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Just wondering if anyone was looking to get an outside cat for their barn, stable or farm? The cat rescue I help out with has recently rescued a young cat who had just had kittens in a garden - she's now been spayed, de-flead, wormed, checked for diseases etc, but she's really not happy living inside, so a farm or something similar outdoors would be great for her.

If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll pass it on to the rescue. Thanks!
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Hi all our rented house is going up for sale meaning we need to move in the next few months! We have lived in the village for the last 8 years and I work here and my daughter attends school here, ideally we would love to stay in the village so if anyone knows of any houses to rent or anything that's coming up (needs 2 bedrooms) Please let me know. Thank you in advance X ...

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Sally CrossThere was two up to let on the way up leeming past rocking horse same side. If any good2 days ago
Sue DydeProperty opposite us on Denholme Rd Leeming just below Rocking Horse. 3 beds.2 days ago   ·  1
Ian HeavenHi. Someone has applied for my house so it is probably not available any longer but if anything goes wrong with their application I will let you know straight away2 days ago
Georgina MacKrellWe might have a vacancy coming up soonish (current tenants just finalising buying their new house, so a month or so) - 2 bedroom, off Marsh Lane x21 hours ago

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Some young lads trying van doors down shaw lane 1/2 hour ago, one lad was waiting in a car and sped off when they was caught... silver Citroen GU02 VLN... keep your eyes out!! ...

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Further information about the road closure. Oxenhope Parish Council are in touch with Bradford Council about a number of issues regarding this work (see additional post on Oxenhope Online timeline for what this contains), and any further information will be shared here when available.

Residents along the route should have received a copy of the leaflet below.
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Grahame EllisIs anything being done about the double parking on best lane whilst the work is being undertaken. It's tricky to pass at the best of times never mind with the extra traffic?4 days ago   ·  1
Gemma TillotsonLuke Tillotson this is going to be fun!. Funny how it starts after the straw race x4 days ago

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An email from the Parish Council to Bradford MDC raising several concerns about the planned works and closure of Station Road: -

Oxenhope Parish Council have met and we have several observations and additional considerations, as follows.

Conservation

We would appreciate further detail of the proposed re-instatement works. As you will know, the planned works are located within a Conservation Area where dry stone walls are a prominent and protected feature. To replace the wall with a new stone faced structure, as has been used at Long Causeway, for example, would be inappropriate and breach planning guidance. Large sections of the wall, including all of section B, can be viewed from either side by residents, pedestrians and motorists. It would not be appropriate to construct a concrete wall with a single front face of stone.

Planning consent for the Perseverance Mill development on the opposite side of the road included a condition requiring construction of dry stone boundary walls using ‘old stone’. It would be helpful to receive further information about your proposals including materials and construction techniques and how your proposals will meet planning guidelines and be appropriate to the setting.

The plan provided on the public flyer appears to show the area of wall to be replaced as finishing part way along the horse shoe dam. Whilst the plan may not be an accurate respresentation of the extent of the works, we would request that wall replacement extends completely to the start of the bridge parapet. Notwithstanding comments in the previous paragraph about construction materials, any change of wall type and appearance part way along the pond area would look unnatural and be out of keeping with the locality.

Members would appreciate more detail about the specification for the works and query why this has not been referred to the Parish Council, as a consultee in respect of the Conservation Area.

Knotweed

The Council was surprised and disappointed with your response to the Knotweed issue. This invasive species is known to cause significant structural damage and it would seem appropriate in these circumstances, where you are undertaking works to address stability and integrity, for you to make a better effort to treat the area or, at the very least, to commit to a series of treatments following completion of the works. As the riparian owner of the land you owe a duty of care to others to control and prevent the further spread of this invasive, non-native outcrop.


Traffic Considerations

I previously mentioned impact on village events, including the Straw Race. The organisers have since confirmed that the race takes place on 2 July, so they shouldn’t be affected by your proposals (assuming traffic lights and other equipment is not delivered to site before 3 July). We have been reminded, however, that traffic has been directed around a loop including Yate Lane and Station Road during the annual Sue Ryder Garden Party at Manorlands (held on 9 July this year). We would be grateful if you could consult with Manorlands directly over this aspect.

Your flyer incorrectly states that bus routes will not be affected. Several buses pass along the section of Station Road that will be subject to full road closure and indeed there is a bus stop directly opposite Honey Pot View. In addition to regular services, a number of school bus services starting and terminating in Oxenhope also use a loop around Hebden Bridge Road, Best Lane, Lowertown and Station Road for turning purposes. As of last-week conversation with one of the operators suggests they are unaware of your proposals. It would be helpful to receive further details on the arrangements to be made for bus services during the period of the works and for information on changes to services and bus stops to be shared with residents.

Parking

What parking arrangements have been proposed for residents who would normally park on Station Road for the duration of the works? We had assumed residents would have been consulted over this but one such resident has advised, today, that they have received no further detail beyond the flyers delivered to most residents in the village. We assume you are aware that a resident of Honey Pot View has a protected parking space outside their property. It would be reassuring to hear that these issues have been properly addressed with those residents who are going to be directly affected, for numerous months.

Street Lighting

Residents have also asked for confirmation that the relocation of street lamps will be temporary and that completion of the works will include reinstatement of lighting to the Leeming Water side of the road, directing light more prominently to where people walk and away from bedrooms along Honey Pot View.

Timing of Works

It would be helpful to receive further detail on the timing of the works. It would be of benefit to residents and businesses to know, for example, whether the full road closure is expected to be in place throughout the 20 weeks, whether that will be 24/7 and whether the works in section B will be completed within a shorter time frame.


