Byelaws changed to allow barbeques and unauthorised parking in our parks

On the 17th December 2008, central government bureaucrats gave their approval to Leeds City Councils’ application to change the city’s byelaws to allow unauthorised parking and barbeque areas in the city’s parks. Local residents had asked the Department for Communities and Local Government to reject the proposals on the grounds that Leeds City Council had failed to consult. But instead, the department chose to accept Leeds City Council’s assurance that consultation had taken place. I have since learnt that Leeds City Council consulted just six bodies : The National Council for Metal Detecting, South Leeds Aero Modelling Society, British Model Flying Association, The Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People, Access Committee for Leeds, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

No response  was received from any of these organisations. This is hardly surprising since whilst the proposed changes will have a big impact on local residents, they will have no effect whatsoever on the people represented by these organisations.

One thought on “Byelaws changed to allow barbeques and unauthorised parking in our parks”

  1. Hello
    I did ask what would happen if anybody had a barbeque outside the area – I was told they would be dealt with by law – yes LCCs silly law of turning a blind eye to what they don’t want to see!

    “What fires – I see no fires!!


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