Category: Public information

  • MISUSE OF FIREWORKS

    I have received the following information from West Yorkshire Trading Standards in relation to Fireworks. Dear Councillor RE: FIREWORKS LEGISLATION In view of public concerns surrounding the use and misuse of fireworks at this time of the year, I am writing to inform you of the current legal restrictions on the supply, possession and use…

  • DON’T TRADE PARKING INCOME FOR AN EMPTY HIGH STREET

    I have been vocal in voicing my dissatisfaction over Leeds City Council’s plans to review evening and Sunday car parking charges across the City Centre. I would like the Council to think carefully before introducing charges on evenings and Sundays. At a time when high street shops are closing down in record numbers, the Council’s…

  • PAY DAY LOANS

    I was concerned to read in the press recently about the increase in pay day loans and pay day loans companies which can charge customers up to an eye-watering 4,214%. Typically debt collectors are sent out after just 60 days. Compared to other countries the service is regulated very lightly here. If not used properly…

  • LEEDS’ ECONOMY

    A recent bulletin issued on the Leeds Economy highlighted plans for an Ice Rink at the Elland Road regeneration site. Confirmation has also been given that John Lewis will anchor the first phase of a £120m development at Eastgate, work will begin in 2014.  Planning Permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the Merrion…

  • COOKRIDGE FIRE STATION – PROPOSED CLOSURE – UPDATE

    I’ve now been sent the following information as a result of a recent meeting of the Fire Authority:  1. The consultation period is between now and 30 November.  2. No final decision will be taken before the outcome of consultation is reported back to the Fire Authority on 21 December.  3. A special Hotline is…

  • PROPOSALS FOR THE FUTURE OF COOKRIDGE FIRE STATION

    I have received a press release to advise that West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority have put forward the following proposal for the Cookridge area:  Merge Cookridge and Moortown at a one-appliance station between the two  If you would like to see fuller details on this proposal you will need to click on the following…

  • WHARFEDALE HOSPITAL

    I have raised concerns about the future of Wharfedale hospital and intermediate care provided in the North of the city. I want to see better use made of the hospital, after a number of ward closures in recent years. I also feel that intermediate care provision needs to be improved in the area and that…

  • ROGUE TRADERS

    I have been advised by West Yorkshire Trading Standards that there were over 1170 doorstep selling complaints in Yorkshire and Humber.  West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service is joining forces with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT)’s Summer Doorstep Selling campaign to empower local residents to deal with untoward doorstep sellers.   Research says the elderly…

  • ADEL SURGERY

    You may have heard some comments about the revised opening hours at the above surgery. Set out below is a reply I have received from a local resident, who is a member of the Patient Referral Group which hopefully will reassure you about opening hours. “The closure on Thursday afternoons is only one aspect of…

  • WRAP UP LEEDS

    In conjunction with Yorkshire Energy Services, the Wrap Up Leeds Team in the Council is promoting free cavity wall insulation and/or free loft insulation or adding extra loft insulation if your current insulation is less than 160mm deep. Very large properties may be subject to a small charge. This is available to homeowners or private…