Resurfacing works for the Fink Hill /Broadway improvement scheme

The resurfacing works for the Fink Hill /Broadway improvement scheme will be taking place over the weekend of 1st & 2nd of July

The works will involve a full closure of the A6120 Broadway (Ring Road) between the A65 Horsforth roundabout to the junction with Parkside

The closure will be put in place from 1900hrs Friday 30th June and will remain in place until 0600hrs Monday 3rd July

There will be signed up diversions, however, this is expected to cause major disruption to the area over the weekend and where ever possible you would be advised to find alternative routes

The location of the works is shown at

Bramhope School Residents Consultation

A Leeds City Council  consultation regarding the proposed School Streets scheme as part of the Bramhope Primary School expansion is now open.

Bramhope Primary School Streets Residents Consultation (


Leeds City Council and Bramhope Primary School are considering the possibility of installing a ‘School Street’ outside Bramhope Primary School initially as a trial of up to 18 months

Leeds City Council would like to know what residents think about this.

‘School Streets’ are where motorised traffic is restricted on specific roads around schools during drop-off and pick-up times.  The aim is to create a more pleasant environment outside school, where walking, cycling and scooting to school feel safer and more enjoyable. They may also help to improve road safety, air quality and reduce congestion.

To establish a School Street for Bramhope Primary School, motorised traffic would be restricted on Breary Rise for short periods of time in the morning (approx. 8:15 am – 9:00 am) and afternoon (2:45 pm – 3:30 pm). Vehicles would not be able to enter Breary Rise from Breary Lane. There would be some exemptions including residents and businesses located within the School Street, Emergency Vehicles, Blue Badge holders and liveried delivery vehicles.

Families who currently drop-off or pick-up and park in this area would instead need to walk, scoot or cycle to school or park somewhere else.

The intention is to launch the scheme in the new school year. However ahead of this, the council will undertake a series of steps to ensure the scheme is supported prior to implementation:

Parent and Guardian Consultation
Residents’ Consultation
Enabling works including Traffic Regulation Orders


It should take you about 5 minutes to answer all the questions. The last day that you can respond is Sunday 25th June

If you need to speak to someone about this survey then please email

You can find out more about School Streets by following this link:


Temporary Road Closure – Old Lane, 19th – 20th July 2023

Notification has been received that there will be a road closure of Old Lane, Bramhope, Leeds in the Adel & Wharfedale Ward, between its junctions with Church Hill and Harrogate Road. Details below.

DIVERSIONARY ROUTE: A diversionary route for vehicles affected by the closure will be available via: Church Hill, A660 Leeds Road, A658 Harrogate Road, Old Lane, 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 Wednesday 19th July 2023 to Thursday 20th July 2023. The closure will be in place between 08:00 and 17:00hrs on each day.

Dyneley Arms Junction – update

Following the information LCC have provided regarding BT working on upcoming Sundays, the below is the current proposed timetable for the Dyneley Arms junction:

  • BT Openreach working provisionally Mon-Fri (12th June to 7th July) during the day on jointing works and cable changeovers, and on 4 Sundays (11th June – 2nd July) to undertake the required outages to switch over cables. Sunday the 9th has also been reserved as a contingency.
  • From Monday 10th July daytime, Colas will start to complete the civils elements that require BT completion first. If BT complete on the 2nd July, these works will be brought forward to the w/c Monday 3rd July.
  • From Monday 10th July nighttime, Colas will start to undertake the surfacing works and lining. This has been programmed for 6 nights (Mon 10th – Fri 14th + Mon 17th July).
  • From Monday 17th July UTC/Telent will be undertaking the loop cutting and commissioning the signals.

The aim is to have the completed junction up and running prior to the closure of Harewood Bridge on 26th July, when the A658 will become part of a diversion route around the closure.

This is all subject to BT completing their works on programme, as we cannot complete our surfacing works without the abandonment and removal of their existing cabinet/chamber in the new uphill left-hand turning approach lane on the A658.

