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.

Latest News

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.

Headrow Improvements

From 1st September 2019, bus services and stops in Leeds city centre will change as Connecting Leeds starts major works on The Headrow.
The improvements are set to transform transport in the city centre – making it easier for bus users, pedestrians and cyclists, while continuing to provide access for businesses.
Popular Leeds streets such as the Headrow, Westgate, Vicar Lane between The Headrow and North Street, New Briggate, Infirmary Street, Park Row and Cookridge Street will be transformed. The scheme, undertaken in stages, will be completed by autumn 2020.
The plans aim to improve bus reliability, making bus use and walking a more attractive way to navigate through the city centre whilst substantially enhancing and increasing public space with more planting.
Work has already begun on the removal of the central reservation. Until September 1st, the Headrow will remain open in both directions, apart from some overnight works at junctions.
From 1st September 2019, the eastbound carriageway will close and bus routes will relocate. Temporary bus diversions will be in place, Metro apologise for any inconvenience.
Get up-to-date bus diversion information by visiting wymetro.com/theheadrow.
To find out more about plans for the Headrow, visit bit.ly/theheadrow.

Bus Information Strategy 2019-24 Engagement

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is looking at how to provide information about bus services in a way that best meets people’s requirements. They are asking for public feedback on our proposed Bus Information Strategy 2019-24 until 25 August 2019. Further information is available via www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/bus-information-strategy.

WARNING – ADEL – SEXUAL ASSAULT – INDECENT EXPOSURE

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN THREE RECENT, VERY UNPLEASANT INCIDENTS LOCALLY, ONE INVOLVING SEXUAL ASSAULT AND TWO OF INDECENT EXPOSURE.

A LADY WALKING IN GOLDEN ACRE PARK ON 24 JUNE WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY A MALE AGED ABOUT 40. FORTUNATELY, THE LADY FOUGHT HIM OFF.

I UNDERSTAND THAT TWO OTHER LADIES WERE WALKING SEPARATELY IN ADEL WOODS LAST WEEK WHEN A MALE, DESCRIBED AS A YOUNG MAN, WAS SEEN BEHIND A BUSH. THE FIRST LADY HAD A DOG WITH HER WHICH FRIGHTENED THE MAN AWAY. THE SECOND INCIDENT INVOLVED INDECENT EXPOSURE.

IT IS NOT KNOWN WHETHER THE THREE INCIDENTS ARE CONNECTED. THE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THEM ALL AND HAVE ARRANGED ADDITIONAL PATROLS IN OPEN AREAS.

WHILE THIS KIND OF CRIME IS RARE IN ADEL & WHARFEDALE WARD AND IT IS EXTREMELY UNLIKELY YOU WILL EVER BE INVOLVED IN ONE IT IS SENSIBLE TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS, PARTICULARLY IF YOU ARE INTENDING USE LOCAL PARKS OR WOODED AREAS.

I HAVE DISCUSSED THE MATTER WITH OUR LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING INSPECTOR AND HIS TEAM. THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED AND HAVE PUT TOGETHER A PLAN TO ADDRESS THESE EXTREMELY UNPLEASANT INCIDENTS.

IF YOU SEE ANYTHING REMOTELY SUSPICIOUS, PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO RING THE POLICE. THEY WILL RESPOND IMMEDIATELY.

Billy Flynn
Ward Councillor
Adel & Wharfedale
3 July 2019

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.

Summer Festival

The Bramhope Summer Festival continues on Saturday 27th July with a concert featuring Harrogate Brass Band at West Park Rugby Club starting at 7.30pm. The final Festival event on Tuesday 31st July, is a 6 hour Table Tennis Challenge, played by Cllr Hilary Harris, with all donations going to Martin House Hospice. The challenge will commence at 11.00 and finish at 5.00pm and be held at Bramhope Village Hall. Anyone wishing to be an opponent for Hilary is welcome to turn up at any time to play against her or offer support. We look forward to seeing you there.

Further details of all Summer Festival 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.

REPAIR WORKS IN PARKLANDS & PARKLANDS GATE, BRAMHOPE

LCC will be repairing the road in Parklands & Parklands Gate. The Contractors will be on site for approximately 3 weeks from 15th July and will work between the hours of 8.00am and 3.00pm. To do road repairs the road may need to be closed for some of each working day during the works. Access to your home will be maintained at all times.
During the resurfacing process the top layer will be removed and replaced with the appropriate material. Isolated kerb realignment and footway/verge reinstatement will be undertaken prior to the carriageway resurfacing.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Think Like a Pony Fundraising Fete – Sunday 7th July 1-4pm

This will be a fun-filled summer fete where families can take part in and visit:
• Treasure hunt
• Upcycled furniture
• Craft stall
• Fun competitions
• Pony polaroids
• Cake stall
• Face painting
• Pony tour
• Plant sale
• Book stall
• Plant a tea cup
• Bric-a-brac stall
There will also be opportunities to learn more about the impact of our work and how you can join the fundraising campaign.
Tickets – £2 per person
The event will be in aid of our fundraising campaign which is raising money for a purpose-built, accessible Think Like a Pony Centre. We need this in order to meet the great demand for our services to
empower children with mental health, social
and emotional difficulties.
This centre will also provide a unique child-centric riding school for children from the local community where
relationship and harmony are at the heart of all teaching.
For more information or to purchase
tickets, please contact the Think Like a Pony office at info@thinklikeapony.co.uk or on 07701 290 361
Don’t miss out on a wonderful afternoon for the whole family!
http://www.thinklikeapony.co.uk

Fete Flyer

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

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