Cllr Ryk Downes

Liberal Democrat Councillor working all year round for Otley & Yeadon Learn more

Councillor fighting fit and ready to go

by rykdownes on 27 April, 2016

Councillor Ryk Downes is due to return to full duties at the start of May following his near fatal heart attack at the end of January. After suffering the heart attack near his home in Pool-in-Wharfedale, he underwent a triple heart bypass in February and has now been given a clean bill of health by […]

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Flood Sign – Wharfemeadows Park

by rykdownes on 17 March, 2016

LCC will shortly be installing revised signage at the entrances to the park at Wharfemedows as detailed in the email below.   

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Yeadon High Street’s pothole disgrace

by rykdownes on 17 March, 2016

Yeadon Lib Dem Councillor Sandy Lay has expressed his frustration at the pocked state of Yeadon High Street and called on the council to sort out the damaged road surface. The High Street is a busy road, acting as one of the main routes into Yeadon from the airport, used extensively by buses, cars and […]

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CCTV funded for another year in Otley and Yeadon

by rykdownes on 17 March, 2016

Councillors Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes have funded CCTV in Otley and Yeadon for another year. The 8 cameras cost £18,048 pa and are paid for by the councillors’ community wellbeing money. As this pot saw a reduction in its funding this year, the cameras now take up more than half the money […]

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CCTV funded for another year in Otley and Yeadon

by rykdownes on 10 March, 2016

Councillors Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes have funded CCTV in Otley and Yeadon for another year. The 8 cameras cost £18,048 pa and are paid for by the councillors’ community wellbeing money.  As this pot saw a reduction in its funding this year, the cameras now take up more than half the money […]

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Funding sought for Otley flood alleviation study

by rykdownes on 2 March, 2016

Local Lib Dem councillors Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes have welcomed news that Leeds City Council is seeking funding for flood alleviation research to be carried out in Otley. Since the flooding over Christmas, the councillors have arranged meetings with both the council and Environment Agency in a bid to make Otley as […]

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On Friday 4th March the Leeds City Council branded recycling facilities will be removed from the Sainsbury’s stores in Colton, LS15 and Otley, LS21 as Sainsbury’s have now partnered with Palm Recycling to take over the management of these facilities.    Palm Recycling will manage the new-look, front of store recycling service which comprises standardised […]

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Events at Otley Library this half term

by rykdownes on 9 February, 2016

Chevin Forest Park Cycling Notice

by rykdownes on 9 February, 2016

Local schoolkids decide youth money priorities

by cllrrykdownes on 9 February, 2016

Lib Dem councillor Sandy Lay has thanked Otley and Yeadon schoolchildren who spent the day with councillors last Friday 29th January to tell them what they would like their area youth funding spent on. Pupils from every primary and secondary school across Otley and Yeadon gathered together at Horsforth High School, along with students from […]

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