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Q&A with Andrew Gullett, head of wills and probate, Pudsey Legal Andrew is a qualified solicitor with over 14 years’ experience. He has a particular interest in acting for clients who are suffering from forms of dementia. Here he answers common questions asked on the sensitive subject of Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Q. So, what exactly is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)? A. Essentially, it’s a document which allows a person (the Donor) to nominate one or more persons to handle their affairs and make decisions on their behalf should they be unable to make decisions themselves.
Q. I have children, so surely they can do that? A. This is a common misunderstanding of the law. If a person loses mental capacity no-one has any automatic power (including children and partners) to make decisions on behalf of someone else, unless that person had already made a LPA before they lost capacity. They could also have made a Living Will, which is effectively a document in which a person has specified in advance their wishes regarding their medical treatment and end of life care. This cannot, however, cover financial decisions.
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What a busy month for Covered... Readers will note that our team is often found at coffee mornings, society meetings, fundraisers and the opening of new resources or businesses in the area. In fact, we’ve dropped in on twenty three different locations in the last month to compile first-hand editorial and photograph the community in action. Covered’s presence at those events underlines our continuing commitment to attending, photographing, reporting and supporting local community news and events – we’re certainly not deskbound hundreds of miles away, busily cobbling together articles based on press releases. And it’s about to get busier... Since our launch early in 2011 with a modest 10,000 copies dropping through letterboxes in LS18 we’ve invested in and added to the look, feel and appeal of Covered - prompting demand from readers and advertisers for us to increase our offering, taking in more postcodes and launching a further two publications. I’m proud to announce that Covered has now taken steps to cement our position as Leeds’ leading community/lifestyle publication by launching another three publications, taking our monthly distribution to a massive 90,000 copies – by far the area’s largest circulation. I look forward to the next few years, and inevitable futher expansion, with great relish! The deadline for submissions in the next edition is 1/11/13. If you own a business then speak to one of our Account Managers on: 0113 274 5639 about getting your business Covered – why settle for anything less than the city’s biggest circulation? Until next month,
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F d & Dr nk THE 1875 If you enjoy Indian food but would prefer a leisurely, fine dining experience, then you don’t need to travel very far. THE 1875 restaurant is uniquely situated above the ticket office at Menston railway station and offers bona fide Indian food, cooked by Indians. Opened in late 2011 by Manjinder Singh Sarai, THE 1875 brings to fruition his dream of offering authentic, quality Indian cuisine to discerning customers in the West. Manjinder himself came to the UK at age 4, but when he visited Bombay on a business trip and ate at some of the finest restaurants he realised the potential in bringing this to the UK. The concept is based around the year 1875, when the British Raj was at it’s highest in India, with Queen Victoria as it’s first Empress. High ranking British officers dined on the finest Indian food and were offered exemplary service, and that is what Manjinder and his team are re-creating here at THE 1875. It seems very fitting then, and surely no coincidence, that Menston railway station, home to THE 1875, was also built in the year 1875. The location, whilst unusual, is well thought out. On a major train line from Leeds to Ilkley, and with ample free car parking, it’s easy enough to get to but far enough away to fully enjoy a mellow, relaxed evening bathed in classical Indian music ragas. Manjinder went to great lengths to find the right team for the restaurant and all of the masterchefs here were trained in 5 star Indian venues. Michelin star-trained Head Chef, Vivek Kashiwali, formerly worked at multi award winning The Bird restaurant at Alea Casino, Leeds. The 4 page menu is also representative of the quality on offer here, and uses local produce crafted into beautiful dishes with spices imported from India, which are then ground and mixed into masalas on the premises. Every dish is freshly made and ingredients and spice can be adjusted to each diner’s preference.
Opened in late 2011 by Manjinder Singh Sarai, THE 1875 brings to fruition his dream of offering authentic, quality Indian cuisine to discerning customers in the West.
