Archive for Month: February 2018

  • BUYING TICKETS ONLINE?

    A recent warning from West Yorkshire Trading Standards has warned people to be aware of websites that advertise via email or social media offering the chance to buy tickets to a popular concern or event. Fraudsters create their own bogus ticket companies to advertise tickets that have either already sold out, or haven’t gone on…

  • FERAL PIGEONS

    The Council has produced a Pest Information Leaflet about Feral Pigeons which are now common in many urban areas. They feed on scraps of food discarded by humans and spillages from food outlets. Feeding these pigeons just attracts more to the location. They breed throughout the year with incubation just 18 days. These pigeons are…

  • Section 106 PLANNING CONTRIBUTIONS

    A recent Freedom of Information request has revealed that over £8m has yet to be spent in the city from developments delivered in the past 5 years. I do have some concerns about this as these monies are paid by developers to the Council in order that benefits can be delivered to existing communities where…

  • NEW CHARGES FOR INERT WASTE DISPOSAL – RESPONSE TO SUNDAY TIMES ARTICLE

    A number of residents contacted me following the Council’s announcement to charge residents for taking inert waste to the recycling/sort sites in Leeds as they had seen an article in the Sunday Times in respect of these charges. Set out below is the response I received from the Council officers: “In response to the enquiry,…