Planning Applications – Queensbury – Cllr Lynda Cromie – 4 March 2015

Queensbury Decided Search

Change of use to cosmetic health clinic including sale of health and beauty products, demolition of existing rear extension and construction of replacement two storey rear extension – Former Paprika Bar And Restaurant Highgate Road Bradford West Yorkshire BD13 1ES

Ref. No: 14/05385/FUL | Received date: Tue 23 Dec 2014 | Status: Refused | Case Type: Planning Application

Variation of condition 2 – revised plans and elevations and the removal of conditions 6, 7 and 9 relating to drainage and tree protection of permission 12/01355/FUL dated 28/05/2012: Construction of three affordable houses, together with associated landscaping and parking – Land South Of 7 Ridgeway Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire

Ref. No: 15/00039/VOC | Received date: Tue 06 Jan 2015 | Status: Application Granted | Case Type: Planning Application

Queensbury Pending Decisions Search

Installation and commissioning of a two 60kW wind turbines with a 30m hub height and 42m tip height – Parkinson Spencer Refractories Ltd School Cote Brow Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire

Ref. No: 14/04664/FUL | Received date: Wed 05 Nov 2014 | Status: Pending Decision | Case Type: Planning Application

Queensbury Pending Consideration Search

Construction of detached dwelling – Stonecutters Barn Park Lane Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire BD13 1QH

Ref. No: 15/00750/FUL | Received date: Wed 25 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application

Bradford PC Repair, Black Dyke Mills, Queensbury – Fantastic Service – A Big Thankyou

My trusty laptop started playing up with many processes suddenly freezing and giving the message that a particular file, folder or programme was not responding. After putting up with this for some time I decided to purchase a copy of System Mechanic. I had used a previous version to good effect several years ago on another laptop.

Things suddenly improved and the computer started to function much better. After a few days things gradually became worse until it got to the point where the laptop told me that the hard drive needed repairing or replacing. Of course I thought of the former as being the cheaper option so I bought a genuine copy of Windows 8.1. I tried to install this as a repair start-up disc. It did not work.

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Bradford PC Repair, Black Dyke Mills, Queensbury – My Experience of Their Services

My trusty laptop started playing up with many processes suddenly freezing and giving the message that a particular file, folder or programme was not responding. After putting up with this for some time I decided to purchase a copy of System Mechanic. I had used a previous version to good effect several years ago on another laptop.

Things suddenly improved and the computer started to function much better. After a few days things gradually became worse until it got to the point where the laptop told me that the hard drive needed repairing or replacing. Of course I thought of the former as being the cheaper option so I bought a genuine copy of Windows 8.1. I tried to install this as a repair start-up disc. It did not work.

By now the laptop was dead and nothing would work.

I took the laptop into Bradford PC Repairs located at Units 1 and 2, Black Dyke Mills, Brighouse Road, Queensbury. I spoke with Robert who asked me to call back in a couple of hours which I did. I was informed that the hard drive was defective and I needed a new one. If I purchased a cradle for the old hard drive I could retrieve some if not all of the data it held. I agreed to do that.

When I returned the following lunch time the laptop was ready, it had the copy of Windows 8.1 installed and the old hard drive had been fitted into the cradle ready for use.

It only took 24 hours for me taking in the laptop to the repair being completed and the cost of £78 was very reasonable. If I had taken it in for repair in the first place I would have saved many pounds of hard earned cash.

I took the laptop home and installed Office 10 back into it. No problems. Then my other programmes again with no problems.

My contacts had some problems in fact I had none, I use Outlook 10, so I just synchronised my phone with my laptop and all was great again.

I then connected the old hard drive to my laptop; I had to start the repair programme that came up on screen. The repair started and was taking ages as Robert said it would, so I left it running overnight. The following morning I started to copy files and folders to the new hard drive. The occasional file would not copy; I suspect that is where the old hard drive was damaged. After a couple of days, not continuous use I had managed to retrieve the vast majority of my files, folders and photos.

Now everything is very much as it was before the problems started.

I have learnt the following:

Back up your data at regular intervals, external hard drives are quite cheap and should I have a similar experience as a hard drive failing in the future, I can use the back up material on the external hard drive and save hours of work.

Take your computer for repair as soon as things go wrong, it is far cheaper than trying to do it yourself.

 

Thank you to Robert for being so efficient and not over charging for your services. I certainly recommend your business to all.

Queensbury Ward Partnership – Agenda for Tuesday 10th March 2015

QUEENSBURY WARD PARTNERSHIP

TUESDAY 10th MARCH 2015

7.00 PM AT

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, WEST END

QUEENSBURY, BD13 2AD

AGENDA

  1. Introductions & Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of Last Meeting
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Highways update
  6. Community Group update
  7. Victoria Hall User Group
  8. Queensbury Community Heritage and Action Partnership
  9. Police update
  10. Youth Service update
  11. Any Other Business
  12. Date of Next Meeting

Dog Fouling – Cllr Paul Cromie Stands Up for Your Rights to Have a Clean Village

Last evening I spotted a young lad about 15 year old walking 3 dogs on the playing field at Moor Close Ave Queensbury a notorious dog fouling area.

