Otley Citizens Advice Bureau

John Eveleigh writes: Cllr Kevin Cooney and I are meeting Dianne Lyons, chief executive of Leeds CAB early next week regarding concerns that they are attempting to close the local CAB office. Otley Town Council have, over the past three years, since Labour took control, put in considerable extra resource over and above the core … Continue reading Otley Citizens Advice Bureau

Audiences with Owen Jones in Otley and Leeds

Political activist, Guardian columnist and author – few thinkers currently command as much respect and interest on the left as Owen Jones. As well as being a prolific political and social commentator, Owen is the author of two important books – Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class, and, most recently, The Establishment, and How … Continue reading Audiences with Owen Jones in Otley and Leeds

30th anniversary of the miners’ strike

Friday 14 November we’re commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the miners' strike. Our Guest speakers will be ex-miner Ian Lavery MP, and Mark Metcalf of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.  There’ll be music by Gary Kaye and Redgrass. The Venue: Otley Labour Rooms, Walkergate, Otley Doors: 7.30pm Tickets: £10 and £5 for concessions. Pay … Continue reading 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike