VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK

Cllr Richard Eastwood, Cllr Cahal Burke & Cllr Anthony Smith volunteer with Lindley Community Group

We’re saying thank you to Lindley Community Group & volunteers across the Lindley ward for giving their time to help others in Birchencliffe, Birkby, Lindley, Marsh, Mount, Oakes, Quarmby, Salendine Nook

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers’ wellbeing too. 

It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.

If you’re interested in volunteering with Lindley Community Group please sign up here:

http://www.lindleygroup.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/VOLUNTEER-RECRUITMENT-FORM-1.pdf

ROAD SAFETY

We want to make our streets safe for everyone and we have been working with the Highway Safety Team and the Neighbourhood Policing Team to achieve this. Please use the contact details below to report to the council and to the Neighbourhood Policing Team. This will help us take appropriate action. Speeding is already a neighbourhood priority for the Police in Lindley.

Local authorities in particular have faced substantial budget and spending restrictions, which affect our ability to deliver the vast range of essential public services for which we are responsible. While road safety must accept its share of these restrictions, we understand cutting road safety services too far will mean more people being killed or injured.

Despite these challenges, local authorities can continue to deliver effective road safety services that help to keep their people alive and healthy by ensuring that their road safety services are:

„ Evidence-informed

„ Co-ordinated with other public services

„ Designed and delivered in partnership

„ Evaluated to ensure effectiveness

Please contact us with information:

https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/transport-roads-and-parking/road-safety-requests.aspx

Cllr. Cahal Burke – cahal.burke@kirklees.gov.uk

Cllr. Richard Eastwood – richard.eastwood@kirklees.gov.uk

Cllr. Anthony Smith – anthony.smith@kirklees.gov.uk

Roads policing supports and complements road safety education and engineering, and is an essential part of road safety. It:

„ Deters illegal, dangerous and careless behaviour on the road

„ Detects illegal, dangerous and careless behaviour on the road

„ Identifies offenders

„ Identifies the causes of crashes

„ Helps to educate, and change the attitudes of, road users

„ Prevents other forms of crime

„ Identifies and removes dangerous vehicles

Please report issues to the Police

In an Emergency always dial 999.

For Non Emergencies dial 101.

Neighbourhood Inspector : Graham Dyson

Email : huddersfield@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Facebook : www.facebook.com/WYPHuddersfield

Twitter : www.twitter.com/WYP_Hudds

We are in favour of 20mph limits and zones in Lindley, near our schools and residential areas.

Because it is safer, healthier, fairer, greener, quieter and better for people’s quality of life.

You are 7 times less likely to die if hit at 20mph than 30mph or 10 times if over 60 years old. 

In the distance a 20mph car can stop, a 30mph car will still be doing 24mph. Far better to just miss than actually hit someone or be hit at any speed.

TAKING ACTION TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY

Lindley councillors have welcomed the installation of an air quality monitor in their ward.

The new air quality equipment, installed in early May, is located on George Street in Lindley.

The unit, a Zephyr, is a lightweight air pollution sensor which measures gases and particulate matter formed from harmful emissions.


Councillor Cahal Burke (Lib Dems, Lindley) said:


“We have long campaigned for air quality improvements in Lindley. We have raised our concerns when houses have been allowed to be built in areas of poor air quality and we have had regular meetings with council officers to look at ways to improve the situation.

“It is estimated that 24,000 people die prematurely annually in the UK as a result of air pollution, while air pollution costs the UK economy £20 billion each year. We know there are short-term and long-term effects of air pollution on health.

“It’s important to know where pollution is concentrated, how it occurs and what elements are involved. Air quality monitoring is vital to help tackle poor air quality. Monitoring can help to ensure that the right steps are being taken.”

His colleague, Cllr Richard Eastwood, said:

“It’s good news that the air quality monitor is being installed. We wanted the device to be installed on George Street, due to the proximity to Lindley Infant School and Lindley Junior School. We know that children are particularly vulnerable to air pollution and we want additional measures to help tackle poor air quality outside schools.

