Kath Pinnock

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

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FLEXIBLE CHILDCARE: FOUGHT FOR AND WON BY LIB DEMS IN THE LORDS Who is going to look after the children? One of the biggest worries for working parents is finding high quality and affordable childcare. It is also one of the biggest barriers, especially for women, to getting back into work. So, when the chance […]

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Whitcliffe Mount Foundation Building

by Kath Pinnock on 21 May, 2015

The Whitcliffe Mount Foundation building was built just over 100 years ago. It is an imposing building of Yorkshire stone and the Spen Valley Civic Society applied to the Government for it to be listed. The Government Inspector however decided that it wasn’t of sufficient national value for it to be listed. Whitcliffe Mount is […]

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My Council Annual Report

by Kath Pinnock on 23 July, 2013

Councillors are required by Kirklees Council to write an Annual Report. It is written to a set format. This is my version: Introduction I continue to enjoy the privilege of being one of the 3 elected Liberal democrat councillors for the Cleckheaton ward. As part of the councillor team, I am committed to doing my […]

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Local Apprentices

by Kath Pinnock on 12 March, 2013

This week is National Apprenticeship Week. The aim is to raise awareness and celebrate the success of the apprenticeship scheme. The Government has released figures for the year that as just ended. In Kirklees more than 4,700 young people were on an apprenticeship last year. This is an increase of 84% compared with the last […]

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        The Library in Cleckheaton was was built on land donated to the town by the Mowat family and was opened in 1930. There’s always lots going on including indoor kerling! Saturday is National Library Day so why not join the hundreds who will go to find a book or DVD; use […]

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Calling all Cleckheaton Community & Voluntary Groups

by Kath Pinnock on 1 February, 2013

If you live in the Cleckheaton ward and are involved with a voluntary or community group – read on ….. The Cleckheaton ward has been granted £8,000 to be allocated to support groups working in our community to develop. All the funds have to be spoken for by the end of March 2013 and there is […]

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Dracula at Whitcliffe Mount – not to be missed!

by Kath Pinnock on 10 February, 2012

This week’s Dracula production was an outstanding achievement. As always with WM productions, the set and lighting were top quality and created the atmosphere of fear and chilling reality. But it was the acting that ensured that the fear factor was maintained throughout. There were very good individual performances from young people with genuine talent. […]

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Whitechapel Road Play Area Re-furbished

by Kath Pinnock on 28 October, 2011

Great news that the Whitechapel play area has now been fully re-furbished to make a safe play area for children in the area. The work was completed this week.

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Walking the Kirklees Way for Mayor’s Charity

by Kath Pinnock on 24 September, 2011

Kirklees Liberal Democrats are walking the 72 miles of the Kirklees Way this weekend in support of the Mayor’s Charity: the Forget Me Not Trust for children with life-limiting illnesses. The Mayor gave us a send off from Hanging Heaton this morning. I have a feeling there will not be quite so many cheery smiles […]

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Congratulations to all the students at Whitcliffe Mount for the great GCSE and A level results this year. 85% of ALL students achieved 5 A* – C grades which is well above the national average. 51% achieved 5 A* – C including English and maths. And an amazing 39% achieved 3 or more A/A* grades. […]

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