Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Bridgewater Place junction to reopen

The Bridgewater Place junction will reopen to traffic at 1.30pm today as wind speeds have now receded. The diversion signs for high-sided vehicles will continue until 4pm, and will then be in place again from 7pm this evening until 4am on Thursday morning.

Leeds City Council will continue to monitor the wind conditions and further updates will be provided as necessary.

Background information about the specifics of the closures can be found here: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/BridgewaterPlace.aspx

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Leeds City Council press office, 0113 395 0244



Passenger lands flytipping fine

A south Leeds man has been fined for flytipping after returning from a trip abroad.

Omand Obama Essama, Harlech Road, Beeston, was fined £200, ordered to pay £100 costs and a £20 victim surcharge at Leeds Magistrates Court last week (22 January).

A council street cleaning crew found bags of waste dumped on Harlech Road back in November 2013. Using evidence found in the bags, officers were able to link the abandoned rubbish to Essama. Despite being summoned to court to account for his grime crime, Essama failed to attend twice.

A warrant was issued for Essama’s arrest and he was detained at Manchester Airport last year on returning from a trip abroad.

Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for cleaner, stronger and safer communities, said:

“We can’t and won’t tolerate flytipping in any form. Would-be flytippers should know by now that it’s simply not acceptable and we will always seek prosecute to hammer that message home.”

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Bridgewater Place junction closed

The Bridgewater Place junction is now closed to all vehicles and pedestrians due to high winds. It is expected to remain closed until at least lunchtime. Leeds City Council will continue to monitor the wind conditions and further updates will be provided as necessary.

Background information about the specifics of the closures can be found here: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/BridgewaterPlace.aspx

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For media enquiries please contact:
Leeds City Council press office, 0113- 395 0244

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Planned closure of Bridgewater Place junction

The Bridgewater Place junction is to expected to close tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9am due to forecasts of increasingly high winds. It is expected to reopen at 10am.

From 6am tomorrow, diversion signs will be operating for high-sided vehicles. When the road reopens at 10am these signs will again be operational until further notice.

Leeds City Council will continue to monitor the wind conditions and further updates will be issued as necessary.

Background information about the specifics of the closures can be found here: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/BridgewaterPlace.aspx

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For media enquiries please contact:
Leeds City Council press office, 0113- 395 0244