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


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