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Stables Lane Car Park Resurfacing

Stables Lane Car Park Resurfacing

Published: 8 Apr 24

The Parish Council is pleased in announce that work to resurface and extend Stables Lane Park Car Park will commence on Monday 15th April and will finish on Friday 26th April. Alternative parking is available at the LCC car park on Stables Lane whilst work is being undertaken. Read More...

Take a tour around Leeds RERF (Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility.)

Take a tour around Leeds RERF (Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility.)

Published: 6 Feb 24

Have you ever wondered what happens to your black bin waste in Leeds? Join us on a visit and find out! Whether you’re part of a group or just keen to see behind the scenes, find out how heat and electrical energy is generated whilst learning about recycling. Visitors will need to be 16 years old and over. Booking is required and you need to be available for the full session, which takes around 2 hours. This event includes a tour of the operational areas including control room, boiler hall, furnace, living wall and the viewing balcony. Please email leeds.enquiries@veolia.co.uk for a booking form. Read More...

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation - Deepdale

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation - Deepdale

Published: 3 Jan 24

Join us at Deepdale Community Centre on Saturday 27th January between 11am and 1pm to tell us how we can make Boston Spa an even better place to live. Read More...

Christmas Bin Collections

Christmas Bin Collections

Published: 6 Dec 23

The service will only be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, with crews operating throughout the rest of the festive period, including Sundays. So that no-one misses out on their bin being emptied, collection days will change from Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th December), with those scheduled for Christmas Day being made a day early. Collections will then take place a day later than usual from Tuesday 26th December until Sunday 7th January, returning to normal from Monday 8th January. Read More...

Christmas Shopping Evening

Christmas Shopping Evening

Published: 29 Nov 23

The traders of Boston Spa have organised a Christmas shopping evening on Wednesday 6th December from 5pm to 8pm. Pop along to Gifted to enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz. Read More...

Gas works on High Street

Published: 28 Nov 23

Northern Gas Network will be carrying out works under two way lights on High Street in Boston Spa between 4th and 6th December 2023 to install a gas connection to a new development. The lights will be in place from 9.30am on Monday morning 4th December and will remain in place for 24hrs until Wednesday morning 6th December. The lights will be manually controlled between 7.00 and 19.00. NGN are aware of the late night shopping events taking place in Boston Spa on Wednesday 6th December and have confirmed the High Street will be clear of Traffic Management as early as possible on Wednesday morning. Read More...

Say No to Parking Charges in Wetherby

Say No to Parking Charges in Wetherby

Published: 22 Nov 23

Leeds City Council plan to introduce parking charges in Wetherby next year. Cllr Alan Lamb has launched a petition against this. For more information visit https://chng.it/pTv8xwXfBW. Read More...

High Street Car Park Closure

Published: 21 Nov 23

The main car park (next to SALT) will be closed from 7am to 10am on Wednesday 29th November for gully cleaning. Read More...

Grove Road Closure

Grove Road Closure

Published: 21 Nov 23

Grove Road will partially closed from 12th to 14th December so that works can be undertaken by Yorkshire Water. More info can be found at https://one.network/?tm=136269428 Read More...

Bus Reform - Have Your Say

Bus Reform - Have Your Say

Published: 15 Nov 23

Have your say on how buses are run in West Yorkshire using the online survey. The consultation runs from 10 October 2023 to 7 January 2024. Read More...

Spa Lane Closure

Spa Lane Closure

Published: 13 Nov 23

Leeds City Council has closed Spa Lane due to the likelihood of danger to the public because of a collapsed wall. The closure will be in place from 13th November 2023 for 21 days for 24 hours each day. Local diversions will be in place via High Street and down Gas Works Lane and vice versa. Read More...

Boston Spa Neighbourhood Plan – What Do You Think event – Saturday 18th November.

Boston Spa Neighbourhood Plan – What Do You Think event – Saturday 18th November.

Published: 27 Oct 23

The Neighbourhood Planning Advisory Group (NPAG) is looking at the current Plan to see if it needs a full re-write or just a review to bring it up to date. Join our drop-in session on the 18th November from 11.00am to 3.00pm in the village hall to ask questions, talk about the village and leave your comments and thoughts. Read More...

Remembrance Sunday 2023

Remembrance Sunday 2023

Published: 26 Oct 23

This year's Remembrance Sunday will be on 12th November. There will be a service at St Mary's Church at 9.45am. The High Street will be closed from 10.40am for the procession to the Memorial for a short service. Teas and coffees will be served in the Methodist Church after the service. Read More...

Church Street Road Resurfacing

Church Street Road Resurfacing

Published: 25 Oct 23

Works to resurface Church Street will start w/c 11th December. Temporary traffic lights will be in place. All Church Street residents have been informed and will still have access to their properties during the works. Read More...

