The Awakening Sat 7 January at 5:30pm to 7pm Headingley Stadium

Please see below details of how the young people of Aberford and district can get involved and enter into the ballot for a chance to claim four free tickets to The Awakening, a spectacular event celebrating Leeds’ cultural past on Saturday 7 January at 5:30pm to 7pm at Headingley Stadium.

Anything that young people have made can be submitted into the ballot with the permission of their parents/ guardians. They could do a drawing, take a photo, bake a cake, film a dance, record them scoring a goal – literally anything that is creative and cultural.

They would just then need to upload this online here: Enter the ballot | LEEDS 2023 with an adult and their details. They will then have entered into the ballot for a chance to win up to 4 tickets.

Please do share far and wide as it would be brilliant to get young people our Parish involved with the year of culture and for them to have a chance to see The Awakening. Further info can be found here: The Awakening | LEEDS 2023.

The closing date for entries is 25 November 2022.

Minutes of Parish Council Meetings – 18.10.2022

The minutes from the Parish Council meeting held on 18th October 2022 are now available. To download a copy please click here.

 

Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 15th November 2022

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 15th November 2022,  commencing at 7.30pm.

The meeting will be held in the Oriel room, St Ricarius Church and members of the public are welcome to attend. 

The agenda and appendices for the meeting are available for download here.

Youth Activity Funding Consultation Survey

Leeds City Council have launched a Youth Activity Funding consultation process to seek young people’s views on how they would like Youth Activity Funding for 2023/24 to be spent in the Harewood ward, which includes Aberford. They are keen to know what kind of activities and projects you think Leeds City Council should fund to enable you and your friends to have fun and learn new skills on evenings, weekends and during school holidays.

An on-line survey has been produced to enable all children and young people to influence how youth activity funding is allocated in our area. The link for young people to complete the YAF Consultation Survey can be found here: https://surveys.leeds.gov.uk/s/YouthActivities2022/

To ensure that your views are heard please complete the survey and encourage your friends to do so.

Public consultation on 2024/25 school admission policy

Leeds City Council have started a 6-week consultation on their 2024/25 admission policy for Leeds community and voluntary controlled schools.   The 100 community and voluntary controlled schools this consultation is for are listed in the consultation information on their website.

170 Leeds schools are academies, voluntary aided, foundation and free schools. These schools all consult on and set their own admission policy, so this consultation doesn’t apply to any of those schools.

LCC advise that they are proposing;

  • Changes to 95 primary school catchment areas – you can see a maps of the new proposed catchment area at  www.leeds.gov.uk/SchoolAdmissionsConsultations
  • Changes to the coordination scheme, including moving the date applications open for year 7 places from 1 August to 1 September each year. This aligns when the round opens with the mandatory coordination duty which ends on 31 August, and the point when applications become in-year on 1 September.

LCC also have an online survey for you to share your views. The closing date for responding is 7 December 2022. Find out more at  www.leeds.gov.uk/SchoolAdmissionsConsultations

Minutes of Parish Council Meetings – 27.9.2022

The minutes from the Parish Council meeting held on 27th September 2022 are now available. To download a copy please click here.

 

Leeds Creative Skills Festival (LCSF) – 14th-18th November 2022

Leeds City Council are excited to announce that the first ever Leeds Creative Skills Festival (LCSF) will be taking place this year. The festival will be a precursor to activities planned for the LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture. The Employment and Skills Service and the Culture team have joined together to host the week-long festival between 14-18 November 2022 with the aim of inspiring our young people to consider a career in the sector. The festival will culminate in a Showcase Event at the Leeds First Direct Arena on 17 November, 2-7pm. Employers and training providers across the Creative and Cultural Sector will be exhibiting to highlight the exciting and diverse range of careers, opportunities, pathways and skills in the creative and cultural industries.

Free tickets for visitors are available to book now at:  https://bit.ly/LCSFbookings. Invitation also attached.

Exhibitor Bookings – We are still accepting bookings for exhibitors to join us at the Arena on 17 November. Please share details across your networks via our LinkedIn account- Leeds Creative Skills Festival- https://tinyurl.com/LCSFLinkedin and the attached save the date exhibitor invitation.

Please tag us in your posts and follow our social media accounts to keep up-to-date and reshare/retweet our posts about the festival:

Facebook – Employment and Skills Leeds – https://www.facebook.com/eandsleeds

Instagram- @eandsleeds @leedscitycouncil

LinkedIn- Leeds Creative Skills Festival- https://tinyurl.com/LCSFLinkedin

Twitter- Employment and Skills- https://twitter.com/eandsleeds

For further information about the festival please email the Employment and Skills Service at: esemployers@leeds.gov.uk.

Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 18th October 2022

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 18th October 2022,  commencing at 7.30pm.

The meeting will be held in the Oriel room, St Ricarius Church and members of the public are welcome to attend. 

The agenda and appendices for the meeting are available for download here.

Minutes of Parish Council Meetings – 16.8.2022

The minutes from the Parish Council meeting held on 16th August 2022 are now available. To download a copy please  click here.

 

Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 27th September 2022

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 27th September 2022,  commencing at 7.30pm.

The meeting will be held in the Oriel room, St Ricarius Church and members of the public are welcome to attend. 

The agenda and appendices for the meeting are available for download here.