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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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Lib Dems invite Tory rebels to join forces in fight for Wetherby High School

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 24 January, 2019

Wetherby Liberal Democrats have welcomed the resignation of two Conservative councillors to serve as independents and offered to campaign alongside them to fight for a better future for Wetherby High School. Leeds City Council has warned in the Yorkshire Evening Post today that Wetherby High School is one of three dilapidated Leeds schools that could face […]

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Damning Care Homes report is a blight on Leeds

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 6 January, 2019

A deep concern about the future of social care provision in Leeds was the most overwhelming message from Wetherby Liberal Democrats’ recent survey of opinions in the Wetherby ward. And no wonder people are so worried that care provision will be inadequate for ordinary people if they require it at any time of their lives. […]

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The Lib Dem plan for Wetherby parking

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 5 January, 2019

How much longer will Wetherby suffer a raw deal on transport from Leeds City Council’s ruling Labour group? That question had to be asked after the council was revealed to be considering introducing pay-and-display at the Wilderness car park in a desperate attempt to raise revenue. David Hopps, Wetherby Lib Dems spokesman, said: “Everybody knows […]

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Cuckoo development exposes Tory approach on housing

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 4 January, 2019

Harrogate’s Tory-led council has been a complete shambles as it first overwhelmingly rejected the building of 210 houses on Spofforth Hill and then did an abrupt U-turn without having the decency to explain why. This blatant Cuckoo Development – where houses approved by one council live off the services of another – is no way […]

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