Talk Thurs. 27th April: The Miracle of Bird Migration, 7.30pm at Rawdon Library

Linda Jenkinson
Founder of Start Birding Leeds, talks about The Miracle of Bird Migration
Join Linda who has a passion for bird watching and teaching others to enjoy this pastime, as she gives a fascinating talk on bird migration and the species that are currently on the move and passing through the Aireborough & Leeds area.
What might we expect to see at this time of year?
Admission: ACS Members: FREE
Non-ACS Members: £4.00
NB: Join ACS on the night for £10 annual membership which includes five
talks this year.

AIREBOROUGH CIVIC SOCIETY COMMUNITY MEETING – Tuesday 28th March, 7.30pm at Rawdon Library

Agenda for Meeting on Tuesday, 28th March 2023, 7.30pm, at Rawdon Community Library
1. 1.1 Apologies
1.2 Minutes & Matters Arising from Meeting Tuesday 31st January 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:
New Applications:
Old Applications:
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 is trying to avoid the required replacement by making a new application. Refused 25th November 2022.
22/06130/FU | Change of use and alterations to clock tower to form one residential unit | Clock Tower High Royds Fold Menston Leeds LS29 6GW
22/06242/FU | Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a food store with associated access, parking, servicing area and landscaping | Haworth Lane Yeadon Leeds LS19 This is the new Lidl store proposal. Approved 24.3.23
7EN3.2 Proposal to install a communications base station (telecomms mast) on a piece of land between the Sainsbury’s at the top of Apperley Lane and the JCT roundabout.
Hawksworth Quarry Odda Lane Hawksworth 21/07664 Leeds LS20 8NZ Description Variation of condition numbers 18 and 20 of planning permission 28/96/93/FU to allow for the recycling of waste as part of the quarry restoration scheme and the increase of the amount of waste to be stored on site from 500 tonnes to 30,000 tonnes. The Planning Inspectorate has received the above appeal against the refusal on 31st Mar. 2022.

4. Micklefield House update.

5. Leeds Local Plan 2040 consultation

6. Congestion, Pollution & Transport
6.1 Imagine an Excellent Bus Service for Leeds – Leeds Civic Trust Competition.
6.2 Bus Service 966 update
6.3 F.O.I. Request on Cycle track use
6.4 Apperley Lane Pedestrian Crossing & Park Road Concerns
6.5 Government Pothole money for Leeds
6.6 SCOOT system of traffic control on A65
7. Spring Litter Pick: Is anyone able to take this on?
8. Reports & Information:
8.1 Police Community Meeting
8.2 Chair’s meeting with MP Stuart Andrew
8.3 Councillor News
9. A.O.B.

10. Date of next meetings: All 7.30pm at Rawdon Community Library:
NB THURSDAY The Miracle of Bird Migration
27 April Linda Jenkinson, founder of Start Birding Leeds, gives a fascinating talk on bird migration at this time of year.
Tuesday 30th May 2023 Community Meeting (all welcome) – to discuss issues of local interest.

Community Meeting, Tuesday 28th March, 7.30pm, Rawdon Library

Residents of Guiseley, Rawdon & Yeadon are invited to come to Aireborough Civic Society’s next Community Meeting to discuss and help plan how the community can make our area a better place to live.

Hear what Aireborough Civic Society has achieved.
Help plan our campaigns for 2023.

The Civic Society consists of volunteers who want to make a positive difference to our environment.

Come along to our meeting on 28th March to Rawdon Library, find out what we do and bring your own ideas and concerns. We hope to have a Leeds City Councillor attending our meeting to update members and give advice.

There is much to do – we are concerned about:
Protecting our Green Belt – a new Core Strategy is being consulted on now!
Our Conservation Areas & Heritage buildings – & their protection,
Congestion on local roads, disruption from road works and parking problems,
Litter spoiling our community
Improving local shopping areas
Planting flowers to make our centres more attractive
Improving Local Bus Services,
Planning matters: – what is happening and suggesting improvements?
Any other local matters.

At this time of the year LITTER seems to be a big problem and we plan to have a CLEAN UP morning early in April. Please let us know of any parts of Aireborough that would benefit: e-mail: [email protected]. Harrogate Road (A658) near the airport seems bad at the moment.

The Society works with Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and
is part of the national organisation, Civic Voice. ACS is also affiliated to Leeds Civic Trust & the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

A Chocolatier Visits Us: Tuesday 28th February 2023, 7.30pm at Rawdon Community Library.

Aireborough Civic Society is pleased to welcome Yorkshire Chocolatier, Sarah Tomkinson, to speak at its next meeting on Tuesday 28th February 2023, 7.30pm at Rawdon Community Library.
Sarah is a self-confessed chocaholic, so much so that 10 years ago, she started up her own small business in Cleckheaton as a chocolatier. She enjoys building her unique range of new flavours and styles to tempt every pallet including gluten and peanut free ranges. She will be sharing her story on becoming a chocolatier and you can sample and buy some of her tempting products on the evening.
Sarah’s visit is especially good timing with both Mother’s Day & Easter taking place in the next few weeks.
Admission: ACS Members FREE
Non-ACS Members £4.00
NB: Join ACS on the night for £10 annual membership, which includes 5 talks alternating with 5 community meetings.

Votes for Women ACS talk next Tuesday at Rawdon Library Tues 26th April, 7.30pm

The second Aireborough Civic Society talk of 2022 takes place next Tuesday 26th April, 7.30pm at Rawdon Library.

Eric Jackson, J.P. will be giving a talk about the Suffragettes and the Achievement of Votes for Women in 1928.  

Eric’s talk starts with the iconic death of Emily Wilding Davison under the hooves of the King’s horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby.  He will also cover the establishment of the first societies advocating women’s suffrage.

  • Campaigns of violence & civil disobedience
  • Force feeding of Hunger strikers
  • Estelle Silvia Pankhurst’s breakaway movement in East London
By chance the Local Elections are taking place just 9 days later on the 5th May, so this is an extremely topical talk!   Our next Community Meeting will take place on Tuesday 31st May when Local Issues will be discussed.  As in March we hope to invite a local councillor to that meeting.

Friday Night Walks List for 2022

The Friday evening walks were started in 1993 by the late Albert Shutt, then Chairman of the Aireborough Civic Society. His plan was to explore the Aireborough area, visiting places even local residents hadn’t been to, and ensuring footpaths were kept in use.
Unless stated the walks are normally between 3 and 4 miles in length. The pace is as fast as the slowest walker.
As the walks cover a variety of terrain, sturdy footwear is strongly advised, along with weatherproof clothing. Most of the walks involve gradients, hills and stiles.