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Latest HS2 announcement shows government contempt for Rothwell, Woodlesford and Oulton

  I thought that nothing could surprise me with how this Conservative and Lib Dem government are handling the HS2 project, but once again I’m left aghast at the government’s contempt for local people who are blighted by its plans to plough it’s HS2 rail link through Woodlesford building huge viaducts next to some of […]

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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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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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Action for Fleet Lane flooding problems

Rothwell resident and former Rothwell councillor Brian Walker contacted both me and the Chief Executive of Leeds City Council to try and get an on-going problem of the blocked culvert under railway lines near Fleet Lane, Woodlesford resolved. It was causing problems for youngsters not being able to use their local football facilities. The Rothwell […]

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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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Rothwell road campaigners positive meeting with Leeds City Council

Last week I set up a  positive meeting with Leeds and Wakefield Road Residents Action Group, Howard Claxton of Leeds City Council highways department and Cllr Richard Lewis, the executive board member whose portfolio includes highways, my ward colleague Cllr David Nagle and me. We discussed the results of recent speeding surveys from points identified […]

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