Cllr Ryk Downes

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

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Councillor fighting fit and ready to go

by rykdownes on 27 April, 2016

Councillor Ryk Downes is due to return to full duties at the start of May following his near fatal heart attack at the end of January. After suffering the heart attack near his home in Pool-in-Wharfedale, he underwent a triple heart bypass in February and has now been given a clean bill of health by […]

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CCTV funded for another year in Otley and Yeadon

by rykdownes on 17 March, 2016

Councillors Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes have funded CCTV in Otley and Yeadon for another year. The 8 cameras cost £18,048 pa and are paid for by the councillors’ community wellbeing money. As this pot saw a reduction in its funding this year, the cameras now take up more than half the money […]

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Yeadon youth group to get cash boost from councillors

by cllrrykdownes on 7 February, 2016

Yeadon councillors Ryk Downes, Sandy Lay and Colin Campbell will be donating £300 of their council MICE money to support the efforts of the Yeadon Youth Committee. The Yeadon Youth Committee is made up of a number of young people from the Yeadon area, who work together to raise funds for various charities and causes. […]

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Leeds have decided they do not have the money or expertise to develop this site but over the years they have received a number of enquiries and they feel that there is a possibility of a riverside leisure development.We have said – and to be fair Leeds agree, that any development must compliment Wharfemeadows and […]

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The following has been sent out to local residents. Extra Care Housing Yeadon – Weekend working   We are writing to inform you that we will be working this weekend on the Extra Care Housing project. We want to minimise disruption to the local community so will be working reduced hours. These are outlined below: […]

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The agenda for Outer North West Community Committee, Monday, 7th September, 2015, 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 […]

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Planning applications

by rykdownes on 9 May, 2015

Reference 15/02408/FU Address 11 Cricketers Green Yeadon Leeds LS19 7YS Proposal Two storey rear extension and porch to front     Reference 15/02367/FU Address Rufford Park Bowling Club Rufford Crescent Yeadon Leeds LS19 7QX Proposal Variation of condition 2 of planning approval 14/03059/FU to allow alterations to approved period for floodlights     Reference 15/02120/FU Address […]

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Every penny raised from cracking down on wealthy tax dodgers will fund tax cuts for middle and low earners under Liberal Democrat plans. The Lib Dems will fund increases to the Personal Allowance to £12,500 with money raised from evasion and avoidance after the job of deficit reduction is complete by 2017/18. Liberal Democrats will […]

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Youth Service programme for ONW – APRIL 2015

by rykdownes on 7 April, 2015