed the decision to end the Council meeting before debating a number of important issues put forward by councillors. Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr James Baker (Warley) told us: “It’s a disgrace that councillors voted to end the meeting before important issues for Calderdale residents could be debated.” “If […]

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Conservatives Fail to Deal With NHS Blackhole

by jamesbaker on 30 November, 2016

The autumn statement shows a Brexit blackhole at the centre of government finance. Parliament has heard that hundreds of billions will be taken out of the economy just when we need it most. Liberal Democrats across our area and the country have been pushing the government to put their money where their mouth – with an […]

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Conservatives Fail to Deal With NHS Blackhole

by jamesbaker on 30 November, 2016

The autumn statement shows a Brexit blackhole at the centre of government finance. Parliament has heard that hundreds of billions will be taken out of the economy just when we need it most. Liberal Democrats across our area and the country have been pushing the government to put their money where their mouth – with an […]

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The planning application to demolish the old Ferney Lee Grammar school and build a new school, is coming to Calderdale Council’s Planning Committee on Tuesday next week (December 6th). “It is disheartening, to say the least, that Calderdale Council is not listening to the feelings of local people about the importance of this old building” […]

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