Category: Environment

  • Leeds School Uniform Exchange Website

    I have been sent this information today. Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who may be interested. “Dear Cllr We’d like to let you know that our new website dedicated to exchanging good quality, second hand school uniform is now live and makes finding or donating school uniform very easy. Please share it so…

  • #LeedsClimate Newsletter – March edition

    The latest #LeedsClimate Newsletter is below: News Leeds City Council will invest £100 million on energy efficiency measures to help tenants save money and cut carbon over the next 5 years. New technologies—including ground and air source heat pumps, external wall insulation and solar panels—will will help residents facing fuel poverty and prevent the most…

  • WASTE ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT BANKS FOR REUSE AND RECYCLING

    I have received the information below: “You may be aware that towards the end of 2019 we secured some grant funding from the national Distributor Takeback Scheme (DTS). This funding is to support activities aimed at increasing the separate collection of household WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) for reuse and recycling. As part of…

  • DOG FOULING

    I have been receiving a number of complaints about a small minority of dog owners throughout the Ward who are not cleaning up after their dogs and targeting certain streets. I took this up with the Environmental Enforcement officer and he has advised me as follows: “Please see the link found on LCCs https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/environmental-health/responsible-dog-ownership and…

  • METAL RECYCLING

    Details on recycling metal have been clarified by the Council: Recycle these in your green bin Tins (give them a quick rinse, no need to remove paper labels) Drink cans Empty aerosol cans (deodorant, shaving foam, hairspray) Foil (scrunch small pieces up to make a bigger ball) Batteries Bring your old batteries to a battery…

  • #LEEDS CLIMATE NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER EDITION

    Latest newsletter articles below, if you would like to sign up to receiving a copy yourself use this link: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKLEEDS/subscriber/new?topic_id=UKLEEDS_66 Leeds’ Clean Air Zone has improved air quality and achieved its aims early and is no longer required, finds joint review. A rapid joint review by Leeds City Council and the Government has concluded that…

  • Flooding – Billams Hill and wider Otley / Pool Area and A61 HAREWOOD BRIDGE – Update

    I have received the information below and in addition to the roads listed below, we have just been advised that the A61 has been closed at Harewood Bridge by North Yorkshire Police, due to flooding. The B6451 Bridge Street/Billams Hill  in Otley has now re-opened to traffic following on from the earlier flooding at this…

  • FIXED PENALTY FINE FOR LITTERING

    I have been sent this today. “On the 20th August 2020, a female passenger was seen to throw litter from a vehicle on East Chevin Road, Otley. A quick thinking member of the public took down the car number and gave us a statement – The women has just paid the Fixed Penalty Notice Please…

  • Zero waste Halloween

    See information below from the Council: Happy Halloween! Nothing is scarier than unnecessary waste, here’s our top tips to have a spooky and sustainable Halloween. Pumpkin Rescue Here are some post-Halloween options for your pumpkin. 1) Reduce – 3 in 5 Brits didn’t know you can eat pumpkins. Don’t waste it, taste it! There’s some…

  • Community and Police Alert – Feedback – Dog Fouling In North West Leeds

    The latest Police Alert highlights Dog Fouling In a recent survey we hosted on Community Alert, Dog Fouling was found to be the second most important/frustrating issue that residents of North West Leeds encounter. We have spoken with Leeds City Council who have confirmed the following: 1. The Leeds City Council will always clean up…