Due to a number of complaints received from local residents regarding grass cutting performance please see response recently received from Cllr Barry Anderson for your attention.
The Executive Member for Environment and Parks has asked me to provide an update on the briefing I sent you on the 5th June regarding maintenance of grass verges and spaces around dwellings.
Our contractor Continental Landscapes Ltd has responded positively to our concerns and their recovery plan has seen an increasing level of productivity helped by the improving weather in recent days. Clearly there are still areas of grass and verges that are not at the standard we would expect for this time of year, however the position is improving and we continue to press Continental for attention to address these problems. They continue to work evenings and weekends (including the forthcoming weekend) at no additional cost to the council to reduce the interval between mowing, and we expect that they will have achieved a 10 working day cycle at the end of June in line with the recovery plan.
Once again I apologise for the additional enquiries regarding grass cutting issues that you have had during this period.
Chief Officer Parks and Countryside
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An influential pressure group has joined the fight against plans for a major housing development on the doorstep of a quiet community in Leeds.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says the proposed construction of up to 700 homes to the east of Scholes would be “wholly out of proportion” with the size of the village.
It also argues that the development would be unsustainable due to “poor public transport connections, inadequate local amenities and huge volumes of additional road traffic generation”.
And today villagers told of their hopes that the CPRE’s intervention could help convince Leeds City Council to give the scheme the thumbs-down.
Scholes resident and community planning expert George Hall said: “I think this could turn out to be a really significant step. Firstly, because this is the CPRE we are talking about.
“Secondly, it hasn’t just said this because of what it has read or seen on some plans.
To read more, please click on this link: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/campaign-group-joins-fight-to-stop-leeds-housing-scheme-1-6686546
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MURDER IN ADEL! CAN YOU SOLVE THE MYSTERY?
An ambitious novelist, a golf club in uproar… and a midsummer murder!
Adel Players are inviting you to play detective when the theatre group holds murder mystery evenings at Adel Memorial Hall on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 June (starts 7.30pm), in aid of charity.
The main event is a new play entitled ‘It Went To Sudden Death’, which is set in north Leeds and is full of colourful characters plus plenty of suspense and intrigue. Audience members will be challenged to spot the clues and then try to work out ‘whodunnit’.
A pie and peas supper (or vegetarian option) is also provided, while a tricky crime quiz and ‘mystery prize’ raffle also form part of the entertainment.
Money raised from the evenings will go towards the Adel War Memorial Association charity and the Mannings for Macmillan 2014 appeal.
Tickets are priced at £12 each. Bookings can be made by phoning 0113 275 5585 or via email at email@example.com More information is available at the group’s website http://www.adel-players.org.uk
An alliance of objectors will tomorrow begin a bid to stop Leeds’s trolleybus scheme in its tracks.
The public inquiry that will decide the fate of the £250m project gets under way at 10am at the Regus office building off Wellington Street in the city centre.
It will hear pro-trolleybus evidence from experts put forward by the scheme’s co-promoters, West Yorkshire passenger transport authority Metro and Leeds City Council.
But it will also hear from a wide range of opponents who believe the New Generation Transport (NGT) project is not the solution to Leeds’s traffic congestion problems. Objectors provisionally scheduled to appear include:
* Leeds bus operator First, which has claimed a fleet of state-of-the-art double deckers would deliver the same benefits as trolleybus at a fraction of the cost;
To read more, please click on this link: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/opponents-ready-for-public-inquiry-on-leeds-trolleybus-scheme-1-6584433
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Adel Weekly Crime Statistics for week commencing 15th April 2014
An up and over garage door was forced open at an address on Mulberry Garth. No property was stolen.
A handbag and a laptop were stolen from the boot of a vehicle whilst parked in the Lawnswood Arms car park.
If you see anyone acting suspiciously then please do not hesitate to contact us on the police non emergency number 101.
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Many years of trying to obtain a bus shelter to be erected on Sir George Martin Drive off Adel Wood Estate to provide excellent exposure to local residents and vehicular traffic to give something to look at while waiting for the bus but unfortunately was turned down due to lack of space on the footpath and too near the communal grassed area.
We understand that our local Councillor recently put forward a request to Metro who then did a survey and agreed to erect the new bus shelter which has now been completed.
Listed below are some of the comments made by local residents:
“The shelter looks good and it gives undercover from the rain and the wind.”
“I can sit down and sunbathe while waiting for the bus.”
“I think the shelter is too small and should have been much bigger.”
“Found the shelter too small but it is better than nothing at all.”
In summary we feel that the bus shelter has made a vast improvement for all to benefit from the weather elements to all who have need to use the bus service.
We wish to thank our local Councillor Barry Anderson and Metro for their help and support in this matter for which we most appreciate.