Barwick in Elmet and Scholes Parish Council
Representing the Parish of Barwick in Elmet and Scholes, Leeds (West Yorkshire).
Latest News in the Parish.
Brand new website
As you may have noticed, we’re currently in the process of updating the PC website. This new version is the first re-design in several years and will (in time) contain a greater wealth of information for local residents. The site has also been re-designed to be more ‘mobile friendly’ whilst also incorporating the latest social media posts. This project is currently very much a ‘work in progress’ and content will be administered by several volunteers. Suggestions for the new site are very welcome. Please contact us to let us know if there are any areas you would like to see included!
Tour de Yorkshire
Friday 4th May 2018
The Tour de Yorkshire Men’s and Women’s race make a welcome return to Barwick in Elmet and Scholes for Stage 2 on Friday 4th May 2018. The race is taking a different route to the 2016 event… full details and route map can be found on the official website.
Become a Parish Councillor
We currently have one vacancy in the Barwick in Elmet ward. Please contact us if you would like to learn more or think you might be interested in becoming a Parish Councillor. The role of Parish Councillor is explained in the Good Councillors Guide published be the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).
Hall Tower Field
Hall Tower Field is Temporarily closed to the public until the land is transferred to the Parish Council. At present the land is essentially in private ownership of its trustees who could be personally sued if anyone had an accident hence the trustees have had no option but to close the field until the land transferred into the control of the Parish Council. The transfer is been dealt with by our solicitors and as soon as it becomes Parish Council land, it will be open to public again and available to all community groups for any activities or events they may want to hold. This should happen in the next couple of months.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your cooperation.
Next PC Meeting
Mon 9th April 2018
Our next meeting takes place in Barwick in Elmet, Methodist School Room. Local residents can have their say during the open forum (7.00pm)
(click here for agenda)
|Open Forum||7.00 – 7.30pm|
Last Parish Council Meeting
Click on the link below to see the minutes of the last Parish Council meeting – please note that these are draft minutes and subject to formal approval at the next meting.
Next Planning Committee Meeting
Monday 30th April 2018 at 6:30pm in the John Rylie Centre
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.
24th – 26th August 2018
Residents living within the parish can apply for heavily discounted Leeds Festival tickets. Please note that tickets are not administered by the Parish Council. Please see the Barwick & Scholes Community fund website for more information.
Details of the Festival can be found on the Leeds Festival website.
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.