One of his dogs left a large pile of poo and the lad walked off.

I asked him if he was going to pick it up and he just shook his head in disbelief at my question.

I asked him if he knew who I was?  to which he replied no, I told him my name Paul Cromie and that I was his ward councillor and also that dog fouling was an offence.

I asked he where he lived and he refused to tell me, I told him I would follow him home to get his address and then write to his parents explaining about dog fouling offences.

At this point he wandered off and I rang PCSO John Greenwood who fortunately was in the Police Box less that a quarter of a mile away.

I went and picked Pcso Greenwood up and he interviewed the lad who gave him his details.

About an hour later as I was at home I received a telephone call from the lads mother who was screaming and shouting down the phone that I had threatened her son.

She claimed that I had threatened him that I was going to follow him home and she was quite irate,  I wasn’t going to listen to her ranting as I was only doing my duty in reporting an offence, at our Ward Partnership meetings our main aim is to identify the culprits write to them with a warning.

I told her to shut up and put the phone down her, PXSO Greenwood rang her and she told him they would go and pick the poo up,  he was happy that she said they would clean it up and said if they did no further action would be taken.

I am pleased to say that on my way to morning prayers at Holy Trinity I went and had a look and true to her word the poo was gone.

I have copied the councils monitoring officer in re l claims I threatened her son.

Kind regards Paul

Queensbury Planning – Cllr Lynda Cromie – 26th February 2015

Queensbury Pending Decisions Search

Variation of condition 2 – revised plans and elevations and the removal of conditions 6, 7 and 9 relating to drainage and tree protection of permission 12/01355/FUL dated 28/05/2012: Construction of three affordable houses, together with associated landscaping and parking – Land South Of 7 Ridgeway Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire

Ref. No: 15/00039/VOC | Received date: Tue 06 Jan 2015 | Status: Pending Decision | Case Type: Planning Application

Installation of 2m high black mesh panel fencing for a period of 18 months – Former Bryan Sutherland House Dan Lane Bradford West Yorkshire BD6 3XH

Ref. No: 15/00311/FUL | Received date: Fri 23 Jan 2015 | Status: Pending Decision | Case Type: Planning Application

Installation of 2m high black mesh panel fencing for a period of 18 months – Former Bryan Sutherland House Dan Lane Bradford West Yorkshire BD6 3XH

Ref. No: 15/00312/LBC | Received date: Fri 23 Jan 2015 | Status: Pending Decision | Case Type: Planning Application

Queensbury Pending Consideration Search

First floor extension and internal alterations – 14 Scarlet Heights Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire BD13 1BU

Ref. No: 15/00697/HOU | Received date: Mon 23 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application

Construction of dormer window to front elevation – 29 Foxhill Grove Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire BD13 2JN

Ref. No: 15/00663/HOU | Received date: Thu 19 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application

Proposed Changes to Fostering Allowances – Cllr Lynda Cromie

What is being proposed:

The plan is to discontinue the vacancy retainer on the allowance – the allowance for the child would only be paid when a child is actually in placement.

  • The vacancy retainer would then be introduced on the foster carers’ fee.  If carers have a vacancy, their fee will reduce to 50% after 6 weeks and be suspended after 12 weeks.
  • Foster carers will be given the opportunity to change their terms of approval.  We will provide training and support so that they feel confident and competent to care for older children/more than 1 child; work in progress to develop a training programme to support those carers to look after older children
  • The Holiday Scheme, whereby carers receive additional fees if they take looked after children on holiday, will be discontinued, although carers will still be able to take paid annual leave.
  • Foster carers will still get a transport element of allowance for each child. Any requests over and above what’s expected from the allowance will be considered  e.g. frequent contact, long school journeys
  • Work is in progress to develop a recruitment strategy so that we will proactively recruit the carers we need in line with Bradford’s sufficiency plan
  • We will consult further with carers regarding the competence framework and progression, with the aim of introducing a clearer fee/payments structure by September 2015.
  • We will review how the Fostering Service deals with allegations and concerns so that we address issues of drift and delay At the end of the consultation period the service will consider all the feedback and formally write to carers informing them of the changes that will be made and the timescales for implementation. It is understandable that these proposals might cause concern for some carers; if you require additional support please contact your Supervising Social Worker or BAFA or Foster Line 0800-0407675.Regards. Julie JenkinsTel : (01274) 432904  Department of Children’s Services 
  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Room 202, 2nd Floor, City Hall, Bradford BD1 1HY
  • Assistant Director (Children’s Specialist Services)