Cllr Ryk Downes

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

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#Yeadon Polling Stations to move

by rykdownes on 13 March, 2015

I have been notified by LCC that the following changes have been made to Polling Station locations OYG  – Portable Building on High Street, Yeadon. This polling station has been relocated to Yeadon Cricket Club.  OYI – Yeadon Library. This polling station is temporarily being relocated due to refurbishment to Yeadon Methodist Church. 

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Big changes on the way for #Yeadon Library.

by rykdownes on 10 March, 2015

Yeadon Councillors Colin Campbell, Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay have welcomed the news that the long delayed refurbishment of Yeadon Library is about to start.   “This is great news,” said Cllr Campbell.  “Yeadon is a very busy Library but because it is well used it has begun to look a little tired.  The local […]

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Local Lib Dem Councillors, Colin Campbell, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes, have raised concerns over the future of the Ellar Ghyll Household Waste Recycling Site after it was revealed by the council that there will be a review of the current sites . The recent news that the council were limiting use of their tips to Leeds residents only casts the future of Ellar Ghyll in doubt, as its position so close to neighbouring Menston limits the […]

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Reconfiguration of advice services

by rykdownes on 19 February, 2015

The Board of Trustees of CAB has recently made its decision to replace drop-in facilities in the outer-Leeds bureaux with outreach facilities. The attached note, which has been produced in conjunction with Leeds CAB, explains the new arrangements for the provision of advice. Here is a copy of the report. I note that they have […]

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Outer North West Youth Panel meeting

by rykdownes on 17 February, 2015

Blue Badge win for local charity after council U-turn

by rykdownes on 13 February, 2015

Local Lib Dem Councillor, Ryk Downes, is celebrating success after weeks of lobbying Leeds City Council has resulted in the reversal of their decision to refuse a Blue Badge for local charity, Otley Action for Older People. Otley Action had been told that government guidelines prevented the council from renewing their Blue Badge, even though […]

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Leeds Disability Sport News – January 2015

by rykdownes on 21 January, 2015

– Leeds Disability Sport programme 2015 is available to view and download. This comprehensive programme features all of the regular disability sport sessions and activities going on across the city, for all ages, all impairment groups and all ability levels. You can download the programme here or for a postal copy please e-mail – […]

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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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Leeds Data Mill

by rykdownes on 17 January, 2015

If you are interested in stats on Leeds here is a useful website…

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The agenda for Outer North West Community Committee, Monday, 26th January, 2015, 1.30 pm has just been published. You can view this document when connected to the internal network using the link: Agenda details on intranet web site You can view this information on the Internet by following the link: Agenda details on public web […]

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