Local Politics: Alex Sobel Requests Clean Air Zone

Recognising the fact that Pool-in-Wharfedale suffers horrendous levels of pollution yet would be outside the city's proposed clean air zone, our local MP Alex Sobel has requested special consideration be given to the town. He has also asked that the monitoring in areas of Otley be improved. It could be said that a local Tory … Continue reading Local Politics: Alex Sobel Requests Clean Air Zone

Local Politics: The Fight for UK Basketball

http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/16041990.wharfedale-mps-call-for-proper-funding-for-basketball/ Leeds North West MP Alex Sobel led a Parliamentary debate on the future of Basketball in the UK last week.

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

Local Labour: Some Dates for January

Tuesday January 9th: It's the Branch meeting where we discuss recent events, look ahead to the all out council elections in May, and consider new policies / amendments. This meeting is open to all members of the Adel & Wharfedale Branch Labour Party and takes place at Adel Methodist Church, starting promptly at 1930. It's … Continue reading Local Labour: Some Dates for January

Local News: First Bus Leeds Consultation Results

As we reported earlier in the year, First Bus carried out a public consultation in respect of a number of services (1, 6, 19, 19A, 28, 29, 97, and X84 bus routes). The results have been collated and changes have been in place since October 22nd. How are you finding the new services? https://www.firstgroup.com/leeds/more/outcome-nw-leeds-consultation One … Continue reading Local News: First Bus Leeds Consultation Results

Local News: Important Road Safety Survey (Pool-in-Wharfedale)

Residents of Pool-in-Wharfedale are being urged to complete a road safety survey in reference to Old Pool Bank and its junctions with Leeds Road (A660). Organisers fear, without a decent number of responses, that nothing will happen to change the layout of this dangerous stretch of road. Alex Sobel MP attended the scene recently with … Continue reading Local News: Important Road Safety Survey (Pool-in-Wharfedale)

Local News: Alex Sobel MP Writes to LBA’s New Owners

Leeds Bradford Airport came under new ownership last week when it was bought by AMP Capital, an Australian investment firm. Alex Sobel MP has written to the Head of Organisaton, Simon Ellis, seeking assurances that planned infrastructure investment is still to go ahead. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/15620692.MP_seeks_assurances_from_new_owners_of_Leeds_Bradford_Airport/?ref=mr&lp=3

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