“the more that communities hold sway over offialdom, the better it is for all of us”
The following community groups are in the WARD network, working to share information, skills, mutual support, and research. If you would like to join the WARD network, please contact Chairman David Ingham.
Addingham Civic Society – stimulating interest and pride in Addingham’s heritage
Aireborough Civic Society – stimulating interest in pride in Aireborough’s heritage
Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum – designing a thriving place
Baildon Residents Against Inappropriate Development (BRAiD) – bringing residents together to defend green spaces from inappropriate development
Benn Rhydding Action Group – Green Belt Protection
Cragg Hill & Woodside Residents Group – protecting the character of the area
Friends of Parkinson’s Park – regenerating a community Park in Guiseley
Friends of Yeadon Banks – looking after a hard won village green
Horsforth Civic Society – stimulating insterest and pride in Horsforth
Kirklees Community Action Network – an umbrella organization for many local campaigning groups across Kirklees who work to protect and enhance their communities.
Menston Action Group (MAG) – Menston Action Group represents the voice of Menston residents who oppose inappropriate development in their community.
Menston Community Association – representing the residents of Menston
Newlay Conservation Society – managing change in an historic area
Rawdon Billing Action Group (RBAG) – protecting the green belt status of Rawdon Billing
Rawdon Greenbelt Action Group – to retain the unique and special landscape character of Rawdon and Aireborough
Tong & Fullneck Valley Association - protect the greenbelt of the Tong Fulneck Valley from further development.
(NB – details of many of the above groups are given on the local campaign page.)
Associate Local Councillors
The following councillors regularly attend WARD events, and support WARD action.
Colin Campbell – Otley & Yeadon (Leeds CC)
Brian Cleasby – Horsforth (Leeds CC)
Dawn Collins – Horsforth (Leeds CC)
Ryk Downes – Otley and Yeadon (Leeds CC)
Graham Latty – Guiseley & Rawdon (Leeds CC)
Pat Latty – Guiseley & Rawdon (Leeds CC)
Dale Smith – Wharfedale (Bradford MDC)
Chris Townsley – Horsforth (Leeds CC)
Paul Wadsworth – Guiseley & Rawdon (Leeds CC)