“Given the situation with Covid-19, I think the timing is also helpful. We know that dirty air can cause lung and heart damage and a number of studies suggest that the underlying health damage means that respiratory infections, including Covid-19, may have a more serious impact.”

Councillor Anthony Smith added:

“I understand that the device is portable, does not require planning permission and is relatively cheap to operate, as it is solar powered.

“There has been a lot of housing development in Lindley in recent years. As residents and elected members for the Lindley ward, we recognise that air pollution is a major issue and we will continue to work with council officers and other partners to look at ways to improve air quality here. Good air is fundamental to our well-being.”

There are also similar air quality monitoring devices on Westgate in Huddersfield town centre, on Leeds Road and on Huddersfield Road in Mirfield. An additional device will be installed on Huddersfield’s ring road in due course.

Kirklees Council has currently declared 9 Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA) across the district, which includes Ainley Top, which is located partly in the Lindley ward.  Local authorities, including Kirklees Council, are required to designate an AQMA where air quality objectives are not being achieved and put together a plan to improve air quality in these areas.

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OUR NHS

We’re working especially closely with our voluntary sector partners. Together we’re offering a co-ordinated Community Response. This will help us all to make sure that people can easily request help when needed. We’re also offering support for local groups and organisations to make sure that we can all help each other in our local places.

If you need support, or if you can offer support, please get in touch. We are with you.

Community Response helpline

You can call to let us know what you need help with, or to tell us how you can help others.
01484 226919

SIGN UP TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY WITH THE COVID-19 RESPONSE

The response from our communities so far has been inspirational. Thank you to everyone who has done something to help others – either by forming mutual aid groups or by choosing to be the best neighbours we can be. We are with you. We’re working alongside citizens and local organisations to support the most vulnerable people in our local places, and we know that your incredible community spirit is essential. For this reason, we are asking everybody – organisations, individuals, businesses and groups – to let us know what support is available. Your offers will then be paired with others who are requesting help.

There are many many things which you could help with during this time, including everything from deciding to do your bit for the neighbours you already know on your street, right through to using relevant skills, training and qualifications which you already have to bolster the social care system and help the most vulnerable.

If you are at low risk from Covid-19 (after checking the symptoms and NHS guidelines) and feel like you would like to volunteer, please continue and fill in the form below.

If you have a more complicated offer of support you can phone the Community Response helpline (which has been set up by Kirklees Council) specifically for the purpose of supporting the Covid-19 crisis. This number is 01484 226919. Due to the high volume of calls please use this form in the first instance if you can.

https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/advice-support-and-sharing/covid-19-community-response.aspx

CORONAVIRUS PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS

You MUST now:
▶️ Only go out when absolutely necessary for food, medicine, work or exercise
▶️ Always stay 2 metres apart 🚶🏾‍♀️↔️🚶🏾‍♂️

❌ Do NOT meet others outside your household, even friends and family

We’re working alongside our residents and local organisations to make sure that together we can all support our neighbours and communities over the coming weeks and months.

Let us know if you need help with or to tell us how you can help others. 01484 226919

NEW LIB DEM CANDIDATE FOR LINDLEY

Anthony Smith will be the Liberal Democrat candidate this year, and will fight to join Cllr Cahal Burke and Cllr Richard Eastwood in the Lindley ward.

Anthony Smith will be the Liberal Democrat candidate this year, and will fight to join Cllr Cahal Burke and Cllr Richard Eastwood in the Lindley ward.

Lindley Lib Dems have selected a new candidate for the Kirklees district elections in May.

Anthony Smith will be the Liberal Democrat candidate this year, and will fight to join Cllr Cahal Burke and Cllr Richard Eastwood in the Lindley ward.

The selection follows the decision that incumbent Lindley councillor Gemma Wilson will not seek re-election in May, due to ongoing personal commitments.