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Rather than the usual mild, medium, hot scale THE 1875 employs a scale of 1-10 to ensure very delicate variances in taste and Manjinder is a generous host, always on hand to offer advice. There’s an unusual selection here too, with monkfish and chicken liver on offer and a good selection for vegetarians. Pork is a regular favourite though, cooked using a genuine tandoor oven. For special occasions, the Chef’s Table is available and diners are allocated their own personal chef for the evening, who will advise and create dishes specifically for them. Booking is limited and strongly recommended, as with the Sunday Lunch, which is an interesting fusion of Indian and English cuisine. Aside from all of this, there are some original and exciting ideas emerging from this relatively new business, with more in the pipeline. From free cooking demonstrations held at the railway station, to corporate events during the daytime, such as sari lessons and Indian head massages. Even a train carriage reserved for diners on Valentine’s Day, who were served appetisers by staff in traditional Indian dress on the journey before being greeted with garlands at the restaurant. It’s the thought and personal service, along with the food, which have earned THE 1875 many accolades already; shortlisted
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2-3 cups of mix vegetables of choice (ideally carrots, cauliflower, peas) 200g of grated paneer 3 medium potatoes 1 tablespoon shredded ginger 1 tablespoon chopped coriander 2 chopped green chilli seeded 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tsp lemon juice Oil to shallow fry 1/4 cup plain creamy yogurt 2 tbsp hari chutney 2 tbsp tamarind chutney
*2 tbsp cayenne pepper or 3 large onions, finely chopped Indian red chilli powder 1 heaped tsp ginger paste 1 tsp cumin powder 1 heaped tsp garlic paste 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 serrano pepper, slit 1 tsp mustard seeds/powder lengthwise(green chillies) 3-4 tsp raisins 2 large tomatoes, finely 1 tbsp of tamarind paste chopped 3 whole cloves *2 1/2 lbs pork cut into 1/2 tsp cinnamon cubes 1/2 tsp garam masala 1 cup boiling water 1/4 cup oil 11/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup wine-vinegar
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Boil the potatoes until tender, drain and leave to cool. Once cool, peel off skin and mash. Saute vegetables and paneer with the masalas added. Gently mash this mixture coarsely. Mix all the ingredients together; add salt and pepper to taste. With oiled hands, divide the mixture equally and make into 8-10 patties around half inch thick. Heat the oil in a flat bottom saucepan over a medium high heat (oil should cover the surface of the pan generously) until hot. Shallow fry the tikkis on both sides until golden brown. Serve hot and drizzle yogurt, tamarind chutney and hari chutney over the Tikki.
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Grind the ingredients together, starting from cayenne pepper through to garam masala, into a paste with a 1/4 cup of the vinegar. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed saute pan over a medium heat. Saute the onions until brown, before grinding them to a fine paste and returning to pan. Add the ginger, garlic and serranos and cook further, until golden brown. Add the masala paste and continue frying until the masala is cooked and the oil begins to separate. Add chopped tomatoes and continue frying until tomatoes blend in and the oil separates again. Add the pork cubes and sear for 5 minutes. Add remainder of the vinegar, boiling water and salt. Bring to the boil, reduce flame to low and cook for 40-50 minutes until pork is tender. If using a pressure cooker, cook for around 15 minutes, turn off flame and let pressure subside. Open lid and simmer on medium heat until gravy thickens.
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Ingredients: Buy Local & Seasonal
marrow, spinach, squash and sweetcorn. You’ll still find fruits in hedgerows too so take advantage and pick some blackberries – they’re always good alongside apples in a crumble.
Pumpkins are now in season. We’re used to carving them up for Hallowe’en but they’re often overlooked for the dinner table. Rather than waste the flesh, try this simple soup: cut a medium sized pumpkin into quarters, drizzle with oil and roast, along with a full bulb of garlic (unpeeled). Give it an hour or so at 180c/gas mark 5 until soft. Peel the garlic and then blend the pumpkin and garlic along with 100ml of cream, pinch of ground nutmeg and 400ml chicken or veg stock. Fry off a couple of slices of wild mushroom (shitake will do) and grate some slithers of good quality Parmesan. Reheat the soup and serve with the mushroom and Parmesan on top.
Cropping up at Farmers’ Markets over the next month should still be a healthy variety of game. Duck, goose, grouse, partridge and wood pigeon are all excellent at the moment, having feasted during the last throes of summer. If you haven’t given game a go before then give the factory farmed chicken a break this week and try something new!
