When the September newsletter went to print, it was expected that the fair would be coming to Barwick this month. However, new Covid-19 restrictions have been brought in since then and therefore the information in the newsletter is now out of date – the fair will not be coming this year. We know many people will be disappointed as the fair has come every year since the 1940s and trust that residents of the parish will appreciate the reasons why this decision was taken.
The September edition of the Parish Council newsletter has gone to the printers (21st September). Over the next couple of weeks, a team of volunteers will make sure a printed copy is delivered to your home. However, you don’t need to wait until then, click here for a digital copy.
Do you have any school uniforms which you no longer need? Leeds City Council is encouraging recycling and the setting up of exchange groups. More information can be found on the following links;
Recently, the Parish Council considered whether it was safe to reopen the playground on Jack Heaps field. It was decided not to do so. Click HERE for report detailing the reasons behind this decision.
Scholes Show Cancelled
Sadly, Scholes show has had to be cancelled but the photography competition is still open. Click HERE for details.
Barwick Village Hall Needs Your Help
The committee which runs Barwick in Elmet Village Hall are few in number and need some support. Click HERE if you can spare a little time to help. Thanks.
Newsletter – special issue – second edition
Due restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the latest Parish newsletter is only available digitally. You can see a copy by clicking HERE.
We hope the content provides useful information.
Corona Virus – a communication from Voluntary Action Leeds
Voluntary Action Leeds have sent some useful information relating to the coronavirus. Click HERE for details.
Corona Virus – Helping those who are self-isolating
Click HERE for details of how you can support vulnerable people in the coming weeks.
Next PC Meeting
**All Face to Face Meetings Cancelled Until Further Notice**
Emergency legislation now allows lawful decision to be taken by Parish Councils using remote access. These meetings use computer technology. Residents will be able to observe but won’t be able to speak. The next meeting will be on Monday 2nd November 2020 at 7pm
Last Parish Council Meeting
Click HERE to see agendas and minutes of Parish Council and committee meetings.
Next Planning Committee Meeting
All Planning Committee meetings are now being held using remote access. Please visit the Planning page of our website for details.
Playing Fields Committee meetings
Twice a year, the Parish Council meets with the Sports Clubs in each village to discuss how each is doing. This includes both Bowling Clubs, both Tennis Clubs, both Cricket Clubs and the Football Clubs in each village plus Scholes Scouts, Barwick Village Hall and Barwick Allotment holders representatives.
Standing orders are the rule book for Parish Councils. Like most other parishes, our standing orders are based on the template produced by the National Association of Local Councils.
Click HERE to view our standing orders.
Scholes Lodge Farm
Click on the links below to find out more about this historic land which belongs to the Parish Council.
- Ecological Report 2008
- Wessex Report 2012
- Wessex Report 2012 – Geophysics Walkover
- Archaeological and Ecological reports 2020
Communication with Chartford Homes; Development Belle Vue Road
It has become apparent that there were several organisations and individuals communicating with the developers which was causing confusion. The intention is to have a clear line of communication between residents and Chartford Homes and it was agreed with Chartford Homes that they would communicate with the Parish Council.
Chartford Homes have agreed to send details of the Schedule of works when they have the details available.
To clarify the Parish Council Clerk is the main point of contact, and details will then be passed on to all Councillors.
This does not prevent you writing to them directly if you wish to do so, but it is easier if there is a single point of contact. Moreover, it is helpful if the PC can be kept updated, if you do write can you copy to the PC. This will help monitor any issues as they arise.
Please contact Stella Walsh directly if you wish.