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

Fly Tipping

Unfortunately there has been a noticeable increase in instances of fly tipping in Leeds generally, and Bardsey has not been spared this unwelcome, unsightly and potentially hazardous activity. Fly tipping is a criminal offence, and Leeds City Council is taking measures to crack down on perpetrators. You may see new hard-hitting posters in locations where fly tipping is a recognised problem, and you can view an example by clicking on the link below. If caught offenders can expect the full force of the law. Bardsey Parish Council is fully support of this initiative, and encourages any residents who may have information to come forward, and to help stamp out this anti-social behaviour.

LCC Fly Tipping A4 Poster

Cinema Night – 7:00pm for 7:30pm, Friday 17th January at Bardsey Village Hall

A call to all you film buffs! On Friday 17th January there will be a showing of ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ (rated 12A) at Bardsey Village Hall, with supper included. At only £8 per ticket for adults and £4 for kids it just has to be the best cinematic value of the new decade, so don’t miss out! Please book early to avoid disappointment – we must know numbers in advance for catering purposes. Just click on the link below for details and give us a call.

Cinema Night – Monday 27th January

Yorkshire Dales and Rivers Trust Presentation and Drop In, Monday 27th January 2020 at 6:30pm

The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust are giving a talk on flood flow pathways, Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) & Natural Flood Management (NFM), as part of the ongoing Wharfedale Connecting Communities Project. They are looking to draw upon the knowledge of residents of Scarcroft, Collingham, Bardsey, East Keswick and Thorner on local flow pathways.

The event will take place from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Monday 27th January at The Milk Churn, Scarcroft, LS14 3HQ

To view YDRT’s flyer please click on the link below. For further information about the event please email Conor Scholey, Assistant Project Officer:

YDRT Presentation and Drop-in Event 27th Jan 2020

Urgent! Road Closure and Works – Wike Lane

Please take note that Leeds City Council have just advised the closure of Wike Lane tomorrow, Sunday 8th December 2019, between 08:30 and 17:00, to allow Northern Powergrid to establish a new connection to the electricity grid. The closure will be between the junction with Woodacre Lane and the Wellington public house. Eastbound traffic is advised to route via Woodacre Lane and Church Lane to the A58. Westbound traffic will need to take Keswick Lane onto the A58, and route via Church Lane and Woodacre Lane to rejoin Wike Lane to the west of the closure.

Road works and traffic control will continue on Wike Lane folllowing the closure, and further delays may be expected until Friday 13th December.

For further information please copy the following link into the search box in your browser:

Urgent Call for Volunteer Hedge Planters – Saturday 30th November 2019!

As part of the Collingham Beck Natural Flood Management Scheme, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust is to hold a hedge planting session in Hetchell Wood on Saturday 30th November, and they need your help! If you can spare some time to assist in the planting, which is designed to provide natural control of the flow of water in the catchment area and reduce flood risk, please click on the link below for full details and instructions as to how to join the team.

Collingham Beck NFM hedge planting day

Illegal fly-tipping in Willan’s Wood

It has been brought to the attention of the Parish Council that fly-tipping of garden waste has been occurring in Willan’s Wood. The area concerned is just over the wooden fence, on the Wood Lane side, just downhill from Spring Garth

It is probable that this anti-social behaviour is being carried out by a resident living nearby. Please note that brown bins are readily available from the Refuse Waste Management Service of Leeds City Council by calling 0113 2224406.

For the benefit of the whole community would those responsible for this anti-social behaviour please desist from tipping their garden waste into what is an environmental asset owned by the Parish Council on behalf of the Village?

Bardsey Parish Council.