Bird beak fencing recently been erected at the entrance to Adel Woods

bird-beak-fencingBird beak fencing has recently been erected at the entrance to Adel Woods just off Tile Lane.

The fencing has been put in after a recent consultation with local residents. This was done to prevent cars being parked on the grass, and also to assist with traffic congestion, which was making it hazardous for parents and children to walk across the road safely. We would recommend that car owners drive further into the estate to alleviate the congestion at the bad junction of Tile Lane and Sir George Martin Drive, to allow the Fire Rescue & Ambulance Services to gain clear access into the estate.

Adel Crag Association wishes to thank the Outer North West Housing Advisory Panel and the local Housing Office Environmental for the funding.

Impaled dad nearly loses arm in crane crush horror

Here is an update on the incident involving the crane and the impaled man from Halifax

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A young father from Rastrick has spoken of his horror at almost losing his arm after he was impaled on a crane.

Scott Ashton, 24, was crushed by the machine he was operating while clearing a garden in north Leeds. He was left with a huge wound on his arm and multiple broken bones which had to be pinned and plated in a six hour operation.
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Adel Crag added: Please feel free to pass on to your neighbours and relatives as it may be of interest to them.


Man impaled in horrifying Leeds accident

Lawnswood ArmsfIREFIGHTERS freed a workman whose arm was impaled in a horrifying accident.

Specialist paramedics were also called to the scene opposite the Lawnswood Arms, Otley Road, Adel, yesterday morning, (August 25) after the accident involving a crane operator. The man was standing on a platform on the back of a truck operating the crane when the crane arm came down, impaling his arm onto a metal rod. The crane arm then pinned him down onto the controls.

Paramedics from Hazardous Area Response Team gave the man the powerful sedative ketamine. A nearby crane was used to stabilise the one that had come down and the crane arm was then lifted off the man, who was conscious throughout. Read more at: Man Impaled in horrifying Leeds accident

Adel Crag added: Please feel free to pass on to your neighbours and relatives as it may be of interest to them.



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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 More information is available at the group’s website




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New Bus Shelter 033Many 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.