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.

BROWN BIN COLLECTIONS

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. “

LEEDS FESTIVAL 2021

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.

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

The next Parish Council meeting will take place via Zoom call on Tuesday 16th February 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.

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

The Parish Council advises that due to the resignation of Mr Paul Hancock, 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 – 15.12.2020

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

M1 junction 47 widening scheme

Residents are advised of the above project to widen the north bound exit slip road at M1 Junction 47.  The work is due to commence on Monday 25 January 2021 and is expected to take about five months.  Further details are available here.

Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 19th January 2021 – Via Zoom Call

The next Parish Council meeting will take place via Zoom call on Tuesday 19th January 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.

ACCESS TO PARLINGTON ESTATE

The Parish Council is sorry to advise residents that, due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, access to the Parlington Estate via the entrance adjacent to the Bowling club will be locked with effect from 9th January 2021.

This decision has been taken in conjunction with Estate management and on police advice, the position will be kept under review depending on progress in getting the Pandemic under control over the coming weeks.