Woodland Creation Team – seeking locations to plant trees

Leeds City Council Woodland Creation Team are currently in the planning stages of identifying suitable locations for tree planting across Leeds, and would greatly appreciate input and suggestions.

Local knowledge is instrumental in helping us identify the best spots for planting trees to maximise their impact on the community and the environment.

They have created a new platform where colleagues, ward councillors, the public and partners can fill in a quick survey to make suggestions for potential tree planting sites.


The new platform creates an easy and accessible format for suggestions to come into the Woodland Creation Team. There are a few simple questions and the ability to drop a pin on a map for the exact location, which allows for a more consistent approach for the team receiving suggestions. The closing date for suggestions is 31/05/2024 allowing us enough time to carry out all the due diligence, mapping, consultation and design before the next planting season starts.

The Woodland Creation Team have asked us to share this link with our local community, so they can explore their neighbourhood and surrounding areas to identify potential tree planting locations. If/when they find somewhere, please share it with The Woodland Creation Team by filling in the survey above and plotting a pin on the map.

Thank you for your continued support for Woodland Creation.

The Woodland Creation Team

Litter Pick – Saturday 23rd March, The Parade, Breary Lane, 10am










  • Litter pickers, Hi Viz vests & bags will be provided.
  • Safety rules will apply.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. They will be given a certificate to acknowledge their efforts.

Please come & join Bramhope in Bloom volunteers, even if you can only spare half an hour.


Leeds Accredited Waste Carriers scheme (LAWCS)

Leeds City Council are delighted to announce the launch of the Leeds Accredited Waste Carrier Scheme (LAWCS) that’s aimed at helping Leeds residents find someone local, legal and responsible to take away their waste. The driver for the scheme is to reduce fly tipping and protect residents from falling victim to rogue traders, as well as helping professionalise the market.

The list of accredited waste carriers can be found on the easy to use Leeds Directory website at www.leedsdirectory.org/lawcs and by using the scheme the public can be safe in the knowledge that they are fulfilling their legal duty of care as all accredited waste carriers are licensed by the Environment Agency.

By providing a list of waste removal services checked by the Serious Environmental Crime Team (SECT), the scheme also seeks to shrink the social media marketplace for illegal waste carriers that contribute to flytipping. SECT undertake background checks including intelligence shared from the police and other local authorities, before the waste carrier is given ‘accredited’ status. This will also help professionalise some of the smaller carriers to provide comprehensive waste transfer receipts and support them to recycle as much of the waste collected as they can.

LAWCS membership is free for waste carriers who pass the checks and provides benefits including:

  • A profile on the Leeds Directory with a stars rating and review to help others find reliable waste removal services
  • An “I’m Accredited” toolkit to stand out from the competition, including vehicle stickers, social media templates and a good practice waste transfer receipt template
  • Access to environmental regulatory advice from SECT
  • The option to gain ‘Green Tick’ compliance from the Leeds Directory, with enhanced criminal record checks offering extra reassurance to the public

Got some rubbish you need to get rid of? Find legal and reliable people to take away your waste at www.leedsdirectory.org/lawcs

    • Check who you pay to take your rubbish away! Finding reliable people who will take away your home or garden waste can be tricky, find checked and vetted waste carriers at www.leedsdirectory.org/lawcs
    • Getting rid of waste from your home or garden? Need someone to: ?move and dispose of waste legally ?provide waste transfer receipts ?prioritises recycling. Go to  www.leedsdirectory.org/lawcs or call 0113 378 4610 (weekdays, 9am to 5pm) for help over the phone.

Leeds Marathon – 12th May – Road Closure information

Run For All are extremely pleased to be working in partnership with Leeds City Council to deliver the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon.
In accordance with Leeds City Council being the highway authority for the Metropolitan District of Leeds, an order has been made
prohibiting and restricting the use of certain roads and road junctions by vehicles in order to facilitate the safe holding of the Leeds
Marathon & Half Marathon.
The event will require the closure of roads and road junctions as well as the suspension of a number of Traffic Regulation Orders
between 16:00 on Saturday 11th May 2024 and 18:30 on Sunday 12th May 2024. Please note, all roads either crossing or having a
junction with the listed roads will also be closed at that point.
A full list of road closures, including approximate times, is provided overleaf. We would like to apologise in advance for
any inconvenience caused and thank you for your support of the 204 Leeds Marathon & Half Marathon.
Please note; access for emergency service vehicles shall be retained throughout the duration of the event

Latest update can be found here.

Further details of the road closures can be found here.

Details of how you can get involved can be found here.

Leeds Streets for All Consultation

Leeds City Council are asking people to let them know about any issues related to travel in Leeds. This could be about accessing public transport facilities, feeling unsafe walking, wheeling or cycling, the attractiveness of a street, or where traffic and speeding are causing issues.

This feedback is important as it will help them to prioritise improvements, as and when funding becomes available, in line with Leeds Transport Strategy targets.

So far they have rolled the consultation out in the Inner West and Outer East community committee areas and will be making it live in the Inner North West and Outer North West areas from 26th February for six weeks.

The key message they are asking us to share with residents is for you to have their say on transport/safety issues in their local area. From the 26th February you can do this by visiting our webpage https://leedsstreetsforallonw.commonplace.is/ and dropping a pin on a map. There is also a short animation hosted on this page that explains the consultation more clearly.

The five main themes are:

1.      Vehicles and parking

2.      Walking and wheeling (including accessibility, prams, wheelchairs and scooters)

3.      Cycling

4.      Accessing bus stops and rail stations

5.      The street environment


Connecting Leeds

Leeds City Council

Visits to Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility

Have you ever wondered what happens to your black bin waste in Leeds?

Join us on a visit and find out!

Did you know that none of the black bin waste from Leeds households goes to landfill? Instead, it goes to the recycling and energy recovery facility (RERF), at Cross Green. Free, behind the scenes tours of the site are available Monday-Friday, throughout the day, for community groups or individuals who are interested in finding out more about their black bin household waste journey.

Whether you’re part of a group or just keen to see behind the scenes, find out how heat and electrical energy is generated whilst learning about recycling. Visitors will need to be 16 years old and over. Booking is required and you need to be available for the full session, which takes around 2 hours. This event includes a tour of the operational areas including control room, boiler hall, furnace, living wall and the viewing balcony.

Please email ? leeds.enquiries@veolia.co.uk for a booking form.

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A59 at Kex Gill, Blubberhouses Closed

As a result of ground movement on the A59 at Kex Gill, Blubberhouses, North Yorkshire have informed us that they must close the A59 to traffic from Friday 2nd February 2024 at 18.30hrs. At this stage it is not known how long the closure will need to remain in place.

As with previous closures of this road, a diversion route will be signed via the A65, A660, A658 & A61. The element of the diversion within Leeds takes the route from the A660 at Otley along the by-pass and up to Dyneley Arms then down Pool Bank to Pool and back over the river (and vice-versa).

North Yorkshire will be maintaining essential access to properties directly affected by the closure and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

Puritan Chapel Carol Service – 14th December 2023

Bramhope and Carlton Parish Council will be holding it’s Annual Civic Carol Service at the Puritan Chapel (next to the Britannia Hotel on Leeds Road) on Thursday 14th December, commencing at 8pm, followed by mulled wine and mince pies at St Giles Church Hall.

The Parish Council invites residents to join them at the service in the historic Grade 1 listed building. Space in the chapel is limited so seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Please note  that the Britannia Hotel now has parking charges so it is advisable to park in the village car park on Old Lane and walk down to the chapel.