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

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

Leeds City Council Budget 2014-15: 3. Now for the Good News – a Labour Council working to protect services.

This is the third of a series of posts explaining the Leeds Labour Council’s Budget for 2014-15.

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Over these past days we’ve brought you the depressing facts of LibDem/Tory Cuts, and their impact on Leeds.
We all need to understand what has been happening to Local Government funding.
We all need to appreciate the long hard road which has brought Leeds to this year’s Council Tax increase.IMG_6177

In the last of our series of posts on the Labour Council’s Budget, we bring you the Good News.
Children and the vulnerable are top of the list – 58.6% of the total Council Budget will be spent on Children’s Services and Adult Social Care.
But in a host of ways, the Labour Council is working to protect and improve life for all its citizens.

    CHILDREN – A NUMBER ONE PRIORITY – A COMMITMENT TO GIVE EVERY CHILD IN LEEDS THE BEST START IN LIFE

All 57 Children’s SureStart Centres have been kept open, and will be kept ope

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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

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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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