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

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‘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

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

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

March 1 tomorrow – don’t forget that Brown Bin Collections begin again in March

It's spring! Well, maybe not - a couple of good days shouldn't go to our heads. But it is 1 March tomorrow - and March is the month when Brown Bin collections begin again. You need to check the site to see when they start for you - http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Check-your-bin-day.aspx We've updated you before on Leeds City … Continue reading March 1 tomorrow – don’t forget that Brown Bin Collections begin again in March

A dinner to honour Councillor Bernard Atha CBE

Councillor Bernard Atha is retiring from Leeds City Council this May, after over 50 years as a Councillor and to mark the event Adel and Wharfedale Branch of the Labour Party are holding a dinner in his honour. A long term resident of Cookridge, Bernard Atha was first elected to Leeds City Council in 1957, … Continue reading A dinner to honour Councillor Bernard Atha CBE

A Social Evening with Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper

Leeds North West Labour have arranged a social evening with the Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper MP to take place in HEART Café in Bennett Road, Headingley from 7pm on Friday 28th February. There will be a buffet, bar, games, raffle and auction and the evening will be compered by Alex Sobel, Labour Candidate for … Continue reading A Social Evening with Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper

Golden Acre Park facilities revamp – Adel and Wharfedale prepares for spring.

Leeds is especially well provided with green spaces. And here in Adel and Wharfedale we’re very lucky to have one of them – Golden Acre Park. You may remember that last year Golden Acre won the prestigious Green Flag Award. You may also remember that we reported a year or so ago on Leeds Council's … Continue reading Golden Acre Park facilities revamp – Adel and Wharfedale prepares for spring.

Leeds is NOT withdrawing free wheelie bins – but the City has hit over 50% recycling. That’s Good News.

Important information for all those living in Adel and Wharfedale

Leeds North West Constituency

On Monday this week the Twitter sphere and some local press were alive with rumours and misleading reports about Leeds bin collection.
Many people seem to have misread the Council’s proposals here – and jumped to a whole series of conclusions

-that Leeds is proposing that in future there will be no free wheelie bins provided

– that people will be charged for their wheelie bins.

-that heavy bins won’t be emptied

-that if rounds are not completed for any reason, the refuse-collectors will not return to pick them up.

ALL THAT IS SIMPLY UNTRUEIMG_6193

Leeds City Council have issued the following clarification.

‘The council will continue to replace damaged or broken bins and provide bins to new properties free of charge.

Residents already have one bin provided for each of the services they receive. If a resident requests an additional green or black bin, this will only be provided…

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