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Letter to residents near government’s proposed HS2 route

  This is the letter we are sending to residents near to the government’s proposed HS2 route in the wake of David Cameron’s speech in Leeds this week.   Dear resident, We are writing to you following Monday’s  speech in Leeds by David Cameron and George Osborne, regarding the future of the HS2 project.In what […]

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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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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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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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