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  • Cllr Cahal Burke campaigning for safer roads
    Article: Oct 25, 2014

    Cllr Cahal Burke can confirm that the Speed Indicator Device (SID) funded by Huddersfield by Area Committee last September has now been fitted.

    It is now in position on Laund Road, Salendine Nook, as requested by local residents.

    The funding of the device came about in response to road safety concerns raised with Councillor Cahal Burke in a survey he circulated early in 2013. Based on his finding, Cllr Burke sought action from the Council with an application for funding for a SID being made to the meeting Huddersfield Area Committee in September 2013.

  • Cllr Phil Scott (LibDem, Almondbury Ward)
    Article: Oct 25, 2014

    Almondbury Liberal Democrat Councillors have organised for First Bus to hold a passenger surgery to hear people's views about the local service.

    The passenger surgery will take place on Saturday 1 November 2014 between 9am and 11am in the car park behind the former Rose & Crown Public House in the centre of Almondbury Village.

  • Article: Oct 25, 2014

    Kirklees Liberal Democrats say that housing developers building new homes in Kirklees should have to pay for grit bins for the first five years if they will be needed by home owners.

    The call comes as Kirklees Labour Cabinet prepares to withdraw funding for the purchase and installation of new grit bins across the borough. The report says the Cabinet intends to cap the number of grit bins at 1450.

  • Why are you IN?
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.

    Speaking at the launch event, Nick Clegg said:

  • Cllr Cahal Burke
    Article: Apr 2, 2014

    At the recent Kirklees council meeting a majority of councillors backed a Lib Dem motion calling on Kirklees Cabinet to be more transparent about how money collected from housing developers is spent in the borough.

    Section 106 is a mechanism in the planning system that allows money to be collected from housing developers when build new homes in an area. The money is then used to improve roads, provide school places and create other local infrastructure as required by the development, the cost of which would other wise fall on tax payers.

  • Cllr John Lawson (Cleckheaton Ward)
    Article: Apr 1, 2014

    A local councillor has guaranteed that the currently static hands on Cleckheaton Town Hall Clock will soon be on the move again.

    The clock saga began almost 12 months ago when the hands on Cleckheaton Town Hall Clock ground to a halt, much to the dismay of local residents and councillors. Investigations and a protracted fight with Kirklees over who should pay for the repairs followed, with the spat eventually being resolved when, in December last year, local Lib Dem Councillors successfully approached Spen Valley Area Committee for the £4k the Town needed to carry out the repairs .

  • Cllr Cahal Burke (Lindley ward)
    Article: Mar 7, 2014

    Seasons, a non-profit community group based in Reinwood, Lindley Ward, is re-launching its Community Centre Café on Friday 7 March 2014 after carrying out renovations funded via a £2000 grant from Huddersfield Area Committee. The launch event will take place between 9.30am - 11.30am. The Seasons Community Centre is based in the old caretakers building on Willwood Avenue, next to the local Reinwood Schools

  • Cllr Phil Scott (LibDem, Almondbury Ward)
    Article: Mar 5, 2014

    Plans to re-develop the Rose and Crown site in Almondbury have been put on hold after the applicants decided to revise their proposals in response to concerns and representations made by local people and consultees, such as English Heritage.

    Under applications 2014/65/90001/W and 2013/62/93746/W, the developer was asking for permission to create a new building which would house a Co-Op convenience store; new units for shops and businesses with residential accommodation above; a landscaped courtyard to the front and parking to the rear. The plans also incorporated the listed frontage of the Rose and Crown.

  • Cllr Cahal Burke
    Article: Feb 28, 2014

    Will fight re-election campaign on record of local action and achievement.

    Lindley Liberal Democrats have selected current Councillor Cahal Burke to fight to retain the Lindley Ward seat for the party at the May 2014 Local Elections.

    Cllr Burke, who was elected to the council four years ago, received the unanimous backing of Lindley Ward members in recognition of his outstanding work in the Lindley Ward area during his term in office.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2014

    Ahead of Kirklees Cabinet today, Kirklees Lib Dem Group has welcomed recommendations from Council Officers that would see Kirklees extend one of coalition government's flagship policies ahead of schedule.

    From September 2014, Local Authorities will be required to provide 15 hours of free early years education and childcare to a second wave of eligible two year olds - a change which will see the number of children receiving this support rise from 20% to 40% nationally. Kirklees has been providing the free 15 hours of support to the first wave of qualifying two year since September 2012. By the end of 2013, 1052 local two year olds in Kirklees were benefiting but the figure expected to rise to 2900 or 50% of local two year olds when the fully extended criteria is brought into force.