Archive for Month: July 2013

  • COOKRIDGE RESIDENTS ACTION GROUP (CRAG) – POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AT MOSELEY WOOD BOTTOM – NEXT STEPS

    On behalf of the CRAG Steering Group and myself can I thank all of you who have either submitted your objections/comments to Leeds City Council on the proposed site allocations policy and can I also thank those of you who turned up at the Open Day two weeks ago and for taking the time to…

  • LATEST UPDATE – ILLEGAL TRAVELLERS ENCAMPMENT – BEDQUILTS

    I have received the following updates:  1. From Leeds Met University “It has been confirmed this morning that the travellers have vacated the Bedquilts site following notice served yesterday by the enforcement agents of eviction today.  We will be securing the site today to prevent further occurrences.” 2. General Update from me based on conversations…

  • UPDATE ON ILLEGAL TRAVELLERS ENCAMPMENT – BEDQUILTS

    Due to my continuing concern and the fact that I am getting more and more concerned about a number of issues in respect of the travellers on Bedquilts I sent this to the Council, the Police and Leeds Met University at midnight last night: “I am receiving more and more contact from residents about the…

  • UPDATE – ILLEGAL TRAVELLERS ENCAMPMENT – BEDQUILTS

    To answer some questions raised by residents and also to provide updates, I have received the following: Gypsy Traveller Services Manager Wades Charity Trust lease their land to LCC, this is all covered within our court application. The Police- Update 1 The police have been asked today why they have not used Section 61 of…

  • UPDATE ON ILLEGAL TRAVELLER ENCAMPMENT – BEDQUILTS

    I have now received two responses from Leeds City Council, one from the Police and one from Leeds Met. University. You will also note that the Police are of the view that there has been no increased  crime and disorder in the area, I am concerned that this is their  view as a number of residents…

  • UNAUTHORISED TRAVELLERS ENCAMPMENT – BEDQUILTS, ADEL

    I have been in contact with the Council, the Police and the University in relation to the unauthorised traveller site that has been set up on Bedquilts in Adel. Below are the updates I have received. In addition you may find the attached link helpful in relation to national guidance on enforcement action in these…

  • INVESTMENT IN HOLT PARK WILL BRING RENEWED VIGOUR TO THE AREA

    I am pleased to report that a very exciting development opportunity that will transform the Holt Park area is to be discussed at the Council’s Executive Board on Wednesday 17th July.  Along with the recent investment in the new Ralph Thoresby High School and the new Wellbeing Centre plans are being discussed to transform the…

  • Website confusion over potential development sites consultation

    I have taken the Council to task regarding the ‘inadequate’ consultation on housing site allocations across the city. The consultation, which runs until 29th July at 5pm has frustrated residents due to the ‘confusing’ nature of the website. I am hearing a lot of feedback from residents that the online information and consultation response forms…

  • Council needs to ‘think outside the box’ to help bring empty properties back into use

    The Council needs to make more progress to tackle the 5,000 homes in Leeds that have stood empty for more than six months – but I am praising the government’s latest round of investment in the region to address the problem The government’s latest £40.8 million investment across the country in bringing empty properties back…

  • CONCERNS OVER THE COUNCIL’S PREPAREDNESS FOR EMERGENCIES

    I have expressed concern at a report that says a number of council departments do not have arrangements in place to be able to continue to deliver critical aspects of their day to day functions in the event of an emergency. An update report to the Council’s Corporate Governance and Audit Committee regarding the development…