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.

 

COUNTRYSIDE CODE

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 close on Friday 30th April

Please note as below that applications for the 2021 Leeds Fest close on Friday 30th April. Any applications which are received by the Parish Clerk after that date will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Further details on the ticket allocation process will be provided once the application period has closed.

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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.