Archive for Month: February 2013

  • TREE WORKS – ADVICE FROM WEST YORKSHIRE TRADING STANDARDS

    I was recently approached by a local resident who raised the issue that a number of companies have been carrying out tree work in the area and this work was, in some instances, not up to standard and not value for money and I was asked what, if anything, could be done.  Residents have also…

  • ADDITIONAL “NO HGVs” SIGNAGE FOR HOLT PARK ROAD AT JUNCTION WITH HOLT PARK CRESCENT

    I have now received the following reply from Highways as a result of the majority of residents who responded expressing the view that they would like additional signage: “We will place the third ‘unsuitable for HGVs’ sign on the junction of Holt Park Road with Holt Crescent on a lighting column. From the responses you…

  • POTENTIAL CLOSURE OF PATHWAY BETWEEN ARTHINGTON LANE AND REDROW ESTATE via FOOTPATH TO LITTLE BECK HOUSE

    I refer to previous correspondence and have been advised of the following information from the Planning Department as a result of a resident asking what action the Council will take in terms of enforcement if the footpath was to be closed to residents: “I have recently reviewed this case paying heed to the planning condition…

  • GRANT FOR POOL SOCIAL CLUB

    I welcome the award of a grant of £5000 to Pool Social Club towards refurbishment of their premises. I am very pleased that we were able to help Pool Social Club out with the improvements they are making to the premises in order to make it a more attractive venue for the village community. They…

  • RESURFACING OF THE GINNEL BETWEEN HOLT CLOSE AND OTLEY ROAD

    I was very disappointed that no action had been taken by Highways to have this ginnel resurfaced as per their previous promise. I have been chasing Highways about this and have now received the following response from the Operations Manager: “My apologies for the delay in responding, the Slurry Sealing contractor has been to look…

  • DRAINAGE BETWEEN LAWNSWOOD ARMS AND KINGSLEY DRIVE

    A local resident recently brought to my attention the need for the gulleys to be cleansed at the location above. I took this up with the Council’s Locality Team and Highways and I have now received the following response: “I can confirm the gullies were cleansed on Sunday 10th February. I hope this meets with…

  • WASTED OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE FOOD WASTE COLLECTION FUNDING

    I asked the following question at January’s Full Council meeting: “Would the Executive Member with responsibility for the development of a food waste collection in the city advise me who he holds responsible for the Council not being successful in securing the necessary funding from the Government fund, particularly in the light of the councils…

  • NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS MEETING

    The first meeting of the Cookridge & Adel Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators took place at the end of  January in the Adel Memorial Hall. It was well attended and although I chaired the meeting the Police and the Coordinators will be setting the agendas for the future meetings. All information to coordinators will come through the…

  • FLOODING RISKS – QUESTION TO FULL COUNCIL

    I raised a question in the last Full Council on whether Leeds has allocated adequate resources to protecting outlying areas of the city from flooding. The requirement to build thousands of new homes over the next 15 years means that some areas of the city will be at greater risk from flooding. Whilst welcoming the…

  • GOLDEN ACRE PARK

    I was recently asked about the number of visitors to Golden Acre Park each year. From the last data available there were 1.9million visitors per annum.