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  • PACT (POLICE AND COMMUNITIES TOGETHER) MEETING – COOKRIDGE – 24TH OCTOBER 2018

    The police have advised that the next Cookridge PACT meeting will be held on Wednesday 24th October at 7pm in the Leeds Modernians club house on Cookridge Lane. This is open to all residents. For those who may not have attended one of these before the police will give an update on current crime in…

  • PRINCE HENRY GRAMMAR SCHOOL ADMISSIONS CONSULTATION – UPDATE

    In respect of the current consultation being carried out by Prince Henry Grammar School on their Admissions Policy it is important to note that the consultation does not involve a change to the current “Polygon” by which children are measured as being closest to the school. The Polygon as it stands excludes a number of…

  • UNWANTED CALLERS

    I received the following note from a resident in Cookridge today, although this has been happening in other parts of the Ward over the years: “Today I spoke with a young man who was waiting at my door when I returned from walking the dog. He was aged about 20 – possibly younger, and carried…

  • LAND AT FORMER ROSEMONT SHELTERED HOUSING COMPLEX, BREARY LANE, BRAMHOPE

    I have now had a short update from Officers, which in precis is: The proposed developer has now concluded their pre-application discussions with Planning Officers which has resulted in a broadly acceptable scheme for the building of 8 apartments for the over 55’s. This scheme is considerably smaller than the original development that was proposed…

  • PRINCE HENRY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY 2020 CONSULTATION

    You may remember this spring (2018) there were a number of issues with local children not being able to get into Otley Prince Henry’s School. One of the outcomes was that the school would be consulting on proposed changes to their admission criteria. In this respect consultation documents have now been issued.  If you would…

  • MOSELEY GREEN PHASE 2 – TAYLOR WIMPEY

    Set out below is the link to the proposals and the form to be used to raise any views or comments you may have on the Phase 2 proposals by Taylor Wimpey for Moseley Green.  https://www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/proposed-developments/england/west-yorkshire/leeds/moseley-green-phase-2  

  • CHANGES TO BUS TIMETABLES – X84 AND X85

    I have been advised of various changes to bus timetables. Full details will be available from  www.wymetro.com First X84 Leeds – Headingley – Bramhope – Otley – Ilkley – Skipton First X85 Leeds – Headingley – Bramhope – Pool – Otley

  • BIG CHAT – HEALTHWATCH 11TH OCTOBER

    I have been advised of the information below: Health and care is changing. We want you and your constituents to be part of it I am writing with details about an upcoming event designed and delivered by the People’s Voices Group (convened by Healthwatch). The Big Leeds Chat is their first city-wide listening event to…

  • UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – CYCLING EVENT COMES TO LEEDS SEPTEMBER 2019

    I have received the information below in respect of the recent announcement that the UCI Road World Championships, another major sporting event, will be coming to Leeds next year: “Following on from the incredible success of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ and the annual Tour de Yorkshire, the world’s finest cyclists will be…

  • PLANNING APPLICATION 18/04343 – LAND EAST OF OTLEY ROAD – Trench Works, field opposite Adel St Johns Church

    There have been diggers in the fields opposite Adel Church. I sought confirmation of what the work being carried out related to and was advised as follows: “They are doing trail trenching to discover if there is evidence of archaeology  on the site and they are saying it’s been agreed with West Yorkshire Archaeological Service…