Parish Council Meeting Minutes (PDF Downloads)

Planning Committee Meeting Minutes (PDF Downloads)

2020 Meeting Dates

The Planning Committee meetings start at 6.30pm.

The August and December meetings of the Planning Committee start at 6.30pm. *Planning committee only

Parish Council Meetings

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 4th January 2021 at 7pm.

Please click on the link below to view the Agenda

The next Planning Committee meeting will be held on Monday 7th December 2020 at 6.15pm.

Please click on the link below to view the Agenda

Both meetings will be held remotely via Zoom. If you would like to join the meeting, please email the Parish Clerk before 5pm on Sunday 6th December 2020.


Allerton High School

The School Adjudicator has approved a change to the September 2021 admission policy for Allerton High School.

This change divides the school’s catchment area into two zones and means that places at the school will be allocated in the following order:

  1. Looked after or previously looked after children
  2. Children adopted from state care
  3. Children with exceptional needs that can only be met at the specific school
  4. Children who have siblings who go to this school
  5. Children living in the school’s catchment area
    a) children in zone one
    b) children in zone two
    View the two zones on a map
  6. Children who live outside the catchment area

You can find more information along with a map showing the priority zones on here;


First Bus Leeds

Some important service improvements have been made in the area. These service changes will come into effect as of Sunday 4th October 2020.

Please see the link below for the full list of changes and to download the revised timetables.


Compassionate City Awards 2020

Nominations are open for Leeds Compassionate City Awards 2020.  You can nominate individuals, groups or organisations putting others first in their communities or the city.   Further details on the awards can be found here:-


Test and Trace App

Please see a message below from the Leader of the Council Judith Blake regarding the new NHS Test and Trace App for circulation across Faith networks as widely as possible please.

Following on from our regular messages about high infection rates in Leeds, we are keen to take all the measures we can and we know everyone wants to play their part. The rate in Leeds as of Monday was 72.7 per 100,000, with 6.2% positivity.

With the new NHS Test and Trace App being launched on 24 September, we are determined that as many venues in the city get ready for the App. This means getting a QR code for the venue, making a poster, and displaying the poster. Here is the relevant pages of, and I also attach the guide as a PDF if that is easier.

Please will you get and display a QR code for your venue(s) if you have them, and/or spread this message amongst your networks so that we have as many places in Leeds covered as possible to help is manage the rate of infection through the winter. Colleagues have sent this to more than 900 licenced premises and it has been sent to 600 partners across the city for them to share with their networks.

I also attach some background about the App, which is being launched on 24 September, in case it is useful to you and to share amongst your organisation and networks. With apologies if you get this message more than once, but we are keen to do all we can to help reduce infection rates.

How to create a QR code poster for your venue 10.09.20

Introducing the NHS COVID-19 app – Explainer Pack 10.09.20



Clerks Telephone Number

The Parish Clerks telephone number has changed to 07835949617.


East Leeds Orbital Route

On Thursday (17 September) there will be a temporary road closure on the A6120 from A58 Wetherby Road Roundabout to Roundhay Park Lane. The closure is in place for one night from 7pm –  6am (18/09/2020).

This is to allow  site clearance works to be undertaken.

Diversions will be in place and access for residents will be maintained.


Information from Leeds City Council


  • Payday loans: clampdown was vital, but credit unions must expand after coronavirus to fill gap. See [04/09/2020 The Conversation]











Annual Report

Please click on the link below to view the Annual Report for 2019-2020

Annual Report


Notice of Public Rights

Please click the link below to view the document for the financial year 2019-2020.

Notice of Public Rights 2019 2020


Band Update

The concert that was due to be held on 16th August 2020 on the Village Green has  been cancelled.


Little Free Library

The Little Free Library is currently undergoing maintenance and should be completed within the next week.



Mike, the lengthsman, will be carrying out work in Alwoodley from Monday 1st June 2020


Information from First Bus

– Social distancing measures will be introduced across our buses this week to ensure the safety of our colleagues & customers and in line with Government guidelines

– Reduced capacity will effectively mean we will only be able to carry around 1 in 4 passengers compared to our usual capacity on each bus

– We’re asking those essential travellers who must use buses to check their journey details in advance, avoid busier periods and allow extra time for their journey as they may need to wait if their bus is full when it arrives.

First Bus has responded to Government advice to enable social distancing on public transport and through this week we’re implementing additional steps to ensure a safer journey for everyone:

• Our buses we will be operating at a reduced capacity with around 1 in 4 seats being available. The revised capacity will be displayed via a sticker on the exterior front of the bus. If any journey reaches its revised maximum capacity, the driver will update the destination screen to show “Bus full due to social distancing” and then adopt a one-off / one-on process at subsequent stops.

• Customers will be encouraged to sit next to a window with a row empty in front and a row empty behind with seat labelling in place as necessary. Please note these seating measures are advisory for customers and we will not be asking our drivers to enforce them or leave their cab area, unless operating the manual bus ramp. The driver will help advise customers when boarding where seats are available.

The above procedures are being put in place following consultation with trade union representatives and following learnings from several social distancing trials across the UK.

These measures will be actively promoted through customer channels together with the reinforcement of existing measures to minimise transfer of the Covid-19 virus such as encouraging alternative payment to cash.

We will also be encouraging customers to wear face coverings, if they can. Please note we will not be asking drivers to wear face coverings whilst driving as it may prove to be a distraction. In addition, the cab area is separated from the saloon by a screen.

