Coronavirus – Useful Information and Updates

Please see the latest updates and media messages below from Leeds City Council regarding Coronavirus related matters:

 

  • Small businesses and charities can apply for the Discretionary Grant Fund to help with fixed property costs. More information about how to apply by 28.06.20 can be found on LCC’s Facebook post

 

  • Funeral Services: From 6th July the maximum number of mourners allowed to attend a chapel based service at a crematoria or cemetery will be increased to 20.  For the moment we will continue to restrict mourners to 10 indoors with the balance of attendees (up to 10) listening to the service via speakers outdoors.  The number of mourners allowed for a grave side burial will be increased to 20.

 

  • If you or anyone else in your household is showing Coronavirus symptoms, you must stay at home, self-isolate and call 119 to book a test. #StaySafeSaveLives

 

  • If using public transport, make sure you wear a face covering, allow more time for your journey and carry hand sanitiser.

 

  • Planning regulations have changed to allow café’s to offer a takeaway service. More information shared on LCC’s Facebook page

Draft Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council – 26.05.20.

The draft minutes from the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council held in May are now available. To download a copy, click here.

Ordinary Vacancies on the Parish Council

Would you like to become a parish councillor and help make the parish a better place to live?

There are currently three ordinary vacancies on the council which were a result of an insufficient number of people from the parish standing for election in 2019.

If you’d like to apply, or would like more information, please contact the Clerk (preferably by email):

clerk@aberford-pc.gov.uk

07719 797 072

To view the notice regarding the current ordinary vacancies, click here and download filename “Ordinary Vacancy Notice June 2020 (3 Vacancies)”.

Annual Meeting Of The Parish Council – Tuesday 26th May 2020 – Via Conference Call

The Annual Meeting Of The Parish Council meeting will take place via conference call on Tuesday 26th May 2020, commencing at 7.00pm.

The agenda for the meeting, along with instructions on how to join the conference call, are available for download here.

Coronavirus – Useful Information and Updates

Please see the latest information the Parish Council has received from Leeds City Council regarding Coronavirus related matters below:

 

  • The Government has posted some information on how to make and wear a face covering – click here to be redirected to their webage

 

  • Connecting Leeds are promoting their consultation to find out where residents want to see more space for walking and cycling as well as providing guidance on how to reduce pressure on public transport and roads – see their Twitter post here

 

  • This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. To celebrate kindness, LCC have shared some of the acts of kindness suggested by the Mental Health Foundation, with links to where to access help and support, on Instagram

 

  • LCC shared a press release on Twitter detailing the support available in the city for children and younger people’s mental health during the outbreak – see the Tweet here

 

Parish Council Meetings 19.05.20 – CANCELLED/POSTPONED

Please note the monthly parish council meeting scheduled to take place on 19.05.20 will not take place due to the Coronavirus and current lockdown restrictions.

The Annual Meeting of the Council that was also scheduled for 19.05.20 has been postponed, and will now take place via conference call at 7pm on Tuesday 26th May 2020. More information, including on how join the call, and the meeting agenda, will be posted in due course.

You can keep up to date with parish news by checking the News page on this website, and you are welcome to email the Clerk with any queries, comments and concerns you may have – clerk@aberford-pc.gov.uk

 

#StayAlert  #ControlTheVirus  #SaveLives

Update: Access to Parks run by Leeds City Council & Lotherton Hall

Further to the Prime Minister’s broadcast on 10.05.20, please see information from Leeds City Council regarding parks they run, plus an update regarding Lotherton Hall:

 

From 13th May:

  • Council parks and car parks will reopen but playgrounds in parks will remain closed and the gates locked with notices in place. Outdoor gym equipment in parks is also still off limits and toilet facilities will remain closed.
  • Multi use games areas will reopen.
  • Fishing and use of bowling greens in parks will be allowed.
  • The Arium will be open to the public for plant and sundry sales. The café will remain closed.
  • Lortherton Hall car park and grounds will reopen, but all other facilities (hall, Wildlife World, cafe, shops, toilets, playground) will remain closed. Gates open 8am and close at 6pm prompt.

 

From 22nd May:

  • Roundhay Park and Temple Newsam golf courses will open.

 

From 1st June:

  • Park cafes and concessions will be open (takeaway only).

 

A Leeds City Council spokesperson said:

“Although we are beginning to open up some of the facilities that have been closed in our parks and green spaces again, visitors must still strictly adhere to the social distancing guidance set out by government by remaining 2 metres away from anyone not in their household.

“We continue to follow the national guidance around managing the impact of Coronavirus in Leeds and will ensure any changes we implement over the next days, weeks and months are done so as safely as possible.”

Advice and guidance for local residents and communities can be found on the .gov.uk website

Information and advice for local businesses can be found here

 

Please remember to take litter and dog waste home and dispose of it there until LCC is able to empty public litter bins again. Your co-operation with this is greatly appreciated – thank you.

 

#StayAlert  #ControlTheVirus  #SaveLives

LeedsFest 2020 – CANCELLED

Festival Republic have this afternoon confirmed that both the Leeds and Reading Festivals have been cancelled for 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

It is their intention to hold the festivals next year, so please look on the Parish Council website in early 2021 for information on how and when to apply for residents tickets.

For more information, and to be redirected to the LeedsFest website, click here.

 

#StayAlert  #ControlTheVirus  #SaveLives

Household Waste & Recycling Centres, and Brown Bin Collections Updates

Household Waste & Recycling Centres

In line with Government advice, Leeds City Council has reopened some of the recycling centres in the city by appointment only. For up to date information on which centres are open, to book a slot, and/or to check what items you can take, click here to be redirected to the LCC webpage.

For tips on how to reduce household waste, visit the Zero Waste Leeds website.

 

Brown Bins & Bulky Waste Collections

Leeds City Council has set plans to resume the collection of brown bins and bulky waste across the city w/c 25.05.20. For more information and to be redirected to their news page on the matter, click here.

Coronavirus – Useful Information and Updates

Please see the latest information the Parish Council has received from Leeds City Council regarding Coronavirus related matters below:

 

  • Refuge centres are still operating for those who need to seek help during this time, and measures to ensure social distancing and isolation can still occur have been put into place – see LCC’s Twitter post here

 

  • Take a look behind the scenes at the food distribution warehouse where thousands of food parcels for vulnerable people across Leeds are packed and distributed from on LCC’s Instagram post

 

  • Criminals are exploiting Coronavirus to scam people. See the Home Office’s Tweet on how how to protect yourself from Coronavirus scams and stay safe here

 

  • You can now apply for Pension Credit online – click here to be redirected to the .gov.uk webpage for this

 

#StayHome  #ProtectTheNHS  #SaveLives