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October 30th, 2019

John Grogan MP, Ilkley Town Council, Ilkley’s three district councillors and Ilkley Business Improvement District have joined forces to work towards the introduction of a new Ilkley Hoppa bus linking up with the station in the morning and evening peaks.

From Keighley News, October 29th, 2019
Written by David Knights

KEIGHLEY MP John Grogan has signed two House of Commons motions calling for law changes to protect people and pets from improper use of fireworks. He is arguing for a new law similar to that already in place in Northern Ireland where a licence must be obtained for the use as well as the sale of fireworks. He is also asking for a big reduction in the maximum noise limit for fireworks on sale to members of the public, currently set at 120 decibels. Mr Grogan said: “At this time of year, I am getting more emails about fireworks – many from pet owners – than I am about Brexit.

From Telegraph & Argus, October 24th, 2019
Written by Claire Lomax

ILKLEY Clean River Group’s application for Bathing Water Status for the River Wharfe has gone to Defra with the support of Ilkley Town Council, John Grogan MP, and Bradford Council. If successful the river would be the first in the UK to achieve Designated Bathing Water Status. Over 500 people completed the consultation survey with overwhelming support for a river fit to swim, paddle and play in. Ilkley residents volunteered to count people in the river every week from May to September.

From Telegraph & Argus, October 24th, 2019
Written by Claire Lomax

ILKLEY'S MP says he will make the "strongest possible representations" for the town to keep its professionally staffed library. And the town's councillors have also said they will fight to save Ilkley Library from closure in the face of cuts to the libraries and museums service by Bradford Council. It comes as 14 days of strike action by library and museum staff across the district in the battle against the cuts began this week. The Unite union, which represents around 50 employees in the service, is spearheading the action – which started with a two-day walkout on Monday and Tuesday, resulting in the closure of Ilkley Library.