Spring Craft Fair at the Village Hall – 13.03.20

The first Aberford Village Hall Craft Fair of the year will be held on Friday 13th March 2020.
Local crafters will be selling their wares at the Hall between 10am and 4pm. You’ll be able to find jewellery, skincare products, books/cards, handicrafts, and Simon the Blacksmith will be there too.
Enjoy a coffee and a cake and then pick your presents for Mother’s Day.

Climate Emergency Workshop – 04.03.20

Leeds City Council is holding a Climate Emergency & Air Quality Workshop at 6pm on Wednesday 04.03.20 at the Civic Hall, Leeds.

If you’re interested in what this will mean for you and your local area, or you’d like to know more about the benefits, challenges, and the possibility of becoming carbon neutral, pop along to the workshop to join in the discussion.

Parking will be available at the Rosebowl car park, which is located opposite the back entrance to the Civic Hall.

To view LCC’s poster about the event, please click here.

 

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting – 21.01.20

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

Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 18th February 2020

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 18th February 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.

Dog Fouling

Concerns have been raised about the problem of dog fouling in the local area. Parks, grassed areas, ginnels and pathways are used and enjoyed by all of the community and should be left in a clean and hygienic condition. Dog excrement is not only unpleasant, it is a health risk. Children can be particularly affected by a condition called toxocara which can lead to blindness.

The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and clean up after their dog(s), however there are a minority of owners that create significant problems.

Leeds City Council have a range of powers to take action to deal with irresponsible dog owners. These are known as Public Spaces Protection Orders. This means that if you fail to clean up after your dog you will be fined £100 or prosecuted with a maximum fine of £1,000. This applies to land which is open to the air and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access with or without payment. You must also carry an appropriate means to pick up dog faeces such as a poop scoop, disposable bag or other suitable container.

Fly Tipping and Waste Issues

With fly tipping becoming an increasing issue, Leeds City Council is actively monitoring areas for ongoing problems.

Offenders could face an immediate £300 fine; more if they go to Court.

Please dispose of your waste in a responsible manner.

Fly tipping is a crime – see it, report it.

To view LCC’s poster, please click here.

To be redirected to LCC’s fly tipping and waste issues webpage, please click here.

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 21st January 2020

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 21st January 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.

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. 

#VillageHallsWeek

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting – 16.12.19

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

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting – 19.11.19

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