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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No elections in Kirklees this week

by lindawilkinson on 27 April, 2013

I have been contacted by a number of residents recently concerned that they have not received a polling card or postal vote this year following media coverage of local elections taking place this Thursday. This is because there are no elections to Kirklees Council this year. Elections are taking place in other parts of the country, especially where there […]

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Linda hails success of new Games Area

by lindawilkinson on 7 April, 2013

I’m delighted to report that the refurbished Multi Use Games Area in Fernside Park is proving a hit with local youngsters. The Games Area had fallen into disrepair, with poor lighting and outdated equipment. I helped win funding from Kirklees Council’s Huddersfield Area Committee to allow the existing concrete wall to be replaced by mesh fencing, […]

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Bad Weather

by lindawilkinson on 28 January, 2013

I would like to thank  the Kirklees Council staff who were involved in clearing the roads and pavements in Almondbury Ward during the recent snowfall.

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Cold weather payments

by lindawilkinson on 1 December, 2012

As you may be aware, a Cold Weather Payment of £25 per week is made by the Department for Work and Pensions to people on certain benefits. This payment is made automatically when the temperature in the area drops to an average of 0°C or below for seven consecutive days. The payment is a fixed amount […]

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Use the new 342 bus or lose it!

by lindawilkinson on 17 November, 2012

Following a consultation by Metro and my campaign, an additional 342 bus service from the Town Centre to Almondbury has been introduced on Monday to Friday. It leaves the Bus Station at 6.05pm. However, the bus will only run for a trial period of six months, after which its future will be reviewed. This new […]

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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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New homes for Moldgreen

by lindawilkinson on 28 October, 2012

At last work is due to start on the construction of 14 homes on the derelict Green Mount site. This is extremely good news as this area of land has been an eyesore for many years and will also provide badly needed new housing for rent. The work is expected to finish in August 2013.

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Traffic in Lepton

by lindawilkinson on 28 October, 2012

Traffic issues continue to be a source of residents’ complaints to us. The Speed Indicator Device will be used again on Rowley Lane during the coming months and the device will also be used on Station Road for the first time. Traffic issues around the two Lepton schools are still causing concern and we are […]

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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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