ACS Talk ” Inn at the Top”, Tuesday 30 April, 2024,  7.30pm at Rawdon Community Library.

Aireborough Civic Society is pleased to welcome, Neil Hanson to speak at its next meeting on Tuesday 30 April, 2024,  7.30pm at Rawdon Community Library.

Join Neil Hanson as he gives a hilarious account of his life at the Inn at the Top in the Yorkshire Dales as a young, completely inexperienced & incompetent landlord & the amusing & eccentric characters he had to deal with.

The 17th Century Tan Hill Inn in North Yorkshire is Britain’s highest pub, which regularly gets snowed in at its isolated location in the Yorkshire Dales, is up for sale.

The pub, 1,732 feet (528m) above sea level, was named the highest in the British Isles in the 1976 of the Guinness Book of World Records.

The listed inn has exposed beams and stone-flagged floors and is about five miles from the village of Keld in Swaledale.

Admission:   ACS Members             FREE                           Non-ACS Members     £4.00

This is the second of 5 Civic Society talks organised for 2024, alternating with 5 community meetings.

£10 membership for 2024 includes free admission for all five talks – join on the night.

For your diaries:

Aireborough Civic Society Talks Programme for 2024  

Tuesday 30 AprilMy Life at Inn at the Top Neil Hanson tells us about his experiences as landlord of the highest inn in Yorkshire
Tuesday 28 MayCommunity Meeting (all welcome)*
Tuesday 25 JuneTransport in Aireborough Bill Jagger talks about transport in Aireborough through the Ages
Tuesday 30 JulyCommunity Meeting (all welcome)*
Please note there is no meeting in August
Tuesday 24 SeptemberStand & Deliver! Eric Jackson, retired magistrate & local historian, tells the story of ‘Gentlemen of the Road’ from Dick Turpin to Claude Duval
Tuesday 29 OctoberCommunity Meeting (all welcome)*
Tuesday 26 NovemberSgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Malcolm Johnson plays extracts from the best-selling album of all time telling the stories behind the lyrics

Community Meeting Tues. 31st October, 7.30pm at Rawdon Library

Find out about current news and issues for our local area.

Agenda for Meeting on Tuesday 31st October 2023, 7.30pm, at Rawdon Community Library  

1.       1.1 Apologies

         1.2 Minutes & Matters Arising from Meeting Tuesday 25th July 2023.

         1.3 Open Forum: Attendees can raise any local issues/concerns not on Agenda.

2.      Finance & Membership: Position of Treasurer – vacancy.                           

3.        Planning Applications:         You can find planning applications in the press or using the link below and then using the planning map – which highlights current applications:          Find Leeds City Council Planning website, go to Public Access site or Use this link:

Old Applications:   

23/03958/FU The Old Rectory The Green Guiseley Leeds LS20 9BB

Formation of pedestrian access with gate to Church Street and change of use to use as private amenity area.  Update

23/04343/DTM   Outside Sainsburys On Grass Verge Apperley Lane Little London Rawdon Leeds LS19 6SF

Determination for installation of 5G 20m high Hutchinson Apollo arv etc.

23/03068/LI & 23/03067/FU Rawdon Hall | Listed Building Application for the repair and refurbishment of main hall. 

22/06758/FU | Alterations to form new shop front | 65 High Street Yeadon Leeds LS19 7SP This is the former Victorian shopfront that was replaced last year without planning permission and was subject to enforcement measures. The owner tried to avoid installing the required replacement firstly by making a retrospective planning application (which was refused) and then by making a new, very slightly different application.  Also refused 25th November 2022. 

4.      Heritage Issues

            4.1 Micklefield House Update

4.2 Conservation Area Protection and Shopfront Shutters.  New information leaflets       available produced by Leeds Civic Trust.

          4.3    Proposed Memorial or Blue Plaque for Cotopa Mill, Guiseley accident in 1941.

5.       Congestion, Pollution & Transport

5.1    Consultation re: Returning control of bus services to local authorities

          5.2    Current levels of congestion in Aireborough

5.3 More Bus Service Cuts: A1, A2, A3 plus Service 27 update.

5.5 Freedom of Information (F.O.I.) Request on Cycle track use

5.6 SCOOT system of traffic control on A65

5.7 Roadworks disruption to all, esp. bus services

5.8 Lack of onward travel information at Leeds City Station

6.  Autumn Planting of Yeadon High Street on 17th October

7. Reports & Information:

7.1     Councillor News          7.2      Police Community Meeting on 24th October 2023

7.3 10th Anniversary of Saving Rawdon Library & Commemorative Bench      

8.  A.O.B.      

9.       Dates of next meetings:  All 7.30pm at Rawdon Community Library:.

Tuesday  28 November: Children’s favourites from the 1950’s Malcolm Johnson gives a nostalgic talk about the television programmes & also plays music enjoyed by children in the 1950’s with Uncle Mac: ‘Nellie the Elephant’, ‘Doggy In The Window’, ‘Runaway Train’ etc.      

Tuesday 30th January 2024:    AGM followed by our usual Community Meeting (all welcome) – to discuss issues of local interest.