Archive for Month: January 2014

  • UPDATE ON MOSELEY WOOD BOTTOM

    I got in touch with Matthias Franklin the senior planner who is at present responsible for the planning application by Taylor Wimpey to build housing on Moseley Wood Bottom to ask for an update on the position both in regard to the current application and also the proposed amendment to enable a second access point…

  • RECENT CRIME REPORTS IN THE MEDIA

    I have received some emails from residents in the area expressing concern about some newspaper articles on Friday and also some comment on the television and other media outlets naming LS16 as one of the two areas in the UK with the highest number of burglaries. I have chased this up to try and find…

  • PARKING METERS IN OTLEY – PROBLEMS WITH SOME 10p COINS

    A number of residents have contacted me about problems with the parking meters in Otley. I took this issue up with Highways and the reply they have sent me is set out below. “The issue is that the parking machines in Otley do not accept 10p coins produced from 2012. They are made of different metal and…

  • REVISION TO THE NO. 1 BUS SERVICE

    Among the recently published changes to the bus service there is the following change:  Service 1 revised timetable (Beeston – Leeds – Headingley – Holt Park) Following passenger requests, evening journeys that currently start and finish at the Ring Road during University term time will be extended to and from Holt Park. Some additional early…

  • CHICANES AS A METHOD OF TRAFFIC CALMING – HIGHWAYS OPINION

    A number of local residents have asked why chicanes were not part of the recent consultation by the council on the traffic calming measures that are to be introduced on Adel Lane at its junction with St Helens Lane and Long Causeway. The same issue was raised at the last Adel Association meeting. Set out below…

  • The Caird Peckfield Community Fund (formerly the Caird Bardon Community Programme) – Are you Looking for Funding

    I received the information below which may be useful to you if you are connected to an organisation that may benefit. The Caird Peckfield Community Fund (formerly the Caird Bardon Community Programme) I am contacting all Councillors in the Leeds area to let them know that we are now accepting applications for grant funding. Due to the…

  • TRAFFIC/HIGHWAYS ISSUES – POOL

    I have recently been chasing the Highways Department as I am not happy with the speed of their implementation of the following two schemes, set out below. These are the most recent responses in respect of both: WORKS TO REDUCE SPEEDING TRAFFIC POOL BANK NEW ROAD/POOL BANK ROAD, “I refer to your email in regards…

  • HOLT PARK ACTIVE CENTRE

    A number of people have raised the issue of the toilets not being in full working order at the Holt Park Active centre and I have received the update below from the Centre Manager in response to my enquiries: “I am aware that there are ongoing problems with this toilet area and investigations are planned…

  • WORLD WAR 1 COMMEMORATION

    There are a number of ways that residents can secure funding to help mark the Centenary. Heritage Lottery Fund The HLF can provide funding to help groups, communities and organisations mark the Centenary. There are a range of grants available which can be used to help educate and pass on the heritage of this period…

  • ANNUAL COMMUNITY SAFETY REPORT

    I am pleased to say that in the recent Annual Community Safety report for 2012/13 crime is down. In my Ward burglary is down 32% from the previous year, Criminal Damage down 21% and theft from and of vehicles is down 24%. More needs to be done because just one victim of crime or anti-social…