Bus Service Changes – October 2020

The Headrow is expected to be open again in both directions from Sunday 4th October. This means that the temporary bus stops on Calverley Street, Great George Street and Merrion Street will be taken out of use and later removed. Bus services will return to bus stops on The Headrow and Albion Street.

There are also a number of other bus services changes on the same date, 4th October 2020 unless otherwise stated, which are summarised below.

Details of changes to other routes and full timetable information will be available from WY Metro website https://www.wymetro.com/buses/bus-timetables/ .

85 Leeds • Headingley • Pool

Operated by First

This new service will run from Leeds Bus Station to Pool via Headingley, replacing service X85. It will run every 90 minutes to reflect passenger numbers.


X84 Leeds • Headingley • Otley • Ilkley

Operated by First

The normal route to Leeds Bus Station via The Headrow and Eastgate will be restored, and the frequency will be increased to run every 15 minutes between Leeds and Otley, and every 30 minutes between Otley and Ilkey.


X85 Leeds • Headingley • Pool

Operated by First

This service will be withdrawn and replaced by an improved service X84 running every 15 minutes and a new service 85.

1 Beeston Leeds • Lawnswood School

Operated by First

Cross-city running will be resumed between Beeston and Lawnswood School. Frequency will be increased from every 10/12 minutes to every 7/8 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes. Between Lawnswood School and Holt Park the route will be served by new service 8.

A660 roadworks and road closure information – week commencing 28th September 2020

Week commencing Monday 28th September 2020, Leeds City Council will be planing out and laying the final carriageway surface course on the A660 Leeds Road. The area will be from Kings Road roundabout to its junction with High Ridge Way.

The surfacing works are programmed to be carried out over 6-8 working days depending on the weather (weekdays only), off peak hours 09.30 – 15.30 hrs.

The table below shows the affected side roads;

Road affected Comment/diversion route
The Birches – Road Closure. Vehicle access will be prohibited from turning in/out of The Birches onto A660 Leeds Road. Residents within the Trees are to use The Poplars to access/exit. The diversion route will be signed on street on the day.


The Poplars – Road Closure Vehicle access will be prohibited from turning in/out of The Poplars onto A660 Leeds Road. Residents within the Trees are to use either The Birches or Wynmore Ave to access/exit. The diversion routes will be signed on street on the day.
High Ridge Way The mouth of High Ridge Way (at its junction with A660 Leeds Road) will be surfaced. There will be some disruptions however surfacing will be done in two halves, thus still allowing access into/out of the cul-de-sac.

During/after the works, there will be no white lining along this section of the A660 Leeds Road. ‘No Road Markings’ warning signs will be in place until the new white lining and cat’s eyes are installed which will follow soon after, along with the implementation of the 2 no. pedestrian crossings.

Bramhope Playground Closed

The playground at The Knoll will remain closed until further notice due to Covid-19 and a delay in the annual RoSPA playground inspection taking place.

The annual inspection has been booked and is due to take place in the coming weeks. The playground will remain closed until after the inspection has taken place.

Fencing and signs will be re-instated shortly as the previous fencing and notices were removed by a member of the public last week.

Please also remind your teenagers/young adults that they should not be congregating in the playground.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Leeds City Council – Coronavirus update

Leeds is expected to be added to Public Health England’s weekly watch list

Leeds is expected to be added to Public Health England’s weekly watch list of areas of concern due to our city’s rising COVID-19 infection rate (as of 04.09.2020, the 7 day average infection rate is 32.4 per 100,000 with a 3.5% positivity rate).

Although this does not mean any further restrictions for Leeds at this stage, local lockdowns could be imposed if the city’s infection rate does not fall. Ongoing efforts to manage the increasing infection rates include targeted community work, mobile testing units and public awareness campaigns.

