Boston Spa Parish Council Newsletter
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Boston Spa Parish Council Newsletter

May 2016

Annual Parish Meeting May 11th 7.30pm 

All residents of Boston Spa are invited to attend our Annual Parish Meeting, the meeting will be held in the Jubilee Room of the Village Hall and gives you the opportunity to raise any issues.  Members of West Yorkshire Police, Local Ward Councillors as well as Parish Councillors will be present.

On the agenda this year will be the plans for Stables Lane, Councillor Kevin Alderson will give a presentation on the progress so far and invite ideas for the future of Stables Lane.  There will also be a presentation on the Neighbourhood Plan and how you can comment on the plan. You can see Wednesday's agenda here


The Stables Lane Working Group really want to hear from you, what would you like to see at Stables Lane?

Why not join us at the Annual Parish Meeting?

Please let us have your ideas…………….
Letter to: The Parish Council, Village Hall, 199 High Street, Boston Spa, Wetherby LS23 6AA
or Comment through Parish Council website Message Board

Meet Our PCSOs

Our local Police Community Support Officers Becky Carlisle and Emma Leighton hold regular sessions in the WiSE Owl cafe at the Village Hall for residents.  This gives you the opportunity to meet your local PCSO and have an informal chat about any issues or concerns.

At the April Parish Council Meeting Emma asked the Parish Council to remind residents to be extra vigilant in the summer months when open doors and windows lead to an increase in opportunistic burglaries.

Here are the dates for the Wise Owl Cafe Contact point, sessions run from 1 – 2pm 
Tuesday 10th May
Tuesday 17th May

Tuesday 7th June

West Yorkshire Police have a website dedicated to our area it can be seen here

Neighbourhood Plan Update

The Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) has now reached the consultation stage.  Each home in Boston Spa will have received a letter giving information about the pre-submission consultation which runs for 6 weeks finishing on 19th June.

The draft NDP can be seen here hard copies are also available to view in the Village Hall committee Room, at the WiSE cafe, in the library or at the rear of St Mary's Church by the entrance.

Comments on the plan can be made online here or in writing by putting comments in the returns box located just inside the door which leads to the committee room. Alternatively you can send comments via our Clerk Val Hunter whose contact details can be seen here

You can find out more by speaking with members of the NDP Steering Group who will be available in Millennium Gardens on 14th May from 10-12noon

A significant amount of time has been spent on the Pre-Submission Draft Plan and its success depends on the residents reading and commenting on the plan. We hope you will make comments and suggestions to help shape the future of our village.

Boston Spa Weekend Festival

Save the date!

Boston Spa will hold a three-day festival on the weekend of 15 July. Starting with a display of scarecrows the length of the High Street, it will feature a multitude of events.

A big thanks to all the supporters who are giving their time to organise these events.
Please visit the Parish Council website for more info 
Want to get involved?  Please contact David Watts: Tel 01937 845592.


Follow the Festival on Facebook

Boston Spa Farmers Market is moving

The Farmers Market takes place each month on the 2nd Friday 9am-12pm, from May 13th the new venue will be the Village Hall.

There will be more stalls and we won't have to worry about the weather forecast!

Contact Les Brown on 01937 842636 or email

Boston Spa Gardening Society

Saturday May 14thAnnual Plant Sale at Deepdale Community Centre – doors open 10am. Bedding plants, perennials, shrubs, vegetable plants.  Plenty of bargains. Come early to avoid disappointment.
Thursday June 23rd:  Early Evening Visit to Stockbridge Technology College, Cawood.
Behind the scenes look at the latest in horticultural research and plant production.
Sunday July 10th:  Coach trip to Scampston Walled Garden, nr. Malton. 
Day’s outing to one of Yorkshire’s finest gardens including a private tour of the house.
For more information about any of these events or the Gardening Society please contact Hazel Wicks 01937 845954  or Jenny Douglas 01937 541331, or visit our website at

Boston Spa Village Gala 11th June


Street Scene

Councillor Steve Morritt has prepared the following report

Litter bin outside St Marys
The damaged litter bin has now been replaced by the LCC Streetscene team.

Lights in Millennium Gardens
Engineers from LCC have now visited the site and proved the fault to be condensation in the light assemblies causing the electrical supply to trip out.

Next PC Meetings

Parish Council Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday each month so the next dates are...

Monday 16th May
Monday 20th June
7.30pm Village Hall


Members of the Public are always welcome to attend.

Each month's agenda can be seen here in the week prior to the meeting.

Minutes of the meetings can be seen here

Message Board

Have a comment to make?? Want to read what others are saying??

Simply visit the Message Board page on the Parish Council website, here you’ll find all the latest comments and have the opportunity to have your say on what’s going on in and around your village .  

Email for Parish Clerk:

The Parish Council, Village Hall, 199 High Street, Boston Spa, Wetherby LS23 6AA

Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire came through Boston Spa en route from Tadcaster to Wetherby on Friday 29th April and what a welcome we gave them!

See photo above


Garden Party Saturday 2nd July 10-1pm

Coffee, Tea 'n' Cakes at Deepdale Community Centre. Plant Sale, very big Tombola and Raffle in aid of our local Doctors Surgery, Spa Surgery.

If anyone can help with Tombola or Raffle prizes  they would be greatly appreciated please call 849276 

What's On?

Go to the Events page of the Parish Council website to find out

Do you have an event in Boston Spa that you would like us to list?

Why not send us an email?

Walks around Boston Spa

The most popular links clicked on our monthly e-newsletter are the village walks, the Parish Council has developed 6 walking routes around the village ranging from 2 miles to 7  miles, you can download the walks from the PC website here

You can explore the High Street and the Riverside by following our blue plaque trail, you can down load a leaflet here

What's on?.....

Jazz in the Spa  at the Village Hall

21 May 2016
Salute to Satchmo
28 May 2016
Jeff Barnhart's Swing 4 with Anne Barnhart, John Hallam and Graham Smith - £10
4 Jun 2016
Chicago Teddy Bears' Society Jazz Band

11 Jun 2016
Spirit of New Orleans
18 Jun 2016
Big Easy Swing Band


St John's School for the Deaf

Annual Garden Fete will be on Saturday 21st May 2016 from 1-4pm.  The event is open to everyone and admission is free.  

Historically this has been on the last Saturday of June, however last year it was moved to May to avoid clashes with other local events.

St John's School looks forward to welcoming the residents of Boston Spa and Clifford on the 21st.



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