The MARC (Morley Against Reckless Construction) meeting to discuss the proposed development of Church Fields in East Ardsley has been hailed a success with over 90 residents attending.
The meeting discussed the community’s concerns about the application from Barrats the Builders and David Wilson Homes for 37 houses on the Greenfield site. Coun Wyn Kidger said: “It was a brilliant turnout and the residents should be commended for their commitment to work together to get this application refused. “We are delighted to be supporting residents with this campaign.” Residents raised concerns about the capacity for local schools and the local health centre to cope with the proposed level of development as well as commenting on the congestion problems that regularly occur on the Bradford Road corridor through East Ardsley. They also raised other issues such as the impact on local wildlife and the positive benefit the Greenfield site offered for peace and tranquillity in the village. Coun Kidger said: “We will be meeting again in January to develop a series of posters for people to display who support the campaign and to maximise the number of objections to this application. “If we remain united we can win this campaign and defeat the developers.” To be sent an objection form, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Coun Kidger directly on 07790090777.
Volunteers enjoy christmas lunch
Morley Borough Independents organised a special Christmas lunch for volunteers and staff who support Morley Elderly Action, which works with pensioners and older people in the town. The meal was attended by over 70 volunteers and Morley Mayor Coun Tom Leadley.