Boston Spa Parish Council Newsletter
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Boston Spa Parish Council Newsletter

January 2016

Stables Lane 'Green Space' Improvement Plans

Following receipt of insurance money in relation to the unfortunate fire at Stables Lane the Parish Council has started a project to improve Stables Lane as a community facility.  Regular monthly meetings chaired by Councillor Kevin Alderson have commenced. We are extremely interested in gathering everyone’s ideas about how best to make use of this piece of “green space” in the centre of the village. A number of good ideas have already been suggested.

Please let us have your ideas, what would you like to see happening in relation the Stables Lane field? Please watch out for consultation events, get involved in the improvement project.

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

Neighbourhood Plan

The NP is now approaching its final stages.  The steering group will finalise the plan on the 25th January after which it will be sent to Leeds City Council to start the formal consultations with residents of Boston Spa and the various statutory and interested parties across the county. This process takes a total of twelve weeks after which the approved document will be evaluated by an inspector before going to a referendum hopefully in summer. Once passed all these hurdles the Parish Council will hold this as  the statutory plan for our village.

Although this seems a long process the plan will have a life span to 2030 and will affect generations to come.
More information can be found on the NP pages of the PC website

Street Scene

Toilets - At last the dispensers in both the Ladies and Gents toilets are now working effectively now that they are being filled with soap .

Gullies - Many of the Gullies blocked by leaves have now been cleared reducing the risk of flooding . Whilst some on the High Street remain blocked this is due to parked vehicles preventing the tanker getting in.

Litter bins - The two bins at the river bank have lost their lids due to the floods, they will be replaced.

Trees outside Costcutter

All the necessary permits and licences are now in place and work should be commencing Monday 25th January to install the new trees outside Costcutter.


Church Fields

The big grassed bowl at the East end of Church Fields filled with storm water draining from the houses and roads, just after Christmas. The 'bowl' is a 'sustainable urban drainage system' it is designed to hold flood water and to drain within a couple of days.

Taylor Wimpey have also put some stone on the two paths, which had become very muddy. In future years they will have a grass surface. New planting has also been done around the car park.

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......
Wednesday 17th February
Tuesday 1st March

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

Boston Spa Summer 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 Fingers 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. The tallest sunflower competition. Open air dining and drinking in the Millennium Gardens and much, much more. Please check the village website for more details.

A Big Thank you to Kirby Builders Merchants

A Big thank you to Mathew and Jack for leaving their Boxing Day lunch in order to open up Kirby’s Building Yard to help local residents by providing and filling sand bags in order to help them protect their properties against the extreme flood levels.

The help was greatly appreciated and
an amazing show of Boston Spa’s Great Community Spirit.

Next PC Meetings

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

Monday 15th February
Monday 21 March
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


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.

Boston Spa Beer Festival

The beer festival is a joint venture between the Friends of St. Mary’s School and the Village Hall Management Committee with the funds raised used for projects for these two great causes.

Find out more at Boston Spa Beer Festival

This year's festival is on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th February

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.

The photo at the top of this newsletter was taken on Boxing Day looking from Holgate Lane across the meadow towards the bridge.


St Mary's Church

'Glory to God' Music and words from George Frideric Handel's Messiah with The Occasion Choir Copmanthorpe
Organist' Nicholas Page
MusicDirector Yvonne Robert And GuestReader Geoff Druett (TelevisionPresenter)

Tickets f8.50 to include Light refreshments
Available from Parish Office or 01904 701459
Proceeds in aid of Martin House

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 12th February 9am - 12 noon
Millenium Gardens

Jazz in the Spa  at the Village Hall
23 Jan 2016
Washington Whirligig
30 Jan 2016
Frank Brooker's Happy Chappies
6 Feb 2016
Alan Barnes + John Hallam + Tom Kincaid Trio £10
13 Feb 2016
Mysto's Hot Lips from Sweden £10
20 Feb 2016
Boston Spa Real Ale Festival - Ron Burnett's Mardi Gras Quartet - 2.00 - 4.00pm

Boston Spa Gardening Society

Wednesday January 27th 
Maximising Plant Potential
o Julian Davies

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


Items for our 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.

If you have a listing or advert you will have received a reminder from our clerk to check we have all the correct information, if you are not already included there may still be time, contact our clerk Val Hunter
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