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

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Elliot Nathan

Bringing people together In May this year, Otley and Yeadon voters will elect one city councillor to represent our area on Leeds City Council. Although we now have an active Labour MP, Alex Sobel, representing our constituency in Westminster, we have no Labour councillors for our area, and could achieve so much more for Otley … Continue reading Elliot Nathan

Local Elections: OTC Decision on Polling Cards Branded Undemocratic

The Wharfedale Observer has run a piece on the decision of a few Lib Den town councillors to run the West Chevin by-election without polling cards. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/16085989.otley-by-election-polling-card-decision-branded-undemocratic/?ref=mr&lp=2

Labour’s Liz Picks up the Baton

Out talking to residents in West Chevin this week, Labour’s candidate for the town council by-election Liz Carr met up with one well-known West Chevin resident, Kevin Cooney, a former Labour town councillor. “Kevin talked me through the work he did with local residents, getting together groups and raising funds for the Caxton Road and … Continue reading Labour’s Liz Picks up the Baton

Elections: What Hardy Candidates We Have

This weekend the candidates were out and about talking to residents and getting a feel for the challenges they will face once elected in May. Saturday was all about the Otley Town Council where Liz Carr, supported by the 3 council candidates, spent time talking to residents in West Chevin. On Sunday Sian, Nathan, and … Continue reading Elections: What Hardy Candidates We Have