Connectivity Infrastructure Plan

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has set out a CLEAR vision for the future of transport and how we want to get there. We want to hear your thoughts on this vision, in our Connectivity Infrastructure Plan public engagement.  

 This is about more than getting people from A to B. It’s about getting all of us?– our people, our communities, our businesses –?to where we want to be as a region and how better transport can help us do that. And it’s about getting there in the best way possible. Whether you travel for work and want to discover brilliant new opportunities, or seek to enjoy more of our beautiful region, or to meet up with loved ones. We want our transport system to bring easy connectivity through an integrated network including walking and cycling, bus, mass transit and rail. 

 We would love to hear your thoughts on our Connectivity Infrastructure Plan via our short survey and map at: www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/connectivity  This engagement is open for feedback until 11th April 2021. 

Please feel free to pass this on to your networks. 

Best wishes, 

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority Consultation & Engagement team 

Leeds City Council – Local Centres Survey

LCC is carrying out a survey to get a view of changes in usage patterns for the City Centre and for local centres, including Bramhope, both now and in future.
The title of the survey is Leeds City and Local Centre Conversation. It can be found at the link below.
https://surveys.leeds.gov.uk/s/CALCCS/
The survey runs until 26 March – the last day for responses.

COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

The NHS has teamed up with Action Fraud and the National Crime Agency in issuing joint advice around the vaccine and that it is only available for free through the NHS. They will NEVER ask for payment.
The warning comes amid a number of reports of criminals attempting, and in some cases succeeding, to steal cash or personal details from people keen to get the vaccine.

In one extreme case, a man in London knocked on the door of a 92-year-old woman and administered her with a fake vaccine before taking a £160 payment which he told her would be reimbursed by the NHS. The City of London Police are currently investigating the incident.

In other cases, people are reporting suspicious text messages with a link to a booking site which mimics an NHS page, but asks for personal details including bank account numbers.

Con artists have also been known to use telephone calls to extract payments or bank details which can then be sold to organised criminal gangs or used to order and pay for goods online.

The NHS will never ask you for any payment details, PIN numbers, they will never arrive unannounced to administer a vaccine and will never ask you to forward any personal documents such as bills, wage slips etc.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk. Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge.

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

2021 Census

The decennial census is almost upon us.

Households across Leeds and its surrounding towns and villages, will soon be asked to take part in the nationwide survey of housing and the population. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

Information from the digital-first census will help decide how services are planned and funded in your local area. This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, housing or new bus routes.

Households will receive a letter with a unique access code in the post, allowing them to complete their questionnaire online. Paper questionnaires will be available on request. Census day is March 21.

For more information, visit census.gov.uk.

Consultation – Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) Parkway Station proposals.

Message from WY Combined Transport Authority

We are writing to make you aware that we will soon be launching a period of public engagement regarding the Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) Parkway Station proposals.

The LBA Parkway is a West Yorkshire Combined Authority led scheme to provide a new rail station on the existing Harrogate Line, between Horsforth Station and the southern end of the Bramhope tunnel. The Parkway Station will help ease current congestion and associated air quality issues by improving access by public transport, by encouraging fewer people to drive to the airport. Another major aim of the Parkway Station is to increase sustainable travel to Leeds and beyond with the provision of the park and ride facilities which encourage transfer to rail and reduce car vehicle kilometres driven. This will again contribute to reducing congestion and associated air quality issues. The station will have the potential to provide walking and cycling routes from the highway network and connect into the existing footpath network to the east for Cookridge. This will give residents in the local area the opportunity to access the station by cycling and walking.

The station will also provide an interchange to serve the proposed employment hub which will further facilitate development, economic growth and regeneration in the area.

Further information on the scheme including details of how residents can get involved in the engagement will be available on our webpage from Monday 18 January until 21 February. Please click here to visit our webpage.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 precautions, we are unable to hold any face-to-face events as part of this engagement. However,any residents would like to talk to a member of the project team about the proposals you can contact us via the methods below.

