Archive for the ‘Local Council’ 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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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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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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Councillor surgeries

by lindawilkinson on 28 October, 2012

We have made the difficult decision to end our monthly surgeries at St Michael’s & St Helen’s Church on Fleminghouse Lane and Lepton Scout Hut. Residents are not coming along as they once did and are instead choosing to contact us by email or telephone. We are continuing to hold a surgery at Aimbry’s Café […]

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Surgery cancellation

by lindawilkinson on 22 January, 2012

Our monthly surgery at Ambry’s Café in Almondbury next Thursday 26 January has been cancelled due to Council commitments. It is not very often that surgeries are cancelled. I can always be contacted by telephone or email.

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Thank you!

by lindawilkinson on 8 May, 2010

Almondbury’s result in the local election on 6 May was as follows: Linda Wilkinson 3,448 Conservative 2,397 Labour 1,162 Others 1,119

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Linda targets fairer redecorating allowances for Fernside

by lindawilkinson on 18 April, 2010

Linda is leading a campaign for tenants on Fernside Avenue, Close and Crescent to be paid fairer allowances when Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing has done major work on their homes. The current redecoration rates were set in 2004 and typically for a one-bedroom property following a full rewire the allowance is £300, plus a one-off payment […]

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Councillor welcomes new CCTV cameras

by lindawilkinson on 27 October, 2008

Linda has welcomed the purchase of mobile CCTV cameras for Almondbury ward. Huddersfield South Area Committee has allocated £20,500 to buy the cameras, which will be deployed wherever in the ward they are needed. Similar cameras have been used in other parts of Kirklees and have been successful in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. Linda […]

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Councillor hails new play area for 8-13 year olds

by lindawilkinson on 27 October, 2008

A new play area has been opened in the park off Somerset Road on the outskirts of Almondbury. The play area, which was funded by Kirklees Council’s Huddersfield South Area Committee, is aimed at 8 – 13 year olds and includes climbing frames and mini goal posts. Linda said, “The new play area is already a hit. […]

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Councillor welcomes funding for youth group

by lindawilkinson on 27 October, 2008

Linda has welcomed extra funding for a youth group in the village. Huddersfield South Area Committee has allocated £1,000 to buy arts and crafts equipment, board games, a secure cabinet to store equipment and stock to set up a tuck shop at the group. Proceeds from sales at the tuck shop will be used to […]

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