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The Wombles have always been tidy folk, clearing up after others, now we have our own set of Wombles in this area!
The Leeds WF3 Wombles!
Maybe while out, you have seen lots of purple of white rubbish bags next to public litter bins and wonder who have been clearing up, or you wonder how you can get involved.
The WF3 Wombles are a group of like minded people who are keeping every thing nice, if you would like to get involved you can! https://www.facebook.com/groups/leedswf3wombles/
They have a face book page when you can log number of bags and masks. If you need bags they are available at the one stop shop and the Hare and Hounds
Stay safe and follow Covid guidance whilst out and about.
Sadly in the last week there has been some damage caused to local trees in West Ardsley in two separate incidents.
A live tree in Haighwood was burnt and a tree behind Hilltop School on community land was deliberately cut. this is criminal damage on both counts 🙁
The community try very hard to look after our environment, please help us to do this, the local councillors are aware of the incidents
The Little Library and the Hare and Hounds public house are joining forces to put together a wonderful Easter Weekend treasure hunt for the young people of the village
find the famous bunnies and win a chocolate treat! Watch out for further information
West Ardsley Methodist Church have been working along side Drighlington Methodist Church and are happy to let you know that they are will now be opening a food bank for local people so you dont have to travel
The church will be open on Fridays at 3pm until 4.30pm
West Ardsley Action Group are thrilled to announce they were joint winners in their category- Team of the year, along with Rowlands Pharmacy Thank you so much to everyone at WF3 Kindness especially Daniel and the team.
This award honours the teams that have worked extra hard in the last year for the benefit of local people.
West Ardsley Action Group
‘The West Ardsley Action Group have worked incredibly hard on the campaign against the development on the site of Haigh Woods volunteering many hours to this cause and undertaken extensive research, reviewed many, many documents and liaised with planning officials.’
The West Ardsley Action Group also get involved with many initiatives and projects across the community.
‘The whole team at Rowlands have worked under extreme pressure, they have been busier than ever at the same time as being short staffed. Each team member has gone above and beyond in difficult conditions.’
The staff at Rowlands have all worked beyond their hours and stayed late, worked their lunch all under increased pressure. “
Update on WAAGS request to be consulted on the Haigh Wood Development!
WAAG have received the following response in an emailed letter from LCC Head of Planning.
The local community will be consulted by the Local Planning Authority in due course should any future Reserved Matters applications are submitted. This consultation is a requirement for all applications within the General Development Procedure Order 2015. Furthermore, the NPPF states the importance of pre-application discussions with the Local Planning Authority and it would be expected, and certainly will be encouraged by the council, that before any Reserved Matters applications are submitted, meaningful pre-application discussions are held. At this point the importance of consultation and engagement with yourselves will be emphasised to the applicant; again this is considered to be good practice.
WAAG await further information and trust we will be contacted.
Happy New Year to all our friends and neighbours
We hope that 2021 is everything you need it to be
I trust you and your nearest and dearest are all well.
I refer to my previous email of 8th November herewith. Sent on behalf of West Ardsley Action Group to David Feeney, copied to the above recipients and disseminated to the local community via West Ardsley Web site and email listing.
7 + weeks have elapsed and i have received no reply of any kind in response to this communication. It can only be assumed that LCC and their Planning Personnel are intent on ignoring our request to be included in the consultation process. Are they working hand in hand with the Developers, as they did during the period between the original refusal by Plans Panel, in effect leading to the subsequent overturning of the original decision.
Is the policy of LCC to continue to ignore local residents. And, despite our request to participate, in a “ Spirit of Cooperation “ to preclude WAAG from any further involvement in this process.
It was noted at the original Plans Panel meeting that the community received the support of your good selves to refuse the application. We are now asking for your support in eliciting a response to our communication herewith.
Thanks & regards
Chair , West Ardsley Action Group
Couple of reports in the last week of tree damage, no not the builders but residents and kids! We are trying to protect our environment so please dont cut our trees down!2
How many more green spaces are going to get concreted over in the UK?! This will soon become another statistic. Where’s all the wildlife supposed to go? It’s just all about money; developers can do anything they want as long as they throw enough money at it. The UK is broken.
The area was already wild.....it didn’t need rewilding nor the 1000s tonnes of concrete that replaced the ripped out previous wild ..... we have to stop Government Greenwashing their destruction! #Cop26 #WorldWithoutNature #WorldWildlifeDay https://twitter.com/bearwitness2019/status/1367013426489344000
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/mar/03/hs2-to-rewild-127-hectares-around-its-10-mile-chilterns-tunnel This is absurd! ‘Rewilding or re-wilding, activities are conservation efforts aimed at restoring and PROTECTING natural processes and wilderness areas.‘ #HS2 destroyed the wilderness area first. @HS2ltd greenwash and a cheap way to get rid of the chalk.
Absolutely laughable - pop over to facebook and read the comments under their post there, so many communities fighting LCC to keep their green spaces 😡
You might have noticed that our logo looks different today.
Much of our natural world is disappearing or threatened, so to mark #WorldWildlifeDay we’ve taken the nature out of our logo too.
Check out this- we cant control what is lost but we dont have to lose everything https://www.westardsley.co.uk/waag-letter-to-chief-planning-officer-requesting-consultation-on-haigh-wood-housing-development/
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