Archive for Month: June 2012

  • NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING – AN UPDATE

    I refer to pervious emails and articles about the Neighbourhood Planning process that was part of central Government initiatives and part of the Localism Act that was recently passed in Parliament. At the meeting of the Council’s Executive Board today they presented 3 papers for consideration The first was an outline report setting out the…

  • ENHANCED BROWN BIN COLLECTION

    I am welcoming news that the Council’s garden waste collection service is to be rolled out to a number of new areas in the Adel & Wharfedale Ward. Residents living in Hilton Grange, Hilton Court, Hilton Mews, and also Moorland Road, Bramhope, will soon benefit from garden waste collections as part of the Council’s plans…

  • GRASS CUTTING SERVICE

    I have questioned severely the appalling mess made on some streets in the city by the most recent round of grass cutting. The Holtdales area was recently left looking a disgrace, with verges churned up and cut grass covering footpaths and the road surface.  I am calling on the council to ensure the standard of…

  • ROUTE OF THE OLYMPIC TORCH IN LEEDS

    The link below also gives expected times for each individual street it will travel through in Leeds on 24th and 25th June: http://www.networkleeds.com/Articles/305591/Network_Leeds/Events/Olympic_Torch_Routes.aspx Go to the individual day and you can download the schedule, you will notice 24th starts at Manchester but if you scroll down it gets to Leeds near the bottom of the…

  • BODINGTON HALL PLANNING APPLICATION – UPDATE

    Plans Panel West are due to consider a report on the above proposal this Thursday at 2pm. I have attached below a link that will take you to a copy of the report which is Item 7 on the agenda. If you would like to attend the meeting to listen to the debate the meeting will take…

  • NEW WEB PAGE LAUNCHED “CAMPAIGNING FOR YOU”

    I have launched a new web page within this site called “Campaigning for You” where I am looking to canvass your views on issues of importance. I would hope to regularly put in place surveys and/or questions Iwould like your views on.

  • GRASS CUTTING/GROUNDS MAINTENANCE CONTRACT

    As you may or may not be aware a new company took over the contract for cutting grass and maintaining shrub beds; they made an encouraging start to the contract. Recently I have been receiving more and more complaints from residents various parts of the area. The complaints have varied from irregular cuts being made…

  • DIAMOND JUBILEE

    Despite the weather there were a number of very successful activities, large and small, that took place, recognising the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee not just on the day itself but taking place throughout June.

  • SCOUTS DO GOOD WORK IN COOKRIDGE

    Cookridge Methodist Scout Group brightened up Cookridge by washing the street name signs, as part of the National Scout Community Week 14th – 20th May 2012. It was encouraging to see a group of young people working to improve their local community. It’s terrific to see a group of young people being so community-spirited and…

  • OLDER PEOPLES’ ACTION IN THE LOCALITY (OPAL)

    Based at Holt Park OPAL will have been operating for 10 years and I would like to congratulate them on their anniversary in July. They do excellent work in the community and have made life better for a lot of residents in our area. Friendship and activity are the main themes of OPAL’s work and…