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Racecourse Approach estate is a “non runner” says Hopps

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 4 April, 2019

Wetherby Liberal Democrats continue to oppose the scheme for 800 houses opposite Wetherby Racecourse on the edge of the town. As the Wetherby News has reported, the scheme was deferred at a meeting of Leeds City Council’s city plans panel last week. But it remains in the Site Allocation Plan – which determines where building […]

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Sustrans grant rewards Wetherby campaigners

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 24 March, 2019

Wetherby Liberal Democrats have reacted with delight to the news that local cyclists have won their long campaign for improvements to the cycling network between Harrogate and Tadcatser and beyond. Sustrans, the national cycling and walking charity, will manage a further investment of £21m towards national cycling provision – and after may years of effort […]

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Lib Dems verdict on Wetherby cinema expansion

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 19 March, 2019

David Hopps, Liberal Democrat candidate for Wetherby ward in the forthcoming Leeds City Council elections, wants more answers on behalf of nearby residents before throwing his full weight behind expansion plans for Wetherby Cinema. New owners of Wetherby Film Theatre have submitted an application to extend the venue in Caxton Street to provide a cafe-bar […]

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Lib Dems fight for Bramham school 20mph limit

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 14 March, 2019

Wetherby Liberal Democrats have called for Leeds City Council to think again over imminent plans for a 20mph speed limit throughout Bramham village which does not adequately consider safety issues around Bramham School. David Hopps, Lib Dem candidate for Wetherby ward in the May 2 elections to Leeds City Council, said: “Bramham School is situated […]

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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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Wetherby High School silences unsettling buildings debate

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 18 February, 2019

Wetherby Liberal Democrats have praised Wetherby High School for delivering excellent Ofsted results at a time when a political debate has been sounding over the disrepair of some of its buildings. Ofsted rated Wetherby “good with outstanding features” – just the boost it needed while Leeds’ Labour council publicly revealed that along with Royds School […]

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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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Break-up of Conservative monopoly will benefit Wetherby

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 7 February, 2019

Wetherby Liberal Democrats believe that the break-up of the Conservative monopoly in Wetherby can be good for democracy in the town. The Wetherby News has reported two of Wetherby’s leading councillors have resigned from the Conservative Party stating that party interests are taking precedence over community interest. Coun Cindy Bentley, who has been a Conservative […]

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Delight as Wetherby car park charges are dropped

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 5 February, 2019

Potential car park charges in Wetherby and other outlying areas of Leeds have been dropped by Leeds’ Labour Council after stiff opposition by Lib  Dems and other parties. The success of the multi-party campaign will bring delight in Wetherby as it faces up to the challenges posed in all market towns because of the rise […]

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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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