ABERFORD BOWLING CLUB

The Bowling Club and green is now fully open and we are looking for new members. So whether you are an experienced bowler who would like to play in our teams, or a beginner who would like to learn a new skill and take up a new hobby everyone is welcome!

We are starting practice sessions every Friday 2.00 until 4.30 and all you need to start is a pair of flat shoes (no heels). For any newcomers to the village the club is located  on Parlington Drive, near the entrance to the Parlington Estate. The first 3 sessions are free and then £1 each session thereafter. Alternatively you can pay £10 to become a member. If you are interested please contact Paul Hancock on 2813518 or private message him.

Hope to see you soon.

PROTECT YOUR POOCH

With dog theft on the increase Neighbourhood Watch have produced a poster with a 3 step guide to keeping your dog safe. You can view it here.

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting – 27.4.2021

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

Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 18th May 2021

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 18th May 2021, commencing at 7.30pm.

On this occasion, following the recent High Court judgement prohibiting the continuation of remote council meetings, 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 all attendees must take a lateral flow Covid test on the day before the meeting and submit a negative result to the Clerk.

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

Annual Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 18th May 2021

The Annual Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 18th May 2021, commencing at 7.00pm.

On this occasion, following the recent High Court judgement prohibiting the continuation of remote council meetings, 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 all attendees must take a lateral flow Covid test on the day before the meeting and submit a negative result to the Clerk.

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

Leeds Festival 2021 – Update

Applications for the Aberford Parish Council allocation of Leeds Fest tickets for 2021 have now closed, any further applications received will not be considered.

The number of tickets applied for exceeds our allocation and therefore a draw will be necessary to identify the lucky applicants.  The plan, as in previous years, is to hold a live draw, however due to the current Covid restrictions this cannot take place until 21st June at the earliest.   It is anticipated that the draw will take place shortly after that date to enable the necessary administration to take place with Festival Republic. Residents tickets are not transferable, all tickets will be personalised and photo ID matching the ticket name along with proof of residence will be required on entry to the event.

All applications have now been acknowledged and are acceptable unless there are any outstanding requirements requested by the Clerk. No further communication will be made with applicants until the date of the draw has been finalised.  However, should any applicant no longer wish to be considered please contact the Parish Clerk via e-mail (clerk@aberford-pc.gov.uk).

 

 

 

NEW PARISH COUNCILLORS

At its meetings held on 16th February and 16th March 2021, the Parish Council co-opted three new members – Cllr Sarah Bradley, Cllr Doug Bodey and Cllr Lucy Dickinson.

Like our existing council members, our newest members are passionate about our village and look forward to helping our community.

Sarah Bradley ‘During my time in the village I have loved the feeling of community spirit, Aberford welcomed myself and business with open arms. I want to do the same, I want to help as much as I can to keep our village beautiful and safe for all residents old and new.’

Doug Bodey ‘I am looking forward to the opportunity to work alongside the well established Parish Council supporting the village and community I love.’

Lucy Dickinson ‘It’s been a very different year than we all expected but in a time of adversity during the Covid Pandemic it was amazing to see our village pull together and support one another. I hope to help maintain/create a feeling within the village that people matter to one another with a shared faith that their needs will be met through commitment and togetherness. We’re all in this together.’

Your parish council are here to help and to represent our local community.

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting – 16.3.2021

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

Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 27th April 2021 – Via Zoom Call

The next Parish Council meeting will take place via Zoom call on Tuesday 27th April 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.

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.