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As leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg needs to start listening to the concerns of party members, and stop making decisions that attack the principles upon which the party is founded. The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values […]

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Friday Flyer 11th January

by jamesbaker on 13 January, 2013

This weeks Friday flyer is out, and can be downloaded from the following link – Friday Flyer 11 January. Some of the highlights in this flyer, are Saving money on your electiricty bill through Calderdale Fair Energy North Halifax Work Club Have your say on the Council budget

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Energy switch could save you money

by jamesbaker on 3 January, 2013

Calderdale Council has just launched a great new scheme that could save anyone with a residential gas or electricity supply  as much as £250 per year. The Council is working with an energy switching company to collect the names and addresses of people who are interested in switching supplier and this list is ‘auctioned’ to […]

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SID results for Warley Town

by jamesbaker on 2 January, 2013

I have just been sent the SID (Speed Indicator Device) results for December’s readings within the ward (downloadable from the link below in PDF format) The device was deployed next to the Vandals rugby field on the 13th of December. The good news is that there wasn’t a significant detection of speeding vehicles on this stretch of road. Of […]

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2012 Privacy Review

by jamesbaker on 30 December, 2012

Privacy issues are a major interest of mine, and a large chunk of my work involves being the campaigns manager of NO2Id. This time of year it is the custom to take a look back over the past 12 months and summarise the year that was. So pour yourself a cup of tea, grab one […]

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Electoral Roll & Privacy

by jamesbaker on 17 December, 2012

As you may or may not know there are some changes occurring to the electoral roll. The main change is a move away from household registration, towards individual registration is enabled by theThe Electoral Registration and Administration Bill. is currently passing through parliament. These changes are going to have a significant impact on personal privacy, […]

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Bold thinking on Dementia

by jamesbaker on 16 December, 2012

This year on Calderdale the Adults, Health and Social care scrutiny panel carried out a major piece of review work looking into dementia. The report can be downloaded and read from Calderdale’s webpage . The report encourages bold thinking to tackle the increasing number of people suffering from dementia. The United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) […]

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Snoopers Charter could cost £500 a household

by jamesbaker on 10 December, 2012

The proposed draft communications bill is something I have opposed from the offset. The bill sets out to expand the amount of our communications data collected by the state, and then made accessible to officials. As currently occurs under RIPA (Regulatory and Investigatory Powers Act 2000) officials will be able to self-authorise these surveillance requests. That means it can occur without a […]

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Friday Flyer

by jamesbaker on 8 December, 2012

This weeks Friday flyer  is now available to download. The Friday flyer contains loads of useful information about community events, activities and entertainment around Calderdale Friday Flyer 7 December

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