The Open Village Forum scheduled for 13th October has been cancelled.
Your Parish Council has made this decision with great regret.
The purpose of the meeting was to report back to residents on parish council finances and activities, and in particular explain funds from the Community Infrastructure Levey and consult on possible uses of that money. A number of village organisations were also invited to attend to showcase their contribution to the community.
Unfortunately, Covid-19 is still widespread in the community, and the long term outlook is still uncertain. The Paris Council felt it would be irresponsible to hold a meeting in a packed hall and that social distancing was necessary. Best practice for indoor venues means a limitation on attendance numbers at the Village Hall that would be far below the likely demand. Consideration was given to an all-ticket event but there were insurmountable problems relating to a fair distribution of tickets, the lack of which would invalidate the forum as a consultation exercise.
In its place the Parish Council will produce an Annual Report covering all the topics that would have been presented at the Open Village Forum, and offering the means to comment on the Parish Council’s activities and plans. This report will be delivered to every household in Bramhope and Carlton.
The Council will contact village organisations individually to find alternative means of publicising their activities.
Parking, congestion and speeding issues are raised more and more frequently with the Parish Council.
In response to this the Bramhope Traffic Liaison Group has been set up to review local traffic and road safety issues and act as a communications channel between the community, the Parish Council and Leeds City Council.
The group is chaired by John Howard, Vice Chair of the Parish Council, and includes Ward Councillor Billy Flynn, representatives of BRACE (the group set up to address potential problems relating to the primary school expansion) and other interested parties.
Road traffic management is the responsibility of Leeds City Council Highways Department, but the Parish Council has a role in ensuring that traffic issues are brought to their attention and that solutions reflect the needs of the community as a whole. Traffic and parking solutions to a problem at one location may just move the problem to a different place, so issues need to be looked at in their entirety rather than individually.
The Group has already developed a detailed list of known issues around the village, categorised by location and type. The initial list has been delivered through Councillor Billy Flynn to the Traffic Officer responsible for assessing the impact of the expansion of the primary school.
The list will provide the basis for discussion at future meetings with LCC Highways to explore concerns, discuss potential solutions and their funding. The list will be updated as further issues are raised and currently includes concerns regarding the impact of the expansion of the school, the safety of the new roundabout on the A660 and congestion on Eastgate. Supporting evidence (photographs, video footage, accident and incident reports) will be included.
The creation of the Traffic Liaison Group does not prevent residents from raising an issue directly with their Ward Councillor. If those issues are also notified to the Liaison Group, an overall picture can be built up.
Anyone wishing to report an issue to the group should email tlg@email@example.com
LCC are currently experiencing ongoing challenges with regards to waste collection services in the Leeds area.
As the Covid infection rate continues at a high level, there has been an increase in the number of routes incomplete each day, with recoveries sometimes taking more than 48 hours.
Any staff reporting Covid symptoms requires LCC to stand down whole crews until they have had a PCR test.
There also continue to see excess waste being generated.
The order of priority to complete and recover routes will remain black – green – brown.
As it is very difficult to predict on a day-to-day basis the number of teams available to be out collecting refuse it is difficult for LCC to indicate when missed bins may be collected.
Some garden/brown bin routes will not be recovered at all and have to wait for the next scheduled collection.
Where possible amendments are made to routes/collection dates in order to maximise what can be collected.
LCC have recruited more staff and secured more vehicles, but have daily challenges which are not easily addressed, hence, their need to prioritise black – green – brown, which will continue to be in place for some time.
LCC appreciate the frustration that this might cause, but they will continue to do as much as possible to deliver an important front-line service in the middle of an ongoing pandemic by making daily decisions on how best to prioritise collections and recover missed collections.
SUNDAY 4 JULY
11am – 12pm
Meet at the Parade, Breary Lane.
Bramhope in Bloom is joining all the litter picking groups around Leeds, organised by Sandra Mclean, to hold a mass litter picking event using purple litter bags, and would like you to join them, You will need to record how many discarded masks and dog poop bags you pick up. This will identify any problem issues around the Leeds area.
You will need to wear gloves and will be given a litter picker, bags and a hi vis jacket. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Safety rules will apply and are available on notice boards around Bramhope.
DO COME AND JOIN US
Leeds City Council have opened a consultation on a review relating to Dog and Smoking Related Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).
The public survey is now live and can be accessed via the link below:-
LCC look forward to hearing your views on the proposals, which includes only minor amendments from the 2018 Order. Please follow the link to provide any response.