Archive for Month: November 2014

  • WORK TO FARRAR LANE TRAFFIC SIGNALS – W/C 8TH DECEMBER

    Please find below information I have received today from the Technicians in Highway Maintenance in respect of works being carried out to the traffic signals on Farrar Lane. This information  has also been sent to the affected properties at the junction of Farrar Lane and Otley Road and some of the businesses.  “As part of…

  • POSTAL SCAM WARNING

    I received the following information from the Council’s Anti Social Behaviour Team: Royal Mail – Scam Warning November 2014 Christmas is fast approaching,  Royal Mail & The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam: A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that…

  • TELEPHONE COLD CALLING SCAM

    A local resident recently advised me as follows: “I received a cold call a few days back asking if I want cold calls to be stopped on my landline. Which I agreed then he said it’s a scheme run by the UK government and I have to pay only £ 79 one off payment to…

  • UPDATON MOSELEY WOOD BOTTOM PLANNING APPLICATIONS

    I have been asked by a number of local residents, some of whom had received a letter from our MP, if Thursday’s refusal of the two planning applications is now the end of the process for Moseley Wood Bottom. My comments are as follows: 1. Yesterday at the Plans Panel meeting the Panel agreed to reject…

  • PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR MOSELEY WOOD BOTTOM – TO PLANS PANEL THURSDAY 20THNOVEMBER

    the original application and the second application (additional access from Cookridge Drive) from Taylor Wimpey will be going before the Plans Panel on 20th November.  Please find attached 2 letters that are being sent to local residents, I have not received details of how far and wide these are being distributed or if it is…

  • ENVIRONMENT AGENCY FLOOD RISK CAMPAIGN

    I have received the following information today from the Council’s Resilience Team: “I am writing to bring your attention to a campaign from the Environment Agency that the council are backing to warn and inform our constituents of the risk posed by various kinds of flooding. The Resilience and Emergencies Team will be using twitter…

  • FORMER GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS SITE, ADEL LANE/OTLEY ROAD – UPDATE FROM TRILLIUM

    Please find below the latest update from the Owners of the Site: “The contractors have now demolished over half of the buildings and will continue with that work through to the end of the year.  The civil defence bunker is due to be demolished early in the New Year and I would envisage all demolition/site…

  • Grant Round 4 of the Safer Communities Fund

    I have received the information below from the police: Please see the details below for applications to the Safer Communities Fund. This may be useful for community groups and voluntary organisations. Please forward it to any groups who you feel may be able to benefit from applying; “Mark Burns-Williamson the Police and Crime Commissioner launched…

  • BREACHES OF WORKING CONDITIONS – FORMER LAWNSWOOD GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

    You may already be aware but I have had reports of breaches of conditions of working hours and burning of materials at the site of the former Lawnswood Government Buildings. I took this up with the Planning Enforcement officers and set out below is the reply I have received.  I’m still awaiting a response from…

  • FINANCIAL OMBUDSMAN SERVICE WARNING OVER £150 COMPENSATION SCAM CALLS

    Households are being warned to watch out for a new scam where fraudsters are purporting to be from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). Fraudsters are cold calling victims and telling them that they need to pay £150 to “release” compensation which they are entitled to. The FOS which deals with complaints from consumers about the…