From Keighley News, September 29th, 2018
KEIGHLEY MP John Grogan says he is “very hopeful” that an environmental permit for a controversial waste-to-energy incinerator plant in the town will be rejected. He was speaking after the Environment Agency received an application for a permit at the site, alongside the Aire Valley trunk road at Marley. “From my discussions with the agency my understanding is that the formal consultation period is likely to take place later in 2018 and a final decision could take up to a year,” said Mr Grogan.
From Craven Herald, September 28th, 2018
Written by Jim Jack
WHARFEDALE politicians have voiced support for headteachers who joined a national protest. Hundreds of heads from across England and Wales attended a rally in central London on Friday, September 28, to demand extra funding. Calling for an end to what they described as 'crippling cuts', they met in Parliament Square before delivering a letter to Downing Street. The heads say a real term fall in funding of eight per cent since 2010 - a figure provided by the the Institute of Fiscal Studies - has left schools struggling with bigger class sizes, staff cuts and reduced subject choices.
UPDATE | 20th, September, 2018
Plans have now been produced by Bradford Council showing existing and proposed waiting restrictions in and around the town centre.
There are detailed maps showing what is proposed street by street: Ilkley Parking Review Consultation.
The deadline for submitting a response is October 13, 2018.
From Keighley News, September 14th, 2018
Written by Miran Rahman
PROPOSALS which could one day provide Keighley with a direct rail to Manchester were on the agenda at a special meeting in Parliament. The meeting was jointly hosted by Keighley MP John Grogan, Andrew Stephenson, the MP for Pendle, and SELRAP (the Skipton-East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership) to examine progress on this project. The gathering on September 11 was designed to give MPs from across the area a chance to be updated on a feasibility study, announced by the Department for Transport in February.