New powers to tackle street drinking in Armley approved

New powers banning street drinking in Armley town centre and its immediate surrounding areas have been given the go-ahead this month. Secured by Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police at Leeds Magistrates Court, the ‘Partial Closure Order’ forms part of a wide range of work being undertaken in the Armley community to tackle…

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Additional PSPO powers introduced to tackle anti-social behaviour in communities across Leeds set to continue

Additional powers introduced in October 2017 to tackle anti-social behaviour and associated issues in designated communities across Leeds will remain in place following a review. Also given the go-head by Leeds City Council alongside the existing 13 Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) is a new PSPO specifically covering the area of Swillington. A PSPO…

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Injunction to tackle misuse of fireworks in Leeds granted by court

Additional powers to tackle the misuse of fireworks in communities across Leeds have come into force this month. As part of an injunction order secured at Leeds County Court, both preventative and proactive measures will be available to Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police to take action against any individual or group that…

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Leeds business smoked out with shisha bar conviction

A Burmantofts business has been prosecuted by Leeds City Council for operating as a shisha bar allowing smoking in enclosed premises. The owner of Fabylon at 11A Cherry Row in Burmantofts, Mr Brwa Ahmed, was fined £440 and ordered to pay £1818 costs and a £40 victim surcharge after being found guilty at Leeds…

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Man with a van picks up hefty fine for dumping waste

A Leeds man who advertises ‘Man with a Van’ services on social media has been fined over £1700 for illegally dumping waste on a country lane, which he had been paid to dispose of. Christopher Brennan of Eastwood Drive, Swarcliffe, Leeds was fined £692 for illegally depositing waste for profit, and carrying waste illegally.…

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Unlicensed Leeds cancer charity collector fined

A man has been fined by magistrates after repeatedly claiming to be collecting for a cancer charity near big public events in Leeds without a licence. Richard Charles Matthews, of Stanley Road, Burmantofts, was found guilty at Leeds Magistrates Court of five separate charges of conducting an unlicensed collection in a public place. He was…

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Beeston resident guilty of fly-tipping hit with three-month curfew

A resident of Beeston has been hit with a three-month curfew and a financial penalty after pleading guilty to a number of fly-tipping offences. Mr Yadson Barroso of Westbourne Avenue was ordered to pay £200 towards costs and a surcharge of £60 at Leeds Magistrates Court after pleading guilty this month to four offences…

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