Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Cllr Andrew Carter

Outer West: Universal Credit claimants almost double due to pandemic

The number of people receiving Universal Credit for unemployment in Outer West Leeds has almost doubled since March 2020. Latest figures show the number of...

Councillors demand answers as calls increase for urgent speed cameras on ‘racetrack’ road

Councillors have renewed calls for permanent speed cameras along the A647 Bradford Road in Pudsey amid growing concerns over 'boy racers' using the road...

Farsley: Respite home closure plan questioned by councillors

Words: John Baron Proposals by cash-strapped Leeds City Council to close a respite home in Farsley have today been met with concern by local councillors. The...

West Leeds councillors attack ‘totally potty’ bowling green closure plans

Words: Richard Beecham Plans to close half of the bowling greens in the city have been described as “disappointing”, “nonsensical” and “potty” by west...

816 full-time equivalent jobs could go at Leeds City Council

Three more Leeds community centres and an extra 199 full-time posts are among the latest proposed cuts for next year’s Leeds City Council budget,...

Farsley: ‘Unacceptable’ communications mast plans withdrawn by applicant

Plans for a 20-metre high 5G mobile phone and communications mast in Farsley have been withdrawn by applicants. Leeds City Council planners say Hutchison 3G...

NHS test and trace facility set up at Pudsey Civic Hall

A walkthrough NHS Test and Trace facility has been put in place at Pudsey Civic Hall. The facility comes following pressure from Pudsey MP Stuart...

Farsley: Opposition grows to ‘blot on landscape’ communications mast plan

Plans for a 20-metre high 5G mobile phone and communications mast in Farsley have been met with local opposition Applicant Hutchison 3G Limited wants to...

Councillors welcome extension of Farsley booze crackdown

Two Farsley councillors have welcomed the news that powers to tackle alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in Farsley are set to be extended from November. As revealed...

Leeds council leader warns of ‘steep and serious’ Covid rise – as Calverley & Farsley Tory criticises 10pm curfew ‘U-turn’

Leeds City Council leader Judith Blake has warned that the city faces fresh Government restrictions next week following a 'steep and serious' rise in...

Leeds Council’s £118m funding gap ‘partly self-inflicted’ says Calverley & Farsley councillor

Leeds City Council’s expected £118m budget gap for next year has been described as “partly self-inflicted” by a West Leeds Tory politician, writes Richard...

Will these West Leeds green belt sites be included in final housing blueprint?

Leeds City Council may have to reconsider whether it still needs to build on green belt sites in the district, according to a report...