Councillor Gemma Wilson, who has been a councillor for Lindley since 2015, defected from Kirklees Conservative group and joined Kirklees Liberal Democrats in June 2018.

In explaining why she is stepping down and is not seeking re-election, Cllr Wilson said:

“I would like to thank my colleagues in Lindley and to the wider party, who have all been great to work with and have been enormously supportive. It’s been an amazing privilege to work with them.

I’ve had to step back at times this year for personal reasons, but I believe that Lindley has an excellent candidate in Anthony Smith, who has my full support.

Of course, I’m looking forward to continuing to work with my colleagues at all the various community events in Lindley. “

Cllr Burke and Cllr Eastwood have paid tribute to Cllr Wilson and acknowledged her support over the course of the year.

Councillor Burke said:

“I would like to thank Gemma for her hard work this year. It’s been great to have a united team in Lindley and to be able to work together to support our residents.

We have to look forward now, and I would like to welcome our new candidate.

Anthony lives locally and is a long-standing member of the party. He’s also hugely active in the community and has been working closely with local community groups for a long time. He’s a hard worker and I’m confident that he would be a fantastic addition to our team and to Lindley.

We’ll continue to fight to get a good deal for local people and work together for the people of Lindley ward.”

RESIDENTS ADVICE SURGERY

Lindley Liberal Democrats

Lindley Liberal Democrats

In an effort to better represent the needs and interests of all residents, I hold a residents advice surgery with Cllr Richard Eastwood on the second Saturday of each month.

No appointment necessary, just come along.

9:30am – 10:30am
(Lindley Library)

and

11am – 12pm
(Salendine Nook Shopping Centre with the Neighbourhood Policing Team)

If you are unable to attend please contact me using the details below.

www.cahalburke.co.uk

www.facebook.com/CahalBurke

www.twitter.com/CahalBurke

E-Mail: cahal.burke@kirklees.gov.uk

CAMPAIGNING TRIO UNITED FOR LINDLEY

Lindley Liberal Democrats

Gemma Wilson, Cllr for Lindley, has today joined the Liberal Democrats in Kirklees. Gemma a Councillor for Lindley since 2015 has campaigned over the past three years for local residents in support of HRI, to save Grimescar valley from development as well as tackling casework for local residents.

After confirming her decision in writing to Council Chief Executive, Cllr Wilson said,

“I have today taken a positive step forward. As a united team for Lindley I will be working together with Cahal Burke and Richard Eastwood for the good of everyone in the ward. We are battling Kirklees Labour as they cut resources for our communities – such as the library at the heart of Lindley. From Birchencliffe to Salendine Nook and Quarmby to Oakes, we stand united on the issues that matter locally.

“And of course, I remain committed to keeping HRI at the heart of our town. And to fight to save Grimescar valley.”

She was welcomed to the Liberal Democrats by Cllr John Lawson, Lib Dem Group Leader, who said,

“Gemma works for local residents and the communities across Lindley, just like Cahal and Richard. Gemma will be a great asset to the group and will continue to speak out for the people of Lindley ward. I know she will bring a new dimension to the group and our ongoing campaign to win a fair deal for local people from Kirklees Labour.”

Cllr. Cahal Burke, (Liberal Democrat Deputy Group Leader and Lindley Councillor) alsO took the opportunity to welcome Gemma,
“Cllr. Wilson shares our values and beliefs, Cllr. Wilson has joined the Liberal Democrats because we exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

I have seen Gemma in action, working for local people across Lindley for the past the three years. Her determination to get a good deal for local people, her passion on local issues is strong. Along with Cllr Richard Eastwood and myself we will go forward as a united team – stronger, an even more effective voice for Lindley.

The people of Lindley now have three Liberal Democrat Councillors who will champion quality social care, strong local schools, and well-funded services. We are looking forward to working together for the people of the Lindley ward”.