What a great time it is now to support the Wildcats.
When, oh when, are the council going to attend to the atrocious condition of the road surface in Westgate between the Smiths Arms public house and the Waterloo public house, a distance of around a quarter of a mile?
I write in response to Mr Bulmer’s letter regarding the condition of Horbury in the Express. I understand his concern; the welfare of the town and its people is our main focus as councillors. However let’s be clear Horbury isn’t run down, it has a thriving community and a wide variety of voluntary groups and societies.
The recent death of Stu Page cannot pass without an appreciation in The Express considering his name first graced its gig listings nigh on 30 years ago stretching back to a time when 45s were still the usual mode of acquiring recorded music.
I read with interest the Special Report on the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust in the Express on Friday April 10.3 comments
I read with interest, yet again, of the ‘neglected’ traders of Brook Street who are struggling due to broken promises and the foot-flow of customers using other streets to get to Trinity Walk and the Bus Station area.
I was under the impression that dog fouling is a criminal offence, so how come I still see people along Southfield/Northfield Lane letting their dogs foul and not picking it up!1 comment
Why when the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) deal was signed in 2007 was a £35 million a year rental kept secret?11 comments
Residents in our communities are in despair at the way the public planning consultation process is run by Wakefield MDC.5 comments
In The Citizen, issue 53 Spring 2013, we read that Wakefield Council is continuing with the regeneration of Castleford, Wakefield’s Westgate and Kirkgate, Pontefract, Normanton, Knottingley and Ferrybridge, with no mention of the “cuts”.
It occurred to me today, while reading yet another apologist missive from Coun Peter Box, that if he spent half as much time carrying out the business of the council as he does on defending it from every minor criticism from readers of your paper, Wakefield Council might well be more highly regarded and therefore less likely to attract said criticism.1 comment
The proposed HS2 High Speed Train to Leeds-London will cut through and decimate large areas of valuable urban green belt land in the Wakefield area, including the worlds first nature reserve at Walton, the renowned Newland Hall Estate at Normanton, the Historic Henge at Altofts and the Calder Wetlands at Stanley/Bottomboat.3 comments
I am writing a book dealing with the very curious story of the Simpsons of Walton Hall - a story which can be likened to a parallel to the Downton Abbey story on television recently, except that mine is a true story based on original documents, photographs and maps, and mine covers far more aspects of the family’s life - business, food, sport (including golf, the Badsworth hunt, croquet and, especially, cricket), home furnishings, carriages, servants etc.
At 1pm on Friday, April 5, workers at Wakefield Jobcentre staged a half-day strike. This is part of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union’s ongoing campaign to challenge the current government’s cuts to public services and attacks on civil service pensions.1 comment
Your reader Mr Long suggested in last week’s Express (Letters, April 19) that the council is not patriotic.3 comments
It is no surprise that Wakefield Council will not be flying the Union Flag at half-mast, as to do so would be to recognise patriotism: they have not displayed any in the last 30 years so I don’t think they are going to start recognising any now.8 comments
Over the years our Wakefield Express has been many things to many people, but on the whole a really good local newspaper.2 comments
The council’s decision not to show respect to Baroness Thatcher by flying the Union flag at half mast is symptomatic of an increasing problem of the few speaking for the many.4 comments
The most obvious solution to all this controversy over the HS2 railway line does not seem to have occurred to anyone. Why not convert the M1 motorway to a four-track rail line?3 comments
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