Einformation: COVID-19 Update – 16 March

Leeds City CouncilSee latest update Cllr Barry Anderson received from the Council this evening.

“As a result of this Cllr. Caroline Anderson and I will not be doing our usual street surgeries throughout the Ward during this time so as to minimise risk to any residents through having face to face contact as per guidelines.

However, we would be happy to hear from anyone via email of any concerns or problems they may have in terms of the current emergency or any other issues. If residents email us we will be able to take appropriate action.

We will still be able to visit external sites, for example to look at excessive tree growth, potholes, any other highways issues etc.

In order to provide support to those residents who don’t have access to electronic means we would ask that you let any of your friends or neighbours who fall into this category to make contact through you so that you can pass the details to us.

I attach a paper Covid19 that is going to be discussed at the Council’s Executive Board Meeting on Wednesday about this serious issue if you want more detail.”

UNTAXED VEHICLES BEING CLAMPED‏

Car ClampCllr Barry Anderson passed on some important information he had received from a local resident who published the following information:

Be Aware of Clampers down your street!!!!

This morning (Tuesday 21 April ’15) in Smithy Lane, Cookridge, Leeds 16 there was a white transit van driven by a man with a woman passenger. The van has some sort of small camera device on the roof.  There is some small writing on the doors, but these details were not taken.

They were seen fitting a WHEEL CLAMP to a vehicle on that street.

When asked what they were doing, the woman said that they were clamping all vehicles without road tax.

It would appear that now vehicles do not have to display a current road tax that people are trying to avoid paying for it as there is no visual sign that they have in fact paid.

It appears that the Local Council are aware from DVLC records of which cars are not taxed etc, and they visit the address of the untaxed vehicle and put a wheel clamp on it. They also affix some sort of notice to the windscreen.

So, apart from having to pay for the wheel clamp to be removed, they will have to tax their vehicle before it is so removed. They might also have to pay a Fixed Penalty for having the untaxed vehicle on the road, plus other ancillary offences like no insurance and MOT.

 Please be aware, and inform your friends of the above. 

You might save someone a lot of money.”

As a result of this I received an email from another resident asking if this is correct and did the Council have these powers.

Cllr Barry Anderson took this up with the Chief Highways Officer and he has advised me as follows:

“We have made enquiries with our Parking Manager who advised the clamping would either be the DLVA or their contractors as they have statutory powers to clamp/remove untaxed vehicles. Occasionally, his team does clamp/remove persistent offenders with multiple tickets and no registered keeper which they have powers to do.

I hope this assists with your query.”

I trust this gives you the information you may need if you see this in your locality.

Adel Crag added: Please feel free to share this with your friends on Facebook.

Litter Bins

Please see text below received from Cllr Barry Anderson’s dated 17 February 2013

“I refer to previous correspondence and would advise that I received a number of suggestions for the location of the two new litter bins in the area. After looking at all of the locations suggested and checking these with Streetscene Services it has been agreed that the following locations will have 2 new litter bins installed.

Adel
 outside the Church on Church Lane just as you enter the long path 

Adel
 entrance to ginnel from Otley Road to Holt Close (Otley Road end)

I’m told that they should be installed within the next few weeks. 

However, this has now been changed.  Continue reading