Category: Streetscene – cleansing etc.

  • SAVE THE DATE – COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP WORKSHOP – 23rd FEBRUARY 2017

    A Street Cleansing workshop for residents and residents groups has been arranged for the above date. It is proposed this will run between 10am and 2pm at Pudsey Civic Centre. Details below. Let me know if you would be interested in attending and if you would be interested in attending if the date and time…

  • Suspicious activity – scrap metal collectors

    I have received a message from a local resident who was concerned about the amount of vans being driven around the area looking for scrap metal, and whether these would be authorised dealers as scrap metal was seen to be taken from gardens. I took this up with the police and their response is set…

  • WASTE MANAGEMENT

    As a North West Community Committee Environmental Champion I recently received a briefing note detailing what policies the Council had put in place since 2014 to deal with waste. Back in January 2014 it was agreed that one bin would be provided for each of the three waste streams, grey, green and brown, per household…

  • GARDEN AND ALLOTMENT BONFIRES

    I often get asked about the legality of residents having bonfires in their gardens and what can be done about these. The Council has a Bonfire Guidelines leaflet which explains that “it is a common misconception that there are specific byelaws prohibiting garden bonfires or specifying times they can be lit – there aren’t. However…

  • FLY TIPPING OFFENDER FINED BY COUNCIL

    A resident in the Holtdales Estate was recently fined for fly tipping an item in one of the recycling areas. The offender was seen by a vigilant resident who was able to give a statement to the Environmental Action Officer who in turn identified the perpetrator and issued a fine. I am very pleased that…

  • GULLY CLEANSING TAKING 5 YEARS

    Councillors were recently advised at a meeting with Locality Teams in the Outer North West area that gully cleansing promises that were made back in 2012 to cleanse gullies every 2 years could never have been kept due to lack of available staff and lack of technology. They have now been told that the cycle…

  • BUDGET FOR SKIPS FOR 2015/16

    Each year Councillors put aside money into the Skips budget. This encourages more people to volunteer in community clean ups and environmental projects. The budget is £1000 annually for the Ward and anyone who is organising a community clean-up in the Ward can approach us to request a skip be made available. The budget will…

  • NEW SIGNS DOG FOULING AND LITTERING

    I have been in discussions with the Council for provision of more deterrent type signs in relation to dog fouling and littering. I have now secured an additional 12 signs for the Ward which will be placed in various locations. The locations will be as follows: • Near the garages at the bottom of Holtdale Croft, Holt…

  • NEW SIGNS IN HOLT PARK – DOG FOULING & LITTER

    I have been in discussions with the Council for provision of more deterrent type signs in relation to dog fouling and littering. I have now secured an additional 12 signs for the Ward which will be placed in various locations. The locations in Holt Park will be as follows:  Near the garages at the bottom…

  • LEAF CLEARANCE – AUTUMN/WINTER 2014/15

    I have recently been advised of the arrangements for the coming season’s leaf clearance, as follows: “I am writing to update you on arrangements to undertake leaf clearance in your ward this autumn.  Building on our successful partnership over the last two years we are again using the Grounds Maintenance Contractor, Continental Landscapes to undertake…