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We told you recently the 205 bus service by Arriva is being withdrawn next week, We have learned today that another company will be taking this route on to ensure we are not further cut off, and meaning the high school children will be able to get to Woodkirk independently, further to that the route is being extended to the Owl Cotes shopping centre in Pudsey.
WYCA has therefore agreed that TLC Travel will operate a reduced timetable using existing staff and buses until such time as the company has the resources to resume the full hourly service.
Please do check with WY Metro before you travel as the new company are still recruiting drivers so cancellations are likely.
Children can get to Morley each morning but please note there is likely a wait for them to return after school Mon- Thursday due to the time tables (Woodkirk finishes earlier on a Friday)
There will still be no service on a Sunday
Thank you to all the local councillors who have helped with this.
‘Redrow homes’ have officially requested planning permission and site access for the housing they want to build on the meadows and land that surrounds Haigh Wood.
The number of houses requested has changed to 289
The Yellow posters have appeared this morning on the lamp posts
Members of the public now have 21 days to comment on the proposals
Reference number 21/07156/RM
Unfortunately our area will be losing a bus service
The 205 bus which operates between Dewsbury and Pudsey is discontinuing on 25th October 2021
This means the people at the bottom of the village now have no direct access to Morley
The 205 has been under threat for many years and we are told that the reason for withdrawal is due to the lack of bus drivers as they have gone to be lorry drivers
WF3 Kindness are holding the kindness awards again this year.
So they are asking for nominations of people you think have shown that community spirit.
There are several categories, including best teacher, the person has made a difference and community group of the year, that’s just naming a few.
Please visit their page to get your nomination in, the communities way of saying thank you to our neighbours
Over the last week there has been an increase of residents reporting issues with speeding motorists.
On Saturday there was an accident outside Hilltop School resulting in the new safety fence being destroyed, thank goodness no one was stood there at the time!
The police welcome reports of speeding motorists and also dash cam footage or cctv footage of any such incidents. you can do this by using the link below
Tingley Brass band has resumed rehearsals now the restrictions have been finally lifted! As well as welcoming the established players back they would love to have new players join them, they rehearse at Blackgates community centre
If you are a player of any level and would like to go for a blow with them, or you are brand new and would love to learn to play an instrument please contact the conductor Geoff on 0113 253 0719
After a period of quiet there has been a disturbance – many of you will have now received a “consultation leaflet from Redrow, who appear to be the ones tasked with building on the fields at the Haigh woods site.
Some of our local councillors are already addressing concerns raised from local residents about the ridiculous time scales given, receiving the consultation leaflet on the 16th and 18th of July and having the deadline for responses at the 23rd July!
Here is a response from Cllr Mike Foster-
Some good news for our younger people in the village- their activities are slowly reopening!
Church dates- Sunday school reopens at West Ardsley Methodist Church, Sunday 1st August 2021 10.30am in the hall
Messy Church reopens the following month, Thursday 9th September 4pm-6pm
Track and trace will be in place and the volunteers will endeavour to support the children to socially distance but still have lots of fun!
The main church is also open for worship, please reserve a place via event brite (until further notice)
Help Save Haigh Woods 🍃💚🍃Follow
The application was refused and then in controversial turnaround it's suddenly approved in a closed Plans Panel remote meeting! Please Help us again!
@andreajenkyns you could be a real life hero and try and save Haigh woods after all… any chance? @BorisJohnson says no to building on greenfield now…. https://twitter.com/RosieP4/status/1446219910158376971
Enjoying the autumn sunshine and my lovely view. The green lung of our village. Better savour it as by next spring it will be a @redrow building site. Thank you leeds city council for going against all of your policy and putting this unsustainable dev through @LeedsCC_CEAQ2
@HaighHelp @elly189245978 So sorry @HaighHelp, developers have far too much power. How can a scheme that has 3500 objections still be given the go ahead? It’s baffling. 💚
Yes @BorisJohnson please stop @Redrow before it’s too late for West Ardsley! 3,500 objections yet greedy landowners and planners won to get outline planning?! We are already over developed and struggling with no new infrastructure offered by @Redrow in their application
Will you help us right now @BorisJohnson ? Because it’s what’s about to happen! Please stop the nonsense leeds city council are inflicting on West Ardsley - once and for all. 3500 residents objections just ignored. It’s ridiculous and wrong.
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