Cllr Ryk Downes

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

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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ONW Youth Service Programme – FEB 2016

by rykdownes on 8 February, 2016

Half price public transport in West Yorkshire

by rykdownes on 8 February, 2016

Young people aged 16,17 & 18 can apply for a photo card which entitles them to half price bus and train fare in West Yorkshire. This includes those young people who are on Apprenticeships. See the link below for further details.     http://www.wymetro.com/TicketsAndPasses/YoungPeople/ScholarsPhotoCard/

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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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Councillors condemn police withdrawal from Otley show

by cllrrykdownes on 29 January, 2016

Councillors Colin Campbell, Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay, (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) have expressed their concern at the decision by West Yorkshire Police to withdraw the traffic control and management duties they traditionally perform at the historic Otley Agricultural Show. The police withdrawal from the show, to be held on Saturday 21st May, is […]

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Repair Works, Moorland Avenue, Yeadon

by rykdownes on 21 January, 2016

Footway Repairs We are going to repair the footways in the above street. The following information will tell you the type of work we will be doing and a brief description of the work involved. As most streets have two footways it is possible that each footway may require different treatments. Therefore if there are […]

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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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Yeadon park to get a makeover

by rykdownes on 19 January, 2016

Local Yeadon councillors Sandy Lay, Ryk Downes and Colin Campbell have confirmed that new equipment for the play area in Tarnfield Park is in the process of being ordered. After discussions with the community, a scheme for new play equipment, stepped seating and extra fencing has been agreed at a cost of £117,500. Cllr Lay […]

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Disappointment over Otley planning let down

by rykdownes on 19 January, 2016

Otley councillors Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay have expressed their disappointment over the planning consent granted for two detached houses where 5 Prince Henry Road, Otley currently stands. The planning application was approved by the council’s plans panel on Thursday 14th January, despite widespread objections from both local ward members and public. Cllr Ryk Downes […]

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Weir plans moving forward

by rykdownes on 19 January, 2016

On Friday last week Councillors Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) attended a meeting with developers, planners and the Environment Agency to discuss construction of Garnett Wharfe’s hydro-electric facility and the restoration of the weir following recent floods. The developers built a temporary dam in order to work on the weir […]

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