Cllr Ryk Downes

Liberal Democrat Councillor working all year round for Otley & Yeadon Learn more

Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Missed Refuse Collections

by rykdownes on 14 October, 2015

Due to vehicle breakdown the following streets were missed, please leave your bins out for tomorrow   

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Missed Bin Collections in Yeadon

by rykdownes on 24 August, 2015

Due to roadworks LCC have been unable to collect the bins in these streets today. The following streets could not be collected today due to access issues.   Route Street Reason for miss C7 Rufford Avenue Gas works/roadworks – streets closed. C7 Rufford Bank As above C7 Rufford Crescent As above C7 Rufford Ridge As […]

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New barrow to help keep Otley clean

by rykdownes on 17 August, 2015

Otley Lib Dem Councillor Ryk Downes has welcomed a new barrow that has been provided for Otley to help aid street cleaning efforts throughout the week. After repeated pressure from Cllr Downes, the barrow has been provided by the council so that the town can be kept spick and span. Cllr Downes said: “I’m very […]

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Update on Agricultural Odour in Yeadon

by rykdownes on 10 August, 2015

Over the last several weeks Leeds City Council (LCC) has been working in partnership with the Environment Agency (E.A.)with regard to odour emanating from a stock pile of agricultural waste located on the field adjacent to Carlton Works, Cemetery Road, Yeadon (see attached). Both LCC and the E.A. had made a number of enquiries as […]

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Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum AGM

by rykdownes on 27 June, 2015

Your chance to get involved locally and help shape the future of Aireborough.        

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It seems that the smell is back, I have to say I did not notice it yesterday when I was passing, but if you do, here is the correspondence I have had from the environmental health officer. I would just like to advise that once again Leeds City Council and the Environment Agency are receiving […]

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Local Lib Dem city councillors Sandy Lay, Ryk Downes and Colin Campbell have welcomed plans by Leeds City Council to expand its green bin recycling collections.  The expansion follows calls by the Otley and Yeadon councillors over many years, requesting that Leeds moves to improve recycling rates. Cllr Lay said, “We are pleased that Leeds […]

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Ellar Ghyll HWSS and Resident Permit Scheme

by rykdownes on 31 March, 2015

I have just been notified as follows After further discussion, Bradford Council have agreed in principle to a charging arrangement whereby they will pay for those disposal costs relating to the Ellar Ghyll site that would have been incurred if residents had used Bradford based household waste sites. Discussions will continue over the coming weeks to agree […]

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Councillors welcome #Yeadon housing improvements

by rykdownes on 24 March, 2015

Local Lib Dem councillors Colin Campbell, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes, have welcomed the announcement of £15,000 of improvements to be made to the outdoor communal facilities for the Abbey Garth, Saxton House and Well Lane flats in Yeadon. The council has recently set up an Environmental Improvement Fund, which aims to make improvements in the areas […]

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Local Lib Dem councillors, Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes, have welcomed the possibility of an electric vehicle charging point to be installed in the North Street Car Park. Leeds City Council have recently received funding directly from the Government to create a network of vehicle charging points across West Yorkshire, of which only three are to be in council […]

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