Author Archive | Karen Bruce

Site allocations: fighting to protect our green fields in Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton

The Conservative and Liberal Democrat government introduced its National Planning Policy Framework two years ago to boost development  and tackle the housing crisis by cutting red tape. To do this it relaxed the planning laws which has given developers a real boost. The government has made it clear to every local authority that it has […]

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Royds students to benefit from safer road crossing

After a long campaign with residents and road safety action group LAWRRAG I’m delighted that we’ve finally succeeded in getting a new road crossing to make it safer for children from Woodlesford and Oulton to get to Royds School. The crossing will be near to the roundabout and Rothwell Leisure Centre on the A639 and […]

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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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Come on Stewart let’s battle to save Windmill together

Our campaign to save Windmill is gaining pace and it’s great that hundreds of people have already signed the petition. People have responded brilliantly to both the online petition and also the paper petition which David Nagle and I ran on our stall at the Christmas Fair in Rothwell. Thanks to everyone who has shared […]

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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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