Man’s Best Friends?

It seems not all our residents would agree!

The Parish Council is concerned at the number of recent complaints from villagers about dog waste being left on footpaths and adjacent grass verges. In addition, plastic bags containing dog waste are frequently being left hanging on hedges, or on trees, or are being thrown over hedges and fences into fields.

The Parish Council knows that the majority of dog owners are responsible villagers, who care for their canine companions and do their best to respect the environment and the wellbeing of their fellow residents.

The few that would appear less concerned  are reminded to bear in mind that they are spoiling the enjoyment of the footpaths and greenspaces in our village for residents and other dog owners alike.  They are requested to act responsibly, and to collect their dog’s waste and dispose of it in the bins provided, or in their own waste bins.

Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust: Tree Planting Event Sunday 3rd February 2019

The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust (YDRT) is a registered charity that works towards improving river environments and provides opportunities for people to learn and enjoy rivers.

Volunteers have always been an essential component of the Trust, assisting with practical conservation work, monitoring and events. YDHT is reaching out for community volunteers on 3rd February to help plant trees in our locality, to help alleviate local flood risks. By taking part you will not only help local villages, but also have the opportunity to learn much about flood prevention measures and local initiatives.

Interested? Click on the link below for further information and links to YDHT social media pages. Contact Dr Marie J Taylor, Project Officer, by email or phone at the addresses provided

Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust.

Bardsey cum Rigton Parish Council Privacy Notice

Further to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018, the Parish Council has recently published its Privacy Notice on this web site. This may be accessed from the darker green index box on the top left hand side of the home page. Click on ‘About Bardsey cum Rigton’. From the drop down menus select ‘Bardsey Parish Council’, and then ‘Privacy’. This will take you to the Council’s Privacy Statement, from which the full Privacy Notice, including contact details, can be accessed if required.

Fighting Crime – New Outer North East Neighbourhood Watch Association

Some residents are aware that an Outer North East Neighbourhood Watch Association (ONE-NHW) has been set up for Leeds City Council’s Outer North East Policing Area.

The new organisation still needs more local Coordinators and is currently appealing to local residents to put themselves forward to join the register. The attached letter explains in more detail.

If you are motivated to join the fight against crime in Bardsey please click on the link below and get in touch with Maureen Brewer. Public meetings are planned in March and April.

Your village needs you!

Local NHW 2018 December request

Parish Council Meeting January 2019 – Change of Date

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances the Parish Council meeting due to be held on Wednesday 9th January 2018 (as announced in Village News) will now take place on Thursday 10th January instead. The meeting will start at 7:00pm in the Committee Room at the Village Hall.

The Parish Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Police Initiative in Bardsey

Amongst other measures to tackle crime in the area, our local police are working hard to establish a network of volunteer home owners in Bardsey with CCTV on their properties, to help them fight crime in the area. The objective is to help the Police identify perpetrators of crimes committed in the locality, vehicles used, modus opperandi of criminals etc. – a model which has already proved successful in other local communities.

Membership of the scheme will remain anonymous, and members’ identities will be known only to the Police. In the event that a crime is committed, members in the immediate vicinity will be asked by the Police to review their CCTV footage near the time, and share any information it reveals with the Police, in the hope that together with other intelligence it will help solve the crime and bring the criminals to justice.

Residents with cctv willing to join the scheme should contact PCSO Geoffrey Nottingham using email, the email address being  

Remedial Action – Land off Keswick Lane, Bardsey (Planning refusal no. 17/03770 for 5 houses)

Many residents were greatly angered by the unauthorised felling of mature trees on the proposed development site lying between Lindon Close and Keswick Lane. Planning permission for the development was refused by Leeds City Council in January 2018, since when the Parish Council and others have made representations concerning the state of the site and the loss of the trees. For information the Forestry Commission has issued a notice requiring the owner to restock the site with 45 conifer species along the boundary of the site and adjoining the rear of six houses on Keswick Lane and four houses on Bankfield. The restocking must be completed by 30th June 2019.

The Parish Council has written to residents adjoining the site requesting confirmation when the restocking takes place, and will make further representations as necessary. A copy of that letter may be viewed using the following link: Dec 2018 Keswick Lane Site Letter to residents

Bardsey Horticultural Society Talk ‘Flowers and Bees, The Perfect Partnership’ – Friday 2nd November 2018 at 7:45pm, Callister Hall

Bardsey Horticultural Society is continuing it’s fascinating series of autumn and winter talks on Friday 2nd November 2018 at 7.45pm in the Callister Hall, Bardsey.

David Coop will talk on the subject of Flowers and bees, the perfect partnership.

Do come along and find out more about this fascinating and topical subject.

All are welcome.

Bardsey Horticultural Society Talk – “Burnby Gardens, past, present and future”

Bardsey Horticultural Society cordially invites you to its first talk of the new season entitled “Burnby Gardens, Past, Present and Future” on Friday 5th October at 7.45pm in the Callister Hall, Bardsey.

This event kicks off the start of the new season of talks and was previously postponed from last season. It will be given by Rachel Mort, Learning and Participation Officer at Burnby Hall Gardens.

All are welcome