Councillors want ‘fair deal’ for town

Council elections at NBLC Pictured is Chris Pillai winner Rastrick
Council elections at NBLC Pictured is Chris Pillai winner Rastrick

Brighouse area councillors have expressed their disappointment at the decision taken by Calderdale Council to continue to give more money to parts of Halifax at the expense of the Brighouse area.

At a recent meeting of Calderdale Council, Labour councillors voted to continue giving extra funding for social projects to a number of areas of Halifax.

Local Conservative councillors have expressed their disappointment that Brighouse will not receive the same level of funding as parts of Halifax and voted against a motion to continue giving parts of Halifax more money.

“We believe that parts of the Brighouse area should benefit from the additional funding that some parts of Halifax receive,” said Coun Chris Pillai (Con, Rastrick). “There are many different projects in the area that could benefit from extra funding and we do not think that it is fair that parts of Halifax benefit from extra funding when the Brighouse area keeps losing out. We feel strongly that all areas should get equal funding and that it is not fair that parts of Halifax keep receiving additional funds.”

Coun Scott Benton (Con, Brighouse) added: “Many people in Brighouse already feel that we do not get our fair share from the council and although Labour seem content to short-change Brighouse, we will continue to argue the case for equal funding and a fair deal for our town.”