Archive for Month: August 2016

  • UPDATE ON PAUL’S POND

    See update below on Paul’s Pond. The success of the bid in bullet point 3 is to be welcomed. “Councillor, The latest update concerning the dam repairs at Paul’s Pond: – The fish will be removed hopefully this week (w/c 25th July). I stress this is very much dependent on how the drawdown goes. If…

  • CONSULTATION BY WEST YORKSHIRE COMBINED AUTHORITY

    You may be interested in this consultation being run by the Combined Authority. I have received the information below: “Although 2036 may feel a long way off, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is working in partnership with bus operators and the five West Yorkshire district councils to develop 20-year strategies that will positively influence local travel…

  • PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 16/04639/COND – FISH & CHIP SHOP, 427 OTLEY ROAD

    You may be aware that some time ago this business premises was given permission, after an appeal to a Planning Inspector, for change of use as a Hot Food Takeaway when formerly it had been a beauty shop. To date the premises have not been trading as a Hot Food Takeaway but an application for…

  • HOLT CRESCENT – CROSSING POINT TO ASDA CAR PARK

    I have recently been asked by a local resident if double yellow lines could be placed on Holt Crescent to stop vehicles parking there and obstructing the crossing point from the Holt Farms to the Asda car park. I took this up with Highways and the Highways Engineer has advised as follows: In passing I…

  • COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH and OTHER SAFETY INITIATIVES

    As Councillors we get regular updates on initiatives that are helping to reduce crime and increase community safety in the area. Community Speedwatch is one initiative that is about to be introduced into the area. This involves local communities and local people can volunteer to be part of the Community Speedwatch team. The local police…

  • LAUNCH OF WEST YORKSHIRE HATE CRIME REPORTING APP

    A new Hate Crime Reporting App has been launched by Stop Hate UK to aid witnesses and those affected by Hate Crime within West Yorkshire to report incidents and access information and advice about Hate Crime Services within the area. The West Yorkshire Hate Crime Reporting APP can be downloaded free of charge from App…

  • PLAYING MUSIC OR OTHER NOISE COMING FROM DOMESTIC PROPERTIES

    I often receive complaints about loud music being played which can be heard outwith the curtilage of a property and I am often asked what the levels should be. I took this up with the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit who have responded as follows: “There is no set level or set volume which constitutes a noise…

  • RECYCLING POLYSTYRENE

    I have been asked whether there are any facilities for recycling polystyrene in the Leeds area. I took this up with the Waste Services officer, who advised as follows: “Unfortunately, you cannot recycle polystyrene in your green recycling bin. Polystyrene is a problematic waste to recycle as it is such a very light weight waste…

  • LEEDS HEALTH & WELLBEING STRATEGY 2016-2021

    I have received the information below in relation to the Council’s Health & Wellbeing Strategy for the city which has just been published: “The strategy has been developed following an extensive period of engagement with services and the public in Leeds.  The Adult Social Services, Public Health and NHS Scrutiny Board were part of this…