Village Hall Community Cafe

The village hall cafe will be open for a special Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event on Friday 3rd June 2022, please see above for details.

After this event the cafe will be closed over the summer period and will re-open on Friday 9th September 2022. The management team would like to apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.

Leeds Festival 2022

All applicants for Leeds Fest tickets have now been contacted, via the e-mail they provided, with details of this year’s draw. If you have not already acknowledged receipt of this e-mail to the clerk could you please do so as soon as possible.  If you applied and have not received an e-mail please check your junk box, as there were no e-mail bounce backs.

Should any applicant no longer wish to be considered please contact the Parish Clerk via e-mail (clerk@aberford-pc.gov.uk).

 

 

 

Leeds Festival 2022

Applications for the Aberford Parish Council allocation of Leeds Fest tickets for 2022 have now closed, any further applications received will not be considered.

All applicants will be contacted by e-mail in the near future regarding the draw and payment arrangements.  There are some outstanding ID requirements requested by the Clerk, please send these through without further delay.

Should any applicant no longer wish to be considered please contact the Parish Clerk via e-mail (clerk@aberford-pc.gov.uk).

 

 

 

LEEDS FESTIVAL 2022

Final reminder that the closing date for application is 30th April and no applications will be accepted after that date. Please see the earlier message below if you plan to apply.

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The 2022 Leeds Festival is taking place on 26th –28th August and application for residents’ tickets is now open. Please see the instructions for applying below:

  1. Download and print an application form by clicking here.
  2. Post / deliver the completed application form to: The Parish Clerk, 1 Parlington Villas, Aberford, LS25 3EP.
  3. Ensure your application is received by the Parish Clerk no later than 30th April 2022.

Applications by email will not be accepted.

Please note that new rules apply to children between the age of 5 and 12 this year. Full details of requirements are shown on the application form.

LEEDS FESTIVAL 2022

Just a reminder that the closing date for application is 30th April and no applications will be accepted after that date. Please see the earlier message below if you plan to apply.

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The 2022 Leeds Festival is taking place on 26th –28th August and application for residents’ tickets is now open. Please see the instructions for applying below:

  1. Download and print an application form by clicking here.
  2. Post / deliver the completed application form to: The Parish Clerk, 1 Parlington Villas, Aberford, LS25 3EP.
  3. Ensure your application is received by the Parish Clerk no later than 30th April 2022.

Applications by email will not be accepted.

Please note that new rules apply to children between the age of 5 and 12 this year. Full details of requirements are shown on the application form.

The Caird Peckfield Community Fund

Please find attached here a promotional flyer for The Caird Peckfield Community Fund which we trust you will find of interest.  We would be grateful if you could share this information in local newsletters, on noticeboards and forward to community groups in your Parish.

The next deadline for the Caird Peckfield Community Fund is 1 June 2022 with decisions being advised in early August. Further closing dates can be found on the website (link below) and on the Flyer.

https://www.grantscape.org.uk/fund/cairdpeckfieldcommunityfund/

LEEDS FESTIVAL 2022

The 2022 Leeds Festival is taking place on 26th –28th August and application for residents’ tickets is now open. Please see the instructions for applying below:

  1. Download and print an application form by clicking here.
  2. Post / deliver the completed application form to: The Parish Clerk, 1 Parlington Villas, Aberford, LS25 3EP.
  3. Ensure your application is received by the Parish Clerk no later than 30th April 2022.

Applications by email will not be accepted.

Please note that new rules apply to children between the age of 5 and 12 this year. Full details of requirements are shown on the application form.

UKRAINE PRESS RELEASE FROM LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

Council launches Leeds Together For Ukraine appeal in response to refugee crisis

Leeds City Council has today announced details of a major fundraising appeal to help those facing upheaval and heartbreak following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Leeds Together For Ukraine appeal is up-and-running now – and the council will be kickstarting the fundraising with a donation of £50,000.

The money raised will be used to provide accommodation support and other forms of assistance – in partnership with a range of refugee charities and other third sector organisations – to Ukrainian refugees as they build new lives in Leeds after fleeing the fighting in their homeland. It will also be used to further develop local support systems to ensure Leeds remains a welcoming and compassionate city for all migrants in the long term.

Initiated by the council with the aim of creating a focal point for people across the city keen to do their bit to help the displaced and the desperate, the appeal is being administered by Leeds Community Foundation.

Donations can be made via www.justgiving.com/campaign/LeedsTogetherForUkraine.

The appeal’s launch has been confirmed following a meeting on Friday between senior councillors, council officers, Migration Yorkshire and a delegation from the Leeds branch of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain.

Those present at the meeting included the leader of the council, Councillor James Lewis, and council chief executive Tom Riordan.

They made it clear that Leeds is determined to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Ukraine in their hour of need, just as it has with refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and many other parts of the world in recent years.

 

Councillor James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council, said:

“The events we have seen unfolding in Ukraine have been truly shocking. Innocent people are suffering and families are being torn apart by senseless actions that we wholeheartedly condemn.

“It was an honour to meet with the delegation from the Leeds branch of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain and speak to them about the impact that the crisis is having, not just on Ukraine itself but also on the Ukrainian community here in Leeds.

“Leeds has a long and proud history of helping those in need and, as a council, we will be working closely with the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain and Migration Yorkshire to extend our hand of friendship once again.

“We are extremely grateful for the support of Leeds Community Foundation. The appeal’s launch gives us all a meaningful way to stay united and stand up for others in the face of appalling tragedy.”

Olga Callaghan, chair of the Leeds branch of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, said:

“We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone involved in launching this appeal.

“We are so grateful for all the support Ukraine has received and continues to receive – I always knew people in Leeds and the rest of the UK were generous, but the scale of the response has been incredible to see.

“The donations of clothing and household items we have had to date are greatly appreciated, but at the current point in time – when so much remains uncertain about what is happening and where people are going to end up – it is financial help that is required, and hopefully the appeal can play a part in meeting that need.”

The council showed its backing for Ukraine in the immediate aftermath of the invasion by lighting up Leeds Civic Hall in the yellow and blue colours of the country’s flag. Leeds has also added its name to a declaration issued by the Council of Europe’s Intercultural Cities programme which calls on communities around the world to stand in solidarity with Ukraine and remain united for peace.

The council is supportive of the Government’s Ukraine Family Scheme – which allows applicants to join family members or extend their stay in the UK – and its Local Sponsorship Scheme for Ukraine, which allows sponsors, such as communities or local authorities, to take in people with no ties to the UK. Further information on these schemes and how they will work in practice in cities such as Leeds is now being sought.

For details on the work being done by a whole range of organisations to help those affected by the crisis, visit the Migration Yorkshire website.

More than £100m has already been donated to a UK-wide Ukraine humanitarian appeal launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which includes charities such as the British Red Cross, ActionAid and Save The Children. DEC charities and their local partners are currently on the ground in Ukraine and neighbouring countries working to meet the immediate needs of refugees with food, water, medical assistance, protection and trauma care.

More than two million people have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion and many others have been displaced inside the country.’

Many thanks

Paul Money QPM

Chief Officer

Safer Stronger Communities Team

VACANCIES AT LOTHERTON HALL

Would you please let your parishioners know that we have 4 permanent positions open right now on the Leeds City Council job website.

They are all for visitor assistant role in the house.

1 is 22 hours over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

1 is 14 hours over  Thursday and Friday

1 is 11 hours over Saturday and Sunday

1 is 10 hours over Saturday and Sunday.

It would be lovely to have local people working in the house and helping with the community spirit the Gascoigne always encouraged.

With many thanks,

Laurence Waterhouse

Lotherton Site Development Officer .

QUEENS PLATINUM JUBILEE

Do you know about the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund???

This is open to voluntary and community groups across the country to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022. The fund has been created by Arts Council England (ACE) with funds from the National Lottery. The fund is open to voluntary and community organisations with charitable aims and working towards a common goal which does not have to be based solely around arts and culture. This could include youth groups, parent/carer groups and volunteer organisations.

What a fantastic opportunity for community groups to get their thinking caps on and do something fun and exciting in our wonderful village.

Although it is not essential for community groups to link with an arts organisation to gain this funding, applicants are being strongly encouraged to work with an artist, creative or cultural organisation. This is a great opportunity to work with different organisations to bring your idea to fruition for the event working with people in the community.

The Lets create jubilee fund are liaising with local groups and contacting arts organisations to encourage them to collaborate

The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund application is now open and you can find out more information here: Let’s Create Jubilee Fund | Leeds Community Foundation (leedscf.org.uk) The deadline for the fund is Monday 28 February and the applicant needs to be a voluntary or community group.

As well as supporting groups to apply we are also looking at other ways Leeds City Council can enable you to deliver the events over the Diamond Jubilee weekend, this will include promoting your events on our social media and you can list your event on the Leeds Inspired website