Category: Environment

  • AIRPORT NOISE

    I have recently received a number of complaints from local residents about the following issues:  – Increased noise from flights coming and going to the airport  – The potential increase in outbound flights over Cookridge   – Can any money be reclaimed for this increased activity? I have received 2 replies to my inquiries:  1.…

  • COVERT CAMERAS TO CUT DOWN ON FLY-TIPPING

    Leeds City Council is to spend £490 on two mini covert outdoor cameras and accessories in a bid to clamp down on people who illegally dump their rubbish in North West Leeds. The cameras, which are triggered by movement and can take pictures both during daylight and through the night, will be mounted in areas…

  • RECYCLING PLASTIC

    I am often asked by residents why they cannot put all plastic in their green bins as they find the numbering system on packaging difficult to see and to decipher and remember what can go where. I asked the Council’s Waste Strategy Officer what plans the Council has to allow all plastics to be placed…

  • FORMER RALPH THORESBY SCHOOL SITE

    i have received the following update from the Project Manager on the Regeneration Team, re proposals to make the former Ralph Thoresby school site more aesthetically pleasing. “As you may be aware, the former Ralph Thoresby School site at Holt Park is included within the Derelict and Nuisance Property Programme.  I understand that for some time you have…

  • FLOODING RISKS – QUESTION TO FULL COUNCIL

    I raised a question in the last Full Council on whether Leeds has allocated adequate resources to protecting outlying areas of the city from flooding. The requirement to build thousands of new homes over the next 15 years means that some areas of the city will be at greater risk from flooding. Whilst welcoming the…

  • GRANT FOR REMOVAL OF GRAFFITI AND MOSS

     I am pleased to report that an ongoing problem with moss and graffiti is finally being addressed as a result of the award of a grant for their removal from areas which have been suffering this problem for some time. I have been asking for some time for a dedicated budget for the removal of…

  • GRANT FOR ENFORCEMENT PATROLS TO DEAL WITH LITTERING AND DOG FOULING

    I am pleased to report the award of a grant to the Council’s Environmental Enforcement Services to deal with dog fouling and littering in my Ward. The grant of £1364 was awarded from the Well Being Fund through the North West Outer Area Committee. All Councillors in the North West area of the city sit…

  • 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…