Other veggies currently at their best include: cabbages of all varieties, cauliflower, carrots, leeks,
If you’re looking for quality ingredients pop along to your local farm shop or farmers’ market. You’ll find the produce will have traveled less and will taste all the better for it. What’s more, you’ll get plenty of genuine good service, value and advice from independent traders who have a passion for produce, not for profit.
FARMERS MARKETS Horsforth Farmers Market
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Bramhope Farmers Market 2nd Saturday of every month, 10am-1pm Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane Bramhope LS16 9AZ
Otley Farmers Market Last Sunday of every month 9am-1pm Market Square, Otley. LS21 3AQ
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Readers’ Letters Star Letter Dear Sir, How welcome to have a positive view of new housing for once (Readers’ Letters Ed31). A few hundred protesters do not represent the many thousands who have no objection to new estates. If objectors had their way in the past no one would be living here to object now! We all like green spaces but we need new, cheaper homes for our children as they grow up. One or the other has to be sacrificed and we know what most people would choose.
editor’s note I hope you will welcome the return of our readers’ letters page. Send me your letters on any subject relevant to the area. What improvements would you make to the area if you were able? What issues would you like your local councillors to raise? Any funny stories or fond memories you’d like to share? Please keep letters concise (225 words max). We’ll print the best and the winner of the Star Letter will receive £10! Send your letters to: The Editor, Covered Magazine, Butonia House, Clayton Wood Close, Leeds, LS16 6QE or email: email@example.com
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3) Most objections to new housing are older people who have the benefit of their own home. Is it fair for them to reduce the chances of a younger generation getting the same advantage?
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4) House building creates jobs – not just for builders and allied trades but makers and suppliers of furniture and furnishing fabrics, carpet-layers, retailers of domestic appliances, etc. Your advertisers!
1) The housing shortage is forcing some people to live in squalor. A recent “Daily Politics” programme on the BBC showed slum properties beiung let at high prices on a cash-only basis with no contracts and probably no tax being paid.
5) Britain is an attractive place to live because it is civilised and peaceful. Even if immigration is reduced, the population will still grow and need places to live. We should be proud of this. Most fields are not much to look at and we should look on housing as a benefit not a blight.
2) Estate Agents say only young people with high incomes or wealthy parents can afford to be First Time Buyers. Home ownership should be for all.
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Dear Editor, May I say how pleased I am that you have reintroduced your letters page. I like to hear the views of others in my community. I would like to open a debate in your magazine about the use of our parks and green spaces by businesses. Like many, I visit the park to get away from hustle and bustle – to take in some nature, appreciate the landscaping and generally wind down. I am therefore shocked to find that on most evenings the park is full of organised groups undertaking sporting activities. Isn’t that the very reason we have recreation areas and playing fields? I’m sure it won’t matter to most but does anybody else think that parks should be for peace and quiet – not military style fitness drills. I’ve even seen groups using park benches as step-ups – if a group of 13 year olds were to do the same they’d be accused of vandalism! What do other readers think? Why don’t these groups use school facilities or playing fields? M. T. Pickford (Address Supplied)
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Pack aw Store away those skimpy tops, shorts and summer prints because autumn is now upon us. Welcome in the new season by digging out some old favourites - weâ€™ve all got jumpers and jackets we just love to wear and canâ€™t bear to throw away - but do treat yourself to something new too. After all, a change in season can herald a new wardrobe!
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way those skimpy tops Here are Covered’s top tips for autumnal attire:
Mix And Match With Shoes & Boots
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Hats, Scarves & Gloves - more than just insulation!
The weather forecast will play a huge part in what to put on your feet. If it’s lashing it down then a knee high boot will be more practical than multi-strap wedges. But whatever the weather, the message is clear – it’s all about prints and textures. Expect to see plenty of black and white checks and faux snakeskin in this year's autumn lineup!
