Archive for Month: January 2011

  • Refuse Collection Issues

    I have made several comments in the Press, at Council meetings and provided responses to the many emails and letters I have received about the ongoing problems with the Refuse Collection Service. Set out below are some extracts of these:  “Questions really need to be asked about the strategic and political leadership of the city’s…

  • Trees at Paul’s Pond

    I was recently approached by a local resident who raised a number of issues with me about the work that had been carried out around Paul’s Pond. The issues raised were, in précis, as follows: Apparently healthy trees have been cut down The cut down tree trunks and branches have been strewn around There are…

  • Planning Application – Redevelopment of former Social Club, Pool Road, Pool in Wharfedale

    I have received a letter today from the Planning Department to advise me of the following: A Planning Application has been submitted for the redevelopment of the former social club with 5 2-storey light industrial starter units, access and egress, car parking and landscaping on the land adjacent to Braime House, Pool Road, Pool in…

  • CONSULTATION ON WEST YORKSHIRE’S THREE-YEAR TRANSPORT PLANS UNDERWAY

    You may be interested in the information below which sets out proposals for transport over the next 3 years. People across West Yorkshire are now being invited to give their opinions on a draft plan that will set out West Yorkshire’s transport priorities for the next three years. Following on from last year’s consultation on…

  • Natural Resources and Waste Development Plan Document Publication Draft

    I am writing to seek your comments on the Natural Resources and Waste Development Plan Document Publication Draft. This is the final chance to comment on the Document before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for independent Examination. The Natural Resources and Waste Development Plan Document (NR&W DPD) is part of the Local…

  • David Wilson Homes – Latest Update

    I have recently received a letter from the Senior Administrator in the Council’s Planning Appeals Department to confirm that the planning inquiry will be reopened on the 1st March 2011 at Leeds Civic Hall starting at 10am and it is expected that the inquiry may last up to 8 days. You may recall that the…

  • Press Release – Bid Success means Green Light for Energy-Saving Scheme

    I recently issued the following Press Release: A project aiming to help deliver insulation and renewable energy to homes in one area of the Leeds City Region has won its bid for government funding. The Domestic Energy & Efficiency Programme (DEEP) was part of a number of bids submitted by the Leeds City Region seeking…

  • Holt Park Community Tennis Project proposal

    I received the following information regarding a proposal to create a community tennis project on the newly improved tennis courts in Holt Park.  The Holt Park Community Tennis Project would follow the successful pilot of a similar project on the courts at Carr Manor High School (soon to link with Chapel Allerton Park).  Partnership working between…

  • Security in the Home – Free assessments from CASAC

    At the recent Adel Association meeting Insp. Coldwell, our local Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector brought some information about CASAC, and asked that it be brought to the attention of local residents throughout the area: CASAC are dedicated to improving community safety and offer residents a FREE security assessment and a free quotation to anyone in…

  • Information on holding Street Parties – Royal Wedding

    I have received enquiries from residents who are thinking of holding a Street Party to celebrate the Royal Wedding.  I took this up with the Highways Department and this is the most recent update from the Traffic Engineering Manager: “To close a road the council must advertise its intention in the local press and there is a direct cost…