Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

The Parish Council advises that due to the resignation of Mr Andrew Hogg, a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish Council of Aberford & District.  You can view the official notice of vacancy here.


Minutes of Parish Council Meeting – 19.10.2021

The minutes from the Parish Council meeting held on 19th October 2021 are now available. To download a copy of the minutes, click here.


Leeds Health and Social Care jobs fair

After the success of the Health and Social Care jobs fair in October Leeds City Council are working with We Care Academy to deliver another. The event will take place on Tuesday 30th November 10.00 – 3.00 at Leeds Kirkgate Market in the event space. There will be over 200 jobs available on the day from a wide range of employers within the sector.

Anyone wanting to attend is encouraged to pre book a time slot. Pre bookings can be made here.

Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 16th November 2021

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 16th November 2021,  commencing at 7.30pm.

The meeting will be held in the Oriel room, St Ricarius Church.  Members of the public are welcome to attend but must advise the Clerk no later than the day before the meeting so that suitable Covid secure arrangements can be put in place. Please note that the Parish Council still consider it prudent that all attendees must wear a face covering unless seated and take a lateral flow Covid test on the day before the meeting, submitting a negative result to the Clerk. 

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


The Parish Council along with Aberford Village School have been working on preparing a wildflower meadow next to Aberford School. It is nearly ready for the children to sow the wildflowers but we need a little help finishing off clearing the last bits of grass and digging over the soil so that it is ready for them to do so from next week.

Please see if you can spare an hour this Saturday 6th November to help us dig over the soil. We will be there from 2pm-4.30pm. You will need your own spade.

We look forward to seeing you.



The rain didn’t help, but it didn’t stop play altogether….
To assist the schoolchildren of Aberford Primary School in achieving their ambition to create a wild flower garden behind their school six lovely people turned up anyway and dug for Aberford.
Right kids the rest is up to you, when the time is right dig in!
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(Left to Right) Aberford Parish Councillor Doug Bodey’s daughter, Madeleine, Doug, Ward Councillors Sam Firth and Ryan Stephenson, Aberford In Bloom Treasurer Maria Wild and Ward Councillor Matthew Robinson.



Following the 2021 Event, it has been agreed that a Leeds Festival Working Group should be established to discuss local concerns about the festival and to look at ways in which concerns raised can be improved for 2022. The working group will be co-chaired by Councillors Norma Harrington and Matthew Robinson.

All local town and parish councils have been invited to nominate one or two representatives to join this working group alongside members of the Parish Council. Discussions would also involve Leeds Festival and LCC Officers.

If you feel that you would have something to offer this Group and would be interested in joining please contact the Parish Clerk Pete Wigglesworth by e-mail ( with a brief summary of why you are interested in joining the Group and what particular skills you could offer.


Along with Aberford school, the Parish Council have started to make a wildflower bed but need help to finish the preparations.

Please can you spare an hour or two to help dig over some ground and remove some grass so the children of the school can sow some wildflowers?

Date – Saturday 30th October

Time – 1pm.

No experience is required.

Please  bring your own spade.

We look forward to seeing you.



The village Hall AGM has regrettably been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances A new date will be published in due course


The Parish Council have been advised of the above proposed road closure due to gas mains replacement works.

Full details can be found here.