A true hero has passed away….

Lord Morris disability rights hero

Lord Morris – disability rights hero

To read an excellent personal obituary of Lord Morris (Alf Morris), the great campaigner for the human rights of disabled people and of military veterans click here: ALF MORRIS OBITUARY.

It’s written by Derek Kinrade, who along with his partner Ann Darnbrough, founded the National Information Forum, innovators in information for disabled people. Derek’s blog can be found HERE.

Other obituaries of Lord Morris are by the:

BBC – with an interesting short video clip you can play

The Telegraph

The Guardian   

The Independent

In my opinion the best obituary is in The Telegraph.

Yorkshire is leading Australia, South Africa and Japan in Olympic gold medals! ….

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The Yorkshire Flag!

Please click  on THIS LINK to an article in the Daily Mail. If Yorkshire was a country it would rank 11th in the world in medals at the 2012 London Olympics!

There’s a good photo at that link of Huddersfield’s Ed Clancy winning one of his medals in the velodrome.

The Huddersfield Examiner has picked up and developed this story HERE!

Two jobs on offer….

Kirklees Highway Safety have been working closely with Sustrans and Devon County Council in a bid for government funding to target congestion, safety and health issues in relation to how children travel to school.

A joint bid was submitted late last year and we have been successful in attracting £5M to cover 7 local authorities in the country.

As part of this programme Kirklees has managed to secure £500K for investment into school journey and travel projects. Some of this will go to improving infrastructure, but over half of this will be used to work with schools, children, parents and local residents to encourage changes in travel behaviour.

What this means is that Sustrans will be recruiting to various Project Officer posts where people will then be deployed to work within the local authority areas and alongside existing service teams (£20,574 – £23,028 per annum based on 5 day weeks, one post is a 3 day week).

There are 2 posts specifically to work in Kirklees, one full time post to work with schools and one part time post to work with the University and Colleges. There is also 1 more in each of Leeds and Bradford, plus others around the country. The roles are fixed term up to the end of March 2015 when the project funding ends.

Please see the attached link that will take you to Sustrans job pages for more details.

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/about-sustrans/work-for-us