New food bank set to open in Rothwell

  Rothwell will soon have a much needed food bank thanks to the hard work carried out so far with community volunteers.   The food bank is a result of a series of meetings I set up as chair of the Outer South community committee. The meetings have brought together representatives from several community groups […]

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Two wind turbines planned on farms near Carlton and Rothwell

There are two separate wind turbine applications which are currently under consultation in the Rothwell and Carlton area. A turbine (maximum height 45.7m) has been proposed for land at Swithens Farm (ref 14/00220/FU). The other application is for a turbine (maximum height 45m) nearby at Green End Farm (ref14/01481/FU). There is a distance of 200m […]

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Local people frightened by irresponsible Liberal Democrat election campaign

Local residents have been contacting local Labour councillors worried about rumours of a ‘blackout’ in Rothwell. Me and Cllr David Nagle have responded to reassure people that there definitely won’t be a ‘blackout’ and that it is simply a rumour being spread by local Liberal Democrats. The facts are that Leeds City Council’s budget is […]

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Aldi sets its sights on Rothwell

Me and my ward colleague Cllr David Nagle have been approached as Rothwell ward councillors by Claire Temple of Planning Potential Ltd to have a meeting with her and her client, the supermarket Aldi, ahead of a public consultation event they are holding on 10 June. I  had a chat with Ashleigh Signs about the […]

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Woodlesford Primary School gets 20 mph road safety zone

Councillors, parents, residents and governors are celebrating the news that work is soon to start on the 20mph road safety zone around Woodlesford Primary School. Woodlesford Primary School health and safety governor Bill Hinsliffe was delighted to hear that a new 20mph zone is to be implemented in Woodlesford this year backed by the Labour […]

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