Category: Environment

  • DOG CONTROL ORDERS – UPDATE

    The Dog warden Service is reviewing the Dog Control Orders (DCO) it has in place and particularly the types and locations of land subject to a DCO. The review process includes a consultation exercise with interested parties. It is not envisaged that the actual types of  DCO we have in place i.e, dogs on leads…

  • TREE MAINTENANCE

    I am calling on Leeds City Council’s Forestry Department to provide area specific tree management plans across the City. The Council has a statutory duty to ensure that trees under its control are maintained in such a way that they do not pose an unreasonable risk to people or property.  Unfortunately, this means that where…

  • MOSS ON PAVEMENTS

    I have recently met with the Chief Officer from the Council’s Environment Action Department to ask that the Council introduce a policy for dealing with moss removal. I also asked them to work with Highways following an increase in complaints from residents about moss on pavements.  It is believed the problem may have worsened over…

  • NEW NOISE NUISANCE PATROLS SET TO KEEP NOISE DOWN

    I am pleased to report that the Council is investing in new vehicles to tackle anti social noise outside of normal working hours. They are investing £31,000 in two new vehicles that will be used to deal with noise nuisance on a city wide basis, staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The…

  • ENERGY MATTERS

    As you may have noticed from previous articles I have a special interest in energy and fuel poverty issues. In this respect at a recent full Council meeting I asked a formal question of the Executive Member for the Environment about Community Energy plans and what proposals he has for developing these in Leeds. The…