Burglaries/ Car Thefts in Adel & Bramhope

The Parish Council has been notified that there has been a recent spate of burglaries/ car thefts in Adel and Bramhope. This is an organised team and follows on from similar crimes in the past. Please ensure homes and cars are kept secure, day and night. If you see anything suspicious please report it to the police.

Annual Parish Carol Service – 16th December

The Parish Council will be holding it’s Annual Carol Service on Thursday 16th December at 8.00pm.

The service will be held in St Giles Church, Church Hill, this year, instead of the Puritan Chapel, as the layout of the Puritan Chapel is unsuitable  for use in relation to Covid.

The service at St Giles will commence at 8.00pm and will be followed by drinks and mince pies in the church hall.

Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All are welcome.

Free solar panels/home insulation for low income homeowners

Leeds City Council has secured £5.6m through the Local Authority Delivery Scheme to offer low-income homeowners in Leeds free solar panels or home insulation. The scheme closes in March 2022.

To apply, residents must own their home and have a combined household income of less than £30,000 or receive certain benefits. Before work can be installed, Better Homes Yorkshire will also need to confirm that the property is eligible to receive funded upgrades (EPC D-G) and is of suitable construction for solar panels and/or insulation to be installed.

The scheme is designed to upgrade some of the coldest and most expensive to heat privately owned properties. In addition to homeowners, landlords may also apply and receive subsidised green improvements if their tenants meet the above requirements. Landlords will be asked to contribute one third of the total cost up to £5000.

Bramhope Road Closures – Remembrance Sunday Parade – 14th November

There will be temporary road closures in place in Bramhope on Sunday 14th November 2021 between 10.40 and 11.30am in order for the Remembrance Sunday Parade to take place.
The parade will commence at the Village Hall at 10.45am, moving along Old Lane, across the Cross, down Eastgate to the Memorial Garden on Breary Lane.
A short service will take place at the Memorial Garden commencing at 10.55am.
At 11.15am the parade will make its way back along Eastgate to The Cross, down Church Hill to the service taking place at St Giles Church.
The road closures will be in place as follows
Old Lane to The Cross – 10.40 to 10.55
The Cross/Eastgate/Breary Lane to Breary Court – 10.40 to 11.15
Church Hill 11.10 to 11.25
(Timings are approximate).
Access to and from residential properties on the route will be available. 

Bramhope Primary School – Planning Application Consultation

Leeds City Council and Leeds Local Education Partnership (LLEP) would like to inform Bramhope residents that a planning application will soon be submitted for proposed construction works at Bramhope Primary School.

They will be holding an online consultation event with the Design Team on 17th November
at 1pm. If you wish to join the event, please register your interest by emailing them at least 24 hours before the event and they will provide you with a link to join.

They will be submitting a planning application towards the end of November 2021. Once the
application has been submitted, it will be available to view and comment on online via Leeds City Council’s Planning Portal – https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/

View the proposals online at: https://www.bramhopeprimary.co.uk/

Email the Design Team at: bramhopeprimary.uk@avisonyoung.com

Please email your questions or comments no later than 23rd November 2021

Further details can be found on the Bramhope – Consultation Flyer

Sewer Connection works affecting the A660, Otley Road in Adel

Sewer Connection works affecting the A660, Otley Road in Adel ( just south of Kingsley Drive) are due to start this Saturday 23th Oct and will require 2 way traffic lights to manage traffic around the work zone
The proposed end date for the works is currently the 7th November
Given the location and size of the required excavations, the lights will have to remain in situ for the duration of the works
Advanced warning signs have been in place to inform regular road users
Due to the volume of work to be carried out here the teams will be working 7 days a week to get the works completed as quickly as possible
The lights will be manually operated to ensure that the queues are managed as efficiently as possible but given the traffic sensitive nature of this road, delays should be expected. Especially during morning and evening peak hours


The Open Village Forum scheduled for 13th October has been cancelled.

Your Parish Council has made this decision with great regret.

The purpose of the meeting was to report back to residents on parish council finances and activities, and in particular explain funds from the Community Infrastructure Levey and consult on possible uses of that money.  A number of village organisations were also invited to attend to showcase their contribution to the community.

Unfortunately, Covid-19 is still widespread in the community, and the long term outlook is still uncertain.  The Paris Council felt it would be irresponsible to hold a meeting in a packed hall and that social distancing was necessary.  Best practice for indoor venues means a limitation on attendance numbers at the Village Hall that would be far below the likely demand.  Consideration was given to an all-ticket event but there were insurmountable problems relating to a fair distribution of tickets, the lack of which would invalidate the forum as a consultation exercise.

In its place the Parish Council will produce an Annual Report covering all the topics that would have been presented at the Open Village Forum, and offering the means to comment on the Parish Council’s activities and plans.  This report will be delivered to every household in Bramhope and Carlton.

The Council will contact village organisations individually to find alternative means of publicising their activities.