Recent News

  • TOUR DE YORKSHIRE – ROAD CLOSURES AND TEMPORARY CLOSURES 4TH AND 6TH MAY

    I have been asked by a number of residents if there is any update on the actual road closures during the Tour. I have slob ben asked a specific question about Black Hill Road/ Arthington Road. Set out below is the most recent information: SCHEDULE 1 – FRIDAY 4th MAY – STAGE 2 THE EVENT…

  • A658 POOL BANK NEW ROAD – CULVERT STRENGTHENING WORK – STARTS 8TH MAY

    Please find below the text of a letter sent to residents in the vicinity of the culvert works which will help inform anyone travelling on the road from 8th May to the end of July. “There is a masonry arch culvert which runs beneath the A658 Pool Bank New Road, approximately 350m north east of…

  • TAYLOR WIMPEY APPEAL – POOL IN WHARFEDALE SITE AT POOL ROAD

    You may be aware that the Council refused an application from Taylor Wimpey for up to 70 new dwellings on land in Pool with an access near to the Shell filling station. Taylor Wimpey have appealed this refusal. The appeal hearing for the Taylor Wimpey planning application for land at Pool in Wharfedale will begin…

  • DAMAGE TO BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE – LAWNSWOOD CREMATORIUM

    I have been advised of the following from the Bereavement Services Manager at the Council. “Following my conversations with them about the vandalism at Lawnswood and the numerous comments made on various social media sites, the ‘Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery’ group, have been kind enough to set up a “just giving” page on their face…

  • ADEL WAR MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION – FETE AND OPEN DAY – SUNDAY 17TH JUNE FROM 12 NOON

    AWMA have sent me the following information regarding their Open Day and Fete, taking place on Sunday 17th June from 12 noon. “Following the highly successful inaugural event last year it has been agreed to repeat the same format. There are lots of exciting opportunities including “Have-a-Go” sessions with for example Archery, Cricket, Bowls, Badminton,…

  • ECCUP 10 MILE RACE – SUNDAY 1ST JULY – INFORMATION AND DETAILS OF ROUTE

    I have received the message below from the Race Organiser: I am the race director for the Hollybank Eccup 10 2018, a 10 mile running race that has been held over 20 years – http://www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/eccup-10/ The race is organised by Abbey Runners, and this year is again in support of a local charity – the Hollybank…

  • SCARECROW FESTIVAL – COOKRIDGE SUNDAY 6TH/MONDAY 7TH MAY

    This year’s Cookridge Scarecrow Festival, organised by Leeds Modernians will take place on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May from 12 noon to 5pm.  Collect your scarecrow trail map from Leeds Modernians Club on Cookridge Lane. There will also be afternoon teas in the clubhouse and the bar will be open.

  • EXTRA CARE HOUSING FOR HOLT PARK

    You may have heard or read recently that the Council want to introduce Extra Care Housing  on the site next to the Farrar Lane Sheltered Complex. In this respect please find attached  a link to the most recent report advising of the update position re the procurement exercise: https://democracy.leeds.gov.uk/documents/s174470/Report%20Extra%20Care%20package%20schemes.pdf  

  • Severe Weather Warning

    I have been sent this today. Normally we would wait to get more accurate forecasts and assess the situation closer to the time. However, with the Easter weekend approaching and many colleagues not being in the office on Friday, we have decided to publish this Warning earlier than ususal. The situation will inevitably evolve over…

  • LATEST CRIME UPDATE – COVERS 22ND FEB TO 22ND MARCH

    I have received the update below from the police, today. “Crime stats: February 22 – March 22 Burglary dwelling – 3 • The Drive, overnight, spare keys possibly used, stolen vehicle and other miscellaneous property, vehicle located and recovered using tracker • Adel Lane, afternoon, smash rear patio doors, stolen nothing • Adel Lane, evening,…