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


By Election Called for West Chevin

Otley Town Council is short one councillor after Savanna Dabill (Lib Dem) stepped down from her post earlier in the year. The democratic process of replacing her has begun although one particular Lib Dem councillor feels that they should have been able to simply co-opt a new councillor for 12 months. As Labour Party member … Continue reading By Election Called for West Chevin

Town Council wins Gold

Otley Town Council’s newly refurbished public toilets in Orchardgate have won Gold in the 2014 Loo of the Year Awards. Leader of the Council John Eveleigh (Lab., Ashfield) and attendant Jackie Harold went to Solihull to collect the prestigious gold certificate at the award ceremony last Friday. "High quality public toilets are a key asset … Continue reading Town Council wins Gold

Otley wins gold! (At the Loo of the Year awards!)

Otley's Orchardgate toilets - once an embarrassment to the town - have won Gold at the National Loo of the Year. Here's attendant Jackie Harold and leader of Otley Town Council John Eveleigh at the prestigious award ceremony in Solihull receiving the award from national judge Ann Barlow.

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