Everyone has a part to play in continuing to follow the guidance to help prevent further cases and reduce the rising infection rate:

  • Wearing a face covering on public transport, and in indoor areas such as shops, places of worship, hairdressers, libraries and healthcare settings. 
    • Wearing a face covering is crucial for helping to stop the spread of Covid-19 to others. 
    • You can find further guidance on wearing a face covering below.
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and book a free test on the NHS website or ring 119. For information on how long you will need to self-isolate, please visit the NHS website.
  • If you’re told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, self-isolate for 14 days from the day you were last in contact with the person – as it can take up to 14 days for symptoms to appear.                                        
  • If you need to stay at home and have no family or friends for support, ring 0113 378 1877 where you will be re-directed to Leeds Welfare Support Service.
  • No one in your household should leave home if any one person has symptoms.
  • Keeping a safe distance from others, even if wearing a face covering.

Washing your hands regularly, for 20 seconds

Parish Councillor – Notice of Vacancy


Parish Councillor – Notice of Vacancy

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish Council of Bramhope & Carlton (Bramhope Ward)

Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing or by email. The applicant’s name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should, during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date, have resided in or within 3 miles of the parish or had their only place of work within the parish.

The Closing date for applications is Friday 11th September 2020

Dated 14th August 2020

Mrs Nicola Woodward (Clerk to the Council)
The Parish Office
Bramhope Village Hall
Old Lane
Leeds LS16 9AZ

Further details can be obtained from the Clerk on 07530 900934 or email at bramhopecarlton@hotmail.com

Leeds City Council VJ Day Commemoration – 15th August 2020

Whilst VE Day marked the end of the war in Europe on 8th May 1945, many thousands of our Armed Forces personnel were still involved in bitter fighting in the Far East.  Victory over Japan came at a heavy price and VJ Day marks the day that Japan surrendered on the 15th August 1945, which in effect ended the Second World War.

Although the current guidance prevents Leeds City Council from organising any large events, it will continue to remember the day virtually.  LCC will also be lighting up civic buildings red, white and blue over the weekend of 15 August and will be using resources available on line which include:

  • The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) digital toolkit which includes lots of ways you can still get involved. The full toolkit is available here: https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/get-involved/.
  • On 15 August, The Royal British Legion will be holding a commemoration at the National Memorial Arboretum to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. It will be broadcast on BBC One at 11am and will include veteran testimonies and music from military musicians as well as wreath-laying at several memorials.
  • Children in Leeds can get involved in a number of ways including colouring in pictures to put in their windows. Children can also make origami birds (paper cranes) to mark VJ Day 75 and then send them to Big Ideas. For more information on how to make a paper crane and where to send them to go to https://www.big-ideas.org/vjday/. These cranes will be assembled into a paper wreath for the Children’s Peace Monument in the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park to remember those who died as a result of the two atomic bombs that were dropped on Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • LCC libraries team have also created a short film of photographic material from end of war celebrations in Leeds similar to the one that they produced for VE Day which will be shown on our social media feeds.

VJ Day 75th Anniversary

The Bramhope Branch of the Royal British Legion will be marking the 75th Anniversary of VJ day with a gathering at the Memorial Garden on Saturday 15th August for the 2 min silence at 11.00am. If you wish to attend please assemble at the Memorial Garden, observing social distancing rules, at 10.50am.

West Yorkshire Police – Safer Roads Media Submissions

Since July 1 West Yorkshire Police joined 22 other forces in England by opening a portal, for use by the public, for the submission of dash cam footage or other forms of digital media where a suspected offence relating to road safety has taken place.

The portal is an easy tool that can be used by all road users; drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, horse riders and motorcyclists. It facilitates the submission of footage of driving offences giving the public the power to assist forces in taking action against those who put other road users at risk.

There are a couple of rules to bear in mind when submitting footage:

•Incident occurred in the West Yorkshire Police force area
•Has been committed in the last 7 days
•There is sufficient evidence to prove an offence has been committed
•The VRM is clearly visible
•The footage is of a satisfactory quality to stand up in court
•The Reporting Person/Witness is willing to attend court
•The Reporting Person/Witness is willing to provide a statement
•The original footage is still available
•The footage has not been altered in anyway
•The incident does not involve an Road Traffic Collision
•The footage clearly shows whole incident, including the lead up
•The footage has not been uploaded to social media (if so it must be taken down)

For more information please visit https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/SaferRoadsSubmissions