Welcome

Welcome to the website for the villages of Bramhope and its neighbour Carlton.

Our intention is to provide local residents with a useful source of information about our villages together with local history and details of existing groups and organisations.  In addition, by providing this information we hope others may  be tempted to visit us here in Yorkshire.

Thank you for visiting the site – we hope to see you around the village soon.
For further details please visit the Latest News page.

The Poplars – Road Closure – Monday 10th to Friday 14th February

The Parish Council have received notification that essential drainage works on the junction of The Poplars with the A660 will take place from Monday 10th to Friday 14th February 2020. To complete these works the junction will be closed each day during the hours of 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Access/egress will be available outside the working hours and a diversion route will be signposted while works are being completed.

Shed Security Information

Following a recent increase in the number of thefts from sheds and garages in the Leeds area over the past few months WY Police have forwarded some security information for householders to help prevent theft of their property. See attached two documents for further information
2020 Shed Security page 1
2020 Shed Security page 2

THE NAVVIES WHO BUILT THE BRAMHOPE TUNNEL – Film Event

The story of how it was built (1845-49) and the many lives that were lost
Films by Mark Currie, a talk by Angela Leathley (author of What Lies Beneath) and song by Serious Sam Barrett
31st January 2020
Bramhope Methodist Church Hall
7.30 pm
Doors open at 7
Tickets £4 Adults and £3 Concessions
Book by email bramhopetunnelevent@gmail.com or text 0770 203 3653 with your name and contact details
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED BUT WE ARE KEEPING A WAIT LIST IN CASE OF RETURNS.
WE ARE ALSO DISCUSSING A REPEAT OF THE EVENT AT A LATER DATE. SO PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED
If you have reserved seats, you will shortly be contacted about payment and delivery of the tickets. Because of demand, all tickets must be paid for in advance.

Latest News

Home Security Advice Booklet – December 2019

There has been a slight increase in residential burglaries across Leeds North West. Therefore, WY Police have sent a home security booklet which provides some very useful advice on how to increase your home security.

A criminal is simply looking for the opportunity to commit crime, or is suddenly hit by a tempting situation. If we remove that opportunity/temptation and make it difficult for someone, then it is estimated that 90% of crime could be prevented.

The best way to conduct a review of your own home security is to approach with the mindset of a potential burglar. This is referred to as the “onion peeling principle” and can be approached by starting with the boundaries and working inwards towards the centre.

There are 3 key area where you can be most effective in reducing the likelihood of your home being burgled.

1- To Deter: measures you can use to make it harder for a criminal to identify your home as an easy target.
2- To Delay: measures you can use to make it more difficult for a criminal to physically break into your home and take away your property.
3- To Detect: measures that you can use to help detect if a criminal tries to break into your home or attempts to steal your property.

Remember most criminals will not target your home if the risk to them of being seen, noticed and getting caught is too great.

Please refer to the attached Home Security Booklet to improve your home security.

Annual Civic Carol Service – 18th December 2019

The Bramhope & Carlton Parish Council’s Annual Civic Carol Service will be held on 18th December at 8.00pm (doors open from 7.30pm) at the Puritan Chapel, adjacent to the Britannia Hotel, Leeds Road. The service will be led by Reverend Tom Lusty (St Giles Church) and Reverend Roger Smith (Bramhope Methodist Church). Refreshments will be served at St Giles Church Hall after the service. There is limited seating in the chapel so seats are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Parcel Deliver Scam – Info from WY Neighbourhood Police Team

Just a reminder that especially at this time of year there are a number of scams relating to parcel deliveries. Over the last few years we have had report of slips being put through doors which resemble Parcel Force, they request you ring a number to arrange further delivery. This is a premium rate number.
There is currently a scam call purporting to be from Sky, The caller asks the customer to log on to their Sky account and go through some checks. They then ask you to log into your bank account. Do not do this under any circumstances.
Please don’t be tempted to keep Christmas gifts out of the way in the boot of the car. One inside the vehicle easy access can be gained in most vehicles by just pulling forward the rear seats.

Leeds City Council – Climate Conversation

Following Leeds City Council formal declaration regarding the Climate Emergency, it is working in partnership with the independent Leeds Climate Commission and is part of the council’s response to the climate emergency. Residents of Leeds are encouraged to engage with the Big Leeds Climate Conversation. More information and details of a survey for residents to undertake as part of the consultation can be found on the link below.
https://surveys.leeds.gov.uk/s/climateconversation

Changes to X84 & X85 timetable from 8th December

X84 X85 Leeds • Otley • Ilkley • Skipton
Change to the timetable from Sunday 8 Dec 2019
Operated by First. A revised timetable will be introduced, with some journeys altered by around 5-10 minutes.