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Stuart Andrew mp As I write, the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester is about to come to an end. On the whole, it has been a positive and constructive conference in which many new policies have been announced. For instance, the pilot project of extending opening hours for GP’s will have a huge impact on hardworking people who would otherwise have to take time off from their job to see a doctor. I am also pleased at the announcement of the marriage tax allowance, which will particularly help couples that have children where one parent stays at home to care for them. Another significant announcement has been one that aims to get the long-term unemployed back into work. As someone who has experienced unemployment I know how difficult and frustrating job hunting can be and how isolating it can feel not to mix with colleagues on a daily basis. However, the plan for the long-term unemployed to do
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Family Matters So Long Summer, Hello Halloween!
Although the ideal season for holidays is now over, the next few months are still bursting with opportunities to do things altogether as a family! Bonfire night and Halloween are just around the corner, and then all the spirit leading up to Christmas is soon to follow! In celebration, or even better, in preparation for these events, here are some of Covered's ideas of ways for the whole family to spend some fun time together!
Carve Jack-O-Lanterns with the Kids
Rather than wasting away the next few weeks cooped up inside watching TV, why not get your creative cap on? You and the kids can hollow out and carve some cool faces into pumpkins in preparation for Halloween! It's not only the perfect way to add a spooky atmosphere to your home, but a fantastic opportunity to stimulate you and your children's creativity. Get them really giddy for the ghoulish time this year!
Family Fun at Fireworks Displays
There's something exciting to children being able to go out at night and watch the sky explode into a display of colours - they don't usually get to be out that late! Get yourself and the kids all wrapped up and attend a local fireworks display! There's usually a bonfire burning at these events too, which is sure to thrill the kids and keep you all nice and toasty. Then ooh and aah as the fantastic display of fireworks lights up the sky. It's something everyone can enjoy!
Host a Haunted House Halloween Party
It's great for children to build up their social skills outside of school, and having all their friends together for a party is a fantastic way for them to interact and have fun! Start setting up a sinister atmosphere by sitting the kids down and making some crafts to hang around the party area! Cut out some paper chains of bats, create some spiders out of pipe cleaners, and sketch some wicked witches and pumpkin heads to hang from ceilings and curtain rails. Once that's done, have all the dressed-up kids 'round, get some entertainment going and play party games, watch some spooky cartoons, or all go trick-or-treating together! (Please remember the importance of adult supervision when letting kids use sharp utensils and/or are near firework displays and open fires.)
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Swinnow Community Centre – Grand Reopening Hundreds of well-wishers from the community gathered on Saturday 5 October to enjoy the reopening of the completely refurbished Swinnow Community Centre in Swinnow Lane – finished to such a high standard that many remarked that it was unrecognisable inside and out. Refreshments were provided and the afternoon and early evening included activities for youngsters and a silent auction of around sixty items donated by local businesses and other benefactors. The centre has a busy calendar during the run up to Christmas and is encouraging club, society and private bookings. Telephone 07510 015947 or find latest activities on Facebook.
The ladies responsible for the extensive spread that fed hundreds of visitors that afternoon.
Movers and shakers – the local residents’ committee and politicians that made it happen
Local MP Stuart Andrew standing in front of the wall he painted as one of the many local volunteers
The main children’s activity on the afternoon was painting on canvas
40 Blast from the Past
Back to the Future In cooperation with Leeds Library and Information Service and others, Covered magazine is introducing an occasional feature based on old photographs from the Leeds and Bradford metropolitan areas. To start the wheels rolling, here is a photograph taken on the first day that the Leeds tram service was extended to Guiseley. On 26 May 1909, opposite Walter Priestley (Butchers) in Oxford Road and in the same year that the service was extended to Yeadon. The Guiseley service had been introduced relatively late and was short-lived. It closed in 1934, whereas services continued elsewhere in Leeds until 1959. What messages are there for today’s planners, looking at the introduction of a comparable and new trolleybus service from Holt Park, through Leeds, to Stourton? The last trolleybus service in Leeds operated alongside the trams, though only between
