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

 

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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.

 

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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

75th Anniversary of VE Day – 08.05.20

The Government has announced revised plans to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May in a manner consistent with the current measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus, allowing members of the public to remember and give thanks to the Second World War generation from the safety of their own homes.

Details of the VE Day Programme can be found here,  and information on how to take part can be found here.

Thank you to all those who served and made so many sacrifices, both at home and abroad, to protect our freedom.

#VEDay75

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Coronavirus – Useful Information, Updates & Requests

The Parish Council continues to receive regular information updates from Leeds City Council – please click on the links below to be redirected to the important and useful updates/information received recently on the following matters:

 

Financial Support & Information

  • The Government is introducing a new fast track finance scheme for small businesses, providing loans with a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders. The new Bounce Back Loans Scheme will bolster the existing package of support available to the smallest businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic by providing loans of up to £50,000. The scheme will launch for applications on Monday 4 May 2020. Click here to be redirected to the relevant .gov.uk webpage for more information
  • To see a a list of top tips for avoiding Coronavirus scams, courtesy of West Yorkshire Trading Standards, see LCC’s Tweet thread here
  • LCC recently shared an update on the number of business grants processed so far and answered some of the FAQs they’ve received – see their posts on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

 

Health & Wellbeing

  • Emergency Dental Treatment – Although regular dental services have been halted, dental practices remain open and accessible to patients, both for those who recently accessed the practice and those who do not have a regular dentist, in emergencies. If patients cannot access a Dental Practice, and for Out of Hours services, patients can contact NHS 111. Patients will be triaged and offered advice, support and analgesia/antibiotics as appropriate. Face to face care will be offered if urgent treatment is required.

 

Other Information

  • Leeds residents can sign up to get weekly e-mail updates from Leeds City Council with important updates, resources and  information on changes to their services. You can sign up for updates and read the latest newsletter now via LCC’s post on Twitter

 

#StayHome  #ProtectTheNHS  #SaveLives

Coronavirus – Useful Information, Updates & Requests

The Parish Council continues to receive regular information updates from Leeds City Council – please click on the links below to be redirected to the important and useful updates/information received recently the matters listed:

  • Child Friendly Leeds Ultimate Guide – A brand new blog site that brings together all local and national resources and activities for children, young people and families in Leeds while we stay at home. Visit the site here.
  • Leeds City Museum is calling on families to create their own museum windows and help make a citywide network of window-sill displays. See LCC’s Tweet about it here.
  • From NHS in Leeds: Ramadan Mubarak to all who are observing this holy month. We’ve issued guidance from Leeds GP @BeingMo and Imam @QariAsim about observing Ramadan safely during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please #StayHomeSaveLives.
  • From LCC: #ThisisPE campaign created by Yorkshire Sport Foundation has received national recognition from the Department of Education and has been listed as one of four ‘high-quality’ resources in physical education, alongside those put together by NHS, BBC and Disney. Read the new #GetSetLeeds blog piece to find out more about what the campaign involves here.
  • Employers should keep following government guidance to tackle Coronavirus, supporting staff to work from home. Some businesses can continue working if they are following the latest Public Health advice on social distancing. See LCC’s posts on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

#StayHome  #ProtectTheNHS  #SaveLives