Archive for Month: June 2015

  • Gulleys & Culvert, Lower Old Pool Bank at Junction with Pool Bank New Road

    I was recently asked by a number of local residents to investigate the following: “A number of gullies are blocked again with sand and gravel due to water carrying this down the hill.” This was taken up with the relevant department and they confirmed the following: “I can confirm that your referral for gully cleansing…

  • SPEEDING ACTION DAY – 4TH JUNE

    Please find below the latest information I have received from the police on the speeding action they are taking in various parts of the Ward. This is part of an ongoing initiative by the police to cover as many parts of the Ward as they can over a period of time, where reports of speeding…

  • BUS SHELTER CORNER OF GREEN LANE/MOSELEY WOOD LANE

    I have been chasing Metro in respect of the bus shelter that was recently damaged at the above junction to ask when the new bus shelter will be erected. I have now received the following response:  “[A] replacement shelter is programmed for installation week commencing 15th June.”

  • PLANNING APPLICATION 15/01297/FU – LAWNSWOOD SERVICE STATION – UPDATE

    Demolition of existing petrol filling station and carwash and erect replacement 24/7 petrol filling station and convenience store with ATM, associated parking and access alterations I refer to previous information and can advise that the Planning Officer’s decision is to grant full planning permission. The following is an extract from the Officer’s report leading to…

  • SUMMER EVENTS

    As I’m sure you are aware Parks and Countryside facilitate a number of events each year. The table below lists the events that are booked to take placethis year, please be aware this is likely to change as the year goes on.   MON DATE STATUS EVENT   TYPE LOCATION JUN 14th BOOKED Summer Bands  …

  • HOLT PARK BUS CORRIDOR – STATE OF THE FOOTPATH

    I was recently contacted by a local resident who pointed out that there is no kerb on the footpath alongside the bus terminus from the lower entrance to the car park right up to the front of Asda making it very difficult for elderly people when boarding/alighting from the buses. They also advised that as a…

  • DEMOLITION OF LAWNSWOOD GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

    I can advise that I have now received the following information following a site visit by the Council’s Environmental Health officers: “Last week we met with representatives from the demolition company and the owner’s agent. Also present was an acoustic consultant. The current position is as follows: The majority of the work is now being…

  • PRIVATE HIRE/TAXI VEHICLES FOR DISABLED WHEELCHAIR USERS

    I have received some information about the lack of taxis/private hire vehicles that are adapted for use by wheelchair users. I wrote to the Council’s Head of Taxi and Private Hire Licensing and he has advised that this is the case but unfortunately there is no legislation that requires private hire companies to have a…

  • PRIMARY SCHOOL ALLOCATION – SCHOOL YEAR STARTING SEPTEMBER 2015

    I have received the following update from Leeds Education Capacity Planning: “We have allocated 9854 Reception places for September 2015 in Leeds schools (9774 last year, an increase of 80). 85% were for families successful with first preference schools, an increase in real terms of 113. A total of 10,224 places were available. 6% of…

  • UNSOLICITED TELEPHONE CALLS

    Residents are getting calls from companies selling call-blocking devices to stop unwanted calls. These callers are asking for bank details and payments and I urge people not to give these details over the phone to any company you are not sure about. Trading Standards tell me that both Argos and Amazon sell call-blocking devices for…