Crowds gather to welcome Guiseley’s first tram in 1909 (image LLIS)
1911 and 1928. Any social and economic lessons learned from either the trolleybuses or the Guiseley tram line will have been lost or massaged in the mists of time, but do any readers have firsthand accounts from the 1950s that today’s planners should note? Residents’ and other groups have voiced concerns about the proposed trolleybus service. Impacts on the local environment. Congested traffic. Will it complement or compete against the recently depleted bus services or the new train station at Kirkstall Forge? Or might it help rejuvenate the city centre, enabling visitors avoid evening and Sunday parking charges? Covered would
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Mermaids Take To The Water In Bramley Bramley Baths was transported back in time to the glamorous 1940s recently during a day of family fun and activities. The pool, steam room and gym were opened to the public for a £1 donation, and featured boxercise demonstrations, cycle repairs and children’s rides. The main event though was a captivating performance by the Yorkshire Life Aquatic ‘Mermaids’. Their routine, which combined synchronised swimming with vintage Hollywood glamour, was inspired by Esther Williams who died earlier this year. Williams was a competitive swimmer and MGM movie actress who earned the nickname ‘The Million Dollar Mermaid’ after playing the title role in a film of the same name. The Yorkshire Life Aquatic ‘Mermaids’ performance was the culmination of a six month residency at Bramley Baths, where they have been running fitness classes for women of all ages. Based around synchronised swimming and dancing in water, the
classes have received such a warm and positive response that the Baths are looking at ways to fund further lessons in 2014. The Mermaid routines were put together by Zoe Parker, a choreographer who approached the Baths with the idea of the unique lessons and Fran Graham, trustee of the Baths, describes how the Mermaids have brought something brilliant and unique to Bramley Baths this summer – developing a way to exercise whilst having fun. Exercise by stealth, in fact. The Mermaid classes are not run anywhere else (yet) and are also seen as a way to subtly address the way women feel about their bodies, and to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes. In between the Mermaid performances there was a giant inflatable obstacle course, which is also available when hiring the Baths for private pool parties. Also featured during the gala was an exhibition of photographs by Leeds artist Lizzie Coombes, who is a supporter of Bramley Baths and advocate for swimming. Lizzie developed her exhibition
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using underwater shots of the Mermaids, complete with vintage props, and has previously explored underwater photography at the Baths with an underwater studio, which swimmers could pose in. A sound installation was also an engaging addition to the day. Featuring interviews with ladies from the Bramley Elderly Action Group, recordings of memories of the Baths and swimming traditions of days-gone-by were cleverly concealed within conch shells to be then held to the ear, a fitting detail for the Mermaid themed day. Other little details which made the day special were vintage binoculars dotted around the viewing balcony, mermaid shaped books and the ushers dressed to suit the era. Built in 1904, Bramley Baths will be 110 years old next year and the community group which took over the Baths from Leeds City Council in January are keen to run more events like this one and openly welcome fresh ideas. Following the success of this gala, Iâ€™d certainly recommend a visit to this beautiful, Edwardian landmark. And they do have the only public, affordable, steam room in the city. Ideal when the cold winter is fast approaching... http://friendsof bramleybaths.wordpress.com/ bramley-baths/
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Transport Delights at Pudsey Civic Hall Steel Promotions’ Toy and Train Fair was as popular as ever in September when both rooms at Pudsey Civic Hall, plus the stage, were crammed with dealers offering no end of vintage toy trains, other transport toys, board games and yet more of the kind of good wholesome fun that kids used to enjoy before Super Mario and more recent console games. Most specialist dealers attend the twice-yearly Doll and Teddy Fair at the same location. Don’t despair if you missed this one. The more strictly ballroom Annual Transport Collectors’ Fair, run by Leeds’ Samuel Ledgard Society, is on Saturday 26 October. More “strictly ballroom” because there is no end of original railwayana and other transport memorabilia and ephemera such as tickets, timetables and conductors’ badges. And, for
There is a strong collectors’ market for vintage diecast model artics, here part of an immense display of larger scale models. Boxed, as new and including some hauliers long passed, values start at around £25 - modest by today’s standards, but fetching several times more in the case of smaller limited edition runs.
