Category: Environment

  • PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDERS (PSPOs)

    A consultation is currently running on proposed changes to dog controls and the proposal to prohibit smoking in children’s play areas. The public survey is now live and can be accessed via the link below:-  www.leeds.gov.uk/AdditionalDogControlsConsultation  Our Cleaner Neighbourhoods team want the consultation to reach as many residents as possible.  

  • PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDERS

    Please find below details of a public consultation that you may be interested in participating in. “Dear Environmental Champions,  Please find attached a link in relation to the public and member consultation on proposed changes to dog controls and the proposal to prohibit smoking in children’s play area. The public survey is now live and…

  • BONFIRES

    I am often asked about the rules regarding bonfires. The Council’s Environmental Health Manager has advised as follows:  “There are no set times when someone can have a bonfire. The general approach is that it’s preferable and more environmentally friendly to compost at home or take garden waste to a recycling site. However one or…

  • AIR QUALITY SURVEY

    I’ve been sent this  if you would like to take part: “Dear colleagues,  We are currently undertaking some research with Leeds Beckett University to find out the views and thoughts of people and businesses around Leeds on air quality.  We now have a live link to the survey which has been put together to meet…

  • A QUESTION OF LITTER

    At the last Full Council Meeting on 13th September I tabled the following question: “Would the Executive Member responsible for the Environment please advise Council why they consider it is acceptable to have vast amounts of litter strewn up and down our main carriageways and main routes into Leeds, particularly if we are aiming to…

  • OUTCOME OF CONSULTATION ON PROPOSAL FOR A “GREENWAY” ON HOLT LANE

    I have now collated the responses I received from the consultation on the idea of a Greenway on Holt Lane from Holt Road to Cookridge Lane. The results are: I received a total of 61 responses 25 people who responded were in favour of the proposal 36 people who responded were against the proposal Amongst…

  • VEHICLE EMISSIONS

    I was recently asked what could be done about vehicles that are emitting excessive amounts of fumes from exhausts. The Environmental Health Manager advises as follows: “The Council does not have any enforcement powers regarding vehicle emissions. However an excessively smoky lorry or bus exhaust can be reported to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency…

  • BONFIRES

    I am often asked what the rules are about people having bonfires in their gardens at any time during the year.  Set out below is the response received from the Environmental Health Manager: “There are no set times when someone can have a bonfire. The general approach is that it’s preferable and more environmentally friendly…

  • 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…

  • BULKY HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION – SERVICE CHANGES FROM MAY

    The Council is introducing charges for bulky household waste collections from May. Details below: Unwanted Household Item Collection Service – Introduction of New, Chargeable Service from May 2017 . In support of our aims to maximise recycling and reuse, a charge is being introduced for households opting to have items collected by the Council instead…