Cllr Dan Cohen pushes for Road Action at Full Council

Cllr Dan Cohen spoken at January’s Full Council meeting about a whole range of improvements needed within the Alwoodley Road system. There is near unanimous support for reducing the speed limit on Shadwell Lane to 30mph. Many local residents and councillors are certainly of the view that the current limit is too high and it has long been an issue of great concern locally. Alwoodley Councillors have been pushing officers to take this on board and look again at the limit on this road. There can be few roads in the city more unsuitable to be 40mph than this one. We have also asked the council to look at introducing 20mph zones around schools in Alwoodley. There are none at the moment, despite a trend to bring them in elsewhere in the city. They are an excellent way of making the area around schools safer for children. In terms of maintaining the roads themselves, we want to see the council make better decisions about where and when it spends the reduced budget it has. There was a recent example in Alwoodley where a Fir Tree Approach was resurfaced (after a great...

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1 Minute Interview with Cllr Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen was elected  as a Councillor for Alwoodley, the place he has always called home, in 2011. As he approaches May 2015 when he is seeking re-election we caught up with him to ask him about his first term and his thoughts for the future. Tell us how you have found your first term? In a word, invigorating, Alwoodley is such a vibrant community with so much going on and so many local groups doing so much for their community, that   keeping up with everything takes a huge amount of energy to keep up with it all, but it is so worthwhile.   What have you been most proud of so far? It’s hard to pick out one  specific thing. I am delighted that we have been able, so far, to protect much of Alwoodley’s green spaces from the current  Site      ...

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Health Centre Update

Dan, Neil and Peter were delighted that in early January, the Plans Panel for North and East Leeds, received a presentation from the developers of the new Alwoodley Health Centre. This ‘Pre-Application’ was very much welcomed by the plans panel and cleared this first and key hurdle in the planning process – which brings our much needed health centre one, very important, step closer. Watch this space for further updates on what so many of us feel is a vital development for Alwoodley (and indeed parts of Moortown). Now the hard work is done, we can wait for a whole range of people to claim the credit for ensuring this project actually happens (no doubt including other party’s candidates)  you heard it here first!”  ...

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