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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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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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Support for HS2 SoWhat campaign for possible re-route and better compensation

It was great to see HS2 SoWhat, the residents’ group, that is campaigning for a better deal  bring a deputation to the September full council meeting. My ward colleague Cllr David Nagle and me were out to support them before the council meeting by joining their demonstration. At the full council meeting SoWhat asked all […]

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HS2 Ltd visit area to see devastation of planned route

On Friday I went on a tour around parts of the Elmet and Rothwell constituency to show senior HS2 officials the areas that will be affected by their proposed route from Birmingham to Leeds. On the tour was my Rothwell ward colleague David Nagle, Garforth and Swillington councillor Mark Dobson, Rothwell Lib Dem councillor Stewart […]

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HS2 and Transport secretary show contempt for local people

The more I talk about HS2 to local people in Woodlesford the more angry I become. There is a legitimate debate to be had about the pros and cons of HS2. There is a legitimate debate to be had about the exact route it should take. There can be no debate about how the consultation […]

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Leeds loves Andy Burnham

On Monday event with Andy Burnham took place in Leeds. As Andy’s regional director I got to organise and host the event. Thanks to @pennyb for the photo. Great feedback for Andy from Leeds with lots of twitter comments and this great email I thought I’d share: I really enjoyed Andy Burnham’s presentation and questions […]

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New high speed vision for our trains

It’s refreshing when the good news actually reaches the front pages of our newspapers and it was good to read on the Guardian’s front page that the government is to target short-haul flights in its aim to provide a new 250mph high speed rail network. In my opinion, this is a move in the right […]

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Rail Link Nationalised

It’s a disgrace that National Express have relinquished the London to Edinburgh route now they are having a tough time of it. When times were good National Express reaped the benefits of running the line. I’ve always thought that privatisation of the railways was wrong and that a poorer service has resulted for passengers. I […]

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