Coronavirus – Useful Information

The parish council has received updates from various external bodies containing useful information regarding/in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak – please see below:

  • If you need advice or support from the Leeds City Council volunteer support group, call 0113 378 1877
  • If you’d like to become a volunteer and help vulnerable people during the outbreak, please visit the Doing Good Leeds webpage by clicking here
  • West Yorkshire Police – click here to view their letter informing people of the new laws that have been passed to help stop the spread of the virus
  • For up to date travel information for essential journeys only, please click here to be re-directed to the Metro website
  • To view some frequently asked questions on the website regarding what you can and can’t do during the Coronavirus outbreak, click here
  • For a comprehensive list of available support for businesses, click here to be re-directed to the relevant webpage
  • To be re-directed to Leeds City Council’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage, which contains a wealth of information specific to Leeds, click here

#StaySafe #StayHome #ProtectTheNHS


COVID-19 – Useful Website Links

Leeds City Council has produced a list of website links you may find useful during the COVID-19 outbreak – please click on the links below the be redirected to the relevant webpage:

Stay safe. Stay home. Thank you.

Parish Council Meeting 24.03.20 – CANCELLED

Following the strict instructions issued by the Prime Minister on 23.03.20 regarding COVID-19, please note the Parish Council meeting that was due to take place this evening has been cancelled.

The Clerk will continue to monitor emails, so if you have any queries or concerns, please send them to

For the latest information on COVID-19, please click here to be redirected to Leeds City Council’s webpage.


Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 24th March 2020

A Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th March at the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, Aberford, commencing 6.30pm, to discuss delegation of urgent decisions during such time when regular parish council meetings cannot take place.

To download the agenda, click here.

COVID-19: Outer North East Neighbourhood Network

The parish council has been advised by the Harewood Ward Councillors of a volunteer network that has been established, to help those who are vulnerable and in need of assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Anyone who wishes to volunteer to help is asked to visit the special Doing Good Leeds website, where you can sign up as a Community Care Volunteer. Two tiers of volunteers have been identified, and both should sign up through the Doing Good Leeds website.
Tier 1: DBS-checked assistance
Volunteers who have a current DBS and would be willing to volunteer to carry out non-personal care tasks to assist people with care and support needs. Such tasks might include: shopping, collecting prescriptions, preparing a meal, assistance with laundry, just checking/ reassurance by visit or phone call, sitting with someone for a while. This list is not exhaustive. Volunteers will be supported with training where appropriate and will be issued with an identification badge.
Tier 2Neighbourly assistance
People looking out for their neighbours who may be in some way or another vulnerable but not in receipt of formal care whether self-funded or state supported. This might be about supporting people who choose to self-isolate. It will also include the deployment of volunteer community leaders to support community cohesion related activities.
To view the LCC poster about the scheme, please click here. Please feel free to share this poster in the community in order to raise awareness of the Doing Good Leeds website.
If you have any elderly or vulnerable neighbours, please do check in on them if possible to see if they need any assistance, thank you.
This information was received from Cllr Ryan Stephenson, Cllr Matthew Robinson, and Cllr Sam Firth.

Friendly Fridays Cafe – CLOSED

Please note the Friendly Fridays cafe at Aberford village hall will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The volunteers who run the cafe will follow advice issued by the government when making their decision regarding when to re-open.

Thank you for your support of Friendly Fridays, we look forward to seeing you at the cafe again in the future.

Lotherton Hall – CLOSED

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, please be advised that Lotherton Hall is now closed until the end of April 2020. Please see the information issued by Lotherton Hall yesterday below:

“We continue to follow national guidance around managing the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and will be closing to the public from 5pm today (17 March) until the end of April.

Our team has been working hard to welcome you all in the last few weeks, but the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is always our first priority. We will monitor developments and follow government guidance on when it may be appropriate for us to reopen.

In the meantime, we will continue to share stories around our collections and the work that we do through our social media accounts, website and e-newsletters. We thank you for your continued support, and look forward to welcoming you all back.”

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting – 18.02.20

The minutes from the Parish Council meeting held in February are now available. To download a copy, click here.

Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 17th March 2020

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th March in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing at 7.30pm.

The agenda for the meeting, together with ancillary papers, are available for download here.

Leeds Festival 2020 – Residents’ tickets application – CLOSED

01.04.20 UPDATE: The applications process for the 2020 LeedsFest residents’ tickets is now closed. Thank you to all who have submitted an application – the parish council will be in touch in due course.


The Leeds Festival 2020 is taking place on 28th – 30th August and application for residents’ tickets is now open. Please see the instructions for applying below:

  1. Download and print an application form by clicking here.
  2. Post / deliver the completed application form to: Cllr Dave McCready, 11 St John’s Close, Aberford, LS25 3BP.
  3. Ensure your application is received by Cllr McCready no later than 31st March 2020.

Applications by email will not be accepted.

Ticket information:

Great news! The Leeds Festival organisers have increased Aberford and District Parish Council’s ticket allocation to 80 tickets for 2020, each valid for the 3 days of the festival including camping (resident ticket price = £40 / normal price = £215. Ticket prices are set by Festival Republic, the festival organisers). These are a way of thanking the residents for their patience for any disruption caused by the event. If more than 80 tickets are applied for, the tickets will be allocated by way of draw from all applications received. The proceeds from the residents’ tickets will be used to benefit the parish. Tickets are only for Aberford & District Parish residents. Tickets cannot be sold on.

Please ensure you include a contact email address on the application form – this is the way the parish council will contact you with any queries, and with information about about the ticket draw and ticket handout prior to the event (if successful). A contact telephone number is also requested should we need to contact you quickly.

Full terms & conditions can be found on the application form.