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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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An impressive and detailed report into the Green Belt has recently been discussed by the Council. This  draft report  suggests that some areas may be removed from the Green Belt and which will be subject to further review. However to date we have been unable to obtain the detailed list of where all these sites […]

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Support for Flood Commission Recommendations

by craigwhittall on 22 July, 2016

Liberal Democrat councillors fully support the recommendations of the Calderdale Flood Commission. The Commission was set up following the floods that devastated parts of the borough on Boxing Day 2015 and has spent the last few months collecting evidence from local people, the emergency services, the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water and others. Leader of the […]

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Protecting the Green Belt

by craigwhittall on 22 July, 2016

As part of the process of producing a local plan, Calderdale Council is reviewing the local Green Belt. Cllr Ashley Evans (Liberal Democrat, Warley) said: “An impressive and detailed report into the Green Belt has recently been discussed and this suggests that some areas may be removed from the Green Belt. However, once a site […]

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Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Cllr James Baker (Warley) said: “Our population is increasing and the way we live is changing and both are increasing the local demand for housing. However, figures just released show that during David Cameron’s premiership, house building was at its lowest level since 1923. Many people – especially young people – […]

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Today is a day for reflection, as we consider the consequences of the fateful decision to go to war in Iraq. Our first thoughts need to be with the families across the world who have grieved loved ones, experienced life-changing injuries, and witnessed destruction and despair often beyond description. There is no justice that can […]

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The Liberal Democrats will be fighting for the 48%

by craigwhittall on 1 July, 2016

Nigel Farage had said that if the referendum result was 48-52 then there would likely be another referendum. It was clear that he and other people who wanted to leave the EU wouldn’t have given up if their side had lost. Likewise those of us who want to remain in Europe are not giving up. […]

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