Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

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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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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Fernside Park Trim Trail: work starts

by lindawilkinson on 26 May, 2013

Work has begun on a “Trim Trail” in Fernside Park. Trim Trails aim to encourage physical activity in people of all ages. At Fernside Park there will be work to improve the existing pathways, and various pieces of exercise equipment will be placed along the route including parallel bars and chin up bars. The Trim Trail […]

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Almondbury village centre improvements

by lindawilkinson on 28 October, 2012

The improvements to Almondbury village centre are almost complete. We are extremely pleased with the scheme and the favourable remarks we have received from residents. The latest additions are the heritage nameplates along Northgate which match the ones already in place at the top of Fenay Lane. Further landscaping to the Somerset Road end of […]

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Shop front development nears completion

by lindawilkinson on 1 April, 2012

The redevelopment of the sloped area in front of the shops on Northgate in Almondbury is nearing completion. Thanks to the good weather and sterling efforts of the Kirklees workmen, it is being completed on schedule and to a high standard. The redevelopment, using funds secured by your local Liberal Democrat councillors, will give a […]

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Co-op Building on New Street

by lindawilkinson on 22 January, 2012

I’ve long been concerned at the appearance the old Co-op building on New Street gives to visitors to the town. At the monthly Council Meeting this week I asked how much progress had been made since my last request for this Council-owned building to be tidied up. I know that finances are tight but this […]

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Almondbury to benefit from environment improvements

by lindawilkinson on 27 November, 2010

The last meeting of the Huddersfield Town area committee also approved investment in environmental improvements for Almondbury ward: – £25,000 will be spent on improvements to parts of Northgate, Westgate, St Helens Lane Gate and Fenay Lane in Almondbury’s conservation area. This will include landscaping to complement the wider improvement programme currently underway – £4,000 […]

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More flowers for Almondbury

by lindawilkinson on 23 October, 2010

I have been asked if there can be more flowers in Almondbury village. We do have the planters, which have brightened up the area outside the bank. A Christmas tree has been ordered. I have suggested hanging baskets for next spring and of course once the improvement scheme has been implemented this will be a […]

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Wintry weather

by lindawilkinson on 31 January, 2010

Following the recent spell of bad weather, I have had requests for grit bins at the junction of Dark Lane and St Helen’s Gate and Quarry Hill at Waterloo. Funding was agreed at this week’s Huddersfield South Area Committee. The bins will be provided when stocks of grit allow.

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