Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

The Parish Council advises that due to the resignation of Mr Andrew Hogg, 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.


Leeds Health and Social Care jobs fair

After the success of the Health and Social Care jobs fair in October Leeds City Council are working with We Care Academy to deliver another. The event will take place on Tuesday 30th November 10.00 – 3.00 at Leeds Kirkgate Market in the event space. There will be over 200 jobs available on the day from a wide range of employers within the sector.

Anyone wanting to attend is encouraged to pre book a time slot. Pre bookings can be made here.


The Parish Council along with Aberford Village School have been working on preparing a wildflower meadow next to Aberford School. It is nearly ready for the children to sow the wildflowers but we need a little help finishing off clearing the last bits of grass and digging over the soil so that it is ready for them to do so from next week.

Please see if you can spare an hour this Saturday 6th November to help us dig over the soil. We will be there from 2pm-4.30pm. You will need your own spade.

We look forward to seeing you.



The rain didn’t help, but it didn’t stop play altogether….
To assist the schoolchildren of Aberford Primary School in achieving their ambition to create a wild flower garden behind their school six lovely people turned up anyway and dug for Aberford.
Right kids the rest is up to you, when the time is right dig in!
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(Left to Right) Aberford Parish Councillor Doug Bodey’s daughter, Madeleine, Doug, Ward Councillors Sam Firth and Ryan Stephenson, Aberford In Bloom Treasurer Maria Wild and Ward Councillor Matthew Robinson.



Following the 2021 Event, it has been agreed that a Leeds Festival Working Group should be established to discuss local concerns about the festival and to look at ways in which concerns raised can be improved for 2022. The working group will be co-chaired by Councillors Norma Harrington and Matthew Robinson.

All local town and parish councils have been invited to nominate one or two representatives to join this working group alongside members of the Parish Council. Discussions would also involve Leeds Festival and LCC Officers.

If you feel that you would have something to offer this Group and would be interested in joining please contact the Parish Clerk Pete Wigglesworth by e-mail ( with a brief summary of why you are interested in joining the Group and what particular skills you could offer.


Along with Aberford school, the Parish Council have started to make a wildflower bed but need help to finish the preparations.

Please can you spare an hour or two to help dig over some ground and remove some grass so the children of the school can sow some wildflowers?

Date – Saturday 30th October

Time – 1pm.

No experience is required.

Please  bring your own spade.

We look forward to seeing you.



The Parish Council have been advised of the above proposed road closure due to gas mains replacement works.

Full details can be found here.


Would you like to make a real difference to the look of the village and its wildlife?

The Parish Council, along with Aberford Village School, are organising a voluntary working party to help create a wildflower meadow near to the school. We will be preparing the ground, getting it ready for planting. This will mean clearing the grass and weeds.

Date – Saturday 23rd October.

Time – 1pm.

No experience is required but please bring your own spade.

We look forward to seeing you.


Police and Crime Plan Consultation

Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire has launched a consultation to inform her first Police and Crime Plan.

The Mayor is urging everyone in West Yorkshire to get involved and #TellTracy about your policing and community safety priorities.

The consultation will feed directly into the new Plan which sets the strategic direction for West Yorkshire Police, community safety partners and commissioned services over the next three years.

An online survey, available in a number of languages, has been launched along with a host of other options to get involved.

To take part visit


The consultation will run until 19th November with the online survey closing for responses on 17th October


We’re delighted to confirm that the Village Hall Cafe is back.  The cafe is open between 10am and 3pm each Friday and we are really looking forward to welcoming back customers, old and new!
Covid is still around so we will be doing what we can to keep everyone safe. To that extent we will ask you to only come to the counter one at a time to order or pay and if possible to wear a face covering at the counter. We are providing hand sanitiser and now have a card machine for payment, although we will still be taking cash if you prefer. We will be closing at 3pm due to additional cleaning responsibilities so don’t leave it too late to come for that afternoon cup of tea and cake!