In this week’s Batley and Birstall News:
A Batley councillor is urging his colleagues to approve plans for a multi-million pound regeneration of Blakeridge Mills.
Coun Shabir Pandor (Lab, Batley West) said the plans, for 181 apartments, indoor parking and a supermarket and petrol station, will regenerate the buildings while preserving the original street scene of Blakeridge Lane. The application will be decided by councillors next Thursday.
ALSO: Bowlers were left devastated after a shelter paid for with tireless fundraising was vandalised. Yobs smashed its perspex panels, brought down part of a 10ft fence and let off fireworks on the bowling green in a callous attack.
AND FINALLY: Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of one of Batley Bulldogs’ greatest servants, president Ron Earnshaw, who has died after a long illness.
The service was held at Batley Parish Church (All Saints) last Friday and was attended by a host of current and former players. Supporters went to the Mount Pleasant Stadium afterwards to celebrate his life.
This week we’re taking a look at Wilton Estate in a two-page special report.
Plus don’t miss our coverage of the 2013 Reporter Series Business Awards and read all about the Birstall entrepreneur who scooped Business Person of the Year.
There’s also an in-depth look at the £20m plans for the Dewsbury and District Hospital site.
Don’t miss all this, plus: work to begin on Wilton Park pavilion; read about the burglar that left socks at the scene of her crimes; and check out the creepy creatures that visited the Mill Outlet this week!
Only in this week’s News, out Thursday.