Category: Streetscene – cleansing etc.

  • 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…

  • CLEAN UP ON STAIRFOOT LANE

    I have received confirmation from the Council, following a number of complaints received from local residents and continual chasing up, that they propose to cut back the vegetation on Stairfoot Lane. This will mean the road has to be closed for 2 days to enable it to be done safely. I have also been advised…

  • LEAF CLEARING PROGRAMME FOR AUTUMN/WINTER 2012

    It’s that time of year again when leaves are starting to fall, I have recently received the following information, which I have preci’d, from the Council’s Streetscene Services team: “I am writing to you to let you know of our programme for clearing the leaves over the next few months. Last year we did a…

  • CONCERN AT DROP IN DOG FOUL PENALTIES

    I have voiced concern that the Council is still not doing enough in the fight against dog fouling.  At a time when new legislation has seen Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN’s) for dogs not on leads increasing from 0 in 2010/2011, to 78 in 2011/12, in the same period, total FPN’s issued for dog fouling dropped…

  • CALL FOR ACTION TO QUELL QUARRELS OVER QUARRY

    I am calling on Council officers to undertake a full audit of all operations at Arthington Quarry, to try and resolve some of the longstanding issues associated with the site.  Ever since Nutramulch were issued a waste management permit, residents and road users have been complaining about a variety of things, including odour from stockpiled…

  • NOISE NUISANCE – NEW PATROLS

    I welcome the news that the Council is investing in new vehicles to tackle anti social noise outside of normal working hours. The £31,000 investment in two brand new vehicles that will be branded and used to deal with noise nuisance and other customer complaints will be used on a city wide basis, staffed 24…

  • POOL BANK NEW ROAD – VERGE CUTTING

    I was recently asked by a resident to try and get the verges from Avenue des Hirondelles down to Pool Bank Court cut back, in particular to enable people to walk down from the ginnel at Willow Court to the bus stop. Set out below is the update from Continental, who are the contractors responsible…

  • PROBLEMS WITH URBAN FOXES

    I am receiving more and more correspondence about urban foxes in the area and recently I met with the Chief Officer Environmental Action (COEA) yesterday to discuss this issue and a précis of the discussion and the action points are set out below: Background I explained that I had requested the meeting following complaints received…

  • GRASS CUTTING/GROUNDS MAINTENANCE CONTRACT

    As you may or may not be aware a new company took over the contract for cutting grass and maintaining shrub beds; they made an encouraging start to the contract. Recently I have been receiving more and more complaints from residents various parts of the area. The complaints have varied from irregular cuts being made…

  • UPDATE ON STREET CLEANSING

    One of the committees within the Outer North West Area Committee is the Environmental Committee, which I chair. A report was recently submitted by the senior officer responsible for this service to the Area Committee in respect of the delegation of responsibility for Street Cleansing in the North West of the city. If you would like…