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Rothwell residents’ victory over Aldi

  Yesterday I spoke at the planning panel to argue on behalf of residents and the Rothwell Neighbourhood Forum about a planning application from Aldi to build a new supermarket in Rothwell on the site of Ashleigh Signs. Aldi had applied for permission for the new supermarket to close at 10:00pm which I and local […]

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Open letter to Aldi – don’t give Rothwell more than it bargained for

Here is an open letter I sent to Aldi about how local residents feel misled about its plans for late opening, I would rather see Aldi walk away than have children and older residents disturbed late at night.   Dear Mark OPEN LETTER REGARDING YOUR PLANNING PERMISSION FOR A NEW STORE IN ROTHWELL I am […]

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Rothwell FDM bus and Rothwell Rollers’ cars for older people to get blue badges back

  Our locally based groups which provide transport for older people and those with a disability in Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton and the surrounding area, will be pleased to know that they will get their blue badges again. FDM bus charity (For Disability Mobility) will use its badge once again on its specially adapted […]

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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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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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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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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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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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