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 Bramhope Summer Festival commences on Saturday 1st June 2019 with the annual Cabaret Evening. Further details of the Cabaret evening and the other events, including how to obtain tickets, can be found on the Programme of Events.
There is something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming you to the Festival events.
Bramhope Post Office Temporary Closure from 20th May 2019
The Post Office has advised that the Bramhope Post Office, located on Tredgold Avenue, will be temporarily closed from Monday 20th May 2019. Further details can be found on this Link.
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.
Miller Homes Development – Latest Update 28/02/19
The Parish Council have received notification that works on surface drainage for the Miller Homes site is due to commence in April 2019.
The works will consist of laying a surface water outfall sewer to drain the site, the sewer will connect to a watercourse that is down the Sycamores, which runs along the side of the sports pitches.
Millers have agreed the connection with Leeds City Council Flood Risk Management team. The sewer will be laid in the A660, crossing the road at the A660/Kings Road/The Sycamores roundabout before heading down The Sycamores. This is preliminary statutory undertakers work required by the developer and is not works being undertaken by Leeds City Council. However LCC have requested that Millers contact businesses, the sports club and residents before commencing works.
The Parish Council have requested additional information regarding the proposed route of the drainage and will provide an update when further details are received.
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 email@example.com
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.
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
Bramhope Tunnel – Conquering The Ridge
17th April 2019 – 2.45pm to 3.45pm – Abbey House Museum
A talk will be held at the Abbey House Museum on 17th April With Louise Birch (Leeds Libraries)to hear about the building of the Bramhope Tunnel.
The aim, to build a train line connecting Leeds to Thirsk to increase opportunities for trade. The dilemma, how to conquer the insurmountable Airedale and Wharfedale ridge. The solution, a tunnel under the village of Bramhope. Join Louise Birch from the Leeds Central Library Local Studies department as she takes you on the journey of the tunnel creation and tells the stories of the 24 men who died during its construction. For more information including how to obtain tickets please visit the Leeds Inspired website using the following Link.
Bramhope Summer Festival – Cabaret Evening
The Bramhope Summer Festival opens on 1st June with the first event, the annual Cabaret Evening.
Bramhope in Bloom – Litter Pick – 6th July 2019
Bramhope in Bloom will be holding a litter pick on 6th July. Meeting at 1pm at The Parade, Breary Lane. Litter pickers and high viz vests will be provided. Adults and children are welcome to come along and help.
Puritan Chapel Summer Opening 2019
The Puritan Chapel (Located next to the Britannia Hotel, A660 Leeds Road, Bramhope, will be open to the general public on 4 Sundays during the Summer months between 2pm and 4pm. A Parish Councillor will be on site to share information about the Chapel.
Sunday 7th July
Sunday 4th August
Sunday 15th September
Sunday 22nd September
Time to Shine is a programme, led by older people, that aims to reduce loneliness and social isolation in people over the age of 50. These are major issues, not fully understood, and our job is to learn what makes a difference. Time to Shine works in partnership to deliver activities, training and campaigns across Leeds that celebrate and promote positive ageing. What we learn will help older people live fulfilling lives now and in the future. For more information please visit: timetoshineleeds.org