RSB ST AIDAN'S COMMUNITY  LITTER PICK SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER
CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER DETAILS

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT in relation to HS2

click here for further details which includes important dates of local meetings. 

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We have a vacancy for a councillor please contact the Parish Clerk click here for poster and information

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SWILLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Notice of Conclusion of Audit March 2017

Annual Return please click here for more details
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RSB CONSULTATION SESSIONS

As part of the commitment to encourage the local community to "get involved" with RSPB St. Aidan's Nature Park we are holding x2 consultation sessions at the visitor centre. Details are on the  poster, CLICK HERE TO VIEW.


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 STOP HS2 from destroying LS26!

Thank you for signing, Swillington Parish Council

Your signature is a crucial first step in joining the STOP HS2 From Destroying LS26 - save Oulton, Woodlesford, Swillington, Garforth and surrounding areas campaign.


News from Ward Councillor Mark Dobson 

Nothing particular to report but you could mention that it looks like Swillington Primary intake was okay this year-Sarah and I have had no appeal requests.

Also that we attended Spring In Bloom judging and that we are meeting with the PC RE: the Garforth boundary problem.

Could you also add we have changed our Surgery to the first Weds of the month, community centre at 6pm to try and generate more take up.

Best wishes

Councillor Mark Dobson

Leader, Garforth & Swillington Independents Third Floor East Civic Hall

Tel: 07974963280

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 Do you know anyone with an interest in wild plants or who would like to learn more about them? As the weather warms and the days get longer we are looking for people to help us.

The National Plant Monitoring Scheme is helping us to understand what is happening to different habitats across the UK and is set to run for a number of years. The Scheme has been running for two survey seasons and over 900 volunteers have signed up and been out surveying. One of the reasons the scheme has enjoyed such good success in attracting volunteers is because of the support of local parish councils. Many of these volunteers are new to plant surveying and have found the scheme accessible, are enjoying taking part and are exploring places to close to them and finding out new things. Volunteers are supported by materials which are sent to them, online resources and free training courses.

Do you know somebody who enjoys being outside? There are still opportunities to get involved with the scheme as a volunteer. In fact the more volunteers we have the more information is generated allowing us to get an even better understanding of what is happening in the landscape.

Who we are and what we need:

This scheme is a partnership between Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI); JNCC; Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and Plantlife and is backed by the government. Volunteers are recruited and supported to survey 5 plots in a kilometre square close to where they live. The plots will be surveyed twice a year. The kilometre squares to monitor have been identified by stratified random sampling. The plants have been chosen as indicators of the health of individual habitats. There are 3 levels volunteers can participate at depending on confidence and knowledge and support will be provided both through training; web and telephone.

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Leeds City Council are running a public consultation asking for views on the introduction of charges for some services that have been free until now. Click here for more information

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 Free carers of dementia support course.

Click here for more details 


 

 

 

ITV IS LOOKING FOR BRITAIN’S LONGEST REIGNING DRIVERS! 

Are you over 90 years of age AND still driving – we would love to hear from you!

  Do you have a passion for motoring? Does your car give you freedom and independence?

Do you know someone who is over 90 and still passionate about driving? 

With a wealth of experience on the road, we’d love to hear YOUR stories!

If this sounds like you or someone you know please call us on 0207 013 4411 or by email at drivers@rdftelevision.com

 

                                                   

 

Silver-Gilt Award for Swillington in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition. See Community Groups tab for further information.

 


 Local Council Award Scheme

 Good news! Swillington Parish Council has been awarded the Foundation Level of the Local Council Award Scheme in recognition of the excellent service it provides to its residents.

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 Electoral Review of Leeds

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is carrying out an electoral review of Leeds City Council. The review will draw new council ward boundaries across Leeds. Please click on the link for more information. Click here

 

BROADBAND AND SERVICES IN OUR LOCALITY
Superfast broadband and consumer choice are critical to the economic well being of an area. Virgin Media's web site allows interested residents to register their post code and the more people doing this the more likely they are to invest in an area. This is the web site on which to do this should you be interested. Please note that this is simply information sharing and Swillington Parish Council has no vested interests in Virgin Media as a business. The link is  https://keepup.virginmedia.com/cablemystreet         

 


 HELP FOR VICTIMS.CO.UK

West Yorkshire Police have launched a new website to help victims of crime. Please click on the two poster links below for more information. Information can also be obtained at www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/help-for-victims.aspx

 Poster 1  Poster 2

 

 


 

Locating private sewage pumping stations for transfer to Yorkshire Water

The Yorkshire Water Authority has recently become responsible for all private sewage pumping stations. They predict that there are more than 700 in our region but do not know where they all are. If you have any information that could help Yorkshire Water then please ring them on 03451 242424. Click on this link for more details

Any opinions can be voiced at the parish council meetings first Tuesday of the month (except August)  7.30pm or via email clerk@swillingtonparishcouncil.gov.uk or chair@swillington parishcouncil.gov.uk  


PLEASE SEE EVENTS PAGE FOR DETAILS OF PRIMROSE HOUSE & ASTLEY COURT LUNCH CLUBS 


To view all the minutes of Swillington Educational Trust (SEC) meetings use the link below
http://www.greatandlittlepreston-pc.org.uk/