Recognising the fact that Pool-in-Wharfedale suffers horrendous levels of pollution yet would be outside the city's proposed clean air zone, our local MP Alex Sobel has requested special consideration be given to the town. He has also asked that the monitoring in areas of Otley be improved. It could be said that a local Tory … Continue reading Local Politics: Alex Sobel Requests Clean Air Zone
On May 3rd 2018 the city of Leeds will be holding all out council elections. This means that all 99 seats in the council will be up for grabs. There are 33 wards in the city and 3 councillors sit in each ward. Adel and Wharfedale will obviously be a part of this and the … Continue reading Local Politics: Adel & Wharfedale Candidates Announced for Council Elections
http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/16041990.wharfedale-mps-call-for-proper-funding-for-basketball/ Leeds North West MP Alex Sobel led a Parliamentary debate on the future of Basketball in the UK last week.
Leeds City Council is undertaking a selective review of the Core Strategy. The Leeds Core Strategy sets out the strategic town planning policy framework for the district to 2028. Since the adoption of the Leeds Core Strategy in November 2014; it has become apparent that a number of policy areas are in need of review … Continue reading Local Politics: Leeds Core Strategy Review
Don't forget, if you're a member of the Adel & Wharfedale Branch Labour Party we will be shortlisting prospective candidates for the upcoming council elections. The meeting will be on Tuesday 13th February at Adel Methodist Church. Registration will be from 7pm with the meeting beginning promptly at 7:30pm. If you are attending please bring … Continue reading Local Politics: Candidate Shortlisting
If you're aged between 11 and 18 you have the right to 2 votes in the latest UK Youth Parliament elections. The manifestos and more information can be found by clicking the following link. https://breezeleeds.org/have-your-say/uk-youth-parliament-leeds/ukyp-election
The Polling District and Community Governance Review 2017 is well under way and the initial proposals have been released. The only area to possibly be affected in our ward is Bramhope and Carlton where the proposal is to extend the boundary to include properties in the area of Kings Lane and Breary Lane East. You … Continue reading Local Politics: Boundary Review Consultation
In the neighbouring Weetwood ward, planning permission is being sought for a change of use from Post Office to Hot Food Takeaway (including a new shopfront) at 72 Otley Old Road, Cookridge, Leeds, LS16 6LQ https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OVYPA7JB2FN00 If this could adversely affect you or someone you know, please let us know. You can either comment below, on … Continue reading Local News: Post Office Closure?
Due to the constant underfunding of local authorities by central government there is a very real chance that LCC will have to make up to 415 full time jobs redundant. http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/politics/union-talks-triggered-as-hundreds-of-leeds-council-job-cuts-loom-1-8693565
Leeds is putting over £700k into a plan to fill and in current, and prevent future, potholes. http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/politics/drives-me-potty-leeds-pothole-action-plan-to-rid-city-of-the-motorists-menace-1-8692247