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Hopps promises “action not stunts” on environmental crisis

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 13 November, 2019

David Hopps has offered to work closely with the politically-neutral Boston Spa Green Group if the Liberal Democrats win the Wetherby ward by-election for Leeds City Council on December 12. David said: “Liberal Democrats at national level and in Leeds have long been warning that we must act on environmental issues – and the urgency […]

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Lib Dems want answers on Wetherby river sewage fears

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 4 October, 2019

Wetherby Liberal Democrats have given their full backing to local environmental campaigners who want an explanation for the raw sewage that they say is being flushed into the River Wharfe on a regular basis. David Hopps called for Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency to carry an “urgent investigation” into whether the Wetherby Sewage Works […]

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Fly-tipping blight on River Wharfe – video

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 24 July, 2019

A truckload of rubbish dumped in the River Wharfe, filmed by local angler and underwater film maker Mark Barrow. This behaviour is unacceptable and undermines the beauty of our town as well as threatening the health of our rivers and wildlife. But it’s a fact that Leeds Labour’s waste disposal charges have encouraged the proliferation […]

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The Lib Dem plan for A Greener Wetherby

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 10 March, 2019

  The Wetherby Liberal Democrats plan to make Wetherby greener. Support Lib Dem candidate David Hopps in the Leeds City Council elections on May 2 and join our campaign to begin to make this happen: Work with shops to reduce reliance on single-use plastic and disposable cups. Promote free tap water using the Find Your […]

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Flytipping charges lead to dirty Leeds

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 11 February, 2019

Leeds is officially the worst place in the country for flytipping. And Wetherby Liberal Democrats say that is proof enough that it’s time for the Labour Council to say they got it wrong and repeal the DIY Tax charges at recycling centres in the city. There is no excuse for the socially irresponsible behaviour of […]

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Wetherby abuzz at Lib Dems’ bee plan

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 25 January, 2019

  WETHERBY Lib Dems reckon that the town should follow the example of Amsterdam to help protect the environment. And before anybody becomes too concerned that does not mean a network of canals driven through the town. Amsterdam has increased bee population in the city by 40% in 10 years by planting bee-attracting flowers in […]

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Wetherby weir solution must enhance the town

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 4 January, 2019

The sight of ugly protective fencing surrounding Wetherby Weir was a blight on the town for much of the summer of 2018. Those swimming by the weir on a long, hot summer were clearly in danger and temporary measures had to be taken for everyone’s protection. But now a permanent solution must be found that […]

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