Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

Elmet and Rothwell has selected Coun Stewart Golton, the Lib Dem leader of Leeds City Council as their official Parliamentary Candidate in the forthcoming General Election. Coun Golton has represented the Rothwell ward for 11 years and has successfully led the Lib Dem team to oppose both Labour and Conservative policies. Standing on a platform […]

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Stewart welcomes park and ride at Stourton

by stewartgolton on 13 December, 2016

Lib Dem Councillor Stewart Golton, has welcomed plans to create a park and ride at Stourton in a bid to clear traffic congestion in Rothwell and the surrounding villages. He said that it was an ‘essential piece of infrastructure’ for southern residents looking to commute in to Leeds. The announcement comes as part of a […]

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Stewart Golton warns of rush to close care homes

by stewartgolton on 21 November, 2016

ROTHWELL Lib Dem Coun. Stewart Golton has warned that Labour councillors are acting irresponsibly by rushing to close down council care homes including Dolphin Manor and Home Lea House in Rothwell. A recent council meeting saw administration councillors on Leeds City Council vote down a proposed stay of execution for six care homes that it […]

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Communities set to pay the cost of pharmacy cuts

by stewartgolton on 27 October, 2016

Rothwell Lib Dem councillor, Stewart Golton has warned that communities will suffer after the government reaffirmed its commitment to cutting pharmacy budgets. And he said that the most vulnerable in society, particularly the elderly will suffer. The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has warned that the government will be imposing a cut of 12 per cent […]

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Leeds City Council ignore Wood Lane residents

by stewartgolton on 26 September, 2016

  Leeds City Council has ignored local Lib Dem Cllr Stewart Golton’s challenge to deliver a solution for Wood Lane residents‘ parking misery. Coun Golton had formally asked  Coun Richard Lewis the man responsible for Leeds’ highways to set up immediate talks with the owners of Leeds Valley Office Park to create more parking on site […]

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Coun Stewart Golton stands up for residents on recycling

by stewartgolton on 20 September, 2016

When council processes resulted in only half of Greengate receiving garden waste bins, Cllr Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell), set out to find out why. For several years, some residents on Greengate had complained that although one half of the street enjoyed garden waste collections, their side did not. Brassed off with making special trips […]

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Coun Golton demands switch on for safety sake

by stewartgolton on 22 May, 2016

Rothwell Lib Dem councillor has called for street lights to be switched back on after evidence mounts that the cash saving policy has lead to an increase in crime. Coun Stewart Golton has repeated his demand for an immediate end to the council’s policy of switching off street lights to save money. Leeds City Council […]

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Rothwell Allotments Sale Update

by stewartgolton on 29 February, 2012

Local potholders finally know who owns the land they are cultivating. Reservoir and Victoria allotment sites were recently sold by the Lord Mowbray Trust, and ever since we have worried that 100 years of allotment might come to an end. We had to wait three months before we were informed who the new owners were. […]

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Local Christmas Celebrations Update

by stewartgolton on 9 November, 2011

We were shocked as local residents when we heard that Leeds City Council announced in May that they were not willing to fund the Christmas illuminations in our area, and were cancelling the traditional Switch On Ceremony on Commercial Street. To add insult to injury they announced that the Leeds City Centre lights and Switch […]

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Dolphin Manor

by stewartgolton on 26 October, 2011

It is a few weeks now since the Council decided not to take forward its proposals to shut down Dolphin Manor residential home. The residents can now finally feel secure in the place they are very proud to call home. It took a lot of hard work from a great many people to prove to […]

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