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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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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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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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Bedroom tax will hurt most vulnerable Elmet and Rothwell residents

At Rothwell Tenants and Residents meeting last night people were very angry and upset about the Tory/Liberal Democrat ‘bedroom tax’. People found it hard to understand why this was happening when there aren’t any properties coming up for people who will be hit to move into to ‘downsize’. Comments like ‘unfair’ and ‘ridiculous’ were made. […]

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Help to save Rothwell’s Victoria and Reservoir allotments

The fight to save the Victoria and Reservoir allotments rages on despite their sale by the private landowner to two new landowners. The new owner has already served the council with a year’s notice on the Reservoir site. I’m meeting regularly with the council leader to explore every option for saving the allotments, including a […]

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