The following letter appeared in the Morley paper this week:
I would like to thank, if I may, the Aire Valley Homes Housing Manager and council officers for the work that has been done to improve the footpaths in a number of locations along Glen Road.
This is something that I have been requesting for some time now, as a number of tree roots were coming through the pavement and making the footpaths unsafe.
There are still a number of other locations on the estate where this is happening, however, so I will continue to do what I can to get the necessary work carried out in every location where it is needed as quickly as possible.
This is also something that the Glen Estate Tenants and Residents Association continue to campaign for and have highlighted at residents meetings and during the estate walkabouts that are carried out regularly with the housing manager.
It is clear that the constraints on public spending that are already evident and that will become even more pronounced following the general election, regardless of which party is in power, mean that councillors like myself will be forced to work twice as hard to make sure that money is spent by the council on improvements such as those described here.
Good pro-active residents groups such as the Glen residents association and a number of others in Morley and Tingley play a vital role in helping to get things done, and I believe their importance in this regard will increase in the days of relative austerity to come.
With that in mind I would like to conclude by congratulating the Glen residents association for the good work carried out during its first year of existence and I look forward to working with them and other residents groups in the coming years to help improve our local community for all local residents.