Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Locals asked to have their say on Kirkstall

Residents of Kirkstall, business owners, tenants and local organisations will have the chance to comment on proposals to improve Kirkstall district centre.

The consultation will take place on Wednesday, September 24 2014 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Kirkstall Leisure Centre, Kirkstall Lane, LS5 3BE.

Proposals will centre on the junction of Kirkstall Lane (B6157) and Kirkstall Road/Abbey Road (A65) primarily in the vicinity of Kirkstall Leisure Centre.

Council officers will be on hand to discuss the following proposals using plans, maps or photos:

• Kirkstall Leisure Centre corner site landscaping
• Artwork ideas representing the historic and architectural features of Kirkstall
• Public realm improvements to Kirkstall junction e.g. banners, hanging baskets and bins
• Conditions survey , market testing and option appraisal for investment in Abbey Mills

The programme is one of three town and district planning programmes in Leeds that have been identified as part of tackling economic decline in town, district and local centres. The programmes aim to help with the economic regeneration of local centres, while addressing key council priorities.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for transport and the economy said:

“We want people who work or live in Kirkstall to come forward and have their say on the proposals.

“The council’s aim is to improve the visual appearance and develop a distinct character for area.

“Through the town and district centres programme we want to continue to improve the economic regeneration of the area, repeating successes of these programmes in other parts of the city.

For further information contact
Press Office, Leeds City Council communications team
Tel: 0113 395 0244

New phone number for Leeds Community Equipment Service

From Monday 29 September 2014 the Leeds Community Equipment Service (LCES) will have a new phone number.

LCES, a provider of nursing and daily living equipment, is moving from Roundhay Road to a new site at Leeds Dock in LS10 in early October. The new building is called Assisted Living Leeds, and a range of services will be moving there over the coming weeks.

From 29 September there will be a new telephone number for people who want to contact the service to pick up equipment or to report a repair or breakdown. This number replaces the current contact number that is on the yellow label attached to every piece of equipment.

The new telephone numbers can be used from 29th September:

LCES enquiries: 0113 378 3282

Faults / repairs: 0113 378 3302

LCES provides a wide range of nursing and daily living equipment to people at home as requested by their nurse, therapist or social worker. The equipment is provided free on loan and each item has a yellow label providing the contact details if it needs collecting or repairing.

Councillor Adam Ogilvie, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for adult social care said:

“It is important people are aware of this change of phone number, and that it will be in place as of next Monday (29 Sept).

“We will be writing individually to people who have more specialist items to tell them about the changes, and we have already started to inform social care and health staff who are in contact with people using this equipment, as well as providing information at GP surgeries and one stop centres.”

The old phone number (Leeds 0113 247 7387) will be answered until 3rd October, after that the line will remain live with a recorded message for the new number.

For further information contact
Cat Lindley, Leeds City Council communications team
Tel: 0113 247 4450