Parish Council Proceedings

Bardsey Parish Council would like to assure residents that it continues to function during the present Corona 19 restrictions. Of necessity there have been essential changes to the way in which proceedings are conducted, however, and residents are asked to note:

1) Meetings are being conducted, and decisions taken, using email and video conferencing. If you wish to contact the Council, for example to raise issues that you would normally have done personally in the Residents Forum preceding every meeting, or to report specific issues such as fly tipping, please do so by email to:

2) To provide the opportunity for residents to make representations if desired, agendas will now be posted regularly on the web site in advance of these ‘virtual’ council meetings. The page headed ‘Council Minutes’ is now headed ‘Council Proceedings’, and will carry agendas as well as minutes. The next meeting will take place on 15th April 2020 and the agenda will be posted later today.

3) Government has of necessity relaxed certain of the legal provisions under which town and parish councils operate. These include extensions to the deadlines for publishing accounts and completing audits, because the social distancing restrictions make it impossible to meet the normal dates. The Council will as always adhere to legal requirements, but it is unlikely that financials for the 2019/20 financial year will be published before the Autumn of 2020.

Please watch this web site for further updates.

Covid 19 – Community Support Contacts

As previously reported, co-ordination of voluntary groups and resources offering support to residents during the present period of social distancing is being undertaken by Leeds City Council, and our Harewood Ward Councillors.

Great strides are being made every day to bring this all together. If you are in need of assistance, for example to obtain food because you are self isolating and cannot leave the house, you can now ask for support using the following contact points:

Covid 19 Updates

Please note that the Covid 19 web page (see menu to the left in green) has received multiple updates with latest information today. Visiting this page you can now find:

Update 5 – Links to the recently updated Government information web site.

Update 4 – Essential new contact details for Leeds City Council

Update 3 – Emergency changes to normal services provided by LCC

Update 2 – Links to detail information about claiming benefits during the outbreak, including help for businesses and the self employed.

Update 1 – Volunteering

Covid 19 – NewRules for Staying at Home and Social Distancing

New measures have now been taken by Government to slow the spread of the Covid 19 virus, to protect our vital NHS, and to save lives in the face of the worst global pandemic for 100 years. For details of the new rules please click on this link:

Please note, the importance of observing the new guidelines cannot be exaggerated. To succeed in slowing the spread of the virus we must all play our part. If we do not slow the spread of the virus, our NHS and other services run a high risk of being overwhelmed within very few weeks. We can do it, but only if we all pull together.

Covid 19 – Latest

Our community is facing what may be the most serious crisis since the Second World War. Fortunately in our village it is times like these that bring out the best in us. It has been heartwarming to see the reaction on the part of our residents, and to receive so many offers of help in supporting the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 outbreak. 

A new page has been added to this web site which will carry updated information for local residents as events unfold. For those of you who want to help, it also contains details of how to volunteer, and links to other relevant information. To access this page go to the navigation menu in green at the top left hand corner of your screen, and click on the first item.

Most of all, your Parish Council would urge community spirit and good neighbourliness during these difficult times. Unfortunately popping round to friends and neighbours is not to be encouraged, but imagine the value of a phone call, an internet video call, or a little carefully managed support from a concerned and caring neighbour who wants to make sure everything is OK.

Bardsey Beer Festival Postponed

The organisers of Bardsey Beer Festival are sorry to have to announce the postponement of this event until September 2020, due entirely to the Covid 19 outbreak and recent Government advice. This also applies to the Friday Night is Party Night event in association with Bardsey School. Watch this space for details of the re-organised Beer Festival in due course.

Bardsey Horticultural Society – Cancellation of Coming Events

It is with great regret that due to the latest government advice calling for social distancing to combat the spread of Corona virus, the following events have been cancelled:

1) Final talk of the current season entitled “All I wanted to do is grow plants” by Stella Exley, due to be held at Bardsey Village Hall on Friday 3rd April starting at 7.45pm.

2) The plant sale which was due to be held on Saturday 16th May at Bardsey Village Hall is also cancelled this year.

We hope you will continue to give us your support at future events when things return to normal.

Bardsey Horticultural Society Plant Sale Appeal

We are fast approaching the time of year when thoughts turn to our gardens, and sowing seeds for the new season ahead.

Bardsey Horticultural Society asks all keen gardeners to spare a thought for the BHS local plant sale when browsing the racks of seeds at the local nursery or DIY shop, and to pop a pack in their basket to grow and donate to the Plant Sale. The Plant Sale will be held on 15th May 2020, with all funds raised going towards running the Village Show in September. Vegetable seedlings are particularly needed. Your support will be very much appreciated.

Thank You