A61 Harewood Bridge Closure

A61 Harewood Bridge Closure

Published: 11 Jul 23

Between 26th July to the 24th August there will be essential repair works on Harewood Bridge and the bridge will have to be closed. There will be a signed diversion in place via *A61 Harrogate Road *Ring Road Moortown. *Ring Road Meanwood *Ring Road Adel *A660 at Lawnswood roundabout *A660 Otley Road *A660 Leeds Road Bramhope to the A658 Dyneley Arms junction *Pool Bank New Road *Main Street Pool /Pool bridge into Huby /Weeton and through to the roundabout at Pannal – and vice versa. This will be suitable for all vehicles. Leeds Highways will be restricting other planned works along this route where possible to keep it free from additional obstructions and hold ups. Read More...

Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic Regulation Orders

Published: 16 Jun 23

View an update on the proposed TROs for Boston Spa from Ward Cllr Alan Lamb. Read More...

Please support your local shops

Please support your local shops

Published: 16 Jun 23

The Village Centre project has resulted in some disruption to the trade for the local shops but with the project almost completed the Parish Council would urge residents to make the best use of the range of shops Boston Spa has to offer and support the shopkeepers who have worked hard during the difficult months of the work. Read More...

Boston Spa Weekend Festival

Boston Spa Weekend Festival

Published: 25 May 23

Over the 3 days of the weekend (Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July) more than 30 family orientated events are being planned by various groups in the village using Church Fields, Millennium Gardens, Stables Lane Park, the Village Hall and St Mary’s and the Methodist Church. The events range from music, open gardens, exercise classes, a classic car rally, art, sports, the Wimbledon Finals on a big screen and a “Party in the Park” on Stables Lane. The Scarecrow Trail will take place in the week before the festival with characters appearing in residents' gardens and shop premises. Visit https://www.bostonspapc.org.uk/Village_Festival for a full programme. Read More...

Guides Party

Guides Party

Published: 24 Apr 23

Were you a Guide? Help us celebrate our 100th Birthday Tea Party on Sunday 14th May 2023 2-4pm. Boston Spa Scout & Guide Hall, Church Street. Yorkshire Raffle Opportunity to purchase an exclusive 100 Anniversary Badge Contact: Clare Elwen = clare.elwen@talktalk.net Catharine Auty = catharine.auty@btinternet.com Read More...

Annual Parish Meeting

Annual Parish Meeting

Published: 21 Apr 23

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th May in the Lantern Room at the Village Hall at 7pm. All welcome. Read More...

Shops & Night Time Road Closure

Shops & Night Time Road Closure

Published: 19 Apr 23

Please Support our Boston Spa Shops. The new village centre will be completed in a few weeks it will be a real bonus for the community and the retailers. We know that the works are making it difficult for our shops and cafes. Please do make an effort to shop local. The traders need our support during this difficult time and provide great service to our community. The Boston Spa High Street will be closed on the nights of Tuesday 2nd May and on Wednesday 3rd May from 7.30pm to 6am and on Thursday 4th May from 10pm to 6am for road surfacing. A diversion will be in place. Read More...

Boston Spa Centre Improvement

Boston Spa Centre Improvement

Published: 9 Mar 23

The Parish Council is pleased to announce that Phases 1-3 of the Boston Spa Local Centres Improvement Programme has been completed. Read More...

ENERGY SAVING FAIR – GETTING THROUGH THE ENERGY CRISIS

ENERGY SAVING FAIR – GETTING THROUGH THE ENERGY CRISIS

Published: 2 Jan 23

Save the date! Saturday 28th January from 10am to 2pm (Wetherby Town Hall). Boston Spa, Wetherby and Villages Community Green Group is organising a free event to raise awareness on how households can conserve energy and reduce energy bills. Read More...

Boston Spa Rotary

Boston Spa Rotary

Published: 13 Dec 22

The next meeting of Rotary in Boston Spa is on Tuesday 24th January at 6.30pm at The Crown Restaurant and Bar. This is a new venture for Rotary, and we are looking for volunteers to join the group to help support community projects in the village Read More...

Book of Condolence

Book of Condolence

Published: 12 Sep 22

St Mary's Church is providing the book of condolence for Boston Spa. The church is open daily until the day of Her Late Majesty's funeral. Read More...

The Proclamation of King Charles III

The Proclamation of King Charles III

Published: 12 Sep 22

We, the people of the Civil Parish of Boston Spa are united together during this period of National Mourning following the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022. Our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe, as we remember with affection and gratitude, the lifetime of service given by our longest reigning Monarch. Read More...

