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@firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Residents have raised concerns about the design of the new roundabout after a series of collisions and near collisions. The issue has been raised with Leeds City Council by Ward Councillors and Parish Councillors but unless there is evidence of incidents on or approaching the roundabout LCC Highways intend to wait until a year-end review of traffic on the A660.
Incidents are often only reported to insurance companies so they are not visible to Highways. Accidents where there is injury or damage to road signs or other road furniture should be reported to the police.
If you are involved in a collision or a near miss on or approaching the roundabout please notify the police and/or the Parish Council. Please email the Clerk email@example.com. and supply the following details
Direction of travel
Description of incident
Was there damage or injury?
Mr Sunderland has now been found. Thanks to all who volunteered to search for him.
MISSING FROM BRAMHOPE: Philip Sunderland, 84 y.o. male. Wearing cream/beige coloured trench coat, cream trousers, brown shoes and a flat cap. Walks around local areas and also Otley & Skipton. Concern for welfare. Any info or sightings, call 101 / 999, quote log ref: 1809 07/06.