Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Following last years successful campaign to reinstate the Traditional Christmas Tree, I have just been informed that we are to get our Christmas Tree again this year on The Green with the additions of one on New Road Side and a new location as a result of sponsorship from local business, opposite the Brownlee Arms on Long Row. This is fantastic news from Horsforth Town Council. Thank you!
Saturday, 23 August 2014
Councillor Martin Hughes, Chairman of Horsforth Town Council.
The "Horsforth, let down by Leeds " Facebook group was delighted to announce that one of its founder members had been elected as "Lord Mayor" of Horsforth! This Summer.
A great honour for Martin and for this group, we look forward to working closely for Horsforth with him.
Well done Martin.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
The flowers you donated towards the staff at Thomson Travel Agents
Following a series of frightening armed robberies at Thomson Travel Agents on Horsforth Town Street the "Horsforth, Let Down By Leeds" facebook group had a collection to buy flowers as a gesture of solidarity.
The staff were delighted and sent their thanks to everyone concerned.
Saturday, 16 August 2014
The ugly wall surrounding the playground in Hall Park, before our campaign
After our Campaign!
At the beginning of the Summer we were contacted regarding the graffiti on the walls surrounding the playground in Horsforth Hall Park. This had been present for many years and Leeds City Council had failed in its duty to maintain this community resource.
Following an appeal on our website several members got together to organise a competition with local schools to design a mural. This was supported by Horsforth Town Council and the winning entry was created by local artist and group member Steph Callaghan.
Special thanks must go to Gemma Mc Donald who organised the competition and Peter Mallot, Neil Hunt and Councillor Dawn Collins for all their hard work in making this project a success.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Despite repeated calls to the Environmental Health Department at Leeds City Council by local residents the waste pictured on Broadway has yet to be collected.
Reports of Rats and Foxes are now being received and neighbours are worried about the risk to health.
No one in the Council will take responsibility for this problem and the "Bin Men" refuse to empty or remove any of the waste.
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Now parents of children at Broadgate Lane, St Mary's and Newlaiths Primary schools are demanding the same response.
Many parents who have contacted our campaign website https://www.facebook.com/groups/362411430856/ are demanding a "Zero tolerance" approach to anyone parking dangerously outside of Horsforth Schools. Photographs are now being taken and passed on to our PCSOs for direct action. Recent visits resulted in fixed penalty notices being issued to offending vehicles.
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
...and after our group became involved!
On the 23rd of January we were contacted by Peter Mallott of Horsforth in Bloom regarding an eyesore and potential health hazard to the rear of food premises on Town Street. An amazing 78 posts were received on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/362411430856/ Following several visits to site by various members and Councillor John Garvanis support, the whole area has now been tidied up. Thank you everyone involved.
Friday, 13 December 2013
Brian Cleasby pictured right with loosing team.
Councillor Brian Cleasby has been defeated in his attempt to gain a seat on Horsforth Town Council. Elderly Brian Cleasby who was widely blamed for the closure of the Stanhope Drive Youth Club and lives in Rawdon was defeated by Janice Pritlove a local NHS worker and Horsforth resident. The by-election in the Broadfields ward was called following the resignation of local man John Hardcastle.
Pritlove Labour 192
Cleasby Liberal 173
O'Callaghan Conservative 80
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Top of Long Row before we campaigned for improvements.
Top of Long Row after our Campaign.
Our Campaign group was contacted in the Summer by many local residents nominating the Top of Long Row as the street in Horsforth "In the worst state of repair"
Following a sustained campaign to resolve the situation, Leeds City Council has finally resurfaced the entire area. Thanks to everyone who helped and thank you to Leeds City Council Highways Department.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
We have had confirmation from Councillors Neil Hunt and Richard Hardcastle that the Horsforth Town Council will be providing the funds for a Christmas Tree on the Green this year.
In December of 2011 Leeds City Council decided to withdraw funding for our Christmas Tree. This resulted in a significant campaign on this site to get Horsforth Town Council to ensure that the children of Horsforth got their Christmas back.
This is a fantastic result for the people of Horsforth. Thank you to all concerned.
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
St James's flats before we shamed Leeds into action.
St James flats now!
Following on from our recent focus on the St James's area. We have been contacted this morning by a grateful resident who reports that Leeds City Council has finally succumbed to our pressure, and built a neat and tidy compound for the recycling and waste bins!
This is a fantastic result. Thank you to everyone in the group who has supported our campaign.
Friday, 21 June 2013
We have just heard from a leading local Lib - Dem activist that Councillor Christopher Townsley's wife Margaret (above right) is no longer in line to succeed elderly Brian Cleasby as candidate for the Horsforth ward at the next election.
This follows as a direct result of pressure from local party members and criticism online suggesting nepotism and greed.
Good News for Horsforth...
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
We have just received a communication from a disgruntled Horsforth Liberal Democrat who informs us that Councillor Chris Townsley http://horsforthletdownbyleeds.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/horsforth-councillor-in-allowance-claim.html has arranged for his wife Margaret to succeed the elderly Councillor Brian Cleasby http://horsforthletdownbyleeds.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/two-down-one-to-go.html when he stands down from office in 2014! Margaret will be the candidate at the following election for the Lib Dems.
This makes two snouts in the same trough!
This clear attempt to increase the family income has upset many local activists and is seen as a disgrace by many Horsfordians.
Especially when so many local people are seeing their incomes reduce!