  • Via email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk
  • Via our Q&A tool: Ask us a question using the tool at the bottom of the webpage
  • Via phone: 0113 245 7676 (MetroLine)
  • Via post: Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)

 

Leeds bin collections update from Leeds City Council

Leeds bin collections update from Leeds City Council

We still have about 110,000 bins across Leeds to collect that were missed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday due to the snow and ice conditions.

Crews will be working an extra day today (Sunday) to do all they can to catch up and empty as many of those 110,000 as possible.

Thank you to Veolia and HW Martin’s for opening their facilities today for us to take the black bin and green bin waste to.

If your street was missed on one of those days, please leave your bin out and we will try our best to get it emptied.

If we don’t manage to get to you today we will keep trying until Wednesday. But if your bin hasn’t been emptied by then, please take it back in until your next scheduled collection day for that colour bin.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support for the crews in these difficult times ?????

?? Please note that all 8 Household Waste and Recycling Centres are open and available to take your excess household waste to for free. You must book a Covid safe visit through:

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/bins-and-recycling/recycling-sites

Roadworks – A660 Lawnswood Roundabout and Clayton Wood Industrial Estate

Road works will be taking place on the Ring Road between A660 Lawnswood Roundabout and the Clayton Wood Industrial Estate

For this to be carried out safely ,  evening  closures with be in place from Lawnswood Roundabout to the Low Lane/Woodside Roundabout

The works will begin on Monday the 18th Jan until 13th Feb 19.00 -01.00 weeknights only

The primary signed diversion for all vehicles will be

Otley Road, Otley Old Road, Tinshill Lane, Tinshill Road, Station Road, Troy Road, Low Lane, A6120 and vice versa.

Works will be carried out in separate Eastbound and Westbound phases/closures with only one phase carried out at a time

** i.e. when the westbound lanes are closed , the eastbound will remain open and vice versa

Advanced warning signs are already on site

Laptops, tablets and ipads wanted – update and thanks.

IT Equipment Donations – Parklands Primary School. (update on behalf of the Bramhope Village Volunteer Group)
The head teacher at Parklands Primary School, was delighted with the second donation of IT equipment. He is overwhelmed with the generosity of people in this difficult situation. To put it in perspective, there were 226 children at the school who did not have access to a device. The government supplied just 65 and the school have had donations of a further 65. So there are still almost 100 children without IT access at home. Please check your cupboards for any old laptops or tablets to help them out. And a big thank you to those of you who have already donated.

Bramhope Village Volunteers (BVV) are collecting and delivering laptops, tablets and ipads to Parklands Primary School in Seacroft to help those children currently unable to access remote learning.

If you have an old laptop, tablet or IPad that you no longer need please contact BVV. You are advised to do a factory reset to wipe your data before passing it on. They don’t need any other hardware.
Please get in touch by email bramhopevv@gmail.com or by FB message if you would like to make a donation.

Councillor Vacancy – Carlton Ward.

The vacancy for a Councillor for Carlton Ward is being re-advertised.

The closing date for applications  is Friday 22nd January 2021.

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish Council of Bramhope & Carlton (Carlton 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 22nd January 2021

Dated 8th January 2021

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

Further details can be obtained from the Clerk on 07530 900934 or email at clerk@bramhopecarlton-pc.gov.uk

Pharmacy Delivery Charges & Pharmacy Delivery Scams

Boots and Lloyds have started charging for their delivery service but everyone else has kept it free. Certain patients will be protected from this but that is down to the discretion of each company.
There is also a scam where scammers are contacting patients directly to tell them the government and local pharmacies have now started charging for prescription deliveries and they are taking payments over the phone. Pharmacies will never contact patients in this way so patients should be warned not to give out any payment information if they receive this message.
There is an national volunteers service that patients can call if they have problems collecting prescriptions. This is not available same day but can be useful if a patient is not in too much of a rush. The number for that is 08081963646