Taking a look back at Morley 2014

School girl ,Eleanor Hudson, age 14, with her petition against plans to build a housing development opposite her West Ardsley home.   (d615a403)
School girl ,Eleanor Hudson, age 14, with her petition against plans to build a housing development opposite her West Ardsley home. (d615a403)

What hit the headlines in March 2014

Kodak announced plans to close its factory on the Howley Park Road estate by the end of 2015, resulting in the eventual loss of around 210 job with 60 people being made redundant by the summer.

Meanwhile, bookmakers William Hill emailed Morley Town Council suggesting ways to limit the number of betting shops in the tow to the astonishment of campaigners who’d battled against the opening of one of their branches on Windsor Court years before.

Schoolgirl Eleanor Hudson, 14, was praised for her part in a campaign to stop a housing development plan next to West Ardsley Reservoir. The proposals were dropped in March, but revised plans would be controversially formed again for the site later in the year.