Author Archive | Karen Bruce

New Rothwell small business list website to celebrate Small Business Saturday

Today (Saturday, December 6) is Small Business Saturday when we celebrate all the fantastic small businesses. Locally we’re lucky to have such a good choice of small businesses in Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton. Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-political, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ […]

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Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton under attack from developers

Our villages and green fields are under attack from predatory developers exploiting relaxed planning laws, according to Country Life magazine, which says that rural communities are being ruined by house builders ‘let off the leash’ by the Tories and Liberal Democrat government through its National Planning Policy Framework introduced two years ago to boost development […]

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Rothwell community campaign to save Windmill Youth Club

We’ve already had a fantastic response to our community campaign to save Windmill Youth Club with lots of people commenting on our Rothwell News Facebook page and signing and sharing our online petition. Yesterday the Yorkshire Evening Post ran a story about Leeds City Council’s proposal to close some community centres and it mentioned our […]

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Letter to residents near government’s proposed HS2 route

  This is the letter we are sending to residents near to the government’s proposed HS2 route in the wake of David Cameron’s speech in Leeds this week.   Dear resident, We are writing to you following Monday’s  speech in Leeds by David Cameron and George Osborne, regarding the future of the HS2 project.In what […]

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Latest HS2 announcement shows government contempt for Rothwell, Woodlesford and Oulton

  I thought that nothing could surprise me with how this Conservative and Lib Dem government are handling the HS2 project, but once again I’m left aghast at the government’s contempt for local people who are blighted by its plans to plough it’s HS2 rail link through Woodlesford building huge viaducts next to some of […]

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Rothwell street lights-the truth

    Here is an important statement I’ve just sent to the Yorkshire Evening Post in response to a very dangerous blog post from Rothwell Liberal Democrat Councillor Stewart Golton: STATEMENT TO YORKSHIRE EVENING POST Local Liberal Democrats have been scaring and misleading vulnerable local people by falsely claiming that there will be a black […]

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