Clean River Campaign

Clean River Campaign

Published: 22 Aug 22

Please help to protect our river. To ensure that the Wharfe in Boston Spa is clean enough to paddle, swim and play in, we are trying to get Designated Bathing Status. Read More...

Sustainable Local Business Award Programme

Sustainable Local Business Award Programme

Published: 14 Jul 22

As we hear more and more about climate change, the Boston Spa, Wetherby and Villages Community Green Group is asking local businesses to make a voluntary pledge to sign up to their Sustainable Local Business Award Programme. Read More...

Scarecrow Trail Results

Scarecrow Trail Results

Published: 8 Jun 22

Thank you to everyone who took part in the scarecrow trail. The winning entrant correctly identified 47 scarecrows and the event raised over £1,300 for the Village Hall Restoration Fund. Click on this article to see the list of scarecrow identities. Read More...

Boston Spa Gala

Boston Spa Gala

Published: 21 Apr 22

After a 2 year absence, Boston Spa gala will return once again for 2022. It will take place at St John’s School for the deaf on Church Street in Boston Spa on Saturday 11th June with gates opening at 12.30pm and closing at 4.30pm. Read More...

Boston Spa Festival 2022

Boston Spa Festival 2022

Published: 26 Mar 22

This year's weekend festival will take place Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July with events happening across the village. Read More...

Queen

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Events

Published: 25 Mar 22

Take part in this year's Jubilee themed scarecrow trail and find out more about events and activities. Read More...

Riverside Path Improvements

Riverside Path Improvements

Published: 13 Jan 22

Construction of a new timber and stone footpath will commence on Tuesday 25th January 2022. Anybody wishing to help is invited to join The Conservation Volunteers who will be undertaking the work. Read More...

PACT Meetings

PACT Meetings

Published: 4 Jan 22

Wetherby PACT meetings are now taking place via Zoom every first Tuesday of the month from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Wetherby Methodist Church. Read More...

Parish Councillor Vacancies

Parish Councillor Vacancies

Published: 3 Jan 22

Would you like to make a difference in the village? The Parish Council currently has three vacancies for Parish Councillors. Parish Councillor roles are voluntary and require only a few hours of your time per month. Read More...

Stables Lane Junior Play Equipment

Stables Lane Junior Play Equipment

Published: 1 Nov 21

The Parish Council is delighted to report that work will commence on the installation of new Play Equipment that is designed for older children on Stables Lane Park. Contractors will start work on Monday, 29th November. Read More...

Village Centre Improvements

Village Centre Improvements

Published: 22 Oct 21

Boston Spa Parish Council is pleased to report that the pedestrian-friendly development project on High Street in Boston Spa is to go ahead. Residents can drop in at the Village Hall Lantern Room on Thursday 11th November between 3pm and 7pm to learn more about the plans. Read More...

Big Leeds Chat

Big Leeds Chat

Published: 13 Oct 21

The Big Leeds Chat is coming to Wetherby Town Hall and Market on Thursday 21st October. Come and talk to local health and care teams and decision makers between 11am and 3pm. Read More...

Restricted Festival 2021

Restricted Festival 2021

Published: 25 Jun 21

This year's festival will be restricted to comply with government guidelines. Read More...

Scour Works to Thorp Arch Bridge - Update

Scour Works to Thorp Arch Bridge - Update

Published: 14 Jun 21

LCC is now looking to commence works within the river channel from the 16th of June 2021. Read More...

School Governor Vacancy

School Governor Vacancy

Published: 28 May 21

Are you enthusiastic about education? Do you have some time to spare? Primrose Lane Primary School is looking for committed people to join the Governing Board of Primrose Lane Primary School as Co-opted Governors. Read More...

HRH The Prince Philip

HRH The Prince Philip

Published: 9 Apr 21

It is with great sadness that Boston Spa Parish Council has learned of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The Parish Council extends its heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family. Following government guidance, there will be no physical book of condolence. There is a digital book available at https://www.royal.uk/. Flowers may be left at the Boston Spa War Memorial. Read More...

British Library Development

British Library Development

Published: 17 Feb 21

The British Library has exciting plans to develop further its site between Thorp Arch and Boston Spa with a new state-of-the-art storage building and refurbishment of the largest existing building. Read More...

Refusal - Church Street Development

Refusal - Church Street Development

Published: 25 Jan 21

The current application 19/00664/FU for the demolition of existing buildings, conversion of Borlocco House to 10 apartments and erection of 73 dwellings has been refused. Read More...

Sign Design Competition

Sign Design Competition

Published: 20 Jan 21

Calling all young budding designers! The Friends of Stables Lane are looking for a unique design for our new sign pointing to the park. We're encouraging all local schools and organisations to get creative and enter the competition. The closing date for entries is 28th February 2021. Read More...

