A bid to open a new hot food takeaway has been knocked back over traffic and noise fears. Last year, plans were submitted for a takeaway at a former butchers shop in Thompsons Buildings, Houghton.The proposals included a new extraction system and were expected to create five jobs.This month, Sunderland City Council refused the plans which failed to meet several planning policy tests.A decision notice said the plans would cause “unacceptable levels of disturbance to nearby residential properties” and conflict with the “established character of the area”.This included noise generated by the “comings and goings of customers and their vehicles” and the proposed extraction system during evenings, seven days a week.The notice adds: “The proposed development would lead to the attraction of vehicles to and from the site and without adequate off-street parking facilities and manoeuvring space. “The parking of vehicles in close proximity to the … [Read more...] about Takeaway plans rejected by Sunderland City Council over noise and traffic fears
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By Jeff B. Flinn, Staff writer Published 12:00 am CDT, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Santa Claus played by Jim Flinn, arrives on a fire engine at the 59th Annual City of Windcrest Light Up Celebration at City Hall in December 2017. Last week, Flinn was appointed by the Windcrest City Council to the vacant Place 1 seat. less Santa Claus played by Jim Flinn, arrives on a fire engine at the 59th Annual City of Windcrest Light Up Celebration at City Hall in December 2017. Last week, Flinn was appointed by the Windcrest City Council to ... more Photo: Marvin Pfeiffer /San Antonio Express-News Photo: Marvin Pfeiffer /San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Santa Claus played by Jim Flinn, arrives on a fire engine at the 59th Annual City of Windcrest Light Up … [Read more...] about Windcrest City Council taps ‘Santa Jim’ as newest council member
0 Have your say LEADING figures from business and politics will meet this week to encourage more women to take up careers in technology. The Leeds-based social initiative ‘Empowering Women with Tech’ is set to welcome 275 attendees to a sold out evening of “fireside chats” on March 8 at the Howard Assembly Rooms in Leeds.The conference will celebrate the contributions of women in the digital, science and technology industries with talks from leading figures from Accenture, the European Space Agency, Google and Leeds City Council.The speakers will include Ana Jakimovska, the director of product management, Guardian News & Media, Milena Nikolic, the director of software engineering at Google, Coun Rebecca Charlwood, executive member for health, wellbeing and adults at Leeds City Council, Niamh McKenna, the managing director at Accenture Health, UK, Vinita Marwaha Madill, the Founder of Rocket Women, which aims to inspire the next … [Read more...] about Leaders from Google and Leeds City Council back International Women’s Day
By Josh Baugh Updated 11:16 am CST, Thursday, January 31, 2019 Erik Walsh, the newly appointed San Antonio city manager position, speaks with moderator Maria Luisa Cesar during a forum at UTSA’s downtown campus on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Click ahead to view things to know about San Antonio's new city manager Erik Walsh. less Erik Walsh, the newly appointed San Antonio city manager position, speaks with moderator Maria Luisa Cesar during a forum at UTSA’s downtown campus on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Click ahead to view things to ... more Photo: Billy Calzada, WALSH CITY FORUM BC 01 / Staff Photographer Photo: Billy Calzada, WALSH CITY FORUM BC 01 / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 Erik Walsh, the newly appointed San Antonio city … [Read more...] about City Council appoints Erik Walsh as San Antonio’s 20th city manager
Did you hear the one about the Maplewood City Council seat determined by a coin toss after newly counted votes left it a tie? It’s actually not over. Here’s what’s going on. ELECTION NIGHT Nikki Villavicencio and current Council Member Marylee Abrams were in a four-way race for two at-large seats. Voters picked two candidates of four on the ballot. On election night, Council Member Kathleen A. “Kathy” Juenemann clearly got the most votes, and Villavicencio appeared to have beat out Abrams by a mere seven votes to win the second seat. However, election night results are unofficial. AUDIT FINDS 68 BALLOTS A standard post-election audit performed by Ramsey County discovered that the results from dozens of ballots had not been uploaded. The ballots were never lost or missing, according to Ramsey County Elections Manager Joe Mansky. “It was a simple mistake in not uploading the card from one of the machines,” he said. So the ballots had been cast … [Read more...] about A Maplewood City Council election was determined by a coin toss. But wait … it’s not over yet.