Archive for Month: November 2012

  • CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR RECYCLING AND BLACK BIN COLLECTION

    Please find below a table showing the Christmas and New Year collection days for your refuse collection: If your usual Collection Day is: Your Christmas Collection Day is: IMonday 24 December Sunday 23 December Tuesday 25 December Monday 24 December Wednesday 26 December Thursday 27 December Thursday 27 December Friday 28 December Friday 28 December…

  • ENERGY BILLS

    I welcome news that the Government is planning to intervene in the ongoing controversy regarding household energy bills. I really do hope that this will be the start of a much better deal for customers both in Leeds and nationally. Over the past decade household bills have doubled whilst Governments of all persuasions have stood…

  • LAND AT EASTMOOR

    I met recently with Council Officers to set out the case for making better use of brownfield land in his ward. i.e. previously developed land. An example is the land off Tile Lane, Adel, which currently is partially occupied by the East Moor Secure Unit. The Council is currently considering a planning application for a new…

  • ALLOTMENTS

    I was recently asked about the availability of allotments. There are a lot of people in my Ward with their names on a waiting list for a popular allotment site. I asked the Council what plans they had to give any further land over to allotments and they do have a number of new sites…

  • TREES

    I have recently been dealing with a large number of enquiries in relation to trees on Council-owned land adjoining properties. I have been chasing a number of referrals where the Council are not able to prune or trim the trees because they are not considered dangerous at this stage. However, I asked if homeowners could…

  • Arthington Lane clean-up

    I am delighted with the sterling work undertaken by council officers from both Highways and Environmental Action in cleaning up Arthington Lane, in both Pool & Arthington. In a combined effort on Sunday, 18th November, overgrown bushes, weeds and general rubbish was removed from pavements, and gullies were cleared of debris. Arthington Lane has for…

  • WORK TO UPGRADE LAWNSWOOD CREMATORIUM – ENTRANCE AND PATHWAYS

    I have been advised of the following work to take place to upgrade the entrance and paths within the Crematorium. The work involves changes to the main entrance on Otley Road; the entrance is to be widened to provide an extra vehicle entrance / exit. The work involves; Moving the left hand pedestrian entrance across…

  • PILOT FOR FORTNIGHTLY BLACK BIN COLLECTIONS

    I broadly welcome the plans for the introduction of Alternate Week Collections (AWC) and potential Weekly Food Waste Collections. Alternate week collections will mean residents have their black bin emptied on one week, and their green recycling bag/bin emptied the following week.  Phase 1 of a pilot scheme is expected to be rolled out to…

  • MY GREEN LIGHT OF APPROVAL TO “GO EARLY” INSULATION SCHEME

    I am pleased about the introduction of a new pilot scheme that aims to help people increase energy efficiency in their homes. The government’s ‘Green Deal’ lets people make improvements to their homes without incurring the upfront costs of such work, and £2.59 million has been made available to the Leeds City Region to fund…

  • ADEL PLAYERS – LEADING LIGHTS AND WIRED FOR SOUND

    I am pleased to report that Adel Players who stage their productions in the Adel War Memorial Club in north Leeds have benefited from a grant from the Outer North West Area Committee of £4957 to help install a new lighting and sound production system, including a hearing loop. Adel Players have been in existence…