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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

It was resolved at the meeting held on 20th March 2020, that no meetings will be held until further notice after receiving government guidance on the Coronavirus.

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Additional support in Leeds

Please click on the links below for information if you require financial support

Emergency Food Response for Key Organisations

Emergency Food Response for Public

Support for businesses

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Facebook

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

Alwoodley Ward Group

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Information from Leeds City Council

If you are unable to leave the house and are worried because you don’t have family or friends or existing network, call Leeds City Council on 0113 378 1877, where they will take a note of what you need and match that with a local volunteer.

Please follow this local being a good neighbour guide or this national guidance to help  safely provide essential support to those in isolation Coronavirus: How to help safely. If you would like to offer help,please visit Voluntary Action Leeds or email info@val.org.uk. Training will be provided so volunteers meet safeguarding standards and this will give  a structured approach to volunteering during COVID-19.

Food provision

Here are useful websites https://www.leeds.gov.uk/leedsmic or https://leedsfoodaidnetwork.co.uk/document/. A more detailed briefing note is attached along with a poster that promotes the new service.

Garden waste

All brown bin collections are suspended until further notice.

Garden waste must not be put in your black or green bins. If you do they won’t be collected.

Street cleaning activities have been reduced such as litter picking and sweeping. Litter bins will not be emptied until further notice. Please do not put your waste in the public bins and instead, take your waste home.

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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.

CORONAVIRUS USEFUL INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: Leeds City Council have closed all playgrounds.

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100% Digital Leeds

Click on the link below to access free tools and resources that you can use through isolation and quarantine.

Useful resources

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Lengthsman

Mike, the lengthsman, will not be carrying out work in the Parish until further notice.

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UPDATE – COVID-19: INFORMATION FROM OUTER NORTH EAST NEIGHBOURHOOD NETWORK

We are now able to share details of a volunteer network that has been established. Please direct eager volunteers to the special Doing Good Leeds website where they can sign up as a Community Care Volunteer.

https://doinggoodleeds.org.uk/news/2020/03/17/become-a-community-care-volunteer-to-help-with-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR1kwbmSRxd7Zt0j0l7a4cN3Mov9DnzRdxzXrbZVuLIeKn9qjFr09Np7UYs

We have identified two tiers of volunteers and both should sign up through the Doing Good Leeds website.

Tier 1: DBS-checked assistance

Volunteers who have a current DBS and would be willing to volunteer to carry out non-personal care tasks to assist people with care and support needs. Such tasks might include: shopping, collecting prescriptions, preparing a meal, assistance with laundry, just checking/ reassurance by visit or phone call, sitting with someone for a while. This list is not exhaustive. We would support volunteers with training where appropriate and they would be issued with an identification badge.

Tier 2Neighbourly assistance

People looking out for their neighbours who may be in some way or another vulnerable but not in receipt of formal care whether self-funded or state supported. This might be about supporting people who choose to self-isolate. It will also include the deployment of volunteer community leaders to support community cohesion related activities.

What’s next?

1. Please share the attached PDF poster with your communities in order to raise awareness of the Doing Good Leeds website.

2. Encourage our communities to be neighbourly and call elderly or vulnerable neighbours to see if they need assistance.

3. Direct any local volunteers to the Doing Good Leeds network.

We are now working on the next phase of our response and will be in touch shortly with information for those who may need to access support in the coming weeks.

Finally, thank you for your co-ordination to date. Please remember, everyone should keep checking the official Government advice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

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King Lane Closure

Northern Gas Networks will begin the next phase of their gas main replacement works on King Lane on Monday 16th March for approximately 5 weeks

Given the narrow width of the road they are unable to safely maintain access for vehicles so the road will have to be closed from Alwoodley Lane to The Avenue with a signed diversion route in place

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Neighbourhood Watch

Please click on the link below for the Information Guide

Information Guide

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Alwoodley Gates Park and Ride

Please click on the link below for further information

Plan Overview

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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

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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!

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Notice of Election 

Please click on the link below for the Notice of Elections

Uncontested Notice – Alwoodley

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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: nel.npt@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

· To email the Leeds District Crime Prevention Officers: leedscpo@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

· 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 lasbt@leeds.gov.uk

· 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 – www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040

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The Playground

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

  

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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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.