Cllr Ryk Downes

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

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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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Councillors condemn police withdrawal from Otley show

by cllrrykdownes on 29 January, 2016

Councillors Colin Campbell, Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay, (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) have expressed their concern at the decision by West Yorkshire Police to withdraw the traffic control and management duties they traditionally perform at the historic Otley Agricultural Show. The police withdrawal from the show, to be held on Saturday 21st May, is […]

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Repair Works, Moorland Avenue, Yeadon

by rykdownes on 21 January, 2016

Footway Repairs We are going to repair the footways in the above street. The following information will tell you the type of work we will be doing and a brief description of the work involved. As most streets have two footways it is possible that each footway may require different treatments. Therefore if there are […]

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Drainage work to begin on A59 above Kex Gill

by rykdownes on 18 January, 2016

Work to drain water from an area of instability at the top of the slope above Kex Gill on the A59 is expected to begin on Monday, 18 January. The stretch of road, which runs across high ground between Skipton and Harrogate, was closed last week after substantial cracks were detected on the hillside after […]

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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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Queensway speed tables completed

by rykdownes on 13 January, 2016

Lib Dem Yeadon councillors Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay have welcomed news that the proposed closure of Queensway on Sunday 17th January will no longer go ahead thanks to an early finish to the chicane replacement works. The construction, which started at the beginning of December, was due to require closing for two weekends but […]

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Urgent electricity repairs in Otley

by rykdownes on 5 January, 2016

 You may already be aware of the high voltage cable fault on Billams Hill /Farnley Lane over the christmas break   Northern Power Grid were able to temporarily transfer over to a secondary system to avoid any major power outages   Northern Powergrid have advised us that this leaves Otley in a very vulnerable position […]

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High Street Yeadon, Carriageway Works

by rykdownes on 18 December, 2015

    FOOTWAY MAINTENANCE SCHEME – HIGH STREET, YEADON Victoria Avenue to Cemetery Road   As part of our footway maintenance programme we intend to carry out works at the above location.  The works will consist of isolated kerbing and footway works prior to carriageway resurfacing (details to follow).   The work is planned to […]

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Queensway chicanes work set for new year

by rykdownes on 26 November, 2015

Cllr Ryk Downes (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) has confirmed that work to replace dangerous chicanes on Queensway, Otley is due to start early in the new year. The council plans to replace the controversial chicanes with speed tables that will slow the traffic down while keeping it moving, making the road safer and the […]

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