Brown Bin Collections – last collection for 2019 is in November

Brown bin collections finish for winter in November and start again in March 2020.
Check your final collection dates at www.leeds.gov.uk/mybinday

In the meantime you can drop off garden waste for free at your local household waste recycling centre www.leeds.gov.uk/recycling

You could even try composting garden waste at home! Deals on compost bins available at http://www.leeds.gov.uk/compost www.leeds.gov.uk/compost

BUS STOP CLOSURE FROM 28th OCTOBER FOR 4 MONTHS

The bus stop (Bus Stop, ID no. 45014866) opposite The Poplars – Leeds bound – will be closed from Monday 28th October for approximately 4 months.

This is due to works on the footway in relation to the new roundabout on the A660. The footway will also be closed to pedestrians.

Alternative bus stops at Creskeld Lane and Kings Road will remain open.

A660 Leeds Road – Roundabout Works – Letter to residents

Please find the latest information for residents from Leeds City Council, regarding the works on the A660 Leeds Road to create a new roundabout, on the following Link.

Bus timetable amendments – 940 Holt Park • Otley Circular

Mon 28 October 2019
Operated by Keighley Bus Company/Connexions Buses
A revised timetable will be introduced. Keighley Bus Company will no longer operate journeys on this service. The 1505 (Mon-Fri) journey from Otley will now operate via Garnett Wharfe.

Miller Homes Update – 1st October 2019
A660 Leeds Road, Bramhope – Start on Site of Highways works associated with Miller Development

The Parish Council have received notification that Leeds City Council Highways Department are now in a position to start the highway works associated with the Miller Homes residential development in Bramhope.

The start date is 21/10/2019. LCC will initially be setting up offices on site in the first weeks before the highway works can actually begin.

LCC are currently preparing ‘construction start’ letters to residents which will delivered by Tuesday 8th October. The letter will inform of the start date, contact names and it will also have details of an evening meeting for residents where stakeholders will be available to answer queries related to the highway works.

The evening meeting is being organised at the Village Hall (Robert Craven), Old Lane, Bramhope on Friday 11th October between 5.15pm – 7pm.

<X84/X85 – Bus stop Changes – Leeds City Centre

The bus stop for the x84 and x85 has now reverted back to Woodhouse Lane from Albion Street with effect Saturday 28th September 2019.

Thomas Cook Scam (27/09/19)
We are seeing an increase in calls regarding a scam involving the latest Thomas Cook Collapse.

Scammers are targeting people who were victims of the collapse by ringing up claiming to be from Thomas Cook and trying to arrange a refund for their holiday. The scammer then asks for your long card number and the 3 digit security number from the back.

Please do not disclose any personal information and report anything like this to http://www.actionfraud.police.uk

Message Sent By
(West Yorkshire Police, Crime Management Investigator, Economic Crime Unit)

CONSULTATION ON PROPOSED REFORMS TO PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS TO SUPPORT THE DEPLOYMENT OF 5G AND EXTEND MOBILE COVERAGE

This consultation seeks views on the principle of amending permitted development rights in England to grant planning permission for mobile infrastructure to support deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage, particularly in rural areas, and the circumstances in which it would be appropriate. It covers the following areas:
● Deployment of 5G and extending mobile connectivity;
● Proposed planning reforms to support deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage;
● Code Operators and Permitted Development Rights;
● The Role of Industry;
● Potential changes to the General Permitted Development Order;
● Enabling deployment of radio equipment housing on land without prior approval, excluding sites of special scientific interest, to support 5G deployment;
● Strengthening existing masts to enable sites to be upgraded for 5G and for mast sharing without prior approval;
● Enabling the deployment of building based masts nearer to highways to support deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage;
● Enabling higher masts to deliver better mobile coverage and mast sharing; and
● Public Sector Equality Duty.
To participate in the consultation please click here.

20mph Zone for North Bramhope

Leeds City Council have finalised the map for the 20mph zone for North Bramhope. The scheme will be implemented in the next couple of months. The roads included in the scheme can be seen on the attached map.

Miller Homes Update – 28th June 2019

The Parish Council has received notification this afternoon that work on the Miller Homes site at Breary Lane East is likely to commence week commencing 1st July 2019. The nature of the initial works have not been clarified and the Parish Council have requested further information. As soon as any additional information is received it will be posted on the website and Parish Council Facebook page.

