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From Ilkley Gazette, May 29th, 2018
Written by Claire Lomax

M&S SIMPLY Food Ilkley has raised almost £500 for dementia friends in a charity bag pack during Dementia Action Week 2018. On Friday, May 25 store staff were joined by Ilkley MP John Grogan and volunteers from Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action to raise money for the good cause.

From Keighley News, May 29th, 2018
Written by David Knights

A LONG-awaited masterplan for Silsden will move a step closer this week when Keighley MP John Grogan meets local councillors. Mr Grogan is the latest politician to call for overarching strategy to help the town meet the challenges of massive housebuilding, overcrowded schools and pressure on local services. He will chair a meeting on Friday, June 1 with town and district councillors and public bodies. Mr Grogan said: “The problem at the moment is that there are a whole load of piecemeal developments going on in Silsden with none of them big enough to provide the funds necessary for new infrastructure including roads.

From Keighley News, May 28th, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand

THOUSANDS of disabled people across the district have had their benefits stopped after the Government introduced strict new rules. A total of 2,100 people in the five Bradford-district parliamentary constituencies are no longer receiving any handouts, with the Department for Work and Pensions gradually phasing out Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and replacing it with the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). These benefits help people pay for disability-related living costs, such as personal carers or mobility aids, but fewer vulnerable people have been receiving them since 2013.

From Keighley News, May 25th, 2018
Written by David Knights

SILSDEN’S planned 640-pupil primary school will badly affect local residents’ quality of life, warns Keighley’s MP. John Grogan fears vehicles taking children to and from the school will cause parking and congestion problems in residential streets surrounding the proposed site. He is backing residents who claim the school – which will replace the former Hothfield and Aire View junior and infant schools – could cause “great disturbance to the lifestyles and serenity” of its neighbours.