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 21 
 on: June 04, 2017, 07:31:27 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1

After 3 horrific attacks against innocent people in 3 months many UK residents now find themselves struggling not to use some form racism towards the terrorists.
Many agree there needs to be immediate and new action against this new threat. Many agree there needs to be more police but new powers and approach are also needed. Not just new but straight to the point.
Many people feel that politicians never listen to them anyway. With just days before an election people power has never been stronger to force politicians to offer action for a vote.
The question still remains “how”. Many suggestions are flying about like 100% closed boarders and sending people back to their own countries. More dramatic are suggestions that the associated Mosque of any terrorist should be taken down and replaced with a memorial garden or Church to remember the victims at the cost of the mosque owners in the hope that continued tolerance of a faith is allowed only if suspects are reported by mosque seniors. Whatever your thoughts this week is a good time to voice them as something has to change! Use your voice for the sake of the UK.
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 on: May 24, 2017, 09:47:41 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Over the weekend was just catching the latest news and viewed this video. The facts are the issue not the comments,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPygKbnhJOc

My interest was gained after watching this and the next video looked as appalling,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjgCwXDo4Ac

After viewing these 2 reports I had gained an opinion I felt needed to be put to paper. Very sadly before I put pen to paper the atrocity of Manchester happened and began unfolding. Words cannot express the grief I share for the victims of Manchester and am not ashamed to say I have cried more than once in the last day. Everyone, if they could, would try to help. After Lee Rigby then Westminster Bridge and now Manchester it is fair to say most common folk in the UK have been touched to their own extreme. This forum is titled “make a difference” and has shown many times how those few can do just that.

Considering this area is a Labour Party strong hold perhaps the surrounding districts that are also Labour could pull rank and begin a needed political reform as part as the fight against terrorism. Enough is enough.
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 23 
 on: May 21, 2017, 02:23:41 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
May 2017 and growing



 24 
 on: May 21, 2017, 02:17:06 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
May 2017 and looking tidy



 25 
 on: May 12, 2017, 08:58:41 pm 
Started by san! - Last post by yetion1
Does this mean that every business in Featherstone can apply or just every charity? There are many businesses in Featherstone suffering from daily attack who need much needed help.

342/17 MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
A grant cheque for £500 was presented to Mr Mulroe for the Dr. Jackson Cancer Fund he thanked the Council and said the shop was very busy but had suffered some damage from a break in.

 26 
 on: May 12, 2017, 08:54:50 pm 
Started by san! - Last post by yetion1
Ok so no one gives a crap that they are paying more council tax for something they no nothing about. Worse still for those very few people who do care apparently why we are paying more has to be kept a secret:

341/17 PUBLIC BODIES (ADMISSION TO MEETINGS) ACT 1960 To consider, if thought fit, a resolution under the terms of the Public Bodies Admission to Meetings Act 1960 that the press and public be excluded from items such as the Community Centre Lease which may be of a confidential nature of the business being transacted.

347/17 PRECEPT 2017/18
Wakefield Council has requested the Town Council’s Precept demand by Friday 10th February. It was thought that Members may wish to delay the decision to the meeting on the 8th February but it was decided that the Council still wished to adopt the Community Centre when the lease was finally agreed and that the Precept demand should be £130,000 to assist in covering the costs of running the centre in the first instance this will be offset by the increased usage when the centre, which is currently closed, is reopened. There has been an increase in tax base to 4,487 houses due to the new housing being built in the Featherstone area and therefore a band A property will rise

 27 
 on: May 12, 2017, 08:39:16 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Dews, David Alan: UKIP
Jordan, Mike: Conservative
Macqueen, Joan Mary: Lib Dems
Roberts, Martin Paul: The Yorkshire Party
Trickett, Jon Hedley: Labour

Our local candidates have been announced and it’s an interesting mix. The Yorkshire party is probably the dangerous vote as it would only help Labour split the vote from UKIP, CON & Libs but at this time for England would not help. Like it or not this appears another Brexit election. The Cons were winning with a reasonable stop the rich bullies vote but the pre drawn immigration continuance of what we see now is not the Brexit we voted for. Looks like a Labour, Conservative & UKIP battle for Hemsworth.

 28 
 on: May 10, 2017, 08:41:49 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Forgive me if I see things wrong. This post is written for an opinion as this next vote appears not as clear cut as probably we all thought. Politics has changed so much recently ending in Brexit fireworks most recent. For those who did vote to leave one of their reasons was to almost shut the door on immigration as it clearly out of control.

The war of words continued for a year resulting in T May announcing an election mainly due to threats from others trying to get their own way and not the way Brexit voted. I have to agree that comments made as threats to stall the Brexit process would be harming the UK and the conservatives would never stand a chance. Not fair but neither is politics. The Brits and Scots had been getting along quite well for the last 100 or so years but now a whole new opinion is growing.

Having lived listening to local politics the words given by most parties from the off at this election had to be good to be true and a little time was needed to see the real picture I am personally still drawing. Corbin is still running as he shouldn’t and his bags of sweets must be embarrassing to the party as most of them have issues. Not forgetting T May who did sound to have a fair plan. However the twist appears now to be coming to light very delicately by feeding the public a little at a time. It sounds like the EU has already agreed with the UK that immigration (and who knows what else) will continue in Brexit thanks to the minority rich who appear would be affected by no cheap labour. Had to look at this a bit more as the UK has a minimum wage......hasn’t it? I keep seeing news reports of farmers saying they will go bust without cheap labour. Apparently cheap labour can be brought in to the UK via outside of the UK companies working as labour contractors who pay less than UK wages. Is that not slavery? Over the centuries there are many similar circumstances but all are now considered slavery.

It appears that like it or not and regardless of how many bags of sweets is offered for your vote this election is still about Brexit. What the parties offer so far is not the Brexit deal we voted for but possibly a Brexit plan created by the EU. A wise move by any party this time would be to make very, very clear the key points of their Brexit in English without a paper bag.

 29 
 on: May 05, 2017, 08:27:44 pm 
Started by karen - Last post by yetion1
If you have been wondering or one of those still complaining about disrupted phone services in Featherstone since 11th February 2017 when a main BT box was destroyed you will probably like to know the reason for the delay according to BT is planning permission?  Roll Eyes

 30 
 on: May 01, 2017, 09:59:09 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Not that it helps anyone in Featherstone but at least now we know where Featherstone’s regeneration money is being spent. It appears Labour Cllr Peter Box is not happy with the colour of the tarmac in Wakefield town centre and has ordered a re-fit at a cost of over 6 million pounds. Meanwhile our Cllrs remain with their heads in the sand. Roll Eyes

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