Boston Spa Parish Council Newsletter
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Boston Spa Parish Council Newsletter

February 2016

Stables lane Improvement Project Update

Work continues on the future of Stables Lane, on how to improve this important area as a community resource.  The project team have agreed the following vision statement to help guide their work

Stables Lane Vision
'To create a community recreational space that supports and promotes health, wellbeing and social interaction'.

The project team recognises that any future 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
We remain very interested in gathering new ideas and any general comments that people may have about this opportunity to improve the Stables Lane green space.

Why not email our clerk, Val Hunter or use the Message Board on the PC website and let us know what you think?

Car Parking in Our Village

Some people think we have too few car parking spaces in in our village others are not sure where they can park and for how long, so we hope you find the following information useful.

Stables Lane car park has 53 spaces available with no time restriction. This area will soon benefit from increased lighting during darkness hours. Since Kier moved out many spaces here have been freed up during the day.

Millennium Gardens car park (centre of the village) this has 44 spaces and is restricted to a maximum stay of 2 hour’s. So is ideal for a quick pop to the shops or even time for a coffee and catch up with friends in any of our delightful cafes or bars on the High Street.

Church Fields car park (next to St Mary’s Church) has 44 spaces again with all day parking available, in addition it has 22 overflow spaces, the barrier for this is controlled by St Mary’s Church and is used primarily when they have a large event on at the church.

Village Hall This car park is reserved for visitors using the Village Hall only and as such it is not a public car park.

Between the junctions of Clifford Road and Westwood Way on our High Street there is road side parking for 94 cars. This gives us a grand total of 257 spaces available.


Boston Spa Tennis Club

The tennis club is on Stables Lane playing fields. It has 4 excellent all weather courts including three with floodlights plus a clubhouse and onsite parking.  New players of any standard are very welcome to come along and join us, whether for social games, team matches or coaching led by Angela Crossley – LTA Club Coach of the Year 2014.  

With over 200 members we are a wonderful venue for tennis.  Annual membership for adults is £93, juniors £33 and under 8’s only £16.  Great value when you can play all the year round.  You could also try our Great British Tennis Weekend event on Sat 19th March 10am until 12 noon when our coaches will be on hand to give you a free go – open to all.
Have a look at our website or email for more details.

Trees outside Costcutter

The trees have now been planted in front of Costcutter, further work is planned to remove the concrete bollards and to add a bench.


Date for your diary

Advance notification of the Parish Annual Parish Meeting (not to be confused with the Annual Parish Council Meeting) This will take place on May 11th in the Jubilee Room at the Village Hall 7.30pm. This is a meeting open to all residents of Boston Spa and an opportunity to raise any issue or item with the Parish Council. In attendance will be members of West Yorkshire Police, Local Ward Councillors as well as Parish Councillors. 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.    

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.
See below dates for the Wise Owl Cafe Contact point at Boston Spa Village Hall. The session runs from 1 – 2pm on......
Tuesday 1st March

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

Boston Spa Weekend Festival

Plans are well under way for a three day Summer festival 15th, 16th & 17th July plans include a display of scarecrows the length of the High Street. Open Gardens with tea and cakes plus plant stalls. At The Methodist Church a Flower Festival, music and refreshments all weekend. At St Mary's Church a concert from Spirit of Harmony. At the Village Hall live music from The Colour Tones. Jazz in The Spa featuring Hot Fngers with Emily Campbell. Vintage car rally and a Sunday drive into the countryside. Guided historic walks round the Village. Open Gardens on the Sunday afternoon.

Open air dining and drinking in the Millennium Gardens and much, much more. Please check the village website for more details.


Follow the Festival on Facebook

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.

Next PC Meetings

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

Monday 21 March
Monday 18 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

Want to find out what's on at the village hall?

Go to the new website at



Annual Newsletter

Our Annual Parish Newsletter will be going to the printers at the end of this month so that it is ready to deliver to every home in Boston Spa in April.

For the first time this year's Annual Newsletter will also be available in digital format, it will be uploaded to the PC website so the information will only be a click away!

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 11th March 9am - 12 noon
Millenium Gardens

Jazz in the Spa  

at the Village Hall

27 Feb 2016
Dave Mott's Jazz Classics
5 Mar 2016
Red Stripe Band £10
12 Mar 2016
Old Fashioned Love Band
19 Mar 2016
Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz
26 Mar 2016
Tame Valley Stompers

Boston Spa Gardening Society

Wednesday February 24th  2016 
'Yorkshire Gardens'  
Steve Fearnley

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

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