Minutes of Parish Council Meeting – 19.02.19

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

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 19th March 2019

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 19th March in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing at 7.30pm.

The agenda, together with ancillary papers, are available for download here.

Wide Loads coming through Aberford – UPDATED 25.03.19

Wide loads will be coming through the village during weeks commencing 25th March and 1st April 2019.  The Police will be escorting the vehicles through the village and to help ensure the whole process goes smoothly and as quickly as possible, residents of Bunkers Hill and Main Street are asked to park on the east side of the carriageway between 8pm and 10pm on these days.

**** UPDATED 25.03.19 ****

Due to strong winds over the weekend, port authorities delayed the shipments meaning they are still en route to the UK. The loads have been put back a few days and will now be coming through Aberford on the dates below:
  • Monday 25th March
  • Tuesday 26th March
  • Wednesday 27th March
  • Thursday 28th March
  • Monday 1st April
  • Tuesday 2nd April
  • Wednesday 3rd April
  • Thursday 4th April

To view the information leaflet issued by Heineken please click here. Please note this poster contains the original dates the loads were expected to travel but all other information, including contact information for queries,  is accurate.

This information has been provided by Heineken.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – ADPC Policy Documents

Since the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulations in May 2018, the parish council has been working hard to ensure it is compliant and has the appropriate policies in place. The documents listed below have all been agreed by our members and are available to download by clicking here:

  • ADPC Data Protection Policy
  • ADPC GDPR Consent Form
  • ADPC GDPR DPIA Assessment
  • ADPC GDPR Privacy Notice – General
  • ADPC GDPR Privacy Notice – Personal
  • ADPC GDPR Privacy Policy
  • ADPC GDPR Security Incident Policy
  • ADPC GDPR Subject Access
  • ADPC Records Management Policy

Spring Newsletter 2019

The Parish Council newsletter has now been issued, to read your copy click  here

Publicising the Aberford & District Neighbourhood Development Plan Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Update and Updated Aberford & District Basic Conditions Statement

The Aberford & District Neighbourhood Plan Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Report and the Aberford & District Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement have been updated following a change in case law and subsequent amendments to the neighbourhood planning basic conditions. Leeds City Council is therefore undertaking an additional Regulation 16 Publicity period on the above documents.

Further information on the scope of the publicity is provided below in the Covering Note. Any representations will be made available to the Examiner and on Leeds City Council’s website so that they may consider them when concluding whether or not the Aberford Neighbourhood Plan meets the Basic Conditions.

This publicity will run between Monday 18th February and Monday 1st April 2019 (closing at 5pm).

Available documents:

  • Aberford NP – Covering Note on the Scope of the Publicity
  • Aberford NP – HRA Screening Update (January 2019)
  • Aberford NP – Basic Conditions Statement (February 2019)

To download the above files click here.

Paper copies of the HRA Screening Update are available upon request at:  The City Centre Hub, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 8LX (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30 – 17.00, Weds 9.30 – 17.00)

Representations should be sent directly to Leeds City Council, they may be made by email and sent to npsupport@leeds.gov.uk or be made in writing and sent to:

Neighbourhood Planning
Policy and Plans Group
Planning Services
Merrion House
110 Merrion Centre

Please note that any representations made will be sent to the Examiner and will be made available on Leeds City Council’s website.

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 19th February 2019

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 19th February in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing at 7.30pm.

The agenda, together with ancillary papers, are available for download here.

Leeds Festival 2019 – Residents’ tickets application now OPEN – UPDATED 19.02.19

The Leeds Festival 2019 is taking place on 23rd – 25th 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: Cllr Dave McCready, 11 St John’s Close, Aberford, LS25 3BP.
  3. Ensure your application is received by Cllr McCready no later than 13th March 2019.

Applications by email will not be accepted.

Ticket information (UPDATED 19.02.19):

The Leeds Festival organisers have given Aberford and District Parish Council 54 tickets, each valid for the 3 days of the festival including camping (resident ticket price = £40 / normal price = £205. 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 than 54 tickets are applied for, the tickets will be allocated by way of draw from all applications received. 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.

TICKET PRICE UPDATE 19.02.19: The parish council was previously advised the price of resident tickets would be increasing to £60 per ticket for 2019, however Festival Republic have since decided to keep the price at £40 per ticket, the same as the past few years. The application form and poster have been updated accordingly. If you have already completed an application stating the ticket price is £60, the parish council will accept this form and will of course only charge £40 per ticket if your application is successful.

Full terms & conditions can be found on the application form.

Parish and Town Council Elections 02.05.19 – Pre Nomination Briefing Sessions

Leeds City Council’s Electoral Services are holding two pre-nomination briefings at Leeds Town Hall on the 27th February and the 1st March 2019 for any potential candidates to attend. Both briefings are on the same content and will run for approximately an hour.

If you’re interested in submitting a nomination to become a parish councillor, please download LCC’s poster which contains more information about the briefings, and also details how to book your place on one of the sessions, by clicking here.

Great British Spring Clean 2019: 22.03.19-23.04.19

Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean 2019 will take place between 22.03.19 and 23.04.19 and Leeds City Council will be supporting volunteer and community groups who wish to take part in it.

A few things have been changed this year, including:

  • The event is later and spread over a number of weeks
  • Groups are being asked to sort the waste so that some items can be recycled. The Keep Britain Tidy model is to have general waste, plastics and aluminium cans in 3 separate bags. In Leeds because of the way that recycling is collected and processed, the cans and plastics should go in together so there will only be 2 bags needed. If any groups don’t feel that they can sort the waste, we are still happy to collect bags of general waste.
  • Leeds City Council is able to provide support by means of provision and removal of the appropriate bags, as well as the loan of litter picking tongs, gloves and hi-vis vests. The amount of these are limited so groups should request the loan of them in plenty of time and to return them promptly after use. Anyone groups wishing to borrow such equipment should contact environmental.action@leeds.gov.uk or if they already have established links with the Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team, their local Team Leader.

There is a wealth of information on the Keep Britain Tidy website – to be redirected, please click here.

If you’re interested in taking part, please sign up to any events on the Keep Britain Tidy website so that the number of events can be accurately recorded, thank you.