Good Citizen and Young Achiever Awards  

Do you know any good citizens and young achievers from Horsforth who deserve this award? Horsforth Town Council wants your nomimations for 'Good Citizen and Young Achiever' for 2020.

The young achiever could be an amazing athlete, a creative artist or an excellent student. They may help within their community or be an inspirational carer.

The good citizen could be a volunteer, or someone going the extra mile at work – we want to know about anyone helping make a difference within their community.

Nomination forms for both categories can be downloaded here.

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Council has to lodge a report with Leeds City Council every year giving details of how much Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) money it has received and spent. The report for 2018-19 has just been lodged.

More about CIL,what it is and the report for 2018-19 can be found by clicking on this link


External Audit

The Council's Annual Governance and Accountability Return for 2018-19 has been reviewed by the external auditor.

More details and how to view the accounts can be seen by clicking on the "Annual Return" tab on the left or on this link


Horsforth Neighbourhood Plan

The Town Council has requested, and Leeds City Council has agreed, that the date for the Horsforth NP Referendum will be Thursday 27th February 2020.

All those within the Horsforth Town Council area and on the Horsforth Electoral Roll will be notified of the Referendum and directed to the final Horsforth Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents.

You can see these documents here.

The Referendum will ask the simple question “Do you want Leeds City Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Horsforth to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” A majority decision will adopt the plan or not.

 Next Horsforth Town Council meetings

  • Community and Environment Committee - Thursday 9 January 2020 at 7pm, at the Town Council Office, Mechanics Institute, Town Street, Horsforth LS18 5BL
  • Finance & General Purposes Committee - Thursday 16 January 2020 at 7pm, at the Town Council Office, Mechanics Institute, Town Street, Horsforth, LS18 5BL
  • Planning, Licensing and Traffic Committee - Thursday 23 January 2020 at 7pm, at the Town Council Office, Mechanics Institute, Town Street, Horsforth LS18 5BL
  • Full Council - Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 7.00pm at St Margaret's Parish Centre, Church Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5LA
A councillor surgery will take place at the same venue at 6.30 PM
  • Planning, Licensing and Traffic Committee - Thursday 20 February 2020 at 7pm, at the Town Council Office, Mechanics Institute, Town Street, Horsforth LS18 5BL
  • Community and Environment Committee - Thursday 5 March 2020 at 7pm, at the Town Council Office, Mechanics Institute, Town Street, Horsforth LS18 5BL
  • Finance & General Purposes Committee - Thursday 12 March 2020 at 7pm, at the Town Council Office, Mechanics Institute, Town Street, Horsforth, LS18 5BL
  • Planning, Licensing and Traffic Committee - Thursday 19 March 2020 at 7pm, at the Town Council Office, Mechanics Institute, Town Street, Horsforth LS18 5BL
  • Full Council - Wednesday 25 March 2020 at 7.00pm at St Margaret's Parish Centre, Church Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5LA
    A councillor surgery will take place at the same venue at 6.30 PM

Agendas for these meetings are available three working days before the date of the meeting by clicking on this link. 



Purchase of 3&5 The Green and The Stables 

Update 27 February 2019: Council resolved to apply for approval to take out a loan of up to £290,000 

  

Click here for link to full-sized poster

The agenda and report for this meeting is now available.

You can also download the business plan

Please contact the office if you would like more information.  

 


Goodbye to plastic cups

Horsforth Town Council is working towards stopping use of single-use plastics.

As a starting point, the Council has stopped using disposable plastic cups during its meetings - councillors will be bringing in their own cup or mug if they want a drink!

The Council would urge businesses and schools in Horsforth to think about how they can reduce their use of single-use plastics.