Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

The Parish Council advises that, due to the resignation of Mr Mike Oakes, a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish Council of Aberford & District.  You can view the official notice of vacancy here.



The Parish Council are aware that problems have been experienced with the phone signal on various mobile networks. We understand that O2 are upgrading their network locally and they have advised that there would be some disruption to the service on 4th September and, according to their website (, the disruption might continue up to 8pm on 8th September. Some other networks run off O2 so this might be the reason why people on other networks are also experiencing problems.  Should you have any further queries you are advised to go to the O2 website via the link above.

Notice of conclusion of audit year ending 31st March 2023

PKF Littlejohn LLP has now completed their audit of the Parish Council’s accounts for the year ending 31st March 2023.

To view the Notice of conclusion of audit and Sections 1-3 of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) click here.


Festival Rebublic have produced a letter concerning the above. I believe this is being posted to the home address of all Aberford residents, however in case you have any problem in receiving the letter you can find it here.

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Return 2022/23

In accordance with the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 & 27, and The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234), the Parish Council is hereby publishing the Notice of Public Rights and its unaudited annual return and various associated documents.

The unaudited annual return and associated documents for 2022/23, (including the notice of public rights, end of year accounts, annual governance statement, and internal audit report), are available to download by clicking here and selecting the filenames as follows:

  • Notice of Public rights and publication of unaudited AGAR 2022-23
  • Local authority accounts a summary of your rights 2022-23
  • Sections 1 & 2 AGAR 2022-23 (Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements) Unaudited
  • Internal Audit Report Y.E. 31.03.23
  • Explanation of variances 2022-23
  • Explanation of reserves 2022-23
  • Bank reconciliation proforma 2022-23

To view the Asset Register as reviewed at the annual meeting held on 16.05.2023, please click here.

For any other information please contact the Clerk.


The draw for Leeds Fest tickets will take place on Thursday 11th May at the Aberford Bowls club, commencing 6.30pm prompt. All applicants have been sent detailed instructions by e-mail, could I ask those who have not acknowledged receipt to do so on

Space is limited so please do not attend unless you have applied and received instructions. 


The Parish Council are a team of volunteers responsible for maintaining local services and facilities on behalf of parish residents, with an overall responsibility to help support the local community. Is this something you would like to be part of?

Following the recent uncontested election results published by Leeds City Council a number of seats remain vacant on Aberford & District Parish Council.

The council can now fill these vacancies by co-option, which is a process whereby the council considers applications from interested persons and can then select suitable candidates to fill these vacancies.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk via e-mail –


The latest issue of the above document has now been produced.  You can view this here.  Copies will be distributed to ADPC residents shortly.


Just a reminder that the closing date for Leeds Fest residents ticket applications is 16th April. Any applications received after that date will not be accepted.  Application forms and full terms and conditions are available on the Aberford & District Parish Council Website.


LEEDS 2023 EVENT: 9th JULY 2023

Raise the profile of your group with the support of LEEDS 2023
Throughout the Summer every ward in Leeds is celebrating culture and we are inviting community groups to take part! 

As part of My LEEDS 2023, 33 Neighbourhood Hosts are working together with people in their communities to create activities in every ward of the city. The Neighbourhood Host for our ward, Harewood, including the surrounding villages and areas (e.g. Thorner, Shadwell, Collingham, Aberford, Scholes, East Rigton, Barwick, Linton, Scarcroft, East Keswick, Bardsey and Wothersome etc.) is an Aberford resident.

Our ward’s event is taking place on Sunday 9th July at Thorner Victory Hall from 12:30 – 4pm. The event will invite local residents to come along (with a picnic) to enjoy a range of family-friendly entertainment (music, theatre, storytelling, craft etc.) on the field if the sun shines with a variety of community groups able to showcase their activities inside the hall with stalls, mini-workshops, demonstrations and possibly performances.

We are now looking for:

Dance groups
Gardening groups
Craft/stitch groups
Art groups
Sports clubs
Historical societies
Litter pickers
Other community groups

There will be no charge to community groups, schools etc. to participate/have a stall.

If you are interested, please email Becky at