A & E: proposals revisited

by lindawilkinson on 23 March, 2014

I’m concerned over plans to save £160m on our health services over the next five years. One plan would include closing the A & E department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, leaving the nearest A & E at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax. I remember the campaign against moving maternity services from Huddersfield to Halifax. One […]

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The Rose & Crown site: proposals to be revised

by lindawilkinson on 23 March, 2014

Plans to re-develop the Rose and Crown site in Almondbury have been put on hold. The applicants are going to revise their proposals following concerns from residents and English Heritage. The application includes a new building for the Co-Op, new shops and businesses with residential accommodation above, a landscaped courtyard and parking. Your Lib Dem […]

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Repairing our roads

by lindawilkinson on 23 March, 2014

I’m delighted that the Coalition government has earmarked £200m of funding nationwide to fix potholes. Although this is only a tiny proportion of the cash needed to sort out all the roads that needs repairs, it’s a welcome start. We’ve already won funding to improve the following roads over the next year: Dartmouth Avenue, Greaves […]

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Tolson Museum: the campaign continues

by lindawilkinson on 23 March, 2014

I’m disappointed that the Labour group would not fund desperately needed repairs to the roof of the Tolson Museum in the Council budget. However, the fight continues. The Tolson is the museum of Huddersfield, showcasing our rich heritage and welcoming thousands of visitors every year. It’s unique and cannot be replaced. It is particularly poignant […]

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Funding won to improve Lepton Rec

by lindawilkinson on 23 March, 2014

Thank you to everyone who fed back on the future of Lepton Recreation Ground. I received dozens of comments on the proposals to upgrade the space behind the Methodist Church. The plans include a boules court funded by Lepton Community Link, a repainted youth shelter next to the Skate Park and new footpaths and seating. […]

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New advice surgery for Lepton

by lindawilkinson on 23 March, 2014

I’m now holding a regular advice surgery at Lepton Library. The surgeries will initially take place monthly on Saturdays 21 April, 10 May and 14 June from 10 – 11 a.m. I previously held a number of surgeries throughout the Ward, but attendances dropped as most people now prefer to contact me via phone or […]

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Bank campaign gathers momentum

by lindawilkinson on 22 September, 2013

My campaign to make HSBC think again about closing their Almondbury branch is gaining supporters every day. The petition forms are in most shops in Almondbury and if you can’t find one, you can sign the online petition here: http://kirkleeslibdems.org.uk/en/petition/save-our-bank I’ll shortly be sending this petition off to HSBC and calling for an urgent meeting […]

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Tell HSBC to think again!

by lindawilkinson on 1 September, 2013

HSBC Bank has announced that it is to close its Almondbury branch. I’m disappointed that ‘The world’s local bank’ has chosen to do this. The two cash machines are well used and the thriving business community in Almondbury finds it reassuring to bank their takings in a convenient location with easy parking. One resident has been told by […]

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The Trim Trail: open for business!

by lindawilkinson on 21 June, 2013

An update on the Fernside Park Trim Trail: it’s open for business! Kirklees has installed a one-kilometre activity trail around the edge of the park. It incorporates a running track with seven pieces of equipment such as chin up bars, sit up areas and parallel bars. The idea is to get the whole community active, and it complements the […]

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Funding boost to cut road congestion

by lindawilkinson on 9 June, 2013

I’m pleased that Kirklees Council has secured funding to alleviate congestion at pinch points. Some of this has been allocated to the junction of Wakefield Road and Waterloo Road, which is ranked as one of the fifteen most congested in West Yorkshire. The junction handles high volumes of local traffic and traffic heading to and […]

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