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Notice of vacancy on Swillington Village Council

Published: 26 Feb 24

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy has occurred in the office of Parish Councillor for Swillington Village Council arising from the resignation of Neil Bramma. Read More...

Leeds Energy Efficiency Scheme

Published: 26 Feb 24

The scheme provides energy-saving green home upgrades - such as different types of insulation, solar panels, or electric heat pumps - free of charge to eligible homeowners, or at a substantial discount to eligible landlords. Read More...

Notice of vacancies on Swillington Village Council

Published: 22 Feb 24

Notice is hereby given that 2 vacancies have occurred in the office of Parish Councillor for the Swillington Village Council arising from the resignations of Elizabeth Howson and Gillian Crossley-Rudd. An election to fill the vacancies will be held if notice in writing of a request for such an election is made by ten Local Government electors for the electoral area* and received by the Returning Officer, c/o Electoral Services, 4th Floor West, Civic Hall, Leeds LS1 1UR, by not later than 13 March 2024. If an election is not requested by ten Local Government electors, the vacancies will be filled by the Village Council as soon as practicable after the expiry of the date referred to above. Read More...

Have you ever wondered what happens to your black bin waste in Leeds?

Published: 6 Feb 24

Did you know that none of the black bin waste from Leeds households goes to landfill? Instead, it goes to the recycling and energy recovery facility (RERF), at Cross Green. Free, behind the scenes tours of the site are available Monday-Friday, throughout the day, for community groups or individuals who are interested in finding out more about their black bin household waste journey. Read More...

Vacancy - Village Council Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (Maternity Cover - 1 year)

Published: 29 Jan 24

Swillington Village Council is seeking a highly-motivated, enthusiastic person to take on the post of Clerk to the Council and RFO in a maternity cover capacity. Read More...

Leeds Streets for All

Published: 25 Jan 24

Have your say on travel issues Read More...

Inspection of accounts for Swillington Village Council

Published: 17 May 23

The unaudited accounts for Swillington Village Council are available for inspection from the 5th of June to the 14th of July inclusive. The accounts have been filed with the external auditor PKFLittlejohn. When they have been approved by them the accounts will be available for inspection again. please see enclosed for the official notice. Read More...

May 2023 Swillington Village Council Meeting

Published: 10 May 23

Our next meeting will take place on the 16th May at 7.30 at the Village Hall. all welcome. Read More...

Local Council Elections

Published: 28 Mar 23

Please see further information for the election of your Cllrs for Swillington Village Council Read More...

April Village Residents Meeting

Published: 28 Mar 23

This is an annual meeting of residents where refreshments are served. Read More...

Keeping warm this winter

Published: 21 Dec 22

Dear resident, As the severe cold weather continues and we approach Christmas, please remember that there is support available to help you with the cost of living and staying well over winter. Our Cost of Living website offers support and advice on a range of financial issues including housing, food and fuel, as well as information and tips on how to keep warm and well. Please take care of yourself during the cold weather and Christmas period, and if you are able to, help others who may be more vulnerable. Leeds City Council Read More...

World Champion returns to Swillington

Published: 20 Nov 22

Welcome home Nathan Collins one of the world champion wheelchair rugby league team. We are so very proud of you. Read More...

RSPB St Aidan’s Welcome Building concept designs: We'd love to hear your views

Published: 16 Nov 22

RSPB St Aidan’s Welcome Building concept designs: We'd love to hear your views From Saturday 3rd - Sunday 18th December, we will be holding a public mini-exhibition of the initial concept designs for a new Welcome Building at RSPB St Aidan's. The idea is to replