In this week’s Batley and Birstall News, The fight is on for what campaigners call “the last green space in Batley Carr” – which they believe Kirklees Council wants to sell for homes.
Also this week:
- It was Happy Days during a night out when library staff spotted cult TV character The Fonz in a Birstall restaurant.
- Soldiers from across West Yorkshire took part in a military training exercise involving tanks and rifles.
- MPs have vowed to fight “deeply unfair” plans to charge disabled blue badge holders to park at the district’s hospitals.
- People living near to one of the busiest roads in North Kirklees are sick of their parked cars being damaged by passing drivers.
- North Kirklees residents worried about safety in their community can now report their concerns by using a dedicated web service.
- A gallant World War One soldier bravely perished at Dardenelles.
- A special meeting is to go ahead to review Kirklees Council’s decision to amend its grass-cutting services.
- A local comedian is taking his show on the road in a bid to raise £100K for Kirkwood Hospice.
- Plus, read our special report on how British Transport Police are appealing to parents to educate their children on the dangers of the railway.