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The magazine, published at the turn of each month, is run by a voluntary committee and delivered free to every home in the parish by a team of volunteer distributors. It carries news of village events, articles by residents, advertisements for local businesses, public notices, etc. and 'articles for sale' (£1 per item). It is financed entirely by advertising.  All material must be received by noon on the 10th of the month (including Saturday and Sunday) prior to the issue in which it is to appear.

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Miller Homes have recently closed te site entrance on Green Lane; all traffic is to ue the Grove road entrance.  An Updated Traffic Management Plan has been issued, with the following covering note: 

... the latest updated version of our traffic management plan issued to all our suppliers. This version has a number of updates including taking out the access route to site via the High Street, Bar Lane & Green Lane. As we have now closed the Green Lane entrance to deliveries all vehicles are now to use the route direct from the A1 along the A659  turning onto Clifford Moor Road following the sign posted route.

Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any queries.

Many thanks
Tony Stanley Senior Site Manager Miller Homes."

It can be downloaded here.

Clifford Parish Council is an active Council that seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic person to take on the post of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer. The post is part time, 10 hours per week. Working mainly from home, the hours of work are flexible except for attendance at meetings.

Salary on pay scale LC1 (SCP 19-24 £10.10 - £11.64 per hour) dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Must be IT literate, be able to store Council equipment and files at home address and be available to attend Council meetings in the evening of the 3rd Wednesday of every month apart from August. Plus possible extra meetings when necessary.

Duties will include: acting as advisor to the council, minute taking, and compilation of correspondence, administering council assets, filing and accounts in addition to being the RFO (responsible Finance Officer) to the council.

Prior relevant experience an advantage. The postholder would be required to obtain the CiLCA qualification. Support for training in all aspects of local government administration, will be provided.

The job description and person specification are available from:

Peter Seed
Clerk To Clifford Parish Council
1 Mill Dam
LS23 6EZ

or contact the clerk.

Closes 28th September 2018.

20mph Speed Limit Proposals

Leeds City Council’s Executive Board approved a proposal in March 2018 to provide 20mph speed limits on residential streets across the city wherever appropriate. The aim is to create safer streets across the city, particularly for children, through reduced speed limits.

These 20mph limits cover as many residential streets as possible but do not include those roads with a higher function for the movement of vehicles. The proposals do not include traffic calming and will seek to reduce vehicle speeds by signing alone.

Download the updated proposals for Clifford and for Boston Spa.

The Parish Council’s Highways & Traffic Plan Working Group are considering the proposals in detail. If you have any comments then please send them to the clerk.

11 June: Announcement discovered on Boston Spa School website that the Academy Order has been granted, see Principal's Blog.

11 May:  A new Letter to Parents

29 March Ward Councillors issue this letter explaining their current position.

21 March  At Cliford Parish Council 21st March, It was resolved to write to Leeds City Council & Lord Agnew expressing support for Boston Spa School to remain open and becoming an academy due to the quality of the education currently being provided and the plans for further improvement, see minutes.

10 March  Ward Councllors announce two drop-in sessions "for people to come and talk about the Secondary School issues and to encourage them to participate in the the survey.  We'll have paper copies available should people want to fill them in that way."
          Friday 16 March 2018 – Jubilee Room, Boston Spa Village Hall from 3.30PM until 7.30PM
          Saturday 17 March 2018 – Micklethwaite Room, Wetherby Town Hall from 10.30AM until 2.30PM

5 March  Update Letter issued by Head of Boston Spa School.  The document describing his concerns can be found here.

2 March Wetherby Town Council extraordinary meeting cancelled, matter deferred to their next regular meeting on Tuesdy 13 March at 7pm.

28 Feb 2018 Leeds CC Consultation now running, closes 25th March. And Wetherby Town Council is to consider a resolution to support only one secondary school - in Wetherby - at Extraordinary Meeting on 3rd March in Towh Hall.

2 Feb 2018 Letter from local Ward councillors and supporting information: Feeder School data and Roll data

1 Feb 2018 Letter from principal to Parents/ Carers, responding to Facebook/media commets.

31 Jan 2018 Letter sent by Principal of Boston Spa School (Boston Spa Academy) to Parents and Carers, revealing Leeds City Council's plans to sell the land for 'development'.

Miller Homes Shires Grove development, Grove Road, in the parish of Clifford
There are gaps in this history which we are working on filling.  Please contact the webmaster if you have any documents you'd like to see here.

Documents you can download here:

Revised Traffic Management Plan (revised Aug 2018)

Revised Construction and Traffc Management Plan. (revised March 2018)  

Minutes of the second Community Liaison Group meeting, 10th Jan 2018

Submission to the Second Community Liaison Meeting by local residents regarding Traffic Management  January 2018

Minutes of the first Community Liaison Group meeting, 17th November 2017

The Community Liaison Plan, Approved 19 July by Leeds City Council

The Construction and Traffic Management Plan, approved by Leeds City Council

The grant of Full Planning Permission, 88 dwellings,19 July 2017

The document submitted to the Plans Panel, on 11th May 2017

And long before this, in 2013 Miller Homes held Community Involvement meetings. In Boston Spa.

'Call to Arms' from Boston Spa Parish Councl in August 2013 to fight plans for 104 houses.