Archive for Month: August 2012

  • FUEL POVERTY

    I have, for many years, voiced my concerns about the increasing levels of fuel poverty across the city.  As chair of the Safer and Stronger Communities Scrutiny Board, I recently led an inquiry into the causes of fuel poverty.  This concluded that there are strong links between ill health and fuel poverty, which undoubtedly has…

  • ADEL BEER FESTIVAL

    The first Adel Beer Festival takes place from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September in the Adel War Memorial Association premises on Church Lane, Adel. Click here or on the link on the left. http://www.adelbeerfestival.co.uk/  

  • GREEN BIN REFUSE COLLECTION CONFUSION

    I have been approached by residents in Arthington who have been left bewildered after letters were sent to every house in the area advising of a move to fortnightly green bin collections, which never materialised. Complaints were raised after green bins were left out, as instructed by the Council’s Refuse Department, only to remain uncollected. …

  • GRASS CUTTING

    I am regularly questioning whether the Council’s new grass cutting contract is able to deliver a quality service. The contract was awarded to Continental from January 1st this year, but to date they have regularly failed to deliver a satisfactory service on the first cut.  Council officers have cited the unusually wet weather conditions as…

  • WE NEED CLARITY OVER THE HOLT PARK LEISURE CENTRE

    I have had a number of concerns raised with me about the conflicting information being communicated about the closure of Holt Park Leisure Centre. The existing Leisure Centre is due for closure in December 2012, and will be replaced by a newly built Wellbeing Centre (Holt Park Active) in October 2013, but users are unhappy…