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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2015, 08:59:38 pm »

After a little legal intervention some information can now be published.
Apparently so far section 106 money available from Colliers Court has been spent on

1.   13 affordable dwellings
2.   £20,000 has been index linked towards maintaining 2 bus stops on Pontefract Road
3.   £5,000 has been index linked to improve bicycle parking at WMDC schools and railway station
4.   £115,498 to improve public open spaces in the Pontefract district with a provision of £213,452 index linked as building continues
5.   £2,000 contribution for setting up walking bus stops for local primary schools
6.   Up to £150 in travel vouchers for the 1st buyer

Apparently so far section 106 money available from the new Girnhill Estate has been spent on
1.   £92,192 index linked towards 8 childcare places
2.   £136,325 contribution to Metro towards a display sign on Wakefield Road, information signs and cycle lockers at the railway station and a residents metro scheme
3.   Affordable housing has apparently received funding for 16 affordable homes but the total donation has not been released for some reason.

Wonder if anyone can guess where the PONTEFRACT money is going and which Cllr applied?
Featherstone Labour Cllrs should hold their heads in shame! Where are their applications?
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2015, 09:01:51 pm »

Oh dear, it appears yet again a Featherstone District Cllr has made yet another false report / Complaint about a business in Featherstone. Just for once itís a good job WMDC have some honest staff who wish to have nothing to do with party politics.  Shocked Grin


Shame time was not better spent. Here is an easy one. Apply for some money for Featherstone for your election campaign. If you cannot see what is wrong here are some clues,
The town centre is and will increase to be a 1st view of what Featherstone is for many new people looking to move to town.
1.   Street name signs are either missing or so faded you cannot read them. Replace all £2000
2.   Footpaths have been dug up so much they need a full re-ferb. A pleasant looking and underfoot experience could simply do so much. £50,000

Sure you can think of some more Huh
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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2015, 03:28:58 pm »

So over 2 months ago CCTV recorded youths spray painting Station Lane shops and a car. The culprits were named on Facebook. Considering our Cllrs are so keen to make Featherstone look good I wonder how many years we will have to look at the new landmarks?

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« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2015, 08:09:59 pm »

The Editor must have been on holiday. Hat off to Lester for causing a kerfuffle.  Grin



And in response BOTH District Cllrs are allowed a long and boring pre-written response that as usual answers nor improves anything for Featherstone.
Looks like there is a blanket ban for further replies.......... Roll Eyes

My hat off to Lester Young for his bold letter highlighting problems in Featherstone. I see telling the truth has brought out the local negative politicians. The correct facts are with you Lester.
There are still people in Featherstone who try to help to improve the town. Sadly in Featherstone Party Politics plays a huge negative roll. Featherstone has more to offer than all the Five Towns including its history and layout possibilities.
Yes all new regeneration roads lead to Featherstone and stop. Perhaps itís because of the highest U.K. readings for lead pollution or because Featherstone Cllrs opted out of a bypass scheme?
Glad you pointed out Normantonís 3rd Town Regeneration. Recently Featherstone asked WMDC for the same funding but was informed Normanton is NOT being regenerated and there are NO such funds. A further WMDC response would be interesting if they replied! Letter provided.
Almost 3000 new homes are proposed so far. People donít realise the money this opens to regenerate Featherstone. There is presently about £3 million available to spend on Featherstone under section 106. When asked how to apply for this money for Featherstone the WMDC response was YOU CAN NOT. The list of money given so far is an interesting read. Will our Cllrs be applying for this money or leaving it for friends in Wakefield to grab? Letter provided.
And yes there are evicted rats everywhere. Thankfully for Station Lane they have been the only the thing keeping the drains from being totally blocked. Yorkshire Water is now 11 months in to a £150k plus clean-up after pressure from Traders not Cllrs. There is a huge problem that bizarrely all concerned are now waiting to see what happens next as drainage use increases. Perhaps an ARK and a huge flood is the regeneration plan? Letter provided.
There has never been a better time to improve Featherstone and be able to fund it. If it doesnít happen NOW it has to be the politicians fault!   Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2015, 08:14:07 pm »

P & C report this week £9 million plus for Wakefield regeneration and still Featherstone cannot / will not apply for the £3 million plus available!
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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2016, 08:24:27 pm »

Two new bus stops have appeared on Pontefract road that many will have not noticed. Probably no one cares how much they cost or who paid for them. Perhaps you would care now that you can see how far almost £100k of Featherstoneís regeneration money has been spent to maintain a LTD companyís assets.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2016, 08:39:59 pm »

It had to be to good to be true!
This is a link to the latest Featherstone regeneration plan. As usual we get noting new and no new help put forward. Roll Eyes

http://consult.wakefield.gov.uk/portal/spatial_policy/rtc/rtcsub/rtcsub?pointId=s1426588411192#section-s1426588411192
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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2016, 09:36:36 pm »

Letís take a look at yet another bizarrely poor example of the Featherstone and WMDC Labour Party approach to regenerate Featherstone.
Work was supposed to start today ripping up the paths and widening them in to Station Lane, subject of course to the Weather. Instead the road sweeper spent more time than ever sweeping the paths followed by a team of yellow line men re-painting Station Lane and surrounding roads.
If WMDC were considering climbing the scale of wasting public money they have made a great start. Most of the lines painted are due to be dug up the same day. On the other hand if WMDC were trying to keep the present look they have done a great job. By the time works are finished there will be yellow lines all over the road or scars where they burn bits off.
So you think thatís bad............ Wait till you read what is next........ but hey nobody cares!!!
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« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2016, 02:37:44 pm »

