His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh-Updated 14.4.21

Following the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, the Parish Council would like to extend our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, and the whole Royal Family at this very sad time.

Leeds City Council have also issued a statement which you can view here.

On Friday 16th April, a recorded Civic service of remembrance at Leeds Minster will be available on the council’s YouTube channel from 6pm. Led by the Rector of Leeds, The Reverend Canon Sam Corley, and with a sermon by the Anglican Bishop of Leeds, The Right Reverend Nick Baines, the service will be attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, the Lord Mayor of Leeds and the Leader of the Council. Watching the recording will provide an opportunity for people and communities across Leeds to reflect on the Duke of Edinburgh’s life and to give thanks for his decades of service to The Queen, the nation and the Commonwealth.

A national minute silence will be held at 3pm on the day of the funeral, with the public advised to do this within Covid rules and without gathering in groups.



With more places opening for public access as Covid restrictions are eased, the Parish  Council would like to remind residents and visitors of the need to apply the The Countryside Code at all times when out and about in the village and wider afield.   This can be viewed here

Further information can be viewed on the gov.uk website here.


Leeds Festival 2021 – Residents’ tickets application

The Leeds Festival 2021 is taking place on 27th – 29th 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: The Parish Clerk, 1 Parlington Villas, Aberford, LS25 3EP.
  3. Ensure your application is received at the above address no later than 30th April 2021.

Applications by email will not be accepted.

Ticket information:

The Leeds Festival organisers have given Aberford and District Parish Council an allocation of reduced price tickets, each valid for the duration 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 tickets are applied for than allocated, the tickets will be allocated by way of draw from all applications received, date and venue to be advised later. 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.

Children & Young People Outer North East Youth Activity Fund Survey

The Parish Council have received notification of the above from Leeds City Council, the full text and associated links can be viewed here.

LCC have also provided a poster and a list of FAQ which can be accessed here and here.


Minutes of Parish Council Meeting – 16.2.2021

The minutes from the Parish Council meeting held in February 2021 are now available. To download a copy, click here.

Leeds Care Services Directory

The Parish Council has received a press release regarding a new, updated, independent Care Services Directory which has been published recently, providing information on how to access, and pay for, care services throughout Leeds.  The text of this can be found here.

Please note that whilst this link has been provided in good faith for the information of local residents, the views expressed and the content and associated links therein have been provided by an external website  beyond the control of Aberford & District Parish Council. The Parish Council does not accept any responsibility or liability for any views expressed, information provided or any financial or other issues arising.


Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 16th March 2021 – Via Zoom Call

The next Parish Council meeting will take place via Zoom call on Tuesday 16th March 2021, commencing at 7.30pm.

The agenda and appendices for the meeting, along with instructions on how to join the Zoom call, are available for download here.


The Parish Council have been advised by Leeds City Council that brown bin collections will recommence w/c 22nd March.   Confirmation of actual collection dates for the Aberford & District Parish Council postcodes will be available on the LCC website shortly.

The full text of the message is shown below;

“As previously communicated, we had hoped to restart this year’s collections on the 8th March. But the recent expansion of the CEV cohort and the continued additional black bin waste being produced by lockdown 3, has meant a reduction in our confidence of being sure we keep to the scheduled black and green collections if we started collecting brown bins too within the next couple of weeks. Throughout winter and the current lockdown the gardens crews have been providing vital backup resource for the black and green bins.

However, the situation is improving and our current staffing forecasts give us sufficient confidence to go ahead and communicate with residents about the service restarting on the 22nd, and that will mean everyone will have a collection scheduled before the Easter weekend. The bin app and website will be amended to reflect this over the next few days.

Whilst we remain in Covid restricted/affected times our overall message will remain that we will prioritise black, green, brown bins in that order whenever there are issues that mean we can’t complete rounds. So, as in 2020, we won’t be recovering brown bin misses if we don’t have the backups to do so.  The public message will be the same – to leave brown bins out up to 2 days and then if not collected to take them back in.

In recognition that we have had to start the collections a little later in March than normal, we will plan to carry on the brown bin collections for a couple of weeks longer at the end of the season. “


Residents will be aware that following the announcement on the lockdown roadmap the LeedsFest is now scheduled to take place on 27-29 August.

The Parish Council have not yet heard anything from the Festival Organisers regarding the event itself or the position regarding residents tickets. The Parish Clerk has sent an e-mail to our contact there so hopefully we should have some news soon.

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting – 19.1.2021

The minutes from the Parish Council meeting held in January 2021 are now available. To download a copy, click here.