Otley Library to re-open on Tuesday 23rd April

This is great news for users of Otley Library and the One Stop Shop, which have been closed for re-furbishment. This scotches some of the bad tempered rumours put about in the town that the refurbishment was just an excuse to close the Library permanently. There will be a range of improvements to the Library … Continue reading Otley Library to re-open on Tuesday 23rd April

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Otley house building giant in trouble with the government

House building giant Persimmon, who are planning to build around 500 homes to the East of Otley, are in trouble with the Housing Minister for poor building standards and hidden charges, in homes built under the government’s Help to Buy scheme. Since 2013, this scheme gives first-time buyers who can raise a 5% deposit a … Continue reading Otley house building giant in trouble with the government

Yeadon shoppers say ‘No’ to private railways

Shoppers in Yeadon High Street last Saturday were invited by the local Labour campaign team to take part in an informal ‘people’s vote’ at their pop-up stall. Labour’s Elliot Nathan talks to Yeadon visitor Lionel Stein at the pop up stall The poll question was “Would you like to see the railways brought back into … Continue reading Yeadon shoppers say ‘No’ to private railways

Unreliable buses drive Otley residents into cars

Labour MP Alex Sobel organised a public meeting with First Bus Leeds in Headingley in February. Otley residents who attended were concerned about the unreliability of the First Bus X84 and X85 service between Otley and Leeds, and the 33 and 34 services linking Otley to rail services at Menston station. A further public meeting … Continue reading Unreliable buses drive Otley residents into cars

Elliot hails success of RMT strike action to keep guards on trains

Anyone who has tried to travel on Northern Rail from Menston and Guiseley on a Saturday will be aware of the 24-hour strike action that has been taking place over the past two years, as part of rail union RMT’s campaign to prevent ‘Driver Only’ trains. Now, after 47 days of strike action, the RMT … Continue reading Elliot hails success of RMT strike action to keep guards on trains