Kath Pinnock

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Cleckheaton Ward and member of the House of Lords. Learn more

Kirklees Council Budget 2017

by Kath Pinnock on 16 February, 2017

For the first time that anyone can remember there were NO amendments proposed to the Council budget. Usually, all the political groups in opposition propose amendments to the budget proposed by the councillors who are running the Council. The amendments could be to reduce the council tax rise or / and make changes to the […]

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HOUSING and BUSINESS SITES IN CLECKHEATON

by Kath Pinnock on 14 October, 2016

There was a special meeting of all Kirklees Councillors on Wednesday 12 October to make a decision on the Local Plan. The Local Plan sets out the policies for new developments for the next 15 or so years. Crucially, it also allocates sites for new housing developments and for businesses. The Government sets the rules […]

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Jo Cox MP – my tribute in the House of Lords

by Kath Pinnock on 22 June, 2016

My Lords, Jo Cox was my MP. She was savagely attacked and murdered on a street just yards from the market place where we were due to meet that very afternoon to campaign together on an issue about which we both cared passionately: Europe. That was not to be. Jo had strongly held, principled, views. […]

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Over 3,000 local people signed a petition demanding that Kirklees Council provide a Sports Centre in Cleckheaton. Some want the existing building to be retained. Some would like to see a new sports centre built next to the new Whitcliffe Mount school sports hall when that is built later this year. Whatever the differing views […]

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KEEP HUNSWORTH GREEN!

by Kath Pinnock on 27 April, 2016

This is the information that has been sent to local media about the growing campaign to KEEP HUNSWORTH GREEN and obviously also BROOKFIELDS. HUNSWORTH SHOW OF FORCE TO KEEP GREEN BELT Residents of Hunsworth village were out in force as part of their campaign to protect the Green Belt in their village. Hundreds of residents […]

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Pothole watch 4

by Kath Pinnock on 12 April, 2016

This illustrates the appalling condition of parts of our road network. This is the junction of Whitcliffe Road and Grange Road in Cleckheaton. The problem is that the Government has slashed funding for repair of roads. There was a report on Look North last week about the issue. The Government has provided the whole of […]

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Pothole Watch 3

by Kath Pinnock on 11 April, 2016

I have reported to Highways the dreadful state of the road at Moorbottom / Westgate. There is a whole series of potholes several of which are significant. If you see potholes please email the location to highways.ROSS@kirklees.gov.uk

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The Labour-run Council has published DRAFT proposals for allocating land across Kirklees to be developed for housing and business use. The Local Plan, when it comes into force, lasts for 15 years. The Council expected residents to find out about the Plan by looking on the Council website. This meant that many people had no […]

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Pothole Watch 2

by Kath Pinnock on 5 April, 2016

No wonder local residents in Oakenshaw are complaining about the state of Bradford Road. The photo shows how the road is gradually sinking – AGAIN Whether this is due to the lack of surface water drainage here or that this ‘C’ road is taking far too much heavy traffic, is for highways engineers to resolve. […]

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Pothole Watch

by Kath Pinnock on 31 March, 2016

I know winter rain and frosts cause damage to our roads and that potholes always become more apparent at this time of year. However, there seem to be even more potholed roads in the Cleckheaton area this year. I have reported the following to Kirklees Council Highways. Grange Road at junction with Whitcliffe Road Serpentine […]

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