Cllr Ryk Downes

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Councillors welcome Queensway chicane removal

by rykdownes on 27 June, 2015

Local Yeadon councillors Sandy Lay, Ryk Downes and Colin Campbell have welcomed council plans to remove the troublesome chicanes from Queensway in Yeadon.The councillors have been calling for the change for nearly two years as local residents were worried about the number of frustrated drivers who took their chances after being held up at the […]

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Yeadon Library re-opening delay

by rykdownes on 22 June, 2015

I have today received the following from LCC “I regret to advise that the programme has slipped and therefore the revised opening date is 20 July 2015. The contractor team was unfortunately let down by the lift manufacturer which has resulted in the programme slippage. The library service will remain at the Methodist church through […]

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Mill Lane/Bridge Street

by rykdownes on 19 June, 2015

For information.   The ongoing works on Bridge Street have experienced engineering difficulties on site throughout the week due to further underground services resulting in more complex excavating by hand. This has obviously led to the delay in progress so it was not possible to complete the track works this week. Bridge Street will remain […]

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Single Person Discount exercise

by rykdownes on 16 June, 2015

I have been informed that LCC are conducting the following. Over the last few weeks, we have been carrying out an exercise to check entitlement to single person discounts. We have around 140k Single Person Discounts in Leeds and we have written to around 27k customers to ask them to confirm they remain entitled to […]

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Mill Lane/Bridge Street, Otley

by rykdownes on 10 June, 2015

I have been notified as follows There are currently works underway to install a new electrical cable along Mill Lane which was proposed to continue around the footway up Bridge Street where there would have been no impact to the carriageway. Unfortunately the contractors have found that due to the presence of existing services, the […]

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I have ivied the following from Nirthern Gas Networks regarding some works that are due soon. I hope you are well. I am writing to you today to make you aware of the proposed gas mains replacement works Northern Gas Networks are due to start in Silver Lane, Yeadon, Leeds. As part of an upgrade […]

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Sainsbury’s Exit onto Gay Lane

by rykdownes on 15 May, 2015

The one way plates were removed in contravention of planning permission, Sainsbury’s put in an application to allow them to operate without them, however this appeal was turned down and Sainsbury’s have now said they will comply and have ordered new plates. This relates to the removal of the vehicle plate. I have contacted a […]

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ICT colleagues are carrying out extensive essential maintenance work this coming weekend within the Civic Data Centre.   This means that between 13.00 and 18.00 on Saturday 16th May there will be no access to the Council’s ICT systems – email, internet, access to files stored on the network etc.  No emails will be delivered to your accounts between these […]

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Yeadon councillors Colin Campbell, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes, have called upon the council to remove a green Yeadon field from their housing proposals, and instead replace it with an old, disused mill site.Leeds City Council is currently discussing which sites around Leeds are to be used to meet their housing target of 70,000 homes […]

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#Otley Memory Lane Cafes saved

by rykdownes on 24 March, 2015

Local Lib Dem councillors, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes, have offered £400 of their MICE moneys so that Otley Action for Older People can fund their Memory Lane Café sessions all the way through ‘til Christmas. The memory lane cafés bring local residents with dementia and memory problems together for support and advice, as well […]

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