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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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A day in the life of a Rothwell councillor

Many people don’t know very much about what a councillor actually does, so I thought it would be useful to share a day in the life of a Rothwell councillor. My day started with a coffee and a quick check of email, Facebook and Twitter to see if anything had cropped up overnight that might […]

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Rothwell’s new fire station building starts this month

Rothwell Labour Party’s community campaign to save our fire station not only saved our fire station and fire engine, but we recently got the even better news that we are to get a brand new fire station built on the same site. Councillors and residents were delighted when we were told that Rothwell’s new fire […]

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Rothwell bonfire night and fireworks on 5th November

It’s Bonfire Night tomorrow and in Rothwell we’re gearing up for the community bonfire and fireworks display. I always remember Yorkshire’s connection with the original gunpowder plot – Guy Fawkes was born in nearby York . I’m really excited to again be lighting the bonfire this year. The fire is lit at 7pm and the […]

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Long serving Rothwell councillor Alec Hudson honoured by city as honorary alderman

Former Rothwell councillor and deputy leader of Leeds City Council Alec Hudson was made an honorary alderman at September’s full meeting of Leeds City Council. Alec Hudson represented the Rothwell ward, which covers Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton for more than two decades. Alec did a great job as a local councillor in Rothwell, he […]

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Rothwell fire station saved

I’ve just received news that confirms what I’d heard in my last meeting with Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling – Rothwell fire station will stay open! Both I and Councillor David Nagle want to say a huge, huge thank you to everyone that worked so hard to help us with the Save Our Station campaign. […]

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