Leeds City Council Budget

Leeds City Council Budget

Published: 7 Jan 21

Take part in a short survey and tell Leeds City Council how you want money to be spent across the city. Councillors use this information to make the final decision on the city. The survey is open until 13 Jan 2021 and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Visit www.leeds.gov.uk/budgetconsultation Read More...

Boston Spa Energy Efficiency Trial (BEET)

Boston Spa Energy Efficiency Trial (BEET)

Published: 6 Jan 21

BEET is a project to reduce the voltage from the local energy substation resulting in a reduction of energy consumed and lower bills for consumers. Read More...

Become a home sharer

Become a home sharer

Published: 23 Nov 20

Would you be interested in sharing a property with a resident to provide assistance around the home? Leeds Homeshare is run by Leeds City Council and there is currently a vacancy in Thorner. Read More...

Boston Spa Walking for Wellbeing

Boston Spa Walking for Wellbeing

Published: 9 Sep 20

The walk takes place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, starting and finishing at Boston Spa Methodist Church. The walks will be 30-60 minutes depending on the weather, walking conditions and participants. The walks will be routed along footpaths and quiet roads around Boston Spa. Refreshments will be available at the church. Read More...

Great British September Clean

Great British September Clean

Published: 26 Aug 20

Would you like to help tidy up our village? There will be an autumn clean on Saturday 26th September. Join members of the Green Group when they meet on Stables Lane at 10am. Equipment will be provided. Please wear sensible clothing and shoes. Read More...

Outdoor Fitness & Sport Classes

Outdoor Fitness & Sport Classes

Published: 24 Jul 20

Sorry - outdoor fitness classes are now postponed until the end of the current lockdown. Read More...

Stables Lane Play Area and Deepdale Skate Park Reopening

Stables Lane Play Area and Deepdale Skate Park Reopening

Published: 30 Jun 20

The Play Equipment and Outdoor Gym Equipment at Stables Lane and the Deepdale Skate Park reopened on Saturday 4th July. Please read this Covid-19 guidance carefully before making your visit. Read More...

Scarecrow Trail

Scarecrow Trail

Published: 29 Jun 20

From Saturday 4th – Sunday 12th July, Boston Spa, Clifford & Thorp Arch welcomed visitors to view the 92 scarecrows on display. The theme for 2020 was Sporting Legends. All profits from the sale of trail maps will go to Martin House. Read More...

Public Toilet Reopening

Public Toilet Reopening

Published: 23 Jun 20

Leeds City Council has confirmed that the public toilets in Millennium Gardens will reopen week commencing 29th June. Social Distancing measures will be put in place. Read More...

The Village Flags

The Village Flags

Published: 5 Jun 20

Read about the inspirational people behind our inspirational Village Flags Read More...

West Yorkshire Devolution

West Yorkshire Devolution

Published: 4 Jun 20

Between 25 May and 19 July 2020, West Yorkshire Combined Authority are asking for your feedback on the devolution deal. Tell them what you think by completing the survey. Read More...

Wharfeside Development

Wharfeside Development

Published: 1 May 20

Revised plans have now been submitted to Leeds City Council for the Wharfeside Development. The Parish Council voted to object to the plans on 18th May. You can read details of our objection on the Leeds Planning Portal by clicking the link above. Read More...

Boston Spa Volunteer Action Group

Boston Spa Volunteer Action Group

Published: 7 Apr 20

A group has been set up in Boston Spa to help residents who are shielding or self isolating. All residents should now have received a card through their letterbox. If you have not received a card, please contact Penny Stables on 07941 797902 or email penny.stables@gmail.com Read More...

Covid-19 Helpline

Covid-19 Helpline

Published: 26 Mar 20

The Covid-19 helpline is available for those living in the Harewood and Wetherby wards. Read More...

Covid-19 Response

Covid-19 Response

Published: 17 Mar 20

COVID-19: OUTER NORTH EAST NEIGHBOURHOOD NETWORK UPDATE Read More...

Cycle Path

Cycle Path

Published: 17 Feb 20

The proposed cycle path from the Thorp Arch Trading Estate to join with the bridge over the Wharfe to Newton Kyme will be constructed over the next 6 weeks. Read More...

Church Fields Sponsored Trees

Church Fields Sponsored Trees

Published: 14 Feb 20

Planting of the sponsored trees has now been completed. Read More...

Crown Hotel

Crown Hotel

Published: 14 Feb 20

A planning application was submitted for the development of the Crown Hotel in January 2020. The Parish Council is in support of the work to revive the building for use as a public house. You can read the comments from the Parish Council by clicking on the link above. Read More...