Archive for Month: July 2012

  • HOLT PARK LEISURE CENTRE

    A number of residents have raised concerns about the need to close the Holt Park Leisure Centre in December 2012 well in advance of the new Centre opening up. These have centred on lack of communication, alternative provision and length of closure, as well as provision for the disabled. To try and address these issues…

  • CAMPAIGN TO RETAIN CHILDREN’S CARDIAC SERVICE IN LEEDS

    I am backing the ongoing fight to retain children’s cardiac services in Leeds at the LGI. The campaign to retain the vital services in the city follows what many consider to be the flawed decision to locate key heart services for children in Newcastle rather than Leeds. As a result of the decision by the…

  • WHARFEDALE HOSPITAL

    I have raised concerns about the future of Wharfedale hospital and intermediate care provided in the North of the city. I want to see better use made of the hospital, after a number of ward closures in recent years. I also feel that intermediate care provision needs to be improved in the area and that…

  • MOBILE LIBRARY

    I recently met with officers in respect of the Mobile Library Service as some changes had been requested by residents but not incorporated at first into the new timetable. For information I can advise that a requested change for Cookridge Methodist Church to coincide with the Kingergarten has been proposed to start in October; moving…

  • MOTO-CROSS/MOTOR BIKES ON OFF ROAD LOCATIONS

    I have received reports of an increase in moto cross and motor bikes being driven in parks and woods where they should not be. This could be due to the change to better weather. I contacted the police and the Parks & Countryside officers and Parkswatch will make sure their  officers are made aware  For…

  • ROGUE TRADERS

    I have been advised by West Yorkshire Trading Standards that there were over 1170 doorstep selling complaints in Yorkshire and Humber.  West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service is joining forces with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT)’s Summer Doorstep Selling campaign to empower local residents to deal with untoward doorstep sellers.   Research says the elderly…

  • PUBLIC MEETING – EASTMOOR DEVELOPMENT – THURSDAY 19TH JULY at 7.30PM

    The next meeting of the Adel Association will now take place at its usual venue on Thursday 19th July at 7.30pm in The Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel  This meeting will take the form of a public meeting to discuss the proposals for the new Eastmoor Secure Unit and the potential uses of the remaining…

  • YOUR VIEWS ARE IMPORTANT

    I have placed a survey on my website as your views are very important. Scroll down this page and click on the link to the “Survey” on the left hand side. The survey should open for you. You can also click on the blue task bar above on “Campaigning for You” and you can also…

  • NEW SERVICE FROM LEEDS BRADFORD TO HEATHROW

    British Airways is planning to launch a new service from Heathrow to Leeds Bradford Airport from Winter 2012/13. The route is part of a series of new services the airline will start to operate following its takeover of the BMI airline. Further destinations the airline will start to fly to from Heathrow Airport include Seoul…

  • PROBLEMS WITH URBAN FOXES

    I am receiving more and more correspondence about urban foxes in the area and recently I met with the Chief Officer Environmental Action (COEA) yesterday to discuss this issue and a précis of the discussion and the action points are set out below: Background I explained that I had requested the meeting following complaints received…