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UPDATE FROM WAAG
With Secretary of State Robert Jenrick’s rejection of a call-in for planning application 17/08262, we must expect Leeds Council to issue the approval notice imminently, though with over a month having passed since that rejection one wonders why that hasn’t happened already. WAAG is of course furious that the community has been ignored. Rather than vent its wrath here, however, there are some positive things that can be done, even though they amount to damage limitation.
Thank you for reading.
We have exciting news about the village Christmas Tree this year
The local Labour Councillors have secured some funding for our own Christmas tree which will be placed out side the Hilltop community centre, and will be followed later by a permanent live tree!
Thank you to the councillors
We have also been told the notice board should be in place by the end of the year.
Even though the Church might not be fully open yet their work still goes on.
On Saturday 10th October 2020, there will be a Harvest festival food drop off at West Ardsley Methodist Church, Haigh Moor Road.
All the food donations will be given to those who need it in our area.
So if you have a spare tin of something or an excess of packets please do bring it along before 12noon.
The food bank donation box is also outside of the Chapel and is checked daily
WAAG UPDATE ON HAIGH WOOD HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PLANS
The government White Paper is proposing major changes to the planning system and they are engaging in a public consultation process. WAAG intends to respond to their consultation however, this is asking a number of questions, which will require considerable effort and knowledge to respond effectively.
Not withstanding this, as feared, the governments build, build, build announcement, which we believe is the purpose of the new white paper, will have the Developers rubbing their hands.
The Labour run Leeds City Council, have always had the intention to have this site developed, regardless of all of the objections raised. As confirmed by their about turn at the last Plans Panel meeting.
We have written twice to the LCC Solicitor arguing that the last meeting was biased and unfair and pressing the case for a further, open, Plans Panel meeting; this has been refused. We have had it confirmed by the LCC Solicitor that they intend to issue an approval; they are only waiting for the Secretary of State to make a decision on the request for “call in”.
For now here’s where we think we stand in relation to the big planning application for 299 houses.
The Wednesday Ebenezer Lunch Club (West Ardsley Methodist Church) remains closed for the time being, this is to keep the diners and the volunteers safe.
They haven’t forgotten about you and hope you are all keeping well.
Fingers crossed you can all meet again soon.
Tingley Athletic is one of our local football clubs and they are always looking out for new players- girls and boys!
The new season is almost upon us and they would like to have more boys signing up for the Under 7s squad in particular.
If you know of a young man who is in year 2 who would love to play with a friendly team why don’t you give the Stripy army a shout! Its more than just football!
Tingley Methodist Church has resumed church services
there will be a service on a Wednesday and a Sunday, the numbers allowed will be reduced due to social distancing. You must book a place via event bright if you wish to attend – 1 ticket equals 3 people
please do not attend if you feel unwell
further information can be found on their web site https://tingleymc.com/
Rein Road will be totally closed to traffic apart from resident access between 17th August and 21st August 2020
This is due to Fibre being installed.
The below has ben posted on the Lee Gap Fair facebook page-
*Message from admin*
It is with great sadness and regret that we have to announce that this years fairs have both been cancelled due to the current situation with Covid 19,the landowners have not given us permission to use the land, we have tried to find suitable land to hold the fairs but have been unsuccessful.
We understand that travelling to the fairs is tradition but we ask that you do not turn up on the dates as unlike appleby their is nowhere for you to park safely without upsetting local residents which then puts future fairs in jeopardy of being held.
Thank you for all your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back to the fairs in 2021
Stay safe everyone
Always takes Leeds Council a little longer than the rest....
Leeds ensures children across the city don’t go hungry this half term https://gloo.to/6MAn @MarcusRashford #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY
The destruction begins 😢3
Our local councillor keen to promote building woodland. But unfortunately not in her own ward....
Collect tree seeds for Leeds! From acorns to beech nuts, and chestnuts to conkers, Leeds City Council's Woodland Creation initiative is something practical and fun you can do to help grow a Leeds woodland - and shrink the city's carbon footprint!
Really? @BorisJohnson maybe you should have a word with @RobertJenrick and Leeds City Council planners who love your #buildbuildbuild plans for our greenfield site. Desperate to put our unsustainable site through ASAP despite 3000 local objections
Biodiversity loss is happening at a frightening rate, and we must act now to take care of our beautiful countryside and wildlife.
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