Tour de Yorkshire puts Otley on global tourism map

There's a huge buzz in Otley today with the Women's Race early this morning and the Men's Race this afternoon. Otley is very proud of our own Lizzie Armitstead, competing in the Tour de Yorskhire Women's Race, which has attracted the most lucrative women's cycle race prize in the world. Nik Rutherford, our Labour candidate was … Continue reading Tour de Yorkshire puts Otley on global tourism map

Traffic congestion in Otley

The Otley ODD campaign has emailed all the candidates seeking views on the impact of planned housing developments on Otley’s traffic congestion. ODD points out that unless action is taken to ensure that infrastructure improvements are identified in advance, the planning system will consider each development individually.  This could mean that any infrastructure improvements will … Continue reading Traffic congestion in Otley

Speeding problems in Yeadon

“Speeding is a constant problem in Yeadon and we urgently need to do something to change the way that drivers think. If elected in May, I am proposing to purchase additional speed indicator signs for Yeadon. These devices have been proven to reduce speeding. They will be especially effective in reducing drivers’ speed as they come … Continue reading Speeding problems in Yeadon

Nik calls for area-wide opposition to academies

[Pictured above is John Eveleigh, then Labour Leader of Otley Town Council, leading the march through Otley to oppose Prince Henry's becoming an Academy in 2011. Teachers' unions, parents, some governors and the local town council opposed the change, which the Board of governors voted through by a very narrow majority.] Labour candidate Nik Rutherford is calling … Continue reading Nik calls for area-wide opposition to academies