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.

Latest News

For further details please visit the Latest News page.

Vacancy for a Councillor – Closing date for applications is 12 noon on 25th October 2017

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish Council of Bramhope & Carlton (Bramhope Ward)

Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing or by email. The applicant’s name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should, during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date, have resided in or within 3 miles of the parish or had their only place of work within the parish.

The Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 22nd November 2017

If you require any further information please contact the Clerk, (bramhopecarlton@hotmail.com)

Repair of Water Main – Weetwood Lane Road Closure for 5 weeks from 22nd November

In order to facilitate a repair to the water main Weetwood Lane will need to be closed from the entrance to Oxley Hall student flats to the entrance to The Hollies park. 
Access will be maintained for residents but there will be no through route to the Ring Road from A660 Otley Road and vice versa.
Traffic will be diverted via  Ring Road Weetwood – Lawnswood Roundabout  – Otley Road and vice versa 
The closure will come into effect at 10am on the 22nd November and will remain in place for 5 weeks

West Yorkshire Neighbourhood Police Team Newsletter – October 2017

Read the latest newsletter from the WY NPT and information on how to stay safe on the dark nights in the SAFER Newsletter October 2017.

West Leeds Newsletter – October 2017

SAFER Newsletter October 2017

Christmas Lights Switch On -25th November 2017

The Christmas lights will be switched on at 25th November at 5.30pm. There will be an Indoor Market held in the Village Hall from 4.00pm with singing by children from the village from 4.30pm prior to the switch on at The Cross at 5.30pm. Further details are available on this link

Marie Curie Bloomin’ Great Birthday Party – 4th November

Marie Curie are holding a party to celebrate its 150th Anniversary on Saturday 4th November from 11am to 3pm at The Grove Methodist Church, Town Street, Horsforth. All welcome. Further details can be found on the attached poster.

West Yorkshire Neighbourhood Police Team Newsletter October 2017

The latest newsletter can be accessed via this link. The newsletter also contains details of funding that is now available for replacement locks.


On the 3rd October a resident attended at Bramhope Medical Centre in their vehicle. Before they got out of the car they were approached by a male who distracted them with a large paper map and spoke with broken English, asking for directions. Whilst the resident was distracted by this male her handbag was taken from the vehicle.
This distraction was used before in our area in Cookridge, residents were followed home from supermarkets after being watched using their chip and pin cards. Handbags were then stolen and the bank cards were used by the suspects who had seen the pin numbers whilst in the shop.
Please be vigilant and if approached do not speak to the person and lock your car door and protect your possessions.
Please report any incident to the Police on 101 or if an ongoing crime via 999.

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

Sale of Parish Council Land (8th August 2017)

The Parish Council is proposing to sell agricultural land, in its ownership comprising of land fronting the A658 Harrogate Road (1.28 acres) shown on the plan below as area 3 and Gurnal Flats, Occupation Lane (1.30 acres) shown on the plan below as area 1.

The land is in the Green Belt and does not appear on the proposed Site Allocations Plan. Nevertheless, a claw back clause would form part of any contract of sale to ensure the village benefitted from any development in the next 20 years.

If you have questions or views on the matter, please contact the Parish Clerk.


What’s On?

Christmas Lights Switch On -25th November 2017

The Christmas lights will be switched on at 25th November at 5.30pm. There will be an Indoor Market held in the Village Hall from 4.00pm with singing by children from the village from 4.30pm prior to the switch on at The Cross at 5.30pm. Further details are available on this link

Annual Puritan Chapel Carol Service

This years service will be held on Wednesday 13th December at 8.00pm followed by mince pies and mulled wine at St Giles Church Hall. The Parish Councillors look forward to welcoming you.