Although bus services are only provided for those that need to make essential journeys, we expect there will be occasions when customers may not be able to board their intended journey due to capacity levels being reached. In line with this, we are therefore advising those who cannot avoid public transport to check their journey details in advance, avoid busier periods and allow extra time for their journey as they may need to wait if their bus is full when it arrives.


Latest information from Leeds City Council

Please click on the link below:


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Please click on the link below to join the Alwoodley Ward Group.

Alwoodley Ward Group


Coronavirus Information

Many people are feeling concerned about the spread of the coronavirus.

The NHS website has relevant advice and information about this:  NHS Advice

Advice may be subject to change so it is important to check the national websites.  Currently people with symptoms are no longer required to call NHS 111, as the system is under strain, but are instead urged to look for information on the NHS website and 111 online.   We all should:

Practice good hygiene:

wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

always wash your hands when you get home or into work

use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Leeds City Council are in contact with Public Health England and are updating the website regularly. Please click on the link below for website information.





Neighbourhood Watch

Please click on the link below for the Information Guide

Information Guide


Alwoodley Gates Park and Ride

Please click on the link below for further information

Plan Overview


Annual Report 2018-2019

Please click on the link below to find out what Alwoodley Parish Council did in 2018-2019.

Annual Report Fact Sheet


WW1 Commemorative Garden

A new World War One Commemorative Garden situated on King Lane has now been completed.

Band Concerts on the Village Green this summer!!

The sun stayed out for Kibitz on 18th August.


The Altofts and Normanton Brass Band visited the Alwoodley Village Green in June.

We hope that you all enjoyed the music on the Village Green this Summer!


Notice of Election 

Please click on the link below for the Notice of Elections

Uncontested Notice – Alwoodley


Useful Contacts

Please find below the best ways of contacting West Yorkshire Police and in particular the local officers that cover Alwoodley:

· To email the Outer East Leeds NPT which covers Alwoodley:

· To email the Leeds District Crime Prevention Officers:

· For non-urgent issues and to pass on information, call West Yorkshire Police on 101.

· In an emergency (if a crime is in progress or you think the offenders are nearby), call 999.

· To give information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

· To report any anti-social behaviour to Leeds Council call LASBT on 0113 2224402 or email

· To report any out of hours noise nuisance to Leeds City Council call 0113 3760337 (18:00 – 03:30 hours)

· To report fraud or Cyber Crime contact Action Fraud – or call 0300 123 2040


The Playground

New play equipment has been added to the Playground. These include a Carousel, an exciting swing and a Sid the Snake bench.



Unwanted tradespeople and Cold Calling Control Zones – the Parish Council was recently contacted by a local resident who is very concerned about the increase in aggravated cold calling – visits by tradespeople to people living alone or vulnerable people in an attempt to persuade them to agree to work being carried out, often unnecessarily. Click the following link to read more about how to set up a Cold Calling Control Zone to tackle this problem.Cold calling


Alwoodley Book Event – the Alwoodley Book Event on 14th October was greatly enjoyed by all the children and parents who attended and we received some very positive feedback. We would like to thank everyone who participated – Susie Sparkles and her team, Jason Beresford, The Little Bookshop, Creation Station and our own Alwoodley WI.

The entertainment was fantastic and the craft activities first class. We have mentioned on several occasions – in last year’s newsletter, in articles and at our APM – that the Parish Council could not stage this event on a regular basis without volunteers from the wider community. One of our local Ward Councillors also wrote about this in his monthly article in North Leeds Life, but sadly nobody has come forward to offer any help and therefore we have decided that it is not feasible to repeat this event in the future.


Oppose the proposed A61 bus lane – download the A61 flyer for more information


Alwoodley Parish Neighbourhood Plan – The referendum took place on 28 June and 92% of the 1316 voters supported the proposal.


Little Free Library – Alwoodley Parish Council have funded the new Little Free Library on the Village Green. It’s there for everyone to use and enjoy.


Parish Council Information

Alwoodley Parish Council was set up in May 2008 and consists of eleven elected Parish Councillors, the Clerk and the Lengthsman who both work part-time.

The Parish Councillors are volunteers who are elected to serve a four year term of office. The next election will take place in May 2019.

Alwoodley Parish Council exists to represent the people of Alwoodley Parish as part of the local government structure of the City of Leeds. (The Parish Council is not part of the Church).

The Parish Council is funded through a local tax called the precept which is around £14 for a band D household – this has been increased by £2 for a Band D household this year. The Parish Council aims to use the precept for the benefit of residents to improve and enhth ance the local area.

Click here to find out more about the Lengthsman

More information about the Parish Councillors is available here


More information about the Parish Council’s finances is available here

The Parish Council runs a small grants scheme for voluntary organisations in the parish.

More information is available here

2020 Meeting Dates

  • 6th January
  • 3rd February
  • 2nd March
  • 6th April
  • TBC- Annual Meeting of the Parish
  • 11th May
  • 1st June
  • 6th July
  • 3rd August*
  • 7th September
  • 5th October
  • 2nd November
  • 7th December*

The Planning Committee meetings start at 6.30pm.

The August and December meetings of the Planning Committee start at 6.30pm. *Planning committee only

Please see the Documents menu to view the Parish Council Meeting Minutes and the Planning Committee Meeting Minutes.