The Miller Homes Community Fund

The Miller Homes Community Fund is an exciting initiative that gives you the chance to apply for a donation towards improving your community.

Donations from the fund can be used in a variety of ways to meet the needs and aspirations of people in the area where you live.

Groups can apply for a donation ranging between a minimum of £250 up to a maximum of £2,000 to help enhance the lives of individuals and the areas in which they live.

Our fund will focus on causes that:

  • are linked to education
  • promote wellbeing
  • promote the environment
  • encourage participation in sport

We have a team of employee volunteers known as Community Ambassadors who are local to your area, they will review applications and make awards twice a year.

However, please note that we are unable to approve all applications. Before completing your application ensure you have read the terms and conditions.

The next funding round for applications opens on Wednesday 13th September and closes on Wednesday 25th October 2023. Successful applicants will be notified in November.

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Police and Communities Together (PACT) meeting – 9th October 2023

A Police and Communities Together (PACT) meeting has been arranged for the above areas, at the following time and location:

09/10/2023 18:00-19:00 at Pool Village Hall, Arthington Lane, LS211LG.


This is an opportunity for residents of Bramhope, Pool & Arthington to speak with their local Policing teams and assist us in setting our priorities, by telling us about the issues affecting your neighbourhood.

Black Hill Rd Closure

Black Hill Rd Closure

Black Hill Rd in Arthington is closing on 4th September morning for approximately five weeks to allow extensive drainage improvements along the carriageway. Contractors will be installing new gully pots and connecting them to the existing highway drain in the grass verge. This should help reduce the amount of surface water flowing down the highway at this location.

Once the drainage works have completed, the road will also be resurfaced.

As Black Hill Rd is very narrow, the road will be closed 24/7 until the works are completed. There is a signed diversion along Arthington Lane, Pool Bank New Rd, Leeds Rd, Kings Rd and Arthington Rd. Directly affected residents should have received a letter.

National Association of Local Councils (NALC) – Make a Change Campaign

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) run the Make A Change  campaign. As part of the campaign, NALC will be hosting an online event with the Local Government Association (LGA)  on how interested members of the public can be the voice of the community by standing for election as a local councillor.

The empowering event on 14 November 2023 will discuss the path to becoming a local councillor and to positively impact the local area and society. The event will provide an invaluable opportunity to learn about the vital work and role of councillors from an expert panel. Councillors who have served at various local government levels will share their insights, experiences, and advice about the world of local leadership.

The event is free and booking and details can be found here: Claim your FREE place today!

Black Hill Road – Road Closure

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1) LEEDS CITY COUNCIL (BLACK HILL ROAD, ARTHINGTON, LEEDS) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2023 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the under mentioned highway(s) for the installation of additional drainage and to reprofile/resurface carriageway.

Leeds City Council intends in not less than 7 days to make an Order the effect of which will be that: No person shall cause or permit any vehicle to travel along Black Hill Road, Arthington, Leeds in the Adel & Wharfedale Ward between its junctions with Black Arthington Lane and Arthington Road.

A diversionary route for vehicles affected by the closure will be available via: Arthington Lane, Arthington, Arthington Lane, Poole in Wharfdale, Pool Bank New Road, Leeds Road, Kings Road, Arthington Road, and vice-versa

Essential access to and from premises and for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

The Order is intended to come into operation on Monday 4th September 2023 and will remain in force for a maximum period of 18 months or until the works are completed if earlier.

The works are expected to be completed by Sunday 8th October 2023.

All communications with regard to this Notice should be addressed to for the attention of G Moate. Ref: RC300581

Community Climate Grants

FUNDING: Grant scheme launched to help community organisations deliver and scale climate-friendly projects.

More than half a million pounds has been made available to enable community projects in Leeds that cut carbon and improve neighbourhoods.

Incorporated voluntary, community, and social enterprise organisations can now apply for between £5,000 and £50,000 to fund local projects that boost nature, sustainable travel, building efficiency, or clean energy in Leeds whilst tackling inequalities.

Applications for the first wave of ‘Community Climate Grants’ funding must be submitted to Leeds City Council by 20 October.

Find out more about the new funding for local projects.


Breary Lane – Road Closure 2nd & 3rd September 2023


WHEREAS Leeds City Council is the traffic authority for the Leeds Metropolitan District; and

WHEREAS Construction of Formal Crossing Point are to take place

TAKE NOTICE that in the interests of public safety it is considered necessary to prohibit vehicular use of Breary Lane, Leeds in the Adel & Wharfedale Ward, between its junctions with Church Hill and Breary Lane

DIVERSIONARY ROUTE: A diversionary route for vehicles affected by the closure will be available via: Church Hill, Leeds Road, Vice Versa Moor Road, Cookridge Lane, Holtdale Approach, Holt Crescent, Holt Road, Holt Lane, Otley Road, Leeds Road, Vice Versa Essential access to and from premises and for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

PERIOD OF WORKS/RESTRICTIONS: The works are to take place from Saturday 2nd September 2023 to Sunday 3rd September 2023.

The closure will be in place between 09:00 and 17:00 hrs on each day. All communications with regard to this Notice should be addressed to for the attention of G Moate. Ref: 300633 or site contact Sam Bohanna 07717225114. Dated this 1st August 2023 Leeds City Council Civic Hall LEEDS LS1 1U

School Uniform Exchange – Merrion House

This summer, Leeds City Council’s Families First Team (part of Children and Families) are supporting the Zero Waste School Uniform Exchange by collecting unwanted uniform at Merrion House.

The collection point will be on the ground floor between the entrance barriers and the lifts. These donations will be taken to events happening over the summer where families will be able to collect free, good quality, used uniform.

As well as supporting our environmental aims, this will also support families financially as the average school uniform costs £344 for a secondary school student.

The campaign is looking to collect items:

  • skirts,
  • shirts,
  • trousers,
  • pinafores,
  • PE kit,
  • school shoes, and
  • school bags.

Please can these be washed beforehand and in good condition as they will be taken straight out to the pop up events.

Note: Unfortunately we aren’t able to collect logo school specific uniform from this collection point.  Please check the map for your specific school collection: Map – Leeds School Uniform Exchange (

They are also collecting scientific calculators and maths sets. If you have any to donate please can they be placed in a separate bag and labelled.

If yourself, family, friends would benefit from support with school uniform please check for your local pop up shop: Community Schemes – Leeds School Uniform Exchange (

26th July to the 24th August , essential repair works will be carried out to Harewood Bridge

From 26th July to the 24th August , essential repair works will be carried out to Harewood Bridge

The location of the excavations and the narrow width of the bridge mean that to carry out the works safely , the bridge will have to be closed.

There will be a signed diversion in place via

*A61 Harrogate Road

*Ring Road Moortown.

*Ring Road Meanwood

*Ring Road Adel

*A660 at Lawnswood roundabout

*A660 Otley Road

*A660 Leeds Road Bramhope to the A658 Dyneley Arms junction

*Pool Bank New Road

*Main Street Pool /Pool bridge into Huby /Weeton and through to the roundabout at Pannal – and vice versa

This will be suitable for all vehicles

We will be restricting other planned works along this route where possible to keep it free from additional obstructions and hold ups

Pedestrians and cyclists will still have access over the bridge

Additional signage will be installed on the wider approaches to warn of the closure and advise motorists to use the alternative routes

Advance warning signs are already in place at the site to inform motorists that regularly use the bridge of what to expect and when

Signs have also been placed out at strategic locations throughout the area