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New Town Councillors
Following the by-elections on 3 August 2017, Horsforth Town Council now has two new councillors - Chris Calvert for Woodside Ward and Matthew Leech for Brownberrie Ward.
 
Defibrillators
Horsforth Town Council now sponsor four automated external defibrillators in Horsforth.
They are installed at Banyan on New Road Side, the back of Morrisons on Town Street, Horsforth Sports Club on Brownberrie Lane and the Brownlee Stone Centre at the top of Town Street - this one was paid for by Horsforth Civic Society.
 
Horsforth in Bloom
Horsforth Town Council are pleased that Horsforth in Bloom have taken over the maintenance of the Jubilee Garden thus meaning public funds are supporting a local voluntary enterprise.
 
Horsforth Fairtrade Town

has been a Fairtrade Town since April 2015. What does this mean?
Horsforth has met five goals as set by the Fairtrade Foundation:
1. Horsforth Town Council passed a resolution supporting Fairtade.
2. A range of Fairtrade products is available locally in shops and cafes.
3. Schools, churches, workplaces and local community organisations
support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible.
4. Events are organised to raise awareness and the understanding of
Fairtrade.
5. A Fairtrade Steering Group representing different organisations
co-ordinates activities and meets
regularly.
Since the big day in September 2015 when we held a launch party to celebrate Horsforth becoming a Fairtrade Town, we have continued to hold events to raise awareness of Fairtrade.
You may have seen us at the Gala or at the Farmers’ Market during Fairtrade Fortnight each March. This year we served Fairtrade tea, coffee, chocolate and biscuits on the theme ‘Take a Fairtrade Break’, and held a free raffle for a hamper of Morrisons’ Fairtrade food.
Last year we were able to renew our status as a Fairtrade Town and shortly afterwards, the first Fairtrade road sign appeared on the ring road between Rodley and Horsforth roundabouts.
When we’re around, our group has a giant inflatable teacup and banana with us. Look out for them but, more than that, look out for places that sell Fairtrade products and buy some. That way, you will be helping farmers and communities in the developing world have better lives, education and health care.
The work I have described is only possible because of support from Horsforth Town Council and Horsforth Churches Together. Thank you to them and to all the businesses, community organisations and customers who are helping to build on our success as a Fairtrade Town.
Cllr J Pritlove.
 
Horsforth Town Council Community Event this year
was based on Dementia Awareness Week.

The highlight of the Dementia Awareness Week was a performance of the play “Don’t Leave Me Now” by New End Theatre Beyond professional company.
Leeds Trinity University offered the Town Council the free use of their auditorium for the evening. 150 people enjoyed the performance and the subsequent discussion. All the feedback was positive, with the performance declared to be excellent, powerful and thought-provoking.
About 25 people living with dementia and their friends enjoyed an entertainment by musician Councillor David Prater, held at the Horsforth Cricket Club.
The week, funded by the Town Council as a Community Event and with a grant from the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society towards the play, included a number of Dementia Friends sessions and a talk about Admiral Nurses. The intention was awareness –raising, not fund-raising, but a collection at the play raised £167 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
 
Horsforth Town Council
would like to thank the following
companies for sponsoring this year’s Christmas lights:

Aire Valley Tree Services - Kids Club House -
The Pet Stop - Holy Spokes - TPP-
Art of Gold - Roses & Bud -
Sun Station - Anthony James Hairdresser
- Horsforth Carpet Centre - Mitchell's Chemist
- Yorkshire Repairs - Hartley's Fish and Chips -
Grappolo Italian Restaurant - Tesco -
Meridian Security - M C Consumables - Firefly Pottery -
Manor Health Weight Loss & Skin Clinic -
Purely Natural - Old Kings Arms
- Morrisons - Absolute 64 -
Queensbury - Jewellers Ltd
 
Initial public consultation on the A65 – Airport – A658 Link Road.

The initial public consultation will run from Monday 23rd November 2015 to Sunday 24th January 2016. Leeds City Council are seeking views on three options to improve access to the airport. Improving surface access to the airport has been identified as a key need to support its future growth as well as tackling existing congestion and traffic issues in the local road network.

Details of the three proposed options for initial consideration, a map and supporting information can be seen at www.leeds.gov.uk/AirportLinkRoad. An online questionnaire will be made available on this page from Monday 23rd November, when the public consultation period begins.
As part of the consultation, public drop-in sessions will take place as follows:
• Leeds Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 1UR, Tuesday 24th November 3-8pm
• Horsforth Mechanics Institute, Town Street, Horsforth, LS18 5BL, Wednesday 25th November 1-4.30pm
• Horsforth St. Margaret’s Parish Centre, Church Lane, LS18 5LA, Friday 27th November 3-8pm
• Rawdon Greenacre Hall, New Road Side, LS19 6AS, Saturday 28th November 12noon – 3pm

In addition, a stall will be at the airport from November 23rd to 29th and leaflets and copies of the questionnaire will also be available from local libraries and the Leeds Development Enquiry Centre in the Leonardo Building, Rossington Street.
 


 


 
Horsforth Town Council is now on Facebook.
For all the latest Council news please click here
 
Horsforth Town Council Elections
In addition to the General Election and Leeds City Council Elections there was also the election for all 22 seats of Horsforth Town Council. All seat were filled and the Council welcomed 10 new members. For more information on the Councillors click here.

 


Horsforth Town Council have formally adopted links with
Child Friendly Leeds and Horsforth Cluster Council.

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