Cllr Ryk Downes

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

Drainage work to begin on A59 above Kex Gill

by rykdownes on 18 January, 2016

Work to drain water from an area of instability at the top of the slope above Kex Gill on the A59 is expected to begin on Monday, 18 January. The stretch of road, which runs across high ground between Skipton and Harrogate, was closed last week after substantial cracks were detected on the hillside after […]

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YARN meeting and Presentation

by rykdownes on 16 January, 2016

A message from David Lawson of YARN (Yeadon and Rawdon Neighbourhood watch) Just a reminder that at the YARN meeting on Monday I am giving a crime prevention / personal safety presentation. This is a presentation I give to various groups including vulnerable groups. The meeting is open to everyone not just YARN members so […]

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Apprenticeship Open Evening – Leeds City College

by rykdownes on 16 January, 2016

Please find attached details of an Apprenticeship open evening on 26th January ‘Your Pathway to Apprenticeships’ at Leeds City College. The event will take place at Park Lane College 5pm to 7pm  At the event the college will be discussing their current vacancies and giving general apprenticeship advice and guidance. There will also be the […]

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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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Large turnout for promised flooding meeting

by rykdownes on 13 January, 2016

Otley Lib Dem councillors Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes welcomed large numbers of affected residents to All Saints Parish Church on Tuesday 12th January so that flooding concerns could be raised. The meeting, attended by all three ward members and organised by Cllrs Lay and Campbell, played host to the Environment Agency, Leeds […]

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Queensway speed tables completed

by rykdownes on 13 January, 2016

Lib Dem Yeadon councillors Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay have welcomed news that the proposed closure of Queensway on Sunday 17th January will no longer go ahead thanks to an early finish to the chicane replacement works. The construction, which started at the beginning of December, was due to require closing for two weekends but […]

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Planning Applications Otley & Yeadon

by rykdownes on 11 January, 2016

Reference 15/07615/FU Address Westgate Medical Surgery Westgate Otley Leeds LS21 3HD Proposal Alterations including new windows/doors to north elevation and two louvres to south elevation   Comments by:          5 February     Reference 15/07583/FU Address 1 Dorchester Drive Rawdon Leeds LS19 6AT Proposal Outbuilding to rear containing gym and swimming pool   Comments by:          5 […]

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The initial public consultation on the A65 – Airport – A658 Link Road.   This period of initial public consultation has now been extended for a further month to end 26 February 2016 and a series of additional drop-in sessions will be held in the new year.   The following additional drop-in sessions have now […]

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Additional Bus Services to Harrogate

by rykdownes on 7 January, 2016

From 10th January 2016 Transdev are extending service 762 (currently operates Keighley – Ilkley) to Otley and Harrogate every hour. Details can be found on http://www.keighleybus.co.uk/news.jsp?newsID=1639. As well as improving the bus service to Harrogate this extension will also provide new links between a number of West Yorkshire towns.  Harrogate Coach Travel are making changes […]

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