Village Halls Week comes to Aberford!

Aberford Village Hall will be part of a national campaign which celebrates England’s 10,000 village halls.

Celebrating in style, our Village Hall will have an open day on Friday 24th  January. The open day is free to all and will showcase the hall’s activities and facilities. Local MP Alec Shelbroke and Ward Councillors Matthew Robinson, Ryan Stephenson & Sam Firth will also be in attendance to show their  support for Aberford.

David Gluck, Chair of the Village Hall Committee, said “Our village hall is a vital part of our community. So many facilities have fallen by the wayside in Aberford over recent years, but our hall remains a great place and space for people to come together and enjoy themselves – use it, it’s yours…we just look after it for you!!”

Village Halls Week is run by national rural charity Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and their 38 member organisations, and Community First Yorkshire is the local member supporting village halls and community buildings. It takes place from Monday 20 January – Sunday 26 January. 

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Christmas Bin Collections

Please note the changes to bin services over Christmas and the New Year 2019/20, as advised by Leeds City Council:

If your normal bin day is: Your Christmas collection days and dates will be:
Monday Sunday 22nd December; Monday 30th December
Tuesday Monday 23rd December; Tuesday 31st December
Wednesday Tuesday 24th December; Thursday 2nd January
Thursday Friday 27th December; Friday 3rd January
Friday Saturday 28th December; Saturday 4th January
Saturday Sunday 29th December; Sunday 5th January

Please put your bin out by 7am on your collection day and bring it in again as soon as possible after emptying.

For more information on bin collections and to be redirected to the Leeds City Council webpage for this, click here.

To view LCC’s posted, click here and download filename “Christmas Bins Poster 2019”.

Christmas Lights Switch On – Friday 6th Dec 2019

The festivities for this year’s Christmas Lights will begin at 6pm with the lights being switched on at 7pm, on Friday 6th December 2019.

The switch on, which will take place at Pump Hill, will include a visit from Santa, and The Village Harmonies Choir, led by Ms Jacqueline Jeffrey, will be in The Arabian Horse singing carols and Christmas songs.

Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier!  We hope you enjoy the festivities!

The Parish Council would like to thank Community Illuminations Aberford for their contributions of time and funds to this year’s event, and looks forward to working together in future years.