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

Yeadon shoppers say ‘No’ to private railways

Shoppers in Yeadon High Street last Saturday were invited by the local Labour campaign team to take part in an informal ‘people’s vote’ at their pop-up stall. Labour’s Elliot Nathan talks to Yeadon visitor Lionel Stein at the pop up stall The poll question was “Would you like to see the railways brought back into … Continue reading Yeadon shoppers say ‘No’ to private railways

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