Category: Highways

  • Safety on Britain’s Roads

    I have been advised of the following by the Council today. The DfT [Dept for Transport] has published ‘Strategic Framework for Road Safety‘, which sets out the government’s approach to reduce deaths and injuries on Britain’s roads http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/strategicframework/pdf/strategicframework.pdf

  • SEEPAGE OF WATER, HOLT LANE

    Further to the ongoing problems with water seepage outside nos. 3 & 5 Holt Lane, I have now received the following update from the Operations Manager, Highways: “I note that Yorkshire Water are again undertaking further investigatory works near the seepage, whilst I will seek confirmation of their findings, I have now decided that I…

  • A59 Blubberhouses Temporary Road Closure

    I was recently asked to check out this potential road closure after a resident had advised me that some signs had been put out. Set out below is the information I have been sent. “Dear Councillor, North Yorkshire County Council is proposing to carry out major landslip stabilisation works of a steep slope above the…

  • Traffic Notice – A61 Harrogate Road, Harewood – events taking place

    ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(2) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991 LEEDS CITY COUNCIL  (A61 HARROGATE ROAD (PART)) (HAREWOOD EVENTS) (TEMPORARY 30 MPH SPEED RESTRICTION & NO RIGHT TURN) ORDER 2011 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that because of the likelihood of danger arising to the public (holding of events) Leeds City Council…

  • DYNELEY ARMS CROSSROADS

    A meeting was held a few weeks ago on site with officers from the Council, one of the local police sergeants, Cllr Les Carter and Cllr Geoff Mills (Bramhope Parish Council) and myself.  The purpose of the meeting was to look at whether a filter could be put in to the light sequence when turning…

  • ROAD CLOSURE ARTHINGTON LANE 14th/15th May

    I was recently advised of the following information: ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(2) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991 LEEDS CITY COUNCIL (ARTHINGTON LANE) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) NOTICE 2011 I was recently advised that carriageway maintenance works are to take place on Arthington Lane and that in the interests of public…

  • 30 mph REPEATER SIGNS

    I was asked again recently about why 30mph repeater signs cannot be installed on various roads in the Ward to remind drivers what the speed limit is. I have raised this issue in the past with the Highways Department and the reply I received advised me as follows: “With regard to your question about why…

  • WHITE LINES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

    At a recent Adel Association meeting the police highlighted the work they had been doing with the speed indicator advice on Adel Lane but it was felt a more long term, lasting solution needs to be found. One suggestion raised was the potential removal of white lines and whether they had any effect on road…

  • Parking issues at Ralph Thoresby High School

    I recently chaired a meeting at Ralph Thoresby High School to discuss road safety from the point of view of both the school and residents in the area. The people who attended were those that could influence positive actions for a way forward and included, amongst others Stuart Hemingway (Head Teacher), representatives from the Council’s…

  • Parking issues around Holy Trinity C of E, Cookridge

    I was advised that there are issues around road safety at Holy Trinity School and also outside of the Tesco store and at the bus stop and in this respect I chaired a meeting at the school the other day to discuss road safety issues in respect of Holy Trinity School and the following people were in…