Summer Band dates – Golden Acre Park 2022

Leeds City Council have arranged a number of summer band dates for Golden Acre Park in 2022. The dates and bands performing are listed below. The events are free of charge and open to all.

All the concerts take place between 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Golden Acre Park

Sunday 5 June – Leeds Jazz Orchestra
Sunday 19 June – Stroke of Genius Big Band
Sunday 26 June – Mellow Tones
Sunday 3 July – King & I
Sunday 10 July – Nightflyers Big Band
Sunday 17 July – Sundown Swing
Sunday 31 July – Chris White Jazz Trio
Sunday 14 August – The Big Easy
Sunday 28 August – Two Rivers Bands
Sunday 11 September – Salsa Como Loco
Sunday 18 September – Leeds Project Big Band

Message on behalf of the Neighbourhood Police Team

The newly re-started PACT meetings have landed in Adel & Wharfedale ward. They will be online and on Teams. Hear about local crime, meet the local police and discuss local issues. Due to the size of the ward and the number of areas within we will begin with a double header.

Tuesday 1st February

Adel, Holt Park & Cookridge – 6.30-7.30pm

Bramhope, Pool & Arthington – 7.45-8.45pm

If you would like to jump on, please email joel.hebden@westyorkshire.police.uk and a link will be sent to you. Hope to see you then.

Roadworks – Otley Road, Adel from January 2022

Leeds City Council have sent notification that there will be roadworks on Otley Road , Adel – in the vicinity of the Kingsley Drive junction that will begin early 2022

4th – 28th Jan

Works will begin to install new gas connection to the new care facility. The works to build the new entrance and associated footway improvements will also be carried out during this time

Due to lack of space for safe working and pedestrians , traffic lights will be in place to allow traffic to pass the site safely

It is expected that these will have to remain in place for the full duration of the scheme so the teams will also be working weekends where possible to get the works completed asap and make full use of the road space while the lights are in place

The lights will be  manually operated 07.00-19.00 each day to ensure that the queues are being managed as efficiently as possible

This will be followed by

31st Jan for approximately 22 weeks

The highways junction and footway improvement scheme in relation to new Barratts housing development scheme on the Kingsley Drive junction

Traffic lights will be in place between 9.00 until 16.30 each day for the majority of the scheme but removed outside of these times

Avian Flu – Golden Acre Park

The Parish Council has been notified that they have had a confirmed case of Avian flu amongst the bird population at Golden Acre Park.

Visitors to the park are advised to avoid contact with all avian species, bird feathers, and bird waste.
Do not pick up or touch sick, dying or dead wild birds.
Avoid contact with surfaces contaminated with bird faeces.

Please keep to the footpath and keep your dogs on a lead.
If you find a dead bird, do not touch or move it.
If you find a sick bird, alert the RSPCA: 0300 1234999

This advice has been provided by the UK Health Security Agency

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.