Cllr Ryk Downes

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

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Yeadon Library re-opening delay

by rykdownes on 22 June, 2015

I have today received the following from LCC “I regret to advise that the programme has slipped and therefore the revised opening date is 20 July 2015. The contractor team was unfortunately let down by the lift manufacturer which has resulted in the programme slippage. The library service will remain at the Methodist church through […]

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Mill Lane/Bridge Street

by rykdownes on 19 June, 2015

For information.   The ongoing works on Bridge Street have experienced engineering difficulties on site throughout the week due to further underground services resulting in more complex excavating by hand. This has obviously led to the delay in progress so it was not possible to complete the track works this week. Bridge Street will remain […]

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Single Person Discount exercise

by rykdownes on 16 June, 2015

I have been informed that LCC are conducting the following. Over the last few weeks, we have been carrying out an exercise to check entitlement to single person discounts. We have around 140k Single Person Discounts in Leeds and we have written to around 27k customers to ask them to confirm they remain entitled to […]

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Mill Lane/Bridge Street, Otley

by rykdownes on 10 June, 2015

I have been notified as follows There are currently works underway to install a new electrical cable along Mill Lane which was proposed to continue around the footway up Bridge Street where there would have been no impact to the carriageway. Unfortunately the contractors have found that due to the presence of existing services, the […]

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I have ivied the following from Nirthern Gas Networks regarding some works that are due soon. I hope you are well. I am writing to you today to make you aware of the proposed gas mains replacement works Northern Gas Networks are due to start in Silver Lane, Yeadon, Leeds. As part of an upgrade […]

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New Memory Cafe for Yeadon

by rykdownes on 31 March, 2015

 a new club for people suffering with alzheimers and dementia (along with their carers) will be starting up at Yeadon Town Hall on Friday 24th April from 1pm to 3.30pmIts called “MEMORY LANE CAFE”This is a much needed facility within our local community and provides entertainment, conversation, practical support and cognitive stimulation on a regular basis.We […]

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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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Local Lib Dem councillors, Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes, have welcomed the possibility of an electric vehicle charging point to be installed in the North Street Car Park. Leeds City Council have recently received funding directly from the Government to create a network of vehicle charging points across West Yorkshire, of which only three are to be in council […]

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Youth Activities Fund for Otley and Yeadon 

by rykdownes on 18 March, 2015

#Otley Citizen’s Advice Bureau Update

by rykdownes on 15 March, 2015

Dianne Lyons, Leeds CAB – CEO and Steve Carey, Leeds Chief officer Welfare and Benefits came to the Community Committee on Monday.   As you can imagine they received a bit of a grilling particularly about some of the figures they provided and they were unable to justify in management terms why Otley which is […]

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