12:00pm Friday 14th December 2012
Will Duckworth, deputy leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, has been on a fact-finding visit to Skipton.
He met members of Skipton and Craven Green Party and launched a local petition to get repairs and better drainage to the canal towpath near Belmond Wharf, which becomes icy every winter due to standing water.
Resident Jane Butterfield told him: “Pedestrians are second-class citizens. I’ve been trying for years to get repairs and also get the lights back on. I hope you can get something done.”
He also visited Skipton’s High Corn Mill to view the hydro-electric turbine.
“This is great,” he said. “We need to get on and install many more small turbines like this.”
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