Local News: Consultation Launched by Local Schools

Prince Henry's in Otley and Bramhope Primary are looking to work together to form a Multi-Academy Trust. They have launched a consultation and you can have your say by contacting: consultation@collaborativelearningtrust.com. Full story below. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/16186221.Two_Wharfedale_schools_in_bid_to_form_Multi_Academy_Trust/

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Local News: Speed Reduction in Arthington

SIDs (or Speed Indication Devices) have been popping up all over the ward and now the residents of Arthington want one on Arthington Lane where a number of motorists tend to ignore the 30mph speed limit. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/16096332.wharfedale-village-pushing-for-speed-indication-device/

Local News: Protection for Birds of Prey

North Yorkshire Police has just launched Operation Owl in a bid to cut the number of attacks on raptors - including owls, kites, buzzards and hawks - in the county. Areas such as Wharfedale and the Washburn Valley have seen birds persecuted in areas managed for grouse shooting in particular. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/16032583.wharfedale-residents-urged-to-back-crackdown-on-birds-of-prey-persecution/

Local News: Grace Hosts

Leeds Asylum Seekers' Support Network (LASSN) is appealing for people to help out refugees in our city in any way they can. This can include offering a place to stay for a weekend or helping people to learn English. Alex Sobel who has been a Grace Host is endorsing the work being done. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/15912928.Otley__39_s_MP_backs_asylum_seekers_charity__39_s_hosting_appeal/?ref=mr&lp=6

Local News: Air Quality Causing Lung Conditions

A recent study has shown that residents in Leeds North West are 54 per cent more likely to be admitted to hospital with a chronic lung disease than others across the UK. Fortunately we have an MP that has been campaigning on behalf of residents of the area from all political persuasions for a long … Continue reading Local News: Air Quality Causing Lung Conditions