Aberford Crime Results – 01.05.17 – 30.04.18

The crime results for Aberford for the year ending 30.04.18 have now been issued by West Yorkshire Police. Please see the table below which gives the results and shows a comparison to the prior year:

Crime 2017/18 2016/17 Difference
Burglary business 1 0 -1
Burglary residential 5 9 4
Criminal damage 7 6 -1
Theft from motor vehicle 4 3 -1
Interference motor vehicle 0 1 1
Theft of motor vehicle 0 1 1
Theft non specific 11 6 -5
Theft from dwelling 1 1 0
Theft of pedal cycle 1 0 -1
Arson 0 0 0
Total 30 27 -3

The parish council has been asked to warn residents that there has been an increase in thefts from motor vehicles in neighbouring villages. Please ensure you lock you vehicles and do not leave any valuables inside.

Road into Aberford

A64 Bramham to Askham Bar Roadworks – May 2018 Update

The Parish Council has received an update regarding the roadworks on the A64 effective week commencing 14.05.18 to improve the central reserve barrier from the A1(M) Braham and Askham Bar junctions.

Week commencing Monday 14th May will involve overnight (8pm to 6am) road closures to install speed enforcement cameras. The following closures are expected to be in place:

  • Monday 14 May:      Westbound closure between Askham Bryan and Headley Bar
  • Tuesday 15 May:     Westbound closure between Askham Bar and Askham Bryan
  • Wednesday 16 May: Eastbound closure between Askham Bryan and Askham Bar
  • Thursday 17 May:    Eastbound closure between Headley Bar and Askham Bryan

To download the full notice issued by A-One+ please click here.

St Ricarius Parish Church

Annual Meeting & Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 15th May 2018

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 15th May in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing at 7:00 p.m. This will be followed by the monthly Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm (approx) at the same venue.

The agenda for the annual meeting is available for download here.

The agenda for the monthly meeting, together with ancillary papers, are available for download here.

Lotherton Hall

2018 Events at Lotherton Hall

Lotherton Hall is an Edwardian country home with extensive grounds in the Aberford parish area. Regular attractions include red deer park, bird garden, nature trails, historic stables and carriage houses, gardens, walks and two children’s play areas. In addition to this, there are various events planned through 2018, the details of which are listed below:

  • 5—7 May, Lotherton Food & Drink Festival
  • 26 May—3, June Traditional Tales
  • 31 May, Fairytale Picnic
  • 16 & 17 June, Wartime Weekend
  • 14 & 15 July, Edwardian Gala
  • 23 July—2 September, Six Weeks of Summer Fun
  • 1 August, Yorkshire Day
  • 18 & 19 August, Vintage Weekend
  • 9 September, Autumn Harvest Day
  • 27 October– 4 November, Spooky Scarecrow Trail
  • 31 October, Halloween Fun Day
  • 23 November—23 December, Christmas Experience

At the next event, the food & drink festival which takes place on 5th-7th May 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm), there will be a whole host of the best street food traders around in the hot food court offering dishes from all over the world, from Mexico to Italy and Spain, and not forgetting a good old traditional English hog roast!  In the large marquee there’ll also be some great local producers selling delicious goodies to take home with you including jams, chutneys, cakes and biscuits, and even locally made gin.

There’ll be a festival bar serving locally brewed beers from Rudgate Brewery as well as specialty bars offering Pimms, prosecco and cocktails.  There will also be live music from local artists and and bands on the main stage as well as free children’s entertainment, children’s cookery classes, a fun fair and a whole lot more!

For more information, including entry prices, please visit the Lotherton Hall website by clicking here.


Tour De Yorkshire, 3rd-6th May 2018

The Tour De Yorkshire will be underway this May bank holiday weekend and although the route isn’t coming directly through parish area, Stage 2 on Friday 4th May is going through surrounding villages where there will be some road closures.

For more information and to see the full map of the route on the Tour De Yorkshire website, please click here.