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Parish Council News for January

Alison Mackie

To all Bramham residents
Update from the January meeting:

Snow Champions: We have four volunteers but need to double that and have a volunteer Snow Champion to get this scheme off the ground. The team would keep a key to grit bins and co-ordinate snow clearing – it won’t be too onerous - PLEASE VOLUNTEER TO HELP TO KEEP OUR VILLAGE SAFE!

Playing Field: The Parish Council is arranging for a bin that can take dog waste to be put on the playing field. Hazardous waste from the bin that was set on fire has been removed.

Playing Field Lease / Pavilion: We want to clarify the decision to allocate some funds to pay for legal advice concerning leasing the playing field to the BSLA. Whilst there has been no expenditure so far it is likely that we will incur some legal costs in order to resolve some important issues that have come to light with regards to the lease of the playing field. These issues must be resolved and legal advice is essential in order to put a valid legal agreement in place that protects all parties concerned, the parish council, the BSLA and Bramham residents. We want to assure residents that this expenditure will be kept to a minimum. We do recognise and share the frustration regarding the completion of the pavilion and the lack of news on the Option Agreement with Leeds City Council. Please be assured that we are continuing to liaise with the BSLA and Leeds City Council to progress both these matters to a conclusion. Once we have received responses to the legal queries raised we will send a full communication, that will be delivered via a door drop to all residents, and will also be posted on our website.

The Bus Parked on Bowcliffe Road: The police have advised that as the bus parked in the layby opposite the Woodyard is not causing an obstruction or is illegally parked they cannot enforce removal.

Traffic Speed Limits: The Heavy Goods Vehicle industry is lobbying the government to increase the speed limit for HGVs on our roads. Cllr Martin Batt has researched the issue in some depth and will respond to the proposals on behalf of the Parish Council with a strong view that we are against this on the grounds of safety and environmental issues. We also have not given up on the fight to reduce the speed limit by the school and are going to be working with Clifford Parish Council on a joint effort.

Old Peoples Shelter: Some residents amongst those who use the shelter, have told us that they find the name of the shelter a little offensive. The Council agreed they are happy to consider renaming it and will be asking for suggestions via the website, contacting the Clerk, and a suggestions box will be placed in the Village shop.

Potholes, Fly Tipping, Street Lights etc! Whilst the Clerk is happy to report problems to Leeds City Council please remember that you do not have to contact the Clerk with such issues you can report problems directly online at www.leeds.gov.uk. You will receive an acknowledgement for follow up.

Police Commissioner Survey: All residents are invited to take part in a survey regarding police budget and crime plan at www.smart-survey.co.uk/v.asp?i=65098dhdaq

National Grid: National Grid have been working on pylon foundations via Spen Common Lane. When this is complete there will be no further work until April 2013. They have advised that they will make good any damage caused to Spen Common Lane. Please let us know if you are experiencing any problems.

West Yorkshire Metro: WYM are proposing changes that will affect our 770 service! Give your views on their survey at www.wymetro.com/busreview .

Junior Gym Membership: 2 months membership of Junior Bodyline is available for 14 to 18 year olds for just £5.00. Details and direction for applications will be on the Breeze facebook and twitter sites from 1 Feb to 18 Feb.

What’s on in Bramham:

  • 2nd Jan: Parish Council Meeting – Old People Shelter
  • 8th January: Bramham Discoverers 9.15 to 9.50 – Village Hall
  • 16th Jan: YCA – 7.15pm Village Hall
  • 25th Jan: Green Bin Day
  • 26th January: Burns Night Celebration Bramham Village Hall
  • 4th Feb: Monday Club – Village Hall 1.30pm
  • 12th Feb: Community Action Group AGM – Red Lion 7.30pm
  • 29th June: Bramham Gala
  • 6th July: Bramham Gala Gig
  • 13th July: Bramham Ball, Bowcliffe Hall

Next Meeting: The next Council meeting will be on Wednesday 6 February, 7.30 pm.  Old People’s Shelter.. Residents are welcome.

Contact:

Marie Lynch, Council Clerk

Email: clerk@bramhamparishcouncil.org.uk

Address: 1 Fossard Close, Bramham, LS23 6RH