Brown Bin collections will restart on 5th 19th March (editted 5th March). 

Check your brown, black and green bin collection dates here.


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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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'.

10 Feb 2018 The Parish Council has received notification of a Planning Application for this site  It involves nine houses on the site of the existing Nursery School buildings and a new Nursery School building in the garden/farm area adjacent.  See  Leeds Public Access, and enter 18/00484 in the search box. 


15 Nov 2017 Presentation to the Parish Council was based on these display boards. They show the present buildings replaced by housing and a new buildng where the farm area currently is.  This is believed to be in the Green Belt.

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:

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.

These charges will come into effect from Monday 5th February 2018.

A full matrix of prices has been developed by the Council and is here, but the following provides an overview:

  • The price for up to one 25 litre bag or equivalent of soil/rubble will be £2.60;
  • The price of one 25 litre bag or equivalent of plasterboard will be £4.80;
  • The price of one sheet of plasterboard up to 180 cm x 90 cm will be £3.00;
  • The price of one tyre will be £1.50;
  • All single items will be £2.60 each.

These prices have been calculated based exclusively on recovering the estimated operational, administrative and disposal costs associated with dealing with these waste streams.

Payments may be made by debit or credit card using a secure card payment machine. If a resident has not brought their card to site, they can phone a family member or friend from the site, who can then make the payment on their behalf over the phone.


The Leeds Permit Scheme continues to apply to other waste.