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Rural Bus Services Saved

by nicolaturner on 29 August, 2012

Following campaigns run by local councillors and Bolster Moor Community Association, officers at METRO have confirmed that they have revised their proposals to cut services from rural areas of the Colne Valley. As part of its Bus Network Review in South Kirklees, METRO had proposed to remove evening and weekend services running to Scapegoat Hill/Bolster […]

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My colleague David Ridgway and I are really angry after snow fall once again brought chaos to residents living on higher ground in the Colne Valley over the last two weekends. We are both absolutely fed up with the lack of understanding shown by the Cabinet running Kirklees.  On Friday 27th Jan while rain fell in Elland, Huddersfield […]

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At my request, representatives from the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive are to attend the next meeting of Kirklees Council to update members on their investigations into the Grosvenor Chemical Plant fire and what will be been done to protect local, residents and environment from a similar incident in the future.   The […]

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Funding for Pennine Bridleway Cut

by nicolaturner on 17 October, 2011

To have a complete bridleway across the Pennines is a fantastic project. Much work has been done on this by Kirklees and other councils but much more has to be done particularly round the Holme area. Sadly we learnt at the Kirklees District Liaison Committee that Natural England have withdrawn funding that they had committed.  This is […]

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On the weekend of 24 and 25th September Kirklees Lib Dem Council Group and supporters walked and rode the 72 miles of the Kirklees Way to raise money for to raise money for the Mayor’s Charity – the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust.  The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice exists to provide care and support for […]

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Marsden residents fight goes all the way to Parliament

by nicolaturner on 19 September, 2011

A group of residents and Cllr Nicola Turner, travelled to London on Tuesday 6th Sep to meet Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, to present to him the residents petition of almost 1000 signatures.  The petition calls on Network Rail to fix the steps and make them safe. We also called for […]

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Colne Valley Councillors David Ridgway and Nicola Turner (Lib Dem) have been told by the Highways Agency that it cannot afford to paint the rusting Scammonden Bridge that spans the M62 and carries the  Saddleworth Road.  The Councillors started to receive complaints two years ago about the poor condition of the bridge but following a […]

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A petition launched to force Network Rail to replace steps at Marsden Train Station after a resident fell seriously inuring herself in November 2009 has now been signed by 917 people – a quarter of Marsden’s adult population. Pam Etheridge, Margaret Martin, Pam’s husband Dick and I are to travel to London to present the […]

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Councils to be Allowed to Keep Business Rates

by nicolaturner on 5 July, 2011

Localising Business Rates has real potential to boost local enterprise and protect land from housing development  In a speech to the Local Government Association, the Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, announced that councils in England will be allowed to keep the business rates that they collect rather than paying them into […]

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Charity Trek in aid of Help for Heroes

by nicolaturner on 5 July, 2011

In early June five friends and I completed a charity horse trek of nearly 100 miles to raise money for Help for Heroes, the organisation which works to provide support and help to injured ex-service men and women. We saddled up undertook the marathon ride over 5 days between Monday 6 June and Friday 10 June […]

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