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Rothwell Labour councillors bring Deputy council leader to Windmill

Last week I called a meeting about the future of Windmill Youth Centre, I got Cllr Peter Gruen, Deputy Leader of Council and officers to meet with some of the users of the centre including some young people who go to the ‘youthy’, management committee members, Rothwell Judo Club and the Gateway Club for people […]

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Woody school students help us make Woodlesford roads safer

  I’ve long pushed for 20mph zones and when the Woodlesford 20 mph zone was given the go-ahead I asked Leeds City Council Highways if children from Woodlesford Primary School could design the sign. As a result council officers have worked with Woodlesford Primary head teacher Robin Scott to organise a competition for pupils to […]

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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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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 street lights: the facts

You may have heard from Cllr Stewart Golton, the Rothwell Liberal Democrat councillor about a ‘blackout’ that will happen in Rothwell. It is only right to set the record straight, sadly Cllr Golton has been irresponsibly scaring residents by telling them there’s going to be a ‘blackout’ in Rothwell, this is simply not the case. […]

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Rothwell library saved help keep it that way

Whilst councils up and down the country, including neighbouring councils, are being forced to close many or all of their libraries because of cuts from government, in contrast Leeds has worked with frontline library staff and local councillors to negotiate solutions that keep our libraries open. Proposals have been brought forward to re-organise library hours […]

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