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.

Royal British Legion – D-Day event and Branch Secretary vacancy

The Bramhope branch of the Royal British Legion would like to hear from any D-Day veterans living in the Parish as any D-Day veterans living in the Leeds area will be invited to an event at the Queens Hotel, Leeds, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

Please share this with any D-Day veterans that you are aware of and ask them to either contact the Bramhope branch of the Royal British Legion direct (marshallda@outlook.com) or the Parish Council (clerk@bramhopecarlton-pc.gov.uk) and we will forward details to the RBL.

In addition the Bramhope Branch are looking for a new branch Secretary. Please contact David Marshall for further details (marshallda@outlook.com).

Christmas Bin Collections

Please find below the leaflet that will start to be delivered to all Leeds households week commencing 4th December, informing residents of bin collection dates over Christmas and New Year (24th December – 7th January).

The service will only be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, with crews operating throughout the rest of the festive period, including Sundays. So that no-one misses out on their bin being emptied, collection days will change from Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th December), with those scheduled for Christmas Day being made a day earlyCollections will then take place a day later than usual from Tuesday 26th December until Sunday 7th January, returning to normal from Monday 8th January.

These date changes will ensure everyone receives their usual number of collections over the festive period and our hard working staff can have Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day off.

The key message is: If your bin collection day falls on Christmas Day, it will be made a day earlier. If you are due a collection from Boxing Day onwards, that collection will be made a day later instead. All collections return to their normal scheduled days from Monday 8th January.

Christmas is always our busiest time of year and we usually see a big increase in cardboard, paper and plastic recycling. This year we’ve again highlighted the wide range of common household items that can go in the Leeds green bin (attached – Page 2 Recycling Items).

We’ve also added an advance notice to residents that the city’s bin collection routes will be changing in 2024. The public will receive a written notification of the exact date of the change closer to the time but can still check their bin collection days by scanning the QR codes that point to www.leeds.gov.uk/mybinday or the Leeds Bins app

I’d appreciate it if you could cascade this information within your networks and ask them to share the information with Leeds friends and family by:

  • Sharing the attached images on social media
  • Following LeedsRecycles’ Facebook and X (Twitter) – messages via the links for re-posting

Our 8 household waste and recycling centres are open through the winter, 8am-4pm, only being closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day: www.leeds.gov.uk/recycling

Residents can still check their bin collection dates online at www.leeds.gov.uk/mybinday or download the handy Leeds Bins app to get bin day reminders.

Fraud incident

The Parish Council has been notified of a fraud that has successfully targeted two elderly ladies in the Dewsbury area costing thousands of pounds.

The scam starts with a professional sounding automated message explaining there has been activity on their bank account and for the recipient to press 1 or 2 on their phone if this was not recognised.

The pressing of the button then transfers the unsuspecting victim to a human caller who in turn takes details and ‘transfers’ them onto another ‘department’.

The essence of the calls, which may vary slightly, attempts to convince the victim that their money is at risk from the local branch. Convincing the victim to withdraw money and send it off in the post or have someone collect it.

You may think that you would never fall for something like this, nor did the victims family. Please speak to your nearest and dearest about this and any other scams/frauds. Lots of information available at https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/advice/fraud-and-financial-crime/fraud-and-financial-crime . Banks will NEVER ask you to withdraw money so Take Five mins and ask someone.

Bus Reform consultation – update and new dates for events

Tue 2023-11-07 11:31 AM

Our Bus Reform consultation is now live until 7 January 2024. All information, including our questionnaire, can be found on our Your Voice engagement platform webpage here: www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/busreform Further details can be found on this flyer.

I am writing to invite you to attend one of two webinars as part of this consultation. At the webinars, you will have the opportunity to ask your own questions in the Q&A function to the project team.

The webinars are scheduled to take place on:

To secure your attendance at one of the webinars, please register using either of the links above.

See below for details of additional consultation events.

If you are unable to access our webinars and would like to chat to a member of the project team, please contact us using the contact information below.

Contact us via:


We are hosting five presentation events where you can learn more about the proposals for Bus Reform, how to have your say, and ask us any questions.

The events will run for 90 minutes and include:

  • Welcome by a local Councillor responsible for transport engagement.
  • Video presentation from the Combined Authority’s Executive Director of Transport – providing an overview of the Bus Reform consultation.
  • Q&As with Combined Authority officers – facilitated by DJS Research

Presentation events dates and times:

Location Date Time Registration Link
Bradford City Hall 23 November 2023 14:00- 15:30 Click Here to Register
Bradford City Hall 23 November 2023 17:30- 19:00 Click Here to Register
Halifax Town Hall 27 November 2023 14:00- 15:30 Click Here to Register
Halifax Town Hall 27 November 2023 17:30- 19:00 Click Here to Register
Leeds Central Library 4 December 2023 14:00- 15:30 Click Here to Register
Leeds Central Library 4 December 2023 17:30- 19:00 Click Here to Register
Huddersfield Hudawi Centre 5 December 2023 14:00- 15:30 Click Here to Register
Huddersfield Hudawi Centre 5 December 2023 17:30- 19:00 Click Here to Register
Wakefield Town Hall 8 December 2023 14:00- 15:30 Click Here to Register
Wakefield Town Hall 8 December 2023 17:30- 19:00 Click Here to Register

Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible. Registration is essential, and spaces are available on a first-come first-served basis.


We will also be hosting some online webinars as part of this consultation. During the webinars you will have the opportunity to hear about the consultation and ask your own questions to the project team.

Webinar dates and times:

  • Wednesday 8 November; 5pm- 6pm; Finished- recording will be uploaded shortly
  • Tuesday 5 December; 5pm- 6pm; Click here to register