Craig Whittall

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Brexit austerity means extra cuts for Calderdale Council

by craigwhittall on 22 January, 2017

Councillor James Baker, leader of Calderdale Liberal Democrats reports Throughout the coalition years Liberal Democrats took a lot of flak for undertaking the difficult task of working to bring back proper management of the nation’s finances after years of reckless Labour spending. Sadly it seems all of this effort was thrown out of the window […]

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Calderdale Christmas Tree Recycling

by craigwhittall on 6 January, 2017

Unfortunately Calderdale Council isn’t providing lots of extra recycling points for Christmas trees. However they will be accepted in the green waste skips at any of the 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres. Remember to remove all decorations are removed before depositing in the skip! There is also a temporary collection point at Ogden Water Visitor Centre, […]

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Conservatives Fail to Deal With NHS Blackhole

by craigwhittall on 30 November, 2016

The autumn statement shows a Brexit blackhole at the centre of government finance. Parliament has heard that hundreds of billions will be taken out of the economy just when we need it most. Liberal Democrats across our area and the country have been pushing the government to put their money where their mouth – with an […]

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The planning application to demolish the old Ferney Lee Grammar school and build a new school, is coming to Calderdale Council’s Planning Committee on Tuesday next week (December 6th). “It is disheartening, to say the least, that Calderdale Council is not listening to the feelings of local people about the importance of this old building” […]

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Liberal Democrats Frustrated by Further Local Plan Delays

by craigwhittall on 21 October, 2016

Local Liberal Democrat councillors have expressed their frustration at further delays in producing a local plan for Calderdale that will form the basis for deciding planning applications for years to come. Cllr Ashley Evans (Liberal Democrat, Warley), a member of the Council’s Local Plan Working Party says: “This work seems to be taking forever. Deadlines […]

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Calderdale Liberal Democrats have questioned the Council over whether it plans to stop using the weedkiller that the World Health Organisation has declared is ‘probably carcinogenic’ . You can read the question asked by Liberal Democrat Councillor Marilyn Greenwood and the reply she received at the last Council meeting below. QUESTION FROM COUNCILLOR Mrs Greenwood TO: […]

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Liberal Democrat Questions to Council 29/09/16

by craigwhittall on 3 October, 2016

COUNCIL MEETING ON: 29 September 2016 Making use of vacant land QUESTION FROM COUNCILLOR Evans – TO:   COUNCILLOR B. Collins  You will be aware of my interest in land use and housing development to meet our commitment to increased provision whilst wishing to minimise the impact on our precious green spaces. In this context […]

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Speeding Traffic Concerns

by craigwhittall on 3 August, 2016

Residents’ concerns over speeding motorists in parts of the Greetland and Stainland ward have led to the Speed Indicator Device (SID) being used to get a more accurate picture of the problem. Cllr Paul Bellenger (Liberal Democrat, Greetland and Stainland) says: “I take these concerns very seriously, so I visited the areas myself to get […]

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Councillor James Baker leader of Calderdale Liberal Democrats  said: “Fewer people are getting the opportunity to own their own homes, many younger people now struggle to be able to afford their own property. The struggle to buy property makes it harder for people to gain financial security that they may need to rely on in later life.” The […]

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Local Liberal Democrats Win Green Campaign Award

by craigwhittall on 22 July, 2016

Calderdale Council’s Liberal Democrat group has won the Green Campaigning Group of the Year Award for 2016. The award is one of a number made annually by the Local Government Association’s Liberal Democrat Group. Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Cllr James Baker (Warley) told us: “I am very pleased that the group has won this award. […]

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