A second letter has gone out again portraying a different picture to the works seen so far.
What an interesting 1st week.
Since loosing the argument of ownership of the Yorkshire Stone flags running along the property boundaries on Station Lane WMDC have been determined for some bizarre reason to get the land. It looks like WMDC thought they had pulled a fast one this time by using "highway law", (highway robbery). This has now back fired as ownership has again been questioned. But best of all is what is under the stone flags. Without thinking WMDC have by removing the stones confirmed the ownership of the land as they have exposed many brick built coal shoots and cellar windows. All will now have to be dealt with or just put the stones back. Getting the stones back could be a problem as they have apparently been taken to Pontefract to repair the town centre. Should be some interesting insurance claims for flooding, damp and burglary via cellars to follow. Discussion is definitely required.
A usual quality job so far. No hard-core and tarmac laid on mud. The finish up to properties will be awful. As the path is being widened it is sure to become a bigger car park. The paths will sink quicker than the bricks taken.
But hey, who cares!!! Roll Eyes



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« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2016, 08:33:16 pm »

Some interesting footpath developments. It appears that the poor quality job has had a re-think! Instead of a Mr Bean approach a new trainee practising Laurel & Hardy style has been adopted along with a new design. Just love the priority over tools for the job...... A JCB to carefully take away the Yorkshire stone on pallets whilst tarmac is hit with a hammer to lay. Just love the cutting into the roads edge surface to change odd kerb stones. The road should pot hole along the edge very quickly making another hazard to get over. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2016, 09:24:53 pm »

A positive note on the footpaths. The re-think on splitting the path with a centre stone joint is a lot better. If WMDC could see a little further perhaps they could make a planning regulation that if you dog a hole you have to recover that section. NO more bumps at a little cost.

However back to the real world WMDC were informed that the water gas and electric services were still old in many parts under the paths and needed renewing before re-surfacing. Not lame words. Before the path was completed outside the library it has been dug up as a gas leak has occurred sink work started.


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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2016, 09:56:38 pm »

Oh dear
looks like the old plans are back out for footpath number 2. If this is the finished surface it is atrocious.
Looks like the underground services are fighting back. The ones WMDC were told are knackered. Wednesday evening saw services being dug up but repairs were not possible due to the age and condition. This has resulted today in Fearnley Street being closed for more digging up. Meanwhile WMDC workers continue with their blinkers on. Just like the local Labour cllrs who obviously don't give a dam and are just pocketing our council tax as an income.  Roll Eyes
Who knows this should end up saving some money as different contactors end up sharing the same hole. What a bloody shambles. Tongue
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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2016, 09:38:10 pm »

You have to love the latest angle to improve services to combat flooding.
Instead of fixing the drains to properties that continually flood the latest plan is to knock the houses down Roll Eyes
Unless this is the new travellers site? Shocked


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« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2016, 09:49:47 pm »

Regardless of the road signs saying 3 weeks the notified time of 2 weeks to complete the Station Lane road closure is now up. After a walk around the site today it appears the shops side of Station Lane is complete and the war memorial side just needs tarmac. So why when work is so near completion has work stopped? No one on site today to complete the works whilst the worst day of traffic congestion begins in the morning.
As usual not a Cllr in sight Roll Eyes
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« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2016, 08:21:01 pm »

So lets imagine that someone does care about the look of their property in Station Lane and spends hard earned money doing so.
Less than a month after several thousands were spent on this property by its owner, without permission their property has been attacked by workmen vandals. The Yorkshire stone flags owned by the property have been lifted and lent against the property. Then the soil from a hole has been lent against them. The damage will be revealed shortly.
As usual not a Cllr in sight although they drive past more than once a day? Roll Eyes


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« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2016, 08:32:35 pm »

Was it something that was said? Grin
7.50am this morning contractors arrive and removed the soil. They lifted the stones from the wall and swept up. Bizarrely they then lent the stones back on the wall that a complaint had been made about. Half a job as usual and as usual not a Cllr complaining..... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2016, 08:43:29 pm »

For almost 3 months business's in Station Lane have had a lot to put up with. Amongst the problems is power cuts. WMDC were informed of the problem s and a host of others before they began the new footpaths that were due to be ready for "election time". After 16 power cuts at last WMDC has had to allowed repairs. So half way in to the footpath farce they have now been dug up twice with more holes to come. An our Featherstone Cllrs do know so it appears they have their head in the political sand...... Shocked


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« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2016, 06:44:27 pm »

No expense spared on a quality job,  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2016, 05:21:41 pm »

Well its 6 weeks in to replacing the foot path outside of the Deli and its nearly finished (we hope!).
The 6 weeks have been interesting as shop keepers have been able to record progress. The record for the longest tea break now stands at 4 hours, plus a host of other absurd practices.
It is now quite clear that there is something very wrong with the job. The repairs are being made up and time made to be long. I wonder if the money paying for this is on an hourly rate.
Best of all the workmen are not happy as they are getting the flack for a poor job. Try this one for a WMDC leak. All the Yorkshire stone that has been removed from Featherstone has ended up in a yard where no one knows anything about it? Which Cllr has booked a new patio is my guess!

As usual 2 power cuts this week and 2 new holes dug in the paths. More to come but the local politicians still keep their heads in the sand.


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« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2016, 09:37:41 pm »

Nothing to do with a post on a forum but by good luck workmen turned up this week and did some work. It couldn't be that easy as it appears the doorway levelling issues have just been skipped in order to get a surface down on the path after complaints from above. Not surprising was the workmen looking to dig up another path well before they have finished the one they are on.
Not a Cllr in sight as usual Roll Eyes
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