Bardsey Horticultural Society Annual Show: Saturday 1st September 2018, 2:00PM

Bardsey Horticultural Society will be holding its Annual Show on Saturday 1st September at Bardsey Village Hall and Callister Hall starting at 2pm.

All are welcome to enter the many classes including fruit, vegetables, flower arranging, preserves, baking, photography, handicrafts and much more. There are two age ranges of children’s classes, including a handwriting competition and a variety of arts and crafts to fill those long summer holiday days beforehand! See the show schedule for details.

There are prizes and trophies to be won, stalls and raffles and a great afternoon out for the whole family. Details of all the classes are listed in the show schedules, with entry forms available during August from local retailers, committee members or by calling 01937 573562 . Entry forms to be returned to a committee member, or at the latest to Bardsey Village Hall on Thursday 31st August between 6pm and 8pm.

So do come along and support this great local village tradition and enjoy a great family day out!

Bid for a new Public Right of Way

In accordance with the wishes of the community, included in the Bardsey Neighbourhood Plan, Bardsey Parish Council is currently working with Leeds City Council towards designating the route of the old railway line between the A58 opposite Church Lane and Thorner Lane in Scarcroft as a new Public Right of Way.

The route has been used by the public for many years, but to establish eligibility LCC needs to accumulate formal evidence to that effect. A minimum number of submissions from individual users is required before the Parish Council’s application can be progressed. Every response counts – a few more are still required before the minimum target is reached, but the more LCC receives the better the chances of success.

Your participation will help secure public access to this route long term, which would be of great benefit to all.

If you have used this route as a footpath, cycleway or on horseback and would like to support this initiative, please click on the link below for a map of the route in question, an official evidence form and notes on completing it. Forms should be completed by individual users, and submitted either in hard copy to the Parish Office at Callister Hall, or as scanned electronic documents (preferably in pdf format) by email to: The Parish Council will submit them to LCC on your behalf, in support of its formal application.

Your contribution would be very much appreciated.

LCC Rights of way evidence form – old railway line.


Bardsey Parish Walks

Parish Walks take place once a year in order to explore the Parish Boundaries and ensure the footpaths are well used.

The first Parish Walk of 2018 will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday 16th June, and is being led by Cllr Linda Flockton. It will take approximately 2 hours. Boots or strong shoes are recommended. Children and dogs are welcome, however the walks are not suitable for pushchairs.

Do come along and join us to meet some of your Parish Councillors and make new friends on a pleasant walk.

Meet at the bottom of Mill Lane at 2pm on Saturday 16th June




Please note that the ginnel which runs from the Bingley Arms to the village pond will be closed shortly for essential maintenance, restoration and improvements. These works will be supervised by Leeds City Council’s Public Rights of Way Department (PROW).

The closure is expected to commence on 10th May 2018 and last for up to three weeks, although the contractors will endeavour to shorten this period if at all possible. This will be dependent on a number of factors, not least weather conditions during the project.

fitNfun! We’re back from Wednesday 18th April 2018 from 7.30pm

Fit and Fun 2018

It’s the return of our FREE community group encouraging locals to join others on a 3km walk or 5km jog through our stunning countryside.
Created FOR local people, run by Hayley Dodsworth and her family, since 2011.

If you want to know more, or are unsure that it’s the group for you, click on the link below or:

check out our website on

email or

call 07981 554853

Fit and Fun 2018

Bardsey Horticultural Society Plant Sale: Saturday 12th May 2018, 10am at Bardsey Village Hall

Spring has sprung, and the Bardsey Horticultural Society annual plant sale returns with it’s amaz-ing selection of quality, locally grown plants and at fantastic prices. Theres a wide variety of vege-table plants, annuals, perennials, shrubs and house plants all well grown and perfect for your plot.

If you are already sowing seeds and potting on or taking cuttings and find you have a few too many for your own use, we would be very grateful for any donations to the plant sale.

Doors open at 10am prompt and the plants sell out quickly so get there early to grab the best bar-gains and avoid disappointment.

Bardsey Horticultural Society AGM and talk: Callister Hall, Bardsey, Friday 23rd March 2018 7.45pm ‘All Things Bees and Gardening’

Due to circumstances beyond our control the AGM planned for February has been re-scheduled for the meeting in March. Please also note the change of venue to Callister Hall. This will be a very short meeting and then we will be having a talk by Julie Sharp and Sue Dixon on ‘All things bees and gardening” to get us ready for the new growing season. This will conclude the talks for the 2017/18 season as our next event will be the plant sale to be held on Saturday 12th May 10am at Bardsey Village Hall.

New members and non members welcome.

Collingham Beck Flood Alleviation Research Project

The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust (YDRT) is a charity organisation that works to protect and enhance the rivers Swale, Ure, Nidd, Wharfe and Ouse and their catchments. In 2017 East Keswick Wildlife Trust, Mott MacDonald and the YDRT worked together to bid for funding for our local area. They were successful, and YDRT was awarded £50,000 to lead on the Collingham Becks project. The funding will enable the local areas surrounding Collingham Beck to be part of a national pilot study, which will develop understanding around the methods and benefits of working with nature to try and reduce the risk of flooding. The project already draws on the support of many groups within the area and it is hoped to attract additional funding and volunteer support to allow even more to be achieved.

Collingham Beck – YDRT Research Project

Church Lane Closure – 12th February 2018 for 7 weeks

Northern Gas Networks are carrying out essential maintenance work on the distribution pipework in Bardsey, especially in the vicinity of Bingley Bank. Residents are advised that Church Lane will be closed from the junction with Bingley Bank up the hill to just before the junction with Tithe Barn Lane for 7 weeks commencing on 12th February 2018. For further information please refer to the attached letter, which was sent to residents in the immediate vicinity of the closure.

30-11-2017 Church Lane Closure