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.
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.
Tour de Yorkshire 2019 – Invitation to Local Businesses and Community Organisations to get involved
The Tour de Yorkshire 2019 is coming to Bramhope! For the first time since this Yorkshire wide event began, the village is on the route. This is a great opportunity to showcase Bramhope, as the event is broadcast to 190 counties round the world. It is also a great opportunity for the community to take part in the festivities that traditionally surround this 4 day premier sporting event.
The Parish Council would like to involve every business and every community organisation in making this a memorable occasion. So we invite you to a kick-off meeting to be held on Wednesday 6th February at 7.30 pm at which there will be a briefing on the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 and a discussion as to how the community can make the most of the event. The Britannia Hotel has kindly offered to host the meeting.
More information can be found on the attached letter.
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
Better Broadband for Bramhope – Progress towards faster broadband as at 26 July 2018
The Parish Council recently met with WY Superfast and BT to discuss the latest position with progress towards faster broadband for some areas of the village that are currently not connected. Details of the latest position can be found on the following link.
Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising
Leeds City Council Core Strategy Selective Review, February 2018
Please find attached a briefing document regarding the current consultation that is taking place for the Leeds City Councils Core Stratgey Selective Review. The closing dates for comments is 23rd March 2018 at 5pm.
LCC Core Strategy Selective Review Feb 18
Leeds City Council Site Allocation Plan Revised Submission Draft January 2018
Leeds City Council have published a Site Allocation Plan Revised Submission Draft document, which is currently open for consultation for a period of 6 weeks. The consultation period ends on February 26th at 5.00pm. Please read the attached briefing document if you wish to make a comment to Leeds City Council during the consultation period. LCC’s preference is for comments using an online response at www.leeds.gov.uk/yourcity. However you can email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Leeds SAP Revised Submission Draft Consultation, Policy and Plans Group, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds LS2 8HP
Planning Update – Miller Homes Site
At a meeting held on 9th November 2017 LCC’s South and West Plans Panel agreed to ‘defer and delegate’ Miller Homes application ‘to officers, in consultation with ward members’. This includes decisions on access, highways, the siting, appearance and scale of buildings and the landscaping of the site. Cllr Billy Flynn spoke to the panel on behalf of the parish council.
A further meeting was held on 15th November 2017 with LCC’s planning and highways officers, representatives from Miller Homes, ward councillors and parish councillors. At this meeting significant progress was made including agreement on the following:
• LCC Highways will monitor traffic flows on The Poplars to assess the need for any future traffic management measures.
• subject to confirmation from Metro, bus shelters will be stone with a shingle roof.
• grass verges on the A660 and the site approach road will be planted with daffodils.
• Spring Wood will be extended to the north with no public access into this ancient woodland.
• Parts of the site will be included in a Biodiversity Enhancement and Management Plan and areas such as the duck pond will be left ‘natural in appearance.
• An underground storage tank and ‘balancing pond’ will be required for storm water storage.
• The car park at ‘Bramhope Park’ will contain some disabled parking spaces with parking limited to one hour.
• The Local Equipped Area for Play (LEAP) can be removed should there be problems with anti-social behaviour
• The dry stone walls will be built adjacent to the A660 and along the approach road, with those walls to the north and east of the orchard conserved.
• The ‘green conservation area character’ housing will now be used at all locations around the edges of the development and also for the convenience store.
The parish council would like to see more tree and hedge planting in and around the site, including standard trees and evergreens for immediate impact, and to reflect the rural fringe setting of the development. It has also been agreed that there will be further opportunities for the parish council to comment on the detailed landscape plans.
The parish council are concerned about the lack of affordable housing for the elderly and have asked for some of the dwellings to be allocated to the over 55s. There are also concerns about the effects of the convenience store on the viability of the local shops. However the store is to be built as the planning inspector gave permission with the view that it would make the site more sustainable.
Construction of the access roundabout is not expected to take place before May 2018. This is expected to take around 9 months with the method of construction aiming to keep disruption on the A660 to a minimum. Housing construction will possibly start in early 2019.
As outline planning permission, which cannot be withdrawn, was granted by a planning inspector last year, the Parish Council have been working to achieve the best possible outcome for the residents of Bramhope.
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.
<h1>Dementia Information Roadshow – 1st May 2019 1-4pm</h1>
There will be a Dementia Information Roadshow held at Otley Courthouse on Wednesday 1st May, 1 – 4pm. Learn about dementia, how to seek diagnosis and find support to live with dementia. We’ll be hearing from people with lived experience, health professionals, and services in your local area. Please see the attached <a href=”https://bramhopecarlton.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/dementia-otley-flyer.pdf”>flyer</a> for more information.
Annual Parish Meeting – 15th May 2019
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on 15th May at Bramhope Village Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope. Doors open at 7.00pm for drinks and nibbles and to meet representatives from local organisations. The formal meeting will commence at 7.30pm prompt.
All welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.
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