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The Pudsey Roller The Pudsey Roller, Majestic, was built in 1921 by John Fowler & Co (Leeds) Ltd at the Steam Plough Works, Hunslet, Leeds. It was supplied to Yorkshireâ€™s West Riding County Council and in 1959 was bought by Alderman Sir Walter Ward and presented to the Borough of Pudsey. The roller remained in the playground of Pudsey Park until 1990, when it was removed from the park by Leeds City Council on safety grounds. After many years of neglect, groups and individuals tried to find a way of restoring the Pudsey Roller. Eventually, in March 2007, agreement was reached between the Road Roller Association and Leeds City Council. The Roller would be loaned to the Association for a period of 25 years with subsequent extensions available. The Friends of Pudsey Roller organisation was launched in April 2009 and the Pudsey Roller Restoration Fund has received several generous donations for which the Project Committee is most grateful. It is eventually intended that, when completed, the Roller will take part in the Pudsey Carnival so that everyone in Pudsey can see and enjoy it again â€“ even though they will not be able to play on it as was the case in the past. There is lots of information, with regular updates, on the website pudsey-roller.co.uk
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Remember Remember Your Pets This November Bonfire Night may go with a bang for you and your family but it can cause stress for many pets. It’s an annual event so Elaine Schrompf of The Dog House wanted to remind all pet owners to plan ahead and prepare for the inevitable displays on the 5th, and sporadic blasts for weeks either side. Many animals are fearful of the loud and sudden ‘bang’ of a firework. The problem is not particular to dogs but it is our canine chums who seem to suffer most. Cats tend to look after themselves but you should keep your moggie indoors to ensure that they are safe. Animals pick up on anxiety, so if you’re relaxed about it all then your pet will be less stressed. Try not to reward fearful behaviour with cuddles and reassurance, as it will encourage it. Never punish fearful behaviour either – this will exacerbate the problem. Ensure pets have somewhere comfortable to hide away. Prepare a den with blankets draped over furniture or, if you use a crate, cover that – it will give them somewhere to hide. Turn the volume on the TV up, or play some loud music – this will help to drown out the bangs. If your pet decides a corner or under a bed is the best bolt hole then leave them to it, don’t try and coax them out – they will have headed there as that’s where they feel most secure.
Make sure your pet is micro-chipped. If they escape and head for the hills then you’ll stand a far better chance of seeing them again. If your pet has reacted badly to fireworks in the past then make an appointment with your vet to discuss possible treatments. Plug-in pheromone diffusers are a common solution, though these will only work if used for some time in advance. There are other natural remedies available too. As with all pet problems, the best advice will come from your vet. The Dog House is a family business, operated since 2004. The Dog House offers an excellent professional dog walking & home boarding service. All walkers are fully insured, police checked and are very experienced at looking after your pets. If your day is filled with meetings at work and rushing around with the kids, then call The Dog House, your paws emergency service. Thanks to: The Dog House 4 Valley Rise, Leeds, LS13 1HA 0113 229 5800 www.thedoghouseleeds.co.uk www.facebook.com/thedoghouseleeds
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Pollinating Project for Leeds New flower meadows have been planted across the city, in an effort to see how urban areas can be made more pollinator friendly to insects. Examples can be found at Stanningley Park, Armley Park, West Park, Queens Park (Pudsey) and Stanhope Recreation Ground (Horsforth). Undertaken in partnership by Leeds City Council and Leeds University, this work forms part of the ‘The Urban Pollinators Project’, which is the first citywide survey of its kind to assess the role of all urban habitats. This research follows a significant drop in the number of pollinating insect numbers across the UK. Leeds is one of four cities to be included in the study, and 15 suitable locations in parks and alongside roadside verges have been identified over the past three years as the home for flower meadows.
Maintained by the council’s parks and countryside team, scientists over the summer have surveyed the insects visiting the flower meadows, and will publish their results at a conference set to be held next year. These findings will be invaluable in informing land managers and garden owners about the best species of flowers to plant in order to help make urban areas more attractive to pollinators. Councillor Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council’s executive member for the environment said: "I am proud that Leeds City Council is playing such an active role in looking at how we can make our urban environment more pollinator friendly through the planting and maintaining of new flower meadows across the city. "These vitally important little insects play such an essential role in ensuring that so many of our staple foods, such as potatoes, beans, cabbages and fruit continue to make it on to our dinner plates. It is therefore vital that work like this is undertaken to see how best the current decline in pollinating insect numbers can be addressed.”
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