Small grants booklet now available

Leeds City Council’s Small Grants booklet for Voluntary, Community and Faith Organisations;  this booklet has information on available grants as well as information on support and advice. For specific information on the grants or support available, please go direct to the relevant contact as shown in the booklet. The booklet is available from the following link:

Go to the ‘Downloads’ tab on this page to view the PDF document. Alternatively, go to the home page of the Leeds City Council website and type ‘small grants booklet’ into the search bar.

Nominated Neighbour Scheme

A proposal from the Neighbourhood Police Team , Weetwood. Councillor Barry Anderson is coordinating residents opinions, and if you wish to comment on the proposal please contact

‘As part of the drive to combat burglaries within North West Leeds the Nominated Neighbour Scheme will be launched within the division on the 12th December 2012. Continue reading

Flooding and planning

Recent articles on these subjects have attracted interest and opinions; it is clear that they are sensitive issues for residents in Pool.

In the Pool Parish Council Autumn Quarterly Newsletter, flooding was reported and it was noted that ‘plans have been addressed to identify worst affected areas’. The full report and contact details are available on

For planning, the Plans Panel’s next meeting is Thursday 6 December 2012; and the agenda will include the planning officer’s report on Pool Arena

We hope by the next issue of e-news, 12 December, we will have more news to report on these issues.

Floods again disrupt Pool

Thanks to a local Tweeter we know that the A659 is flooded, causing tail backs to Pool and on local roads. River levels at Pool Bridge are not exceptional and are well below record flood levels.

Given the inconvienence and significant economic costs, a solution is needed and time for our local authorities to come up with a solution; raising the road level seems to be an obvious remedy. What do you think?

Walking in the Dales

The Yorkshire Dales are very popular with walkers, with walks suitable for all abilities. For specialist walking websites covering the Yorkshire Dales, please see Dales Links.

Details of any footpath closures and access restrictions in the Yorkshire Dales National Park area are available here.

A selection of walks in Swaledale and Wensleydale have been designed to be easily accessible by bus from the Richmond area – click here for full details.

A small selection of linear walks accessible by public transport is now available on this website.