Parish Council Clarification Concerning Leaflet Entitled ‘Save Our Verges’

It has come to the Parish Council’s notice that a single page A5 sized leaflet entitled ‘Save Our Verges’ has been distributed recently in some parts of the Village. The leaflet invites residents with concerns about the use of privately owned land on the Congreves to register their concerns with the Parish Council.

This has led some residents to conclude mistakenly that the publication was issued by the Parish Council, that the Parish Council is itself involved in some form of campaign or survey, and even that public money (the Precept) has been spent for this purpose.

The Parish Council would like to make it quite clear to all residents that it had no part in the origination, production or distribution of this leaflet, is not conducting any kind of survey or campaign concerning verges, and has spent no precept monies to this end.

Use and development of privately owned land is governed by planning regulations administered and enforced by Leeds City Council, occasionally supplemented by legal covenants which, where applicable, are a matter of civil law and are not the prerogative of either the Parish Council or the City Council to enforce.

Bardsey Parish Council – Next Meeting now Wednesday 16th October 2019

Would all residents please note that for administrative reasons the date of the next meeting of the Parish Council has been changed. The meeting will now take place at 7:00pm on Wednesday 16th October 2019, and not on Wednesday 2nd October as planned, and as stated in Village News report.

The venue is unchanged and the Council will as usual meet in the Committee Room at the Village Hall.

Bardsey Horticultural Society Talk Friday 4th October 7.45pm Callister Hall, Bardsey

Firstly, many thanks to everyone who supported the Annual Show on Saturday 7th September, in particular the volunteers who turned out on the day to help with setting up and dismantling, and with the teas. The number of entrants was high, and the quality of the exhibits was as excellent as usual.

The Annual Show kicks off the new season in the society’s calendar, and our program of talks. This starts on Friday 4th October at 7.45pm in Callister Hall, with a talk entitled Scented pelargoniums by John and Gail Summerfield

All are welcome

New 20mph Speed Limits in Bardsey

Leeds City Council has embarked on a programme to introduce 20mph speed limits on most residential streets in the Unitary Authority Area, including those in the villages, by mid 2020. The declared objective is to make residential areas safer, especially for children, and improve amenity to encourage residents to walk or cycle.

Leeds recently published details of the intended new 20mph speed limits in Bardsey. For information these may be accessed using the links below. No start date for the implementation of the new speed limits has yet been set, but the completion date has been given as March 2020 latest.

Proposed 20mph Speed Limits – Bardsey Core

Proposed 20mph Speed Limits – Congreves

Invasive Species Workshop – 24th July 2019

Ever wondered what might be lurking in a watercourse near you? Ever wondered what you might wish wasn’t, if only you knew? Now’s your chance to find out!

Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust, the well known and much respected environmental trust seeking to preserve and improve the rivers and streams of the Yorkshire Dales, is running a workshop on invasive species at Scarcroft Village Hall at 10:00am on Wednesday 24th July 2019, which you are very welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

After the workshop why not take out all your frustrations on the Himalayan Balsam in Bardsey Beck? YDRT have organised a working group to engage this particularly invasive and destructive species in hand to root combat. All are welcome to participate!

For further information click on the link below.

Invasive Species Workshop 24th July 2019

Roll Up, Roll Up, for Bardsey School!

Bardsey and Collingham Schools’ new fund raiser promises to be entertaining for all the family! They have organised a pop up circus no less, which takes place in Collingham on Saturday 13th July. There are still some tickets available for the 1:00pm show, so why not join in all the fun of the circus and go along. To see details and find out where to purchase tickets, just click on the link below.

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July Meeting of Bardsey Parish Council

Please note that the next meeting of Bardsey Parish Council will take place in the Village Hall Committee Room at 7:00pm on Wednesday 3rd July 2019. Please disregard the entry in the July issue of Village News, which contains a misprint and states the correct date, but the wrong day.

Bardsey Parish Walks

These take place once a year in order to explore the boundaries of our Parish and ensure that the footpaths are well used.

The first walk covering the west side of the Village will commence at 2pm on Saturday 22nd June

The Second walk covering the east side will begin at 2pm on Saturday 6th July.

Please meet at the bottom of Mill Lane for both walks which will be led by Councillor Linda Flockton

Do come along and join us and make new friends on a pleasant walk, which should take approximately 2 hours. Boots or strong shoes are recommended. Children and dogs are welcome. However, the walks are not suitable for pushchairs.

Bardsey Horticultural Society

Plant Sale Saturday 18th May

A very big thank you to all who donated plants and/or came along to the plant sale on Saturday 18 May, and made it such a success. Thanks to you all the range and quality of plants for sale was impressive.

Annual Show Saturday 7th September 2019

And now for another important date to enter in your diary: Saturday 7th September 2019.  Yes it’s the Annual Show at Bardsey Village Hall, commencing at 2:00pm. Time to start practicing your Victoria Sponge and bread making skills! A chance to take part in this traditional village event with many categories of fruit, veg, handicrafts and baking to enter. Schedules will be available shortly at local retailers, Setchfield Butchers, Bingley Arms and Collingham Post office, or call 01937 573562. Digital versions will also be available.

Don’t delay – it will be here before we know it!