Archive for Month: June 2016

  • HIGHWAYS UPDATE – BRAMHOPE

    I have recently been advised that the Council are introducing various road safety works in the Bramhope area. I have described these below: On Church Hill at its junction with Leeds Road A660 there will be double yellow lines indicating “no waiting at any time”. These will be on the south side of Church Hill…

  • HIGHWAYS UPDATE – ARTHINGTON LANE, POOL

    I have recently been advised that the Council are introducing various road safety works in the Pool area. I have described these below: On Arthington Lane outside the Village Hall there will be ”no waiting at any time” double yellow lines across both entrances/exits to the Village Hall. On Arthington Lane outside the school there…

  • EXPANSION OF IVESON PRIMARY SCHOOL

    I received the following update from the Planning Manager, Children’s Services: I would like to give you an update about primary school places in the Cookridge/Adel planning area.  We understand that the governing body of Iveson Primary School is proposing to permanently increase the Published Admission Number of the school from 45 to 60 children…

  • GARDEN AND ALLOTMENT BONFIRES

    I often get asked about the legality of residents having bonfires in their gardens and what can be done about these. The Council has a Bonfire Guidelines leaflet which explains that “it is a common misconception that there are specific byelaws prohibiting garden bonfires or specifying times they can be lit – there aren’t. However…

  • SURVEYS ON PRIVATE LAND – A65-Airport-A658 Link Road

    I have been advised of the following by the Council’s Highways Projects Manager: “Following our initial consultation, we are considering options for a possible new link road between the A65 and the A658 via the Airport. The current stage of work is development of an Outline Business Case, to determine if there is a viable…

  • NUISANCE CALLS – CALL BLOCKING DEVICES – OUTCOME REPORT

    West Yorkshire Trading Standards and Safer Communities Leeds have recently evaluated the usefulness of call blocking technology as part of their project aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of people affected by nuisance calls. Some statistics gathered during the evaluation include 89% of people saying they now feel safer in their own homes; 84%…

  • ADEL PHARMACY/SURGERY

    Some residents have been expressing concern recently that both of the above are not going to be in Adel in the future. I can confirm that to the best of my knowledge there are no plans for either to close or to move out of the area.  

  • BODINGTON CYCLE TRACK UPDATE

    I have received the following update in respect of the planning application for the cycle track at Bodington: “Councillor Anderson, Further to our earlier discussions in relation to this site Highways Officers are now happy that the information submitted in support of the application is sufficient to address the relevant highway matters. The one outstanding…

  • REPAIRS TO THE DAM AT PAUL’S POND

    I have been advised of the information below by the Council’s Parks Officer: “On the 4th July we intend to start essential dam works at Paul’s Pond. Since December 2015 we have been monitoring the dam as a small depression was seen by the dam wall close to where the valve chamber is located. In…

  • LEEDS PARKS SURVEY

    I have received the information below: A team of researchers at the Universities of Leeds and Bradford are working with Leeds City Council, Parks and Countryside Department on an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project exploring the past, present and future of public parks as places of social mixing. As part of this…