Archive for Month: November 2012

  • OPAL (OLDER PEOPLES’ ACTION IN THE LOCALITY) TO BENEFIT FROM GRANT FUNDING

     OPAL based at Holt Park, has benefited from a grant from the North West Outer Area Committee of £2450. They made a request to the committee for funding to run a number of community projects. One project is to enable the Fire Service to train OPAL volunteers to visit people in their homes and give…

  • YORK GATE GARDEN TO BENEFIT FROM NEW PARKING AREA

     I am pleased to report that the charity responsible for York Gate Garden in Adel has been awarded a grant of £5000 from the Wellbeing Fund of the Outer North West Area Committee. They will use this to upgrade their parking facilities. The Perennial Gardener’s Royal Benevolent Society (Perennial) has seen visitor numbers increase over…

  • ASH DIE BACK (CHALARA FRAXINEA)

    You may be interested in the information below. I was asked recently for the Council view on this issue. I took this up with Forestry and set out below is the response I received. Summary of main issues  The ash tree (fraxinus spp.) population throughout the UK (approximately 5% of woodland cover) is threatened by…

  • FUNDING FROM LEEDS PCT TO HELP WITH HEATING COSTS THIS WINTER

    I am applauding the news that around 500 vulnerable households will again receive assistance with emergency heating repairs, and additional energy saving measures, thanks to funding from Leeds Primary Care Trust. Following the success of last year’s “Warm Homes Healthy People” project, funded by the Department of Health, Leeds PCT has agreed to provide £171,000…

  • LEEDS KIRKGATE MARKET – PHASE 2 ENGAGEMENT CONSULTATION

    In April to July this year the Council, together with our consultants NPS Group, asked a wide range of people and organisations for their views on how the Council should invest money and resources to improve Kirkgate Market.  Over 3000 people responded.  This information was used to inform the feasibility study.  The feasibility study has…