Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

Lib Dems demand solution to Wood Lane parking problem

by stewartgolton on 2 April, 2018

Lib Dem councillor, Stewart Golton, has criticised the Labour administration on Leeds City Council for adding to the parking hell of residents around Wood Lane. Stewart asked the local authority to allocate space on the planned Stourton park & ride site for office workers on Leeds Valley Park who use Wood Lane and neighbouring streets […]

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Woodlesford’s railways remain completely off track

by stewartgolton on 4 December, 2017

Woodlesford has been completely ignored in the Conservative government’s latest rail strategy. Local people, backed by the Liberal Democrats, have been clamouring for the reopening of Methley station and improvements to Woodlesford but have been snubbed by the Tories. Local Liberal Democrat campaigner Carmel Harrison said: “For too long the people of Woodlesford and Methley […]

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A year after the new franchise was announced, Lib Dem Councillor, Stewart Golton met with Northern Rail to find out the scale and timetable for the promised improvements to the line. When the franchise changed hands from Arriva to Northern, a slew of announcements were made, promising more trains, running for longer and with more […]

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20mph zones need enforcing warns Councillor Golton

by stewartgolton on 20 April, 2017

Lib Dem Councillor, Stewart Golton has warned that a 20mph zone agreed for Stone Brig Lane to protect pupils from Rothwell Primary will be ineffective unless enforced. With consultation already complete and signage now created, the zone came into effect as soon as the signs went up. It joined several other 20mph zones already in […]

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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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As reported in last month’s Record, Rothwell Lib Dem Coun Stewart Golton wrote to the politician in charge of Highways in Leeds to officially request action to sort out the dangerous parking at wood Lane. However, Coun Lewis (Lab, Pudsey) replied that as far as he was concerned “..the parking on Wood Lane does not […]

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Lib Dem councillor backs commuter safety with cash

by stewartgolton on 21 October, 2016

Rothwell Lib Dem councillor Stewart Golton is determined that walking to Woodlesford station will soon be a safer experience after plans were drawn up to improve a dangerous junction. The junction at Aberford Road and Station Lane is at present dangerous for pedestrians as the road is wide and only one side of it has […]

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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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  Local LibDem Councillor Stewart Golton has challenged the senior Labour councillor in charge of the city’s Highways Department to show leadership and deliver a solution for Rothwell residents badly affected by a decision taken by his staff. Cllr Golton has written to Cllr Richard Lewis (Lab, Pudsey) on behalf of local residents facing danger […]

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