Boston Spa & the NP
The Boston Spa Neighbourhood Plan Group had a helpful meeting with Leeds CC representatives on 22nd October to discuss the timetable to progress the Plan. The latest draft of the Plan is currently with Leeds for their comments and once the final revisions are completed we will be aiming to move to the next stage of the process – a formal 6 week consultation with residents and businesses early in January 2016. Once that has been completed the final Plan will be submitted to Leeds CC who will then:
· Final check to ensure all the legal requirements have been met
· Publicise the Plan for 6 weeks & invite people to make comments
· Appoint an Independent Examiner to consider whether the proposed Plan meets the Basic Conditions set out by law
· Publicise the Examiners report
· Arrange for the Referendum to take place.
As we move through the process we will be firming up on the timetable, so watch this space!
Recent heavy rain has caused some temporary flooding due to drains being blocked by fallen leaves. It is anticipated that the problems will be alleviated as road sweepers progress through the village.
The lack of soap in the Ladies toilets has been reported to the Parish Council by a resident. Leeds City Council (LCC) have written to us stating that soap should be regularly replenished and therefore should individuals encounter problems they should email Steve Morritt firstname.lastname@example.org stating date and time the toilets were visited and the matter will be taken up with LCC.
The Parish Council has ordered a new bench which will be located outside Costcutters.
The church service will take place this year at St Marys starting at 10am then the congregation will walk to the War Memorial, located next to the Village Hall, where the Act of Remembrance will take place at 10.45.
Please be aware the road outside the Village Hall will be closed for the duration and a diversion will be in place, coffee will be served afterwards in the Village Hall.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Parking at Stables lane Car Park
Following the public consultation the Parish Council has withdrawn its request for LCC to look at the possibility of restricting parking to 4 hours, as the overwhelming majority of comments received were in favour of unrestricted parking.
Message from West Yorkshire Police
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams has taken part in a short crime prevention video (click here to view video) and said:
"Reducing burglary remains a priority and we are committed to bringing offenders to justice. We all have a part to play in reducing these offences and there are simple steps we can all take to deter burglars from our homes, such as locking doors and windows and leaving a light on.
Vehicles can also be vulnerable. Make sure you don't leave valuable items in your car, or the boot, remove change and gadgets, don't just hide them in the glove compartment. Even a coat on the back seat could tempt a passing burglar to target your vehicle. Always check that your vehicle is locked, and if you have a garage use it.
West Yorkshire Police have a website dedicated our area it can be seen here
Meet Our PCSOs
Our local Police Community Support Officers Becky Jackson and Emma Leighton hold regular sessions in 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.
See below dates for the Wise Owl Cafe Contact point at Boston Spa Village Hall. The session runs from 1 – 2pm on......
Tuesday 17th November
Tuesday 8th December
Wednesday 16th December
Boston Spa in Bloom have been busy planting 1000 tete a tete bulbs alongside & in Church Fields so it should look blooming marvellous in the spring!
Boston Spa in Bloom bulb planting
You can find out more about Boston Spa in Bloom on their dedicated page on the Boston Spa Garden Society Website
High Street Christmas Event
Shops and businesses along the High Street will be opening late on Thursday 10th December so you won't have to go far for some Christmas Cheer. Younger residents can take part in a treasure trail along the High Street.
Next PC Meetings
|Parish Council Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday each month so the next dates are...
Monday 16th November
Monday 21 December
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.
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: email@example.com
The Parish Council, Village Hall, 199 High Street, Boston Spa, Wetherby LS23 6AA
Want to find out what's on at the village hall?
Walks around Boston Spa
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 Riverside by following our Blue Plaque Heritage Trail Leaflet, download it here.
Children's Theatre Group - 'Just For Fun'
Local children’s theatre group, Just For Fun’s Christmas production, 'Sparkle and Shine' will take place on Saturday 12 December at the Riley Smith Hall in Tadcaster. This variety show is suitable for the whole family, and stars over 90 local children.
For more information, contact Estelle on 07793557932, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at www.jff-theatregroup.uk.
Bowling Club Games Night
Friday, 27 November 2015
7pm at the Methodist Church
Games include Cards, Ludo, Dominoes, Take Your Pick, Musical Links and a Beetle Drive.
Tickets £5.00 per person includes refreshments contact Phil Harrison on 919029 or Leo Wynzar on 842580.
To find out more about the Bowling Club visit their website
Do you have a favourite photo of the village?
Why not email it to our Clerk and we will add to the gallery pages on the PC website.
Calling All Knitters
December is just around the corner and our High Street will be getting into the Christmas spirit with a treasure trail along the High Street, we are looking for any keen (or not so keen) knitters to get clacking and make some woolly sheep for shop windows along the High Street.
You can download a pattern here, please email us to let us know you are helping so that we know how many sheep we will have...the more the merrier!
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 13th November 9am - 12 noon
Jazz in the Spa at the Village Hall
14 Nov 2015
21 Nov 2015
Merseysippi Jazz Band
28 Nov 2015
Hot Fingers with Emily Campbell
5 Dec 2015
Boston Spa Gardening Society
Wednesday 25th November 2015 7pm at Deepdale
'A Glorious Medley of Plants' by Don Witton
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.
Membership costs £10 for the full year August to June, £7 for February to June or just £3 per visit
King's Church - Youth Cafe
8th & 22nd October
7-9pm at the Village Hall
More information email@example.com
King's Church 25th Anniversary
Sunday, 29 November 2015 11-1pm at Boston Spa Village Hall
Everyone welcome. Free refreshments. For more information contact Jill Thompson on 07780991572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org