Good News for Holt Park, Cookridge and Tinshill: Labour community campaign heads off surgery closure

Good news for Holt Park, Cookridge and Tinshill. NHS England today announced that Holt Park Surgery will not now close. This decision follows a successful community campaign, led by Labour parliamentary candidate Alex Sobel and Labour’s local election candidate here in Adel and Wharfedale, Mark Henley, and Al Garthwaite, our candidate in Weetwood. The surgery, … Continue reading Good News for Holt Park, Cookridge and Tinshill: Labour community campaign heads off surgery closure

Labour: Working for you in Holt Park – Save Our Surgery and Sharkstoppers – and don’t forget the High Farm Gig

The Holt Park Health Centre Surgery is under threat of closure - with very little local or patient consultation. Alex Sobel, our Parliamentary candidate, has written to NHS England protesting about it – and he’s launched a petition. You can read more about the closure and what Alex has been doing HERE - and you … Continue reading Labour: Working for you in Holt Park – Save Our Surgery and Sharkstoppers – and don’t forget the High Farm Gig

Proposed closure of Holt Park Surgery: Alex Sobel and Mark Henley demand consultation of local residents

Alex, and Mark have been out on the doorstep around Holt Park, Cookridge and Ireland Wood. The point of doorstep work is to meet local residents and to hear their concerns. Over this last week or so they’ve been getting a worrying message – that there are proposals to close the doctor's surgery at Holt … Continue reading Proposed closure of Holt Park Surgery: Alex Sobel and Mark Henley demand consultation of local residents

Bramhope, Leeds NW and Planning: Greg Mulholland’s record on the Localism Act and NPPF

Last week Leeds Labour Council turned down the planning application from Miller homes to build 380 houses on Breary Lane East. Mr Mulholland, Leeds NW’s LibDem MP, immediately wrote to constituents about this – directly from the Commons and on his website. He ‘confirmed’ Leeds City Council’s rejection of the application. He noted that Miller … Continue reading Bramhope, Leeds NW and Planning: Greg Mulholland’s record on the Localism Act and NPPF

‘Local Communities are powerless to protect their countryside’ – CPRE. Wriggle out of that, Mr Mulholland

We’ve frequently reported on the LibDem/Tory Coalition’s National Planning Policy Framework. We’ve stressed that its effects have been to remove powers from Local Authorities and local people. It’s been called a ’Developers’ Charter’ – and not without reason. Recent work by the Campaign to Protect Rural England now reveals just how bad the situation has … Continue reading ‘Local Communities are powerless to protect their countryside’ – CPRE. Wriggle out of that, Mr Mulholland

Holt Park Polling Station: Democracy and Consultation in Leeds NW

Last week polling cards for the Council and EU elections on 22 May dropped through Holt Park letter boxes. And with them came a shock – the usual Polling Station at Holt Park had been moved, to a considerable distance – more than half a mile away. This was the first the residents of Holt … Continue reading Holt Park Polling Station: Democracy and Consultation in Leeds NW

Annual real wages in Leeds NW have fallen by 17% since 2010: Yorkshire and the Humber is over-reliant on temporary work

Alex Sobel, Parliamentary Candidate for Leeds NW, has joined Yorkshire’s Labour MPs to express concern at falling wages and the over-reliance of the region’s jobs market on temporary work. Annual real wages in Leeds North West have fallen by a mind boggling 17% - or more than £5300 – in the last three years. This is … Continue reading Annual real wages in Leeds NW have fallen by 17% since 2010: Yorkshire and the Humber is over-reliant on temporary work

Planning application to replace local petrol station

Euro Garages Ltd, the owners of Lawnswood Service Station sited at the junction of Otley Road and St Helens Lane in Adel, have submitted a proposal to demolish the existing petrol filling station and carwash and erect replacement petrol filling station with 5 pump island, canopy and convenience store with ATM, associated parking and access … Continue reading Planning application to replace local petrol station

Watch the Tour de France in Adel and Wharfedale

Last week Leeds City Council published the details of the official Grand Départ Spectator Hubs and leading locations to watch the start of this year’s Tour de France in Leeds were revealed. Areas along the route will play host to dedicated spectator zones as the world’s largest annual sporting event travels out from its start … Continue reading Watch the Tour de France in Adel and Wharfedale

Civic Hall plunging into darkness for Earth Hour

A Leeds city centre landmark building will be unplugged to mark Earth Hour this weekend. Leeds City Council is joining famous landmarks, celebrities, organisations and individuals up and down the country to show that with simple steps everyone can do something to reduce their environmental impact. The lights will be out at Civic Hall from … Continue reading Civic Hall plunging into darkness for Earth Hour