Cold Callers in the Area – 25/06/19

The Parish Council has received notification that there are hawkers in the area again selling household good door to door. In the are polite to residents which can lull the householder into a false sense of security or sympathy. They produce what looks good ID and say they are ex offenders on probation and authorised to house call. Although not aggressive they are persistent and concentrate on the vulnerable. The no-cold caller zones do not always work as they claim to be a charity, Trading Standards say that the law isn’t precise on this. However, residents can point out that they are in a cold caller zone and close the door. If the caller persists or you feel vulnerable please the police.

Better Broadband for Bramhope

Faster Broadband connections are now available to residents on Kings Road, Kings Drive, The Sycamores, The Birches, The Cedars, The Rowans, The Poplars, and the stretch of Leeds Road between The Birches and the Kings Road roundabout. Further information can be found on the attached.

West Yorkshire Police – Spring 2019 Crime Prevention Newsletter

See the attached newsletter for some useful crime prevention information from West Yorkshire Police.

Scam Mail

Royal Mail wish to raise awareness of scam mail in our local community. If you think that you have received scam mail via the post please report it to Royal Mail by:-
1. Writing to Royal Mail at FREEPOST SCAM MAIL, enclosing any items of mail that you suspect are scam mail
2. Calling the Royal Mail Scam Helpline on 0800 0113 466 or
3. Emailing scam.mail@royalmail.com

Fraud Advice

Police in Leeds are urging residents to be wary of cold callers following reports of bogus calls from Department of Work and Pensions.
An elderly female victim, in her 80s, from Leeds, was contacted by someone claiming they were from the DWP stating she owed thousands of pounds.
The caller told her she could pay this off at a reduced rate if she purchases I-Tunes vouchers. The lady bought some vouchers, £500 in total, and they then contacted her by phone and asked her to scratch the panel and give the serial numbers to them.
Enquiries are ongoing in relation to this incident.
Detective Inspector Anne Banks, of Leeds CID, said: “If you receive un-solicited telephone calls from anyone saying they are from a Government agency saying you owe them money which you can pay back by purchasing I-Tunes or other vouchers, please do not buy any – contact the police.
“We ask residents to remain vigilant and not to pass on any personal or bank details to anyone they are not expecting a call from.
“If you are unsure ask for a contact telephone number and for a letter to be sent to you. Never feel under pressure, you are under no obligation to give them personal details over the telephone.
“Make sure you check their identification and if you have any doubts at all about their authenticity ask them to wait while you call the company they claim to work for to verify they are indeed an employee.
“Anyone with any information or concerns is asked to contact the police via 101 or alternatively information can be passed to Action Fraud.”

Internet Scams – HMRC & BT Scam

Please be aware of scams that catch people out especially if they happen to be a customer of the company the criminals are purporting to represent.
An HMRC scam is doing the rounds by both telephone and email messages. HMRC don’t ring or email. All their communication is by letter in respect of any monies owning or refunds.

Below is the most recent BT scam doing the rounds.

New BT Online Notification

Your monthly payment was recently declined. The decline could be due to
insufficient funds, card expired, etc.

Since you haven’t provided us new billing information yet, we thought we’d
remind you to please provide us with updated billing information to avoid any
billing problems with your account.

Review account information.

Thanks for choosing BT.

Graham Sutherland
CEO, Business and Public Sector

Please do not respond to such scams. If you are unsure always ring the company direct on the phone number that you would always use rather than the one supplied in the email.

Crime Prevention Information

Following recent burglaries in Carlton, the Neighbourhood Police Team have sent some useful Crime Prevention information for us to share with residents of Bramhope & Carlton.
Current concerns for the Police are around burglary of dwellings and theft from motor vehicles.  Some crimes are the breaking into properties to steal car keys and then to take the car.  A fact sheet for both of these crimes can be accessed below, additional advice from the Police is as follows:

·         Make sure that any Europrofile locks are to a TS007 3 star standard.  These are snap proof locks, when fitted they should be fitted flush to the handle so that they cant be snapped.
·         Remove all items from display in vehicles – thieves may think you have a sat nav in the glove compartment if you leave the cradle in the window
·         Move all keys out of sight or from kitchen drawers at home
·         Do not leave keys in the backs of doors

Europrofile lock crime prevention information sheet Aug 2017
Theft from Vehicle crime prevention information sheet August 2017

What’s On?

 

Annual Civic Carol Concert – 18th December 2019

The Bramhope & Carlton Parish Council Annual Civic Carol Concert will take place on Wednesday 18th December 2019 in the Puritan Chapel, Leeds Road, Bramhope. Doors open from 7.30pm, service commences at 8.00pm. There is limited seating in the chapel so seats are allocated on a first come first served basis. All are welcome to join us in the St Giles Hall after the service for mulled wine and mince pies.