Additional signs have been placed out notifying road users of the Sunday working and the Council will have a site presence on these Sundays in order to oversee the traffic management arrangements.

Signs notifying the overnight surfacing work will also be placed out in advance, and there will be a communications through Connecting Leeds. There will be closures on both arms of the A658 whilst the overnight surfacing is ongoing and diversion routes will be in operation.

My LEEDS Summer Festival on the -15th July

The My Leeds Summer Festival event, which is part of the Leeds 2023 series of events is being held on 15th July 2023 at Ralph Thorseby School. This is a community event being held for Adel & Wharfedale Ward.

There are 500 free tickets available.  Once these have gone entrance is £2 or you can get 4 tickets for £6.  This is so the school can recoup the costs they have incurred and to raise money for the a community initiative.

To book your place go to Event Booking – Ralph Thoresby School

Pool Bank New Road and the A660 Dyneley Arms – BT works – next 4 Sundays

BT will be carrying out works on Pool Bank New Road and the A660 Dyneley Arms junction over the next 4 Sundays to facilitate the diversion of their underground apparatus as part of the junction improvement scheme

11th June

18th June

25th June

2nd July

2 way lights will be in place on Pool Bank New Road between the hours of 09.00 – 17.00 with single lane closures on the A660 approaches to the main Dyneley Arms junctions

Significant disruption should be expected so it is advised that alternative routes are used where possible

Works will continue weekdays between the hours of 09.30 – 15.30

Charity Walk for Peace – Golden Acre Park – 24th June 2023


The “NORTHEAST” Regional Charity Walk for Peace (CWFP), will take place on Saturday 24th June 2023 at 10.30am. The event will be held at Golden Acre Park Leeds, LS16 9JY.  

We are gathering at the Golden Acre Park café . Free parking is available in the car park at Otley Road (A660) LS16 9JY. Once you have parked your car safely, Marshalls with HI-Vis jackets in the car park area will guide you to a nearby meeting point where the walk will officially start.

The schedule for the walk is as follows:

10:30 am          Welcome & Registration

11:00 am         Formal Session

Short addresses by dignitaries

11:45 am         Start of Walk

12:45pm          Medal presentation & rolling Lunch

01:30 pm          Finish & Windup

Plan ahead – Harewood Bridge closure for repair works from Wednesday 26 July to Thursday 24 August 2023

Plan ahead – Harewood Bridge closure for repair works from Wednesday 26 July to Thursday 24 August 2023

From Wednesday 26 July to Thursday 24 August, Harewood Bridge will close for four weeks to traffic in both directions, to allow for waterproofing, resurfacing and foot path repairs to be carried out. The footway across the bridge will remain open. The bridge is a grade II listed structure which carries the Harrogate Road A61 over the River Wharfe.

The advanced notice is being given to help local residents and businesses to allow for any plans to help mitigate the closures.

To minimise disruptions, the road closures and works are planned to coincide with the reduced levels of traffic over the school holidays and a fully signed road diversion plan will be in place.

You may be aware that temporary repairs were made to extend the longevity of the carriageway, however these repairs can no longer continue without fixing the underlying problem.

The replacement waterproofing will lead to benefits such as:

  • an increased reliability of journeys and reduction in congestion caused by unplanned emergency closures for carriageway repairs
  • reduced risk of accidents caused by potholes in carriageway
  • reduced risk of damage to vehicles caused by potholes in carriageway.

We are working with North Yorkshire Council and construction partner Balfour Beatty on traffic management for advanced road warnings ahead of the works. We are hoping to keep the duration of the bridge closure to a minimum and reopen to traffic on 24 August.

Local access will still be maintained for people walking, wheeling, and cycling to use the bridge.

Please find details of the diversion plan attached and available on website. The council will be carrying out further communications to make road users aware of the closures.

If you have any questions regarding the scheme, please email

0113 336 8868


Connecting Leeds

Leeds City Council