Category Archives: Issues and Concerns

Yorkshire Tiger To Withdraw Rural Bus Service in Shepley

Councillor John Taylor raises concerns over withdrawal of essential bus service from September 2018. I would like to flag a real concern to Shepley village. I have been notified by Metro that Yorkshire Tiger are planning on withdrawing from serving our community. I have copied below verbatim the update I received: “I have to advise you […]

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Shepley Residents asked for opinions on iconic War Memorial

Today, we’re asking local people in Shepley. Would you support a new village organisation to take future care of Shepley’s 100 year-old War Memorial? Maybe even get involved? An independent organisation which brings together representatives from the different groups and organisations across the local community. One that also includes members from the armed forces and/or […]

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Shepley War Memorial Saga Takes Another Turn

The Police are speaking to the Friends of Shepley group following their latest rant on social media. Last week group leaders accused villagers of vandalising the box hedging around the war memorial in Shepley. They posted pictures of the alleged damage in their Facebook group and demanded to know who was responsible. However, it now […]

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Voices of Reason In Shepley

The Website Editors want to thank the many residents in Shepley who have contacted us following our recent article about the Friends of Shepley Facebook Group. We greatly appreciate your support in trying to navigate through an emotionally-charged issue. Facebook is in meltdown due to the way people have manipulated information to suit their own […]

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Villagers Demand Apology Over Playground Fiasco

Photo credit: Examiner Villagers are demanding an apology from the Friends of Shepley after the group accused ‘certain’ people in the village of complaining about a playground they’d built close to the War Memorial. Last week council workers removed the play equipment because of fears over safety. This led to a tirade of abuse from […]

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Children and Online Gaming

Today, even more children and young adults are playing games online. Parents may have concerns over how these games may impact upon their kids. The UK Safer Internet Centre regularly delivers online safety training sessions to pupils, parents and teachers. Recently the centre has noticed an increasing number of young people talking about the game […]

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The Law and Community Interest Companies

Several people have asked us to explain and clarify the law on Charitable Trusts and Community Interest Companies. They want to ensure that all groups representing the village community are (1) inclusive to everyone; (2) transparent; (3) fair and (4) open to public scrutiny. We raise their concerns as a matter of public interest and […]

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The law and Charitable Trusts

Several people have asked us to explain and clarify the law on Charitable Trusts and Community Interest Companies. They want to ensure that all groups representing the village community are (1) inclusive to everyone; (2) transparent; (3) fair and (4) open to public scrutiny. We raise their concerns as a matter of public interest and […]

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New Shepley War Memorial Group Meets

You may remember that thieves stole a couple of the bronze plaques from Shepley War Memorial back in the 1970s. The plaques commemorated those who had died during both world wars. One recently turned up at an auction in South West England after its recovery from the bottom of a lake. Villagers from different groups […]

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