The Parish Council have been advised by Leeds City Council that brown bin collections will recommence w/c 22nd March.   Confirmation of actual collection dates for the Aberford & District Parish Council postcodes will be available on the LCC website shortly.

The full text of the message is shown below;

“As previously communicated, we had hoped to restart this year’s collections on the 8th March. But the recent expansion of the CEV cohort and the continued additional black bin waste being produced by lockdown 3, has meant a reduction in our confidence of being sure we keep to the scheduled black and green collections if we started collecting brown bins too within the next couple of weeks. Throughout winter and the current lockdown the gardens crews have been providing vital backup resource for the black and green bins.

However, the situation is improving and our current staffing forecasts give us sufficient confidence to go ahead and communicate with residents about the service restarting on the 22nd, and that will mean everyone will have a collection scheduled before the Easter weekend. The bin app and website will be amended to reflect this over the next few days.

Whilst we remain in Covid restricted/affected times our overall message will remain that we will prioritise black, green, brown bins in that order whenever there are issues that mean we can’t complete rounds. So, as in 2020, we won’t be recovering brown bin misses if we don’t have the backups to do so.  The public message will be the same – to leave brown bins out up to 2 days and then if not collected to take them back in.

In recognition that we have had to start the collections a little later in March than normal, we will plan to carry on the brown bin collections for a couple of weeks longer at the end of the season. “


Residents will be aware that following the announcement on the lockdown roadmap the LeedsFest is now scheduled to take place on 27-29 August.

The Parish Council have not yet heard anything from the Festival Organisers regarding the event itself or the position regarding residents tickets. The Parish Clerk has sent an e-mail to our contact there so hopefully we should have some news soon.

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

The Parish Council advises that due to the resignation of Mr Paul Hancock, 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.


M1 junction 47 widening scheme

Residents are advised of the above project to widen the north bound exit slip road at M1 Junction 47.  The work is due to commence on Monday 25 January 2021 and is expected to take about five months.  Further details are available here.

Lotherton Hall Consultation

Leeds City council have issued a consultation document concerning a proposed reduction in opening hours at Lotherton Hall.  The full text of this document can be viewed at Lotherton Hall Consultation (

This takes the form of a survey and the deadline for responding to this or making any other comments is Monday 4 January 2021 at midnight.

image copyright Lotherton Hall 

Notice of conclusion of audit year ending 31st March 2020

PKF Littlejohn LLP has now completed their audit of the Parish Council’s accounts for the year ending 31st March 2020.

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

Christmas Lights Switch on Friday 4th December 2020

Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions we are not able to hold the usual Christmas light switch on festivities this year.

The Parish Council have made arrangements with Leeds City council for the usual tree lights to be provided and these are due to be switched on at 7pm on the above date, along with the lights provided by  Community Illuminations Aberford on the new Christmas tree.

The Parish Council understands that this will be disappointing news, however hopefully we can look forward to a return to normal in 2021.

Updated List of PC Sub Groups

The list of ADPC Sub Groups was reviewed at the October PC meeting (held via conference call) with some changes being agreed. To view the updated list, click here and select filename “Sub Groups Revised October 2020.pdf”.

Litter Picking

The Parish Council began discussions earlier in the year regarding holding a community litter pick. Unfortunately, due to the Covid pandemic, the plans came to a standstill, and still aren’t able to go ahead due to the current lockdown restrictions in place.

The members of ADPC are still keen to progress this project when possible, and in the meantime, Main Street is being kept clean and tidy by a local volunteer, who is happy to donate his time for the task. The Parish Council is very grateful, and is in regular contact with the local man, to ensure he has the equipment he needs for as long as he wishes to continue.

A group event for the side streets will be organized in due course, once it is safe for such a community event to take place.

LCC Partnering with Leeds Baby Bank

Leeds City Council are partnering with Leeds Baby Bank, a city centre based charity whose mission is to support families in Leeds to ensure no child goes without.

If you have any of the following items to donate to families in crisis in Leeds, please contact Leeds Baby Bank via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter:

  • Stair gates
  • Double prams
  • Cots/Cotbeds
  • Toddler beds
  • Towels
  • Travel bags
  • Size 0/1 nappies
  • Sealed formula

To download the campaign poster, click here.