Category: Housing

  • FARRAR LANE SHELTERED HOUSING RESIDENTS AWARDED £1800 FOR GARDEN PROJECT AND A BINGO MACHINE

    At the meeting of the Outer North West Housing Advisory Panel (HAP) on Monday 11th December, panel members approved funding of £1800 to pay for a gardening project and also to buy a Bingo machine. The project put forward by the Farrar Lane Sheltered Housing scheme is very worthy of the HAP funding. It will…

  • ROUGH SLEEPERS – LEEDS CITY CENTRE

    Extra funding to support people who are sleeping rough and begging in Leeds has been by me and Cllr. Caroline Anderson. The government has allocated an additional £1,636,640.71 to the city for 2017/18 and £1,794,862.92 for 2018/19, from the Flexible Homeless Support Grant, and the council has already agreed to award a number of contracts…

  • GARAGES, REDESDALE GARDENS

    I was asked by a local resident about an advert they had seen showing that the land where the garages in the centre of the site are has been advertised for auction on 20th July and had been headed up “Residential Development” although subject to planning consents etc. I took this up with Grainger plc’s…

  • UPDATE ON ROSEMONT, BRAMHOPE – HOUSING FOR OLDER PEOPLE

    I welcome the proposal for the Rosemont site to be secured for Older People’s Housing and it would be even better if they were able to prioritise it for local residents, but that has still to be discussed and agreed. By providing Older People’s Housing this meets the needs of both Bramhope and the north west of…

  • WAYLAND CROFT – REPAINTING OF COMMUNITY CENTRE

    I have received notification that the Council are carrying out a re-painting programme to Council properties over the next 3 months. They have appointed Mears to carry out the work. The list of work presented to me included Wayland Croft and when I enquired which properties in Wayland Croft were affected I was advised that…

  • OLDER PEOPLE’S HOUSING IN THE HOLT PARK AREA

    The Council is currently looking at a development opportunity in Holt Park for older people’s housing as part of a prospectus to go to the Council’s November Executive Board. This accommodation will be extra care beds with nursing, care beds without nursing and dementia care. The Council is looking to provide this type of provision…

  • NEW PATHWAY FOR HOLT PARK

    A bid for funding from Housing for repairs to the pathway at the entrance to Holt Park has been successful. The Housing Advisory Panel bid was made by the Housing manager and an award of £1295 has been secured to resurface the pathway. This pathway leads into the small area of public open space/garden at…

  • COOKRIDGE RESIDENTS ACTION GROUP – UPDATE

    The following information is provided by the Cookridge Residents Action Group (CRAG): “Here is a link to the petition – please can you sign it and pass it around? The  petition is designed to have relevance all across the country. There are many people who want to see brownfield site developed before the countryside and also…

  • Rosemont Sheltered Housing Complex – Update

    At a meeting of the Outer North West Community Committee on 8th December  there was some hope for the future of Rosemont Sheltered Housing Complex. I welcome the update given at the Outer North West Community Committee meeting from Chief Officer, Housing. She reiterated that she apologised unreservedly for the problems caused to the residents…

  • LEEDS CITY COUNCIL’S HOUSING STRATEGY

    The Council has a Housing Strategy that includes, amongst other things, bringing empty homes back into use where they  have fallen into disrepair, the owners no longer live in them and they can be purchased by the Council and returned to a habitable state. Some of the properties are also ex-Council stock bought under the…