Boston Spa Parish Council Newsletter
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Boston Spa Parish Council Newsletter

March 2016


Many residents and visitors have commented on the state of some of our roads in Boston Spa following the heavy rain we have encountered over the last few weeks. We are in the process of passing this information on to LCC highways department. If you are aware of any road surface which is in need of repair please do get in touch with us, send emails to

Thorp Arch Bridge

Thorp Arch Bridge will be closed from 10pm to 4am Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd March for essential maintenance works.
The works are essential to address damage to the piers during periods of heavy rainfall and flooding.

Large sacks of rock armour will be lowered down and placed on the bed of the river at various locations around the masonry piers, providing protection from fast flowing water. 

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times across the bridge. 

Boston Spa Beer Festival

Yet another fantastic event this year more beers available than ever. BBC weatherman and North Leeds Dad, Paul Hudson, brought a warm front to the bar with his festival ale; Hudson’s Heatwave. It had a golden taste of summer, he reported and went down very well with the locals. The organising committee would like to thank all sponsors and visitors and look forward to welcoming you back in 2017.  


Stables lane Development Plan

If you are one of these Key stakeholders:-
•    Local residents
•    Wider community member
•    Stables Lane Allotment holders
•    Bowling Club member
•    Tennis Club member

PLEASE give us your thoughts and ideas about what best to do with the Stables Lane area

It is important to note that anything that we agree to do with Stables Lane  recognises that plans must be:

•    aligned with the Neighbourhood Plan
•    offering something for all age groups and abilities
•    part of the community and people friendly village
•    more accessible by improving cycle and pedestrian access
•    providing a range of equipment and facilities to encourage health, wellbeing and social interaction
•    an evolving development open to continued long term improvement
•    in line with Leeds CC and national planning policies

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 Jackson 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.
Here are the dates for the Wise Owl Cafe Contact point, sessions run from 1 – 2pm 
Tuesday 29th March
Tuesday 19th April

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

Boston Spa Weekend Festival

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, including:
  • Flower Festival at the Methodist Church, with music and refreshments all weekend;
  • Spirit of Harmony in concert at St Mary’s Church
  • The Colour Tones – live music at the Village Hall;
  • Jazz in The Spa featuring Hot Fingers with Emily Campbell;
  • Classic car display and a drive into the countryside;
  • Scout skills challenge;
  • Musical afternoon;
  • St Mary’s Church of England Choir;
  • Collingham Brass Band;
  • Guided historic walks round the Village;
  • Street food by various restaurants in the Millennium Gardens;
  • Open gardens & refreshments;
  • Plant stall;

And much, much more. 
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

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

Keep Boston Spa Tidy

Dog fouling is one of the most common issues residents raise with the Parish Council.

Leeds City Council (LCC) has told us that people who fail to pick up after their dog has fouled are committing a criminal offence. If the owner can be identified LCC can issue a fixed penalty notice which is a fine of £75 or they can prosecute through the magistrates courts where the maximum fine upon conviction is £1,000.
Can you answer any of the following questions which will enable LCC to take action and/or patrol the area and issue a fixed penalty notice on the spot?
·        Do you see the same person walking their dog, at around the same time each day and failing to pick up?
·        Do you know where they live? Can you describe them and/or their dog?
·        If the dog owner was using a car, did you note the registration number?
·        Is the same dog roaming unattended each day and fouling whilst out alone?  Do you know where it lives?
If you have any information as to who is committing these offences please contact LCC on 0113 2224406.  You can also e-mail any information to   Any information given will be treated and dealt with in the strictest confidence

Next PC Meetings

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

Monday 21 March
Monday 18th April
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

Boston Spa Gardening Society

Wednesday  March 30th 2016  

Lavender and Pinks by Gill Tomkinson

You don't have to have green fingers just an interest in learning something about gardening, meetings are friendly and informal there is something for everyone from the novice to the expert gardener.

Meeting are held at Deepdale, doors open 7pm

Membership costs £10 for the full year August to June, £7 for February to June or just £3 per visit

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?

Up coming events......

Next Farmers Market
Friday 8th April 9am - 12 noon
Millenium Gardens

Jazz in the Spa  at the Village Hall

26 Mar 2016
Easter Holiday Eggstravaganza with the Tame Valley Stompers!
2 Apr 2016
Carl Sinclair Boogie Band + John Hallam £10
9 Apr 2016
Maine Street Jazzmen
16 Apr 2016
Dave Donohoe Jazz Band
23 Apr 2016
Savannah Jazz Band
30 Apr 2016
The Busquitos - from the Netherlands £10

Dates for your diary

Tour de Yorkshire comes through Boston Spa en route from Tadcaster to Wetherby on Friday 29th April see the route here

Annual Parish Meeting May 11th Jubilee Room at the Village Hall 7.30pm. This is a meeting open to all residents of Boston Spa and is an opportunity to raise any issues. Members of West Yorkshire Police, Local Ward Councillors as well as Parish Councillors will be present.

Items that will be covered by the agenda will include progress on the plans for Stables Lane, an update on the Neighbourhood Plan and plans for the Boston Spa Hydro Scheme. 

Boston Spa Village Gala Saturday 11th June Stables Lane starts 12.45pm with a song and dance procession from St Mary's Church.

The theme for the fancy dress is Rio / carnival to celebrate this years olympic games and a £50 prize for the winning costume will be presented by Olaf from frozen.

There will be a tug of war competition, a climbing wall, a magician and much more.



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