On reflection, given that this scheme is inevitably going to have a significant impact within the village, over many months, it would have been helpful to have heard from you earlier and perhaps for you to have attended a Parish Council meeting to discuss the planned works. That form of consultation would have been beneficial to all concerned and in keeping with the spirit of the Local Councils Charter. The Parish Council can and will help further with communications, by making information provided widely available in the village to hopefully reduce the number of enquiries received going forward.

I look forward to hearing from you as a matter of urgency.

Kind regards,

Ken Eastwood

Chair, Oxenhope Parish Council
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Grahame EllisIs anything being done about the double parking on best lane whilst the work is being undertaken. It's tricky to pass at the best of times never mind with the extra traffic?4 days ago   ·  1
Sharon PurvisI have to say we did laugh a bit when we received the flyer as Skipton Properties were allowed to narrow the beck to accommodate new houses. They put gabions on the beck floor and many people at the time pointed out that the flow of water would be altered and that the wall would be undercut but the council expert didn't agree.4 days ago
Daniel BarnesI live on waterside facing station road and didn't even receive a flyer I have no idea what is going on, however I am concerned that all vehicles using station road will be using the entrance to waterside as a turning circle.4 days ago
Tim MoodyImportantly, how do they propose the Best Lane / Lowertown tight corner with parked traffic either side and difficult for large vehicles, will handle the extra traffic?4 days ago
Sharon PurvisWould have been a good idea to ask Skipton Properties to strengthen the wall at the same time as building the houses.4 days ago

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A notice of road closure for Station Road has gone up today.

Station Road in Oxenhope
will be closed
from the junction of Lowertown
to the junction of Waterside
3 July 2017 - 30th October 2017

to allow for wall strengthening works along the beck.

A diversion around Lowertown, Best Lane and Hebden Bridge Road will be in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected and buses will continue to run (although we have no details of how this will work at present).
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Oxenhope OnlineSee our other post re. questions being asked by the Parish Council.4 days ago   ·  2
Darren FisherAnybody know how this will affect the B3 bus (500)... I normally catch it for work from Lowertown Mill stop...the council doesn't seem to know4 days ago
Tim MoodyPhil Jolly. Is K&D aware? And if so what is the planned diversion, just main road? In which case where is the timing point?4 days ago
Jerry DeanAnyone know what it is that's gonna take so long? Or is that just the length of the order so they can do the work anytime between those dates?4 days ago
Amanda SutcliffeWhere is this I'm Jst wondering for school and nursery runs4 days ago
Jane CooperWhat about the buses? Will they go down west drive like they did years ago when they were doing the bus shelter in lowertown ?4 days ago
Shaun BerryA wall! 20 weeks...that's a disgrace quite honestly. And yes, you can bet there will be lots of occasions when there is no work going on. I wonder if the council just accept what the contractor tells em or actually demands the work be done on a timely manner.4 days ago   ·  4
Emma ThorntonIf it's the same ones who have done the wall down Halifax road into Keighley it will over run !! OH and they still haven't been back to finish it.4 days ago
David AshcroftThe Parish Council has also raised the question about what is the spec for the wall that will be built - not only could this take a long period and cause disruption but we may well lose the dry stone wall with a cemented and stone faced replacement that will fundamentally change the appearance of the road, and when our conservation policies stipulate that other property owners and developers have to retain dry stone walls - as we have kept along the Perseverance Mill site for example.4 days ago
Jerry DeanIt certainly sounds a ridiculously long period of time for replacing a little stretch of wall. It's hardly Donald's Trump's Mexican border is it?4 days ago
Alex BoughtonWayne Mahomet, make a note of this for when you're collecting4 days ago
Robert MackleySo Lower Town and Best Lane become a diversion route. Mmm could get messy!4 days ago
Danny LeemingDoes it actually need doing? Or is it another contractor making stupid amounts of money out of the council?4 days ago   ·  2
Christopher MaceyPlanned for 20 weeks but the closure order lasts for up to months for when inevitably they run over4 days ago   ·  1
Andrea IllingworthIf they took less breaks and didn't just sit in their vans doing nothing this would be done in half the time. It's a joke4 days ago
Lee HutchinsonGem Hutch have you seen this?4 days ago

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We are super excited to announce that "Branwell Bronte on a Bike" has won this year's Tour de Yorkshire Land Art Competition. The iconic artwork which marks Branwell's 200th anniversary was designed by Andrew Wood from Fields of Vision and created with the help of children from Haworth Primary School, where the image appeared. The artwork measured 80 X 65 metres and was made using recycled materials including waste marquee carpet and 3,000 plant pots. Don't be downhearted if you voted for the Addingham Ducks as they came second in the competition. Thank you to everyone who voted.

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Just a little reminder to our friends in Oxenhope about the Manorlands Garden Party, taking place on Sunday 9th July, sponsored by Clever Energy Boilers and Regal Interiors.

We've got a great afternoon planned and would love to see you all there once again supporting the hospice. Please do spread the word!
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Any1 find any house door keys, they would be mine. Been dog walking up happy lands and round by pawsons mill this dinnertime. Thanks 😧 ...

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Missing - biscuit 🙁 white and tabby small female cat. Lives on stone lane off shaw lane Oxenhope. Missing since end of last week. If anyone has any news good or bad please let me know. Hoping she'll just saunter back in any moment - worried as she's never ventured that far from home before 🙁 she's being missed) ...

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