LCC Elections – Notice of Election Thursday 2nd May 2019

Leeds City Council has issued the following Notice of Election:

An election is to be held for parish councillors to serve 32 parish councils across the Leeds area on Thursday 2nd May 2019.

To view the full notice, including information regarding nomination papers, applications to register, voting by proxy, and the list of the 32 parish councils, please click  here and download the file named “Notice of Election – 2 May 2019”.

Leeds Local Areas 20mph Speed Limit Programme – LCC Consultation

Leeds City Council is currently running a consultation, SL3418 Harewood Ward 20mph Scheme, until 12 noon on 08.04.19.

The scheme’s proposals cover Aberford, Bardsey, Barwick in Elmet, Collingham, Scholes, Shadwell and Thorner.

Whilst the parish council is in favour of the proposals to reduce the speed limit on the stretch of Main Street by the school, it has raised concerns previously over some of the proposals, in particular relating to the short cul de sacs on which speeds in excess of 20mph are unattainable, as well as the costs involved and the numerous signs and road markings that will be required if the scheme goes ahead. A formal response raising these concerns again will be submitted by the parish council by the deadline.

Residents are encouraged to submit comments to the consultation, whether in support of all/part of the scheme or against all/part of the scheme. These should be submitted either by post or email to:

  • Post: Mr J Levine, Development Team, Legal Services, Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR
  • Email:

You should specify the grounds on which your objection or representation is made, and quote ref: A76/JL/SL3418-Aberford.

The deadline for submitting comments is 12 noon on 08.04.19.

To download the full document relating to the scheme please click here (file name “SL3418 Harewood Ward 20MPH Scheme.pdf”).

Wide Loads coming through Aberford – UPDATED 25.03.19

Wide loads will be coming through the village during weeks commencing 25th March and 1st April 2019.  The Police will be escorting the vehicles through the village and to help ensure the whole process goes smoothly and as quickly as possible, residents of Bunkers Hill and Main Street are asked to park on the east side of the carriageway between 8pm and 10pm on these days.

**** UPDATED 25.03.19 ****

Due to strong winds over the weekend, port authorities delayed the shipments meaning they are still en route to the UK. The loads have been put back a few days and will now be coming through Aberford on the dates below:
  • Monday 25th March
  • Tuesday 26th March
  • Wednesday 27th March
  • Thursday 28th March
  • Monday 1st April
  • Tuesday 2nd April
  • Wednesday 3rd April
  • Thursday 4th April

To view the information leaflet issued by Heineken please click here. Please note this poster contains the original dates the loads were expected to travel but all other information, including contact information for queries,  is accurate.

This information has been provided by Heineken.