Last night I attended this community forum and gave an update on the following:
School Parking: I had contacted Leeds Highways to ask what work had been done on this. They said a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) was already in place and this allowed enforcement to happen but this couldn’t be done full time and Leeds Highways advised extending the TRO would just displace the parking into the nearby estate. I suggested a meeting was held between myself, the school and the RA management committee to look at what to do next. In the meantime, I had sent a request for more information on behavior based parking schemes. Some residents expressed a concern over some teacher parking habits. I said would raise this but once the building work at school was done, the teachers car park would be back in use and this should stop being an issue.
Pedestrian Refuge Pepper Road: I advised Cllr Nash was still looking at this. Leeds Highways would not pay for this to be built as it did not meet the criteria needed for automatically eligibility but they would consider building this if funds from elsewhere – this is what Cllr Nash was currently trying to find.
Allotment Land: I advised my request for information about the land next to the allotments off Woodhouse Hill Road has been blocked due to data protect but I would now try and find out about the value of the land instead.
Park and Ride: The Chair raised concerns about the Park and Ride proposals. Some residents ask about a planned meeting on the 12th July regarding the project. I was aware of a Cllr briefing but only after checking my electronic diary after the meeting did I notice this was then followed by a public meeting, so at the meeting I was unable to comment. I tried to provide an update on the meetings that had already taken place but after a few minutes I was asked not to continue by the Chair. I respected this request this but did offer to stay behind and take any questions after.
The new local PCSO introduced themselves and gave an update on local crime statistics. It was good to hear of the recent operation against Quad Bikes in nearby Middleton.
The Chair gave an updated on extra Christmas Lights, and the Hunslet Gala.
LCC Officers gave an update on a few local matters. They advised bin yard improvements plans for Moor Road had moved a step closer with detailed plans now agreed and monies found to pay for the work. LCC had now contacted the Moor Road residents for their feedback before building work begins. They also advised work was still on going over what needed to be done to take control of the land next to the Parnaby Tavern as there were several legal issues that needed to be considered.
Residents also raised concerns around many anti-social behavior problems in the area, which LCC Officers advised they already knew about. The PCSOs also confirmed they were aware these issues as well.
Due to time running out I couldn’t provide all my updates but had sent these to the RA Management Committee for note. The important ones are:
Raised Bed Improvements: We're still awaiting feedback from Leeds Home and I will chase this up. I have indicated I want the schools to be involved if possible with any design work but we are at an early stage with this project.
Arthington/Tulip Road Fence: I have been give an email for a senior officer at Leeds Fed and I'm now waiting for a reply.
Trees in Husnslet Lakeside Park: these had overgrown the Moor Road path and had now been cut back.
I then stayed for a good 10-15min after the meeting and collected several bits of environment casework which I will chase up on behalf of residents and Hunslet Carr RA
On a lighter note – I won on the tombola!