Cllr Ryk Downes

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

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Planning Applications – Otley & Yeadon

by rykdownes on 13 February, 2015

Reference : 15/00721/FU Address : 99 Weston Lane Otley Leeds LS21 2DF Proposal : Two storey and single storey side/rear extension including new retaining wall to enable access to extension and steps to rear garden level; increase height of existing retaining wall and double electric gates with pillars to front Reference : 15/00701/FU Address : […]

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Temporary Road Closure- Whitehouse Lane, Yeadon

by rykdownes on 12 February, 2015

At a recent Community Committee meeting a delegation from Otley CAB asked all the local councillors to get involved and try to help safe the CAB. We agreed that a letter should be sent to the CAB and this is the letter we received back. We have also lobbied LCC as they set the specification […]

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In 2014 LCC introduced an emergency TRO around Green Lane, following the issues caused by EMIS moving into Rawdon House. They are now looking to formalise these proposals and I attach a plan that shows what they propose. All of the restrictions currently on the ground will be implemented, which includes those on Green Lane […]

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Many people in the Yeadon part of my ward used to be in the Pudsey Constituency before the boundaries changed. Pudsey covers The parts are Aireborough that are not in my ward as well as Horsforth which is also within the same Community Committee area. It takes in the city council Wards of Pudsey and […]

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Neighbourhood Watch Warning for Aireborough

by rykdownes on 6 February, 2015

Here is a report I have received from the local co-ordinator. “I have been informed by a resident on the above road (Redwood Way. DL) that several houses have had lead removed illegally from above bay windows and porches. I have personally notified neighbours on my part of Redwood Way that this has occurred. I […]

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Sport Chevin – A vision for the future.

by rykdownes on 27 January, 2015

Visit Sport Chevin’s website and watch the video of their vision for a new multi-sports facility in Otley and contact Tony Walker if you wish to get involved.

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Disappointment over council’s Blue Badge decision

by rykdownes on 27 January, 2015

Local Lib Dem Councillor, Ryk Downes, has spoken out on the council’s hard line against granting badges to voluntary organisations that transport disabled people after local charity, Otley Action for Older People, had their renewal refused. Government guidelines categorically state that it is at the discretion of the local authority to grant Blue Badges to […]

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The deadline for this consultation is the Friday. Here is the link. There are in particular some worrying proposals on the siblings rule. Local Councillors Colin Campbell, Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay are calling on Leeds to drop plans to change school admission plans which will make it harder for brothers and sisters to attend […]

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Neighbourhood Police Newsletter January 2015

by rykdownes on 22 January, 2015