Related Issues: Police – Adel Pharmacy & The Flu Jab – Proposed Children’s Play Area on Bedquilts

Adel Crag Community Association wish to bring to your attention some useful information received early this week from Cllr Billy Flynn, which may be of interest to you.

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During a street surgery at the end of September a resident in Bramhope advised me that her 93 year-old neighbour had been approached by men claiming her drain was blocked and offering to fix it for £4000. They also offered to take her to the bank to collect for the first £2000. Three further attempts were made at other addresses in Bramhope, Adel and Leeds 6 with one victim actually taken to the bank but fortunately bank staff alerted the police and they got nothing. On at least one of the attempts a van (possibly blue and white) was used with the legend “Drain Doctors” on its side.  Please note that a company called “Drain Doctor” is quite legitimate and there is no reason to suspect that this firm is linked to the attempted frauds. PC Karina Ingham, our local ward manager, is investigating the incidents. It seems likely that the fraudsters may have moved on but this is the latest in a series of attempted fraud on or theft from local residents so please be on your guard. If you are concerned about cold callers please phone the police immediately. They welcome any approach from residents and are more than happy to give advice.

adel-chemistAdel Pharmacy & The Flu Jab

You will recall my recent notes encouraging residents to use the pharmacy in Long Causeway on a “use it or lose it” basis. Nira, our pharmacist, has asked me to pass on her thanks to the many customers who have called in since the article to assure her that they will support the pharmacy. As you will know the flu jab is currently available at the doctors’ surgery and you may be interested to learn that Nira now also offers the jab onsite at the pharmacy without appointment. I know because she gave me the jab herself when I called in for a prescription and very gentle she was too!

climbing-frameProposed Children’s Play Area on Bedquilts

The first stage consultation process for the proposed play area is due to start in the near future. Initially, letters will be sent to residents whose homes border the greenspace and those living nearest to the proposed site asking or their views on the creation of a play area on Bedquilts. After this review the following groups will among those consulted: a random selection of residents living within a 400 metre radius of the proposed site; local schools; local residents’ associations; local sports clubs; the owners of land on Bedquilts and there will be a publicity campaign via Facebook and Twitter. I have had several comments already but it is important that you take the opportunity to respond during the formal consultation period. Please do get in touch if you wish to comment on the proposal.

If you have any queries regarding the above or anything else in the ward for that matter please do not hesitate to get in touch with your ward councillors.

Contact details : Tel : 2613896 Mobile : 07810 640282

Adel Crag added: We welcome any ideas put forward, and would fully support this project on the proviso that local residents are happy for this to proceed.

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

On 5th November in Yorkshire 1948: Bonfire Night Raiders Take Jewel Safe (in Adel)

Thieves grab 15,000 club smokes

In two bonfire night raids in Leeds, thieves stole a two-cwt. safe containing jewellery and clothing from a house at Adel, and 15,000 Christmas cigarettes from a club in North Street. RAID No. 1 was at the home of Mr. Ernest Duffield, Yorkshire Copper Works managing director ADVERTISEMENT , Long Causeway. Adel. Read more at:

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

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.

Have your say on the future of transport in Leeds

transport-conversation-in-leedsLeeds Transport Conversation

Your last chance to take part of the city wide conversation and online survey until 11 November 2016

A new city-wide conversation about the future of transport in Leeds is starting – and we want to hear from you.


Transport Conversation
We hosted a transport summit on 10 June 2016, marking the start of a comprehensive discussion that will hear the views of key organisations, businesses and local communities. Read more at:

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

Leeds bus station weekend closures planned

leeds-bus-stationLeeds Bus station is due to be closed for two weekends this month to allow resurfacing work to take place.

Temporary stops will be set up on September 17, 18, 24 and 25 while work to the bus bays and carriageways is completed.

Diane Groom, West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s assistant director of customer services, said: “Over the past 16 weeks, we have been able to carry out most of this much-needed resurfacing work with minimum disruption by moving services to alternative stands. However, to complete this scheme to provide passengers with smoother, more comfortable journeys, we need to carry out these closures.   Read more at:

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

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.