Archive for Month: August 2017

  • A660 BRAMHOPE – CHURCH HILL BEND

    See latest update from the Highways re the accidents on the bend. “I am aware there is a desire to be updated on progress on this matter, considering the continuing incidents around the bend. From a Traffic perspective, I am informed that the upgraded road signage will be completed this week. This to be undertaken…

  • THIRD SECTOR LEEDS GOES LOCAL – DETAILS OF NEXT WORKSHOP – TUESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER

    The next round of 3rd Sector workshops takes place in September. These are open to anyone in the volunteer sector to attend. The theme of the workshops is Community Cohesion and Resilience. If you would like to attend the event for our area will be held at the Cardigan Centre in Headingley on Tuesday 5th…

  • BUS CONSULTATION – OUTCOME OF CONSULTATION

    As you will be aware there was a Bus Consultation run by First Bus in March. The results of that consultation that affect our area have been summarised by First Bus and are set out below. “North West Leeds Consultation Summary Service 1 Beeston to Holt Park You asked for: – Improved reliability. Our Plan: A…

  • LEEDS MASS PARTICIPATION CYCLE EVENT – SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER

    On Sunday 10th September Leeds City Centre will be host the HSBC UK City Ride Leeds event. It starts at 11am from Millennium Square, continuing until 3pm and the route is 5 miles/7k long. Full details of the route and how to register for a free place can be found at www.letsride.co.uk where you will also…

  • ELECTRIC CHARGING POINTS IN THE CITY

    I have recently been asked what the Council’s plans are for providing electric charging points for vehicles in the city centre in light of the pursuit of better air quality. Precis’d below is the update from the Programme Manager:  “The Council is keen to see the number of electric vehicle registrations increase, in particular due…

  • HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE – £87.5M BACKLOG

    The Council has conceded this week that the total cost of bringing Leeds roads up to standard in terms of maintenance is £87.5m. The figure is astronomical and whilst the Council looks to the Government for additional funding some might think that it reflects Council under-investment in the city’s road network. The Government has allocated…

  • ROUGH SLEEPERS – LEEDS CITY CENTRE

    Extra funding to support people who are sleeping rough and begging in Leeds has been by me and Cllr. Caroline Anderson. The government has allocated an additional £1,636,640.71 to the city for 2017/18 and £1,794,862.92 for 2018/19, from the Flexible Homeless Support Grant, and the council has already agreed to award a number of contracts…

  • A660 AT BAR HOUSE ROW – HIGHWAYS PROPOSALS

    I have been chasing Highways for an update on what their proposals are for the highway at the above location following the road accident fatality recently. I have now received the following update: My apologies regarding the length of time taken to respond to you on this matter. We have been awaiting further detail from the…

  • OLD EASTMOOR SECURE UNIT – UPDATE ON SALE OF LAND

    I have been advised by the Council’s Asset Management of the following update: “A preferred bidder has now been selected for the Eastmoor site. The developer proposes to bring forward a 100% residential scheme that seeks to retain the listed buildings on site. The buyer will start work on the preparation of a planning application…

  • TRAVELLERS, BEDQUILTS – LATEST UPDATE

    Set out below are the most recent responses to the questions I raised yesterday with the various interested partners as we enter the clean-up phase following their departure. Leeds City Council Housing: Cllr Anderson – Leeds Beckett secured a possession order yesterday which was enforced today.  The G&T (Gypsy & Traveller) team have not yet…