From Ilkley Gazette, March 13th, 2019
Written by Claire Lomax
ILKLEY'S MP has met with officials behind a decision to axe a vital school bus service. Letters were sent out to Ilkley parents last week by West Yorkshire Combined Authority informing them the P99 Mybus primary school service no longer meets the authority's value for money criteria and will be withdrawn on September 1. The bus serves Ben Rhydding Primary School, Sacred Heart RC School, Ashlands Primary School and All Saints CE Primary School, with 47 registered users. Parents were left shocked by last week's letters and angry they were given until just March 15 to comment on the proposals.
From Keighley News, March 9th, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand
KEIGHLEY is to get a new £2.2 million fire station. West Yorkshire Fire Authority has confirmed that the existing Bradford Road building, which is nearly 55 years old, will be replaced in the 2020/21 financial year. The news has been welcomed by the town's MP, John Grogan, who added he hoped it would be followed by an announcement soon regarding a new Keighley police station. "I welcome the fact Keighley is in line to get a brand-new modern fire station," he said. "I'm very hopeful that this will be followed later this year by an announcement about a new police station to be built in the town centre on the site of the old college building, which is set to be demolished.
From Keighley News, March 7th, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand
KEIGHLEY MP John Grogan is backing a campaign calling on the Government to maintain animal welfare standards post-Brexit. He attended an event in Parliament in support of the #BetterDealForAnimals initiative. Behind the venture is the charity World Animal Protection, which is demanding that any future legislation or Government policy fully takes into account the impact on animal welfare. Mr Grogan said: “I am proud of the UK’s record on animal welfare. We are one of the world leaders on this issue and long may it continue.
From Keighley News, March 6th, 2019
Written by Miran Rahman
MEMBERS of the Haworth Machu Picchu twinning group travelled to Parliament to attend a reception to celebrate the forming of an All Party Parliamentary Group with Peru. The group thanked Keighley MP John Grogan, who approached Peruvian ambassador Juan Carlos Gamarra to help the Haworth group develop its contacts in Peru. A spokesman for the twinning group explained: "Since Machu Picchu's mayor countersigned the twinning agreement in 2009 there has been letter exchanges between schools, opticians visiting a clinic in the Peruvian mountains, support for several other projects and help given to communities following flooding.