Archive for Month: March 2020

  • COVID-19 SHOP OPENING TIMES AND RESTRICTIONS ETC.

    I have received the information below that I thought you might like to be aware of in respect of the various opening hours of the supermarkets and special shopping times, restrictions etc. Aldi – 8am to 8pm from Monday to Saturday, and 11am to 5pm on Sundays. Restrictions in place which allows customers to buy…

  • COVID-19 – Contingency Measures in the Council Planning Department

    I have received the briefing note below in respect of how the Planning Department will be dealing with applications and planning enforcement cases during this time. National Interventions Supermarket Delivery Hours Many of the supermarkets and distribution centres in Leeds are subject to controls that restrict the time and number of deliveries from lorries and…

  • COVID-19 – LATEST UPDATE FROM THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

    I have received the update below just now. This evening’s announcements The Government has announced a new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme. The Government will pay a taxable grant of 80 per cent of average annual profits over the last 3 years up to £2,500 per month. The scheme will be open for at least three months,…

  • NEW SCAM TO BE AWARE OF OFFERING £258 FROM HMRC – DO NOT RESPOND TO IT

    A resident has advised me as follows: “Been alerted to a new scam ( originally came from a retired police officer). “ The scam is a Tweet, What’sApp, Text message that states the following: “As pert of the NHS promise to battle the Covid-19 virus, HMRC  has issued a payment of £258 as a goodwill…

  • COVID SYMPTOM TRACKER APP

    I have been sent the information below (in italics) and you may have seen an article about this in the press this morning. This is about a free App called Covid Symptom Tracker that you can download and on a daily basis report any symptoms, or lack of symptoms. Anyone with a device that can…

  • COVID-19 Update – 25th March 2020

    I received the latest update late last night.  In addition to the information below I have 3 pdf 1- page documents on Accessing Food if you are find it difficult, Emergency Food Provision and criteria for Essential Housing Repairs. Please email me if you would like these documents barry.anderson@leeds.gov.uk “Here is another update on a…

  • S278 works Leeds Road A660 Bramhope – Miller Homes development

    As you will have noted from a previous post about Miller Homes stopping work and that the Council are still proceeding with their highways work I have emailed the Council to check if this is correct and set out below is a response I have received from the Chief Highways Officer: “Cllr Anderson Thank you…

  • POOL COMMUNITY CARE PLAN (PCCP) GROUP

    I’ve been approached by a group of local residents who have set up the Pool Community Care Plan (PCCP) group to ask if I would let residents know about them. Set out below is a statement from them setting out their purposes/objectives: “We have over 20 volunteers signed up to assist people self-isolating/struggle in Pool…

  • Coronavirus update – looking after ourselves and each other

    Follow the national guidelines Looking after ourselves, and each other During this difficult and challenging time it’s important that we all look after ourselves and each other. The most important thing is to follow national guidelines to help stop the spread of coronavirus: Stay at home unless absolutely necessary Stay 2 metres apart from others…

  • COVID-19 – NUMBERS OF CASES IN LEEDS

    I was asked if I could get the numbers of cases in Leeds. I asked the question and the response is below: “Cllr Anderson 4 deaths and 42 positive cases. As you will know from the news, it is too early to know if measures are effective.”