Every month we’re going to hand over the blog to one of Pudsey’s Local Councillor’s so they can update you, the people of our community, on the things that are happening in the area or things that are soon to come. For the second in the series we’re handing over the controls to Amanda Carter.
The My Pudsey website is such a great idea and is really helping put the pride back into Pudsey! I represent Calverley & Farsley Ward, although it covers much more – Rodley, Woodhall, Thornbury and parts of Pudsey, so not a very accurate description!
Over the last few months Cllr Andrew Carter and I have been busy on your behalf, during the cold weather we chased up the council to grit roads and fill grit bins. We have insisted the council bring some roads forward for resurfacing and repairs, which are down to the hard core.
In terms of road safety we have installed speed indicator devices – I know some of them weren’t calibrated properly to start with! We are campaigning hard to try and get fixed speed cameras on the A647 from Thornbury to Dawson’s Corner, where high powered cars race at speeds of up to 100mph.
On the back of the Hillfoot Farm development we managed to negotiate a zebra crossing out of the developers and are helping residents with issues left by the builder.
We are forever fighting to keep our green fields and thanks to the help of local residents we have had success on Daleside Road and other areas.
Happily West Yorkshire Police numbers are now up to 5400, however, Andrew and I are fighting to keep Neighbourhood PCSOs, which are partly funded by Leeds City Council.
We are looking forward to lockdown being over and holding our surgeries – so we can meet again! If you need us in the meantime we are happy to come and visit (adhering to Covid regulations of course!)