Archive for Month: December 2011

  • CONSULTATION ON URGENT CARE IN NHS

     I have been advised of the following consultation that has just been sent to me. You may be interested in taking part. The message I received from a Project Support Officer in the NHS was as follows: “We are writing to tell you that, following changes that were made to the urgent care services in…

  • BIN COLLECTION OVER THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PERIOD

    I have concerns about bin collections over the Christmas and New Year period after it emerged instructions posted on residents’ bins may have been washed away in bad weather. I have been approached by residents on the Holtdale Estate after reports that important information on festive collection times was ruined in the rain, some dropped…

  • PLANNING APPLICATION BODINGTON HALL – 11/05065/OT

    I have been advised that a formal planning application in respect of the above has now been submitted: Application details:- Number:       11/05065/OT Site:             University Of Leeds Bodington Hall Otley Road Leeds LS16 5PT Proposal:     Outline Application for residential development including means of access and demolition of existing buildings To access the planning application…

  • NEW NUMBER FOR THE POLICE FOR NON-EMERGENCIES

    I have been advised of a new number for non emergencies for the Police, which is 101. However, 999 should still be used in emergencies. I have been given the following information about 101 by the Police, as follows: When should I call 101 ? To report less urgent incidents and for general police enquiries,…

  • CHURCH LANE – ROAD SAFETY

    I recently met with school governors, parents and Highways officers to try and find a solution to increase road safety for children crossing Church Lane to go to Adel St. John’s C of E Primary School. Following that meeting I received responses from Highways: 1. From the Senior Highway Development Engineer, Transport Development Services The…

  • MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE – COOKRIDGE

    I have had received a reasonable amount of correspondence about the mobile library at Cookridge. Parents, children and carers are keen to see the hours changed to ensure it coincides with the Kindergarten. I am currently campaigning on this issue and this is the latest response I have had from the Head of the Library…

  • UPDATE ON STREET CLEANSING

    One of the committees within the Outer North West Area Committee is the Environmental Committee, which I chair. A report was recently submitted by the senior officer responsible for this service to the Area Committee in respect of the delegation of responsibility for Street Cleansing in the North West of the city. If you would like…

  • WELLBEING CENTRE – HOLT PARK

    I am pleased to welcome the news that the £27m from the Government for the Holt Park Wellbeing Centre has now been approved and work will commence in January. The new centre which will replace the current Holt Park Leisure Centre is a partnership between Adult Social Care and the Council’s Sports Services section. It…

  • RECYCLING

    RECYCLING You may recently have read in the news that the current administration in the Council are seeking to try new ways of increasing recycling and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. One of the suggestions is to have fortnightly bin collections of your black and green bins. I applaud efforts to increase…

  • OTLEY ROAD – ROAD SAFETY UPDATE – STRETCH FROM KINGSLEY DRIVE TO KINGS ROAD

    Traffic management at the Council are promoting a casualty reduction scheme with an aim to reduce both traffic speeds and accidents along A660 Otley Road between Kingsley Drive and Kings Road. Discussions were recently held with officers about their suggestion to improve road safety on teh above stretch of road. Set out below is the…