Cllr Ryk Downes

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

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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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YARN meeting and Presentation

by rykdownes on 16 January, 2016

A message from David Lawson of YARN (Yeadon and Rawdon Neighbourhood watch) Just a reminder that at the YARN meeting on Monday I am giving a crime prevention / personal safety presentation. This is a presentation I give to various groups including vulnerable groups. The meeting is open to everyone not just YARN members so […]

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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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Thousands of pounds are to be spent on anti-burglary measures in North West Leeds. Councillors have agreed £9,245 of funding to be granted for work on houses to make burglaries and other crimes harder to commit. The funding will benefit all four council wards in the area and will be spent on measures such as […]

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Chevin Forest Park Management Plan

by rykdownes on 28 September, 2015

I have received the following from LCC, if you have any comments or wish to get involved please let me know. The time has come to update the Chevin Forest Park Management Plan and consultations forms an integral part of this process. I am sure, most if not all of you, have frequented our Forest […]

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Burras Lane, Otley

by rykdownes on 27 June, 2015

I have been notified as follows. On a separate issue you may recall my email dated 22/5/15 regarding an urgent closure of Burras Lane that night to carry out urgent repairs to Yorkshire Water apparatus in the carriageway at the junction with West Chevin Road. Unfortunately the repairs which were carried out have not proved […]

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Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum AGM

by rykdownes on 27 June, 2015

Your chance to get involved locally and help shape the future of Aireborough.        

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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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Bridge Street Repairs Update

by rykdownes on 27 June, 2015

As promised last week, here is an update on works currently being undertaken on Bridge Street, Otley.  “All excavation work to provide the new electric supply are complete and are just awaiting jointing of the cables. Once this is complete backfill and reinstatement will be carried out using two way signals under the same conditions […]

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