Cllr Ryk Downes

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

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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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Otley to lose Children’s Newborn Hearing Service?

by rykdownes on 23 October, 2015

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH) is constantly reviewing how it continues to provide the best possible care within the resources available as funding pressures for the NHS continue to rise. LCH is doing what it can to reduce the impact of these efficiencies on front line services, however this will inevitably have an impact […]

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  Yeadon’s Liberal Democrat Councillors Sandy Lay, Ryk Downes and Colin Campbell, and local MP, Greg Mulholland, are celebrating after news was announced that Suffolk Court, a local care home, is to be saved. Greg and the councillors have been fighting to keep the home open for several years, with a partial win in 2013 […]

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It seems that the smell is back, I have to say I did not notice it yesterday when I was passing, but if you do, here is the correspondence I have had from the environmental health officer. I would just like to advise that once again Leeds City Council and the Environment Agency are receiving […]

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Health Profiles 2015

by rykdownes on 6 June, 2015

Public Health England has just published the 2015 Health Profiles for local authorities. These contain a summary of information on the health of the people in the local authority area and some factors that may influence their health. The profiles are available online at www.healthprofiles.info, and you can find the Health Profile for your area […]

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LibDems and the NHS

by rykdownes on 7 April, 2015

There are now 9,500 more doctors and 7,500 more nurses than when Labour left power and the NHS budget has increased by £12.7bn under the Liberal Democrats in Government. The Liberal Democrats are the only party prepared to commit to spending the £8bn extra the NHS says it needs to survive – almost three times […]

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#Otley Memory Lane Cafes saved

by rykdownes on 24 March, 2015

Local Lib Dem councillors, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes, have offered £400 of their MICE moneys so that Otley Action for Older People can fund their Memory Lane Café sessions all the way through ‘til Christmas. The memory lane cafés bring local residents with dementia and memory problems together for support and advice, as well […]

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Leeds Health Profiles.

by rykdownes on 26 February, 2015

Each year Public Health England publishes the Health Profiles for local authorities. These contain a summary of information on the health of the people in your local authority area and some factors that may influence their health. The profiles are available online atwww.healthprofiles.info, and you can find the Health Profile for your area by clicking […]

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Aireborough Festival

by rykdownes on 21 January, 2015

Aireborough Festival will be held from 9th to 21st February primarily at Guiseley Theatre. If it is successful, it is intended to roll it out to Yeadon Town Hall in the upcoming months. The theme is Honouring the Past; Valuing the Present; Imagining the Future.

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