Cllr Ryk Downes

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

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Valued community groups get free rent

by cllrrykdownes on 9 February, 2016

Local community groups in both Otley and Yeadon were given a year’s worth of free community centre use thanks to Lib Dem councillors Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes. The free usage over several sites is worth over £50,000 and will allow not for profit groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, the Airedale and Wharfedale […]

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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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Morrisons have agreed with The Management Committee of Yeadon Town Hall Users Group that the Parking Eye cameras are to be turned off during evening events at Yeadon Town Hall to enable attendees to park without fines. It is much appreciated by all users of the town hall. Please find below a list of dates when events […]

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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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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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  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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Major Gas Repair Works – Otley

by rykdownes on 19 August, 2015

I have received the following letter   I am writing to advise you of some major gas replacement works that are due to commence on Pool Road, Otley on 31st August and will last approximately 4 weeks. This major project is part of Northern Gas Networks’ ongoing replacement of the infrastructure in the region and […]

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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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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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