Cllr Ryk Downes

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Queensway chicanes work set for new year

by rykdownes on 26 November, 2015

Cllr Ryk Downes (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) has confirmed that work to replace dangerous chicanes on Queensway, Otley is due to start early in the new year. The council plans to replace the controversial chicanes with speed tables that will slow the traffic down while keeping it moving, making the road safer and the […]

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Parking Issues in Kirkgate

by rykdownes on 26 February, 2015

Recently a couple of residents have asked me to look into providing more spaces for disabled drivers on Kirkgate. This is the response I have received from the LCC Access and Mobility Officer. “The recent changes to the parking restrictions in Otley town centre meant that two disabled parking bays from the market end of […]

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Reconfiguration of advice services

by rykdownes on 19 February, 2015

The Board of Trustees of CAB has recently made its decision to replace drop-in facilities in the outer-Leeds bureaux with outreach facilities. The attached note, which has been produced in conjunction with Leeds CAB, explains the new arrangements for the provision of advice. Here is a copy of the report. I note that they have […]

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National Apprenticeship week 9th-13th March 2015

by rykdownes on 19 February, 2015

I have been asked to publicise this… “Please can you cascade the attached information regarding the National Apprenticeship Week 2015 to as many locations and contacts you have within your respective wards. The events which are being held will showcase vacancies available from training providers and employers. This is a great opportunity to get the […]

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New Crossing on Burras Lane to be installed

by rykdownes on 19 February, 2015

Following requests from local residents I asked highways to consider a pedestrian crossing on Burras Lane to help residents on the Whiteley Croft Estate access Waitrose, also published walking from Station Road to Westgate School. Highways have several times assessed the number of pedestrians crossing and have always resisted putting in a crossing, saying the […]

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Garden bin collections re-start

by rykdownes on 19 February, 2015

Collections of garden bins across Leeds are set to re-start. Following the winter break, the fortnightly brown bin collections will resume in March. Collection days remain the same and can be checked on the council’s website. You can also download a handy calendar to remind you of your collection schedule. Using brown bins is an […]

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Outer North West Youth Panel meeting

by rykdownes on 17 February, 2015

You may be aware that changes were made in October 2014 to Yorkshire Tiger services between Leeds Bradford Airport and Bradford including switching the Airport – Harrogate section of the 737 to the 747. This was done to improve punctuality and resolve a number of operational issues. Unfortunately, not all issues have been fully resolved […]

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