Cllr Ryk Downes

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

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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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Chevin Forest Park Cycling Notice

by rykdownes on 9 February, 2016

Following the Boxing Day floods, Leeds Community Foundation (LCF), a catalyst for positive change, launched the Leeds Flood Relief Appeal in response to the devastation caused across the city. Thanks to the generosity of the public and businesses across the country, the appeal has now raised over £100,000 to support flood victims in Leeds.   The […]

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Weir plans moving forward

by rykdownes on 19 January, 2016

On Friday last week Councillors Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) attended a meeting with developers, planners and the Environment Agency to discuss construction of Garnett Wharfe’s hydro-electric facility and the restoration of the weir following recent floods. The developers built a temporary dam in order to work on the weir […]

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The agenda for Outer North West Community Committee, Monday, 25th January, 2016, 1.30 pm has just been published.You can view this information on the Internet by following the link: Agenda details on public web site The following items are included in the agenda: No. Item 1 APPEALS AGAINST REFUSAL OF INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS 2 EXEMPT […]

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Large turnout for promised flooding meeting

by rykdownes on 13 January, 2016

Otley Lib Dem councillors Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes welcomed large numbers of affected residents to All Saints Parish Church on Tuesday 12th January so that flooding concerns could be raised. The meeting, attended by all three ward members and organised by Cllrs Lay and Campbell, played host to the Environment Agency, Leeds […]

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Forestry work at the Chevin Forest Park.

by rykdownes on 2 November, 2015

The areas shown outlined in red on the attached plan will be thinned ie approx.. 25% of the trees will be removed evenly from across each compartment. This is to promote healthy tree growth and improve light levels within the plantations in order to encourage the development of natural regeneration in the years to come. […]

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Missed bin collections 30/10/15

by rykdownes on 30 October, 2015

Missed bin collections for today 26/10/15

by rykdownes on 26 October, 2015