Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 18th April 2017

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 18th April in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.m.

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

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 17th Jan 2017

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th January in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.m.

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

The Arabian Horse – Asset of Community Value

Over the past couple of months Aberford & District Parish Council have been taking steps to register The Arabian Horse as an Asset of Community Value. We are pleased to confirm that our application to Leeds City Council was accepted on the 6 October 2016.

What is an Asset of Community Value:

The Localism Act 2011 and the Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012 came into force on 21 September 2012, bringing with them the right for local communities to bid for land and facilities in their area – the aim being to protect assets deemed to be of local value and importance. The definition is:

A building or land is deemed to be of community value if, in the opinion of the council:

  • A current main use of the building or land furthers the social interests or social well being of the local community, and it is realistic to think that there can continue to be a main use of the building or land which will further the social interests or social well being of the local community, although not necessarily in the same way, or;
  • A main use of the building or land in the recent past furthered the social interests or social well being of the local community and it is realistic to think that within five years the building or land can brought back into use that furthers the social interest or well being of the local community, whether or not in the same way as before.

What does this mean:

The “Community Right to Bid” advice notes offer more information – section 9 (page 20) advises of what steps can be taken should the current owners of The Arabian Horse wish to sell the property. To view this, and the “List of Assets”, click here.

If you wish to discuss this further, please contact Cllr Daniel Overend.

Site Allocations Plan – ADPC Draft Response

The draft response from ADPC to the Site Allocations Plan is available to download here.

This will be discussed at the meeting to be held this evening, 3 November 2016, at 7pm – please note the meeting will now take place in the Oriel Room at St Ricarius Church, Aberford.

Please note that, whilst this version is substantially complete, it is a draft version and is subject to change, with some known amendments to be made pending the outcome of the discussions this evening between the Parish Council and the Planning Consultant.

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 20.09.16

The minutes from the Parish Council meeting held in September are now available. To view, please click here.

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 20 Sept 2016

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 20 September in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.m.

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

Works on Public Rights of Way

Members of the PROW Group (Andy Hogg, Dan Overend, Paul Hancock) have been maintaining the Village footpath signs so residents and visitors alike have clear sight of all public rights of way in and around our village. If you come across any signs that need fixing or replacing, please contact a member of the PROW group.
The designated PROW around the village are due to be cut again by our contractor week commencing 1st August 2016.
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New Parish Council Clerk

This week, we welcome a new Clerk to the Parish Council. Natalie Goonesinghe, who lives in Scholes, has taken over the reins from Julie Sou who has gone on to pastures new at Horsforth Town Council.

We wish Julie, who has worked with us for just over 3 years, every success in her new role, and thank her for the work she has done for us over this time.

Tour de Yorkshire (Cote de Aberford?)

Saturday 30 April saw the Tour de Yorkshire pass through the village. Support throughout was excellent, and a big thank you to all who got involved. Particular mention for events at the Village Hall, the Church, and  pupils at Aberford School whose artwork can be seen in the third picture below.

Many thanks too to Mike Oakes for supplying the photos.

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