Recent Activity

1200px-Daw_Mill_Colliery_17s06.jpgThe High Court has thrown out a case by the owners of Daw Mill to take out a Judicial Review on the decision to reject their planning application to turn the site into a distribution park.

Local Councilor for Arley and Whitacre, Jodie Gosling said;

“This is fantastic news for local people. We’ve fought against these proposals with local people and LAWRAG

 from the very beginning because of the damage and disruption this would have caused on local roads and local rural villages.

“We just aren’t able to cope with hundreds of extra HGV’s on our roads and this decision will be a huge relief for locals.”

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Nuneaton, Zoe Mayou said;

“I’m delighted to hear the news that the High Court have threw out Harworth Estate’s application for a judicial review. The High Court said that the application was ‘totally without merit’ and ‘bound to fail’. This will be music to the ears of local people who have been fighting this plan for many years now.

“The simple fact is that Harworth’s should now do the right thing and return the land to green field within the green belt, as was promised and agreed many decades ago. The County Council should enforce that original planning condition without delay.” 

Harworth Estates have yet to indicate whether they plan to appeal this decision.

High Court throws out Daw Mill Judicial Review

The High Court has thrown out a case by the owners of Daw Mill to take out a Judicial Review on the decision to reject their planning application to turn the...

The saga surrounding Arley Sports Centre has taken yet another turn this week as Conservative led North Warwickshire Borough2016-08-18_12.49.21.jpg Council has announced its intention to sell off Arley Sports Centre for just £1.  

The Council has announced plans to sell the whole site of this community asset to a sports company for £1 with limited restrictions being about where the profits go if they sell the land in future, and with no guarantees on the site even remaining open.

Local Councilor Jodie Gosling said 

“There are two huge issues here. One, is that if the Council really cared about the people of Arley, they’d run Arley Sports Centre properly and fund it as they do with all the other sports centers they own. Instead we get handed down broken equipment and cancelled classes, the center has never been given a chance.

“The second issue, is that the Council seem set on simply getting rid of our sports center, a local asset of enormous importance to residents, at any cost.  The proposed sale for £1 means there is no commitment from the company and there are no guarantees about the long-term future use. This deal means the new owners of the site, could simply close the doors whenever they like and sell the land.

“There’s no protection for community health and wellbeing, no transition time to ensure delivery, no targets and crucially no buy-back clauses if they don’t deliver. Once it’s gone, that’s it!  

“This is a dreadful deal, especially for an area with some of worst health figures in Warwickshire. 

“We will have no say in operations - activities, pricing, opening hours or level of investment. Without these guarantees, how can anyone support a deal where a public building, is simply given away.”

Labour Group Leader, Cllr Adam Farrell said; 

“This is a pretty raw deal for local tax payers. The Council is flogging off public land and a sports center for £1 without any legal commitments from the new owner. They’d be free to sell the land on as they see fit and that just isn’t acceptable.  

“Labour are very clear. We’d rebuild Arley Sports Centre and invest in our leisure facilities to increase usage and help local people get healthier. In our manifesto next May, we’ll offer local people real change in North Warwickshire and locally in Arley, the choice will be Labour candidates who will fight for Arley or Tory Councilors who quite literally will flog the area off for next to nothing.”

Tory Council are trying to sell Arley Sports Centre Land for £1

The saga surrounding Arley Sports Centre has taken yet another turn this week as Conservative led North Warwickshire Borough Council has announced its intention to sell off Arley Sports Centre...

Jacky_Chambers.jpg

Labour Councillors have elected a new Deputy Leader in North Warwickshire, following the decision of longstanding Councillor, Ray Sweet, to stand down from the role.

Councillor Jacky Chambers, first elected as Borough  Councillor in 2015 for Dordon ward , has now taken over the role following a vote by Labour Councillors earlier this year.  

Jacky has lived in North Warwickshire for 35 years. Before she retired, she had a long and distinguished career as a public health doctor , working for both the NHS and Local Government .She was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to public health in Birmingham and nationally.

Cllr Chambers said; 

“I’m delighted to be taking on this role. It’s an important year for North Warwickshire and for the Labour Party locally. With only one year to go until the next elections, we will be working hard to get Labour back in control, as well as holding the Tories to account for their term in office.

“Our campaign will set out a different vision for the future of our Borough and offer realistic and positive alternatives . In the summer, we will also be announcing some fantastic new candidates who will campaign hard to bring about a change in the political leadership of this Council.” 

Retiring Deputy Leader, Cllr Ray Sweet said;

“I’ve served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Group, this time round, for 7 years. It’s been a huge honour and I want to take this opportunity to thank again the residents of Baddesley and Grendon, without whom, I would not be here.

“As I enter my 58thyear as a Councillor, I feel the time is right to hand over to the next generation and I have no doubt that Jacky will make an excellent Deputy Leader and help us take back control of the Council next May.

“I will continue to do all I can to help support my local residents in Baddesley and Grendon as their Borough Councillor.”

Labour Group Leader, Cllr Adam Farrell said;

“I’m delighted to welcome Jacky to this role. She’s been a first class Councillor over the last three years and I’ve no doubt that she will be an excellent Deputy Leader, helping Labour take back control of the Council next May.

“I want to pay tribute to Ray Sweet, who is very simply put; a great, honest, hardworking Councillor, who is in politics for all the right reasons. He’s gave up nearly 6 decades of his life to public service and his experience and knowledge of the Council is something I am sure he will continue to share in his role as a Borough Councillor.”

Cllr Jacky Chambers elected as new Deputy Leader of North Warwickshire Labour

Labour Councillors have elected a new Deputy Leader in North Warwickshire, following the decision of longstanding Councillor, Ray Sweet, to stand down from the role. Councillor Jacky Chambers, first elected...


View More Activities

Liquid syntax error: Error in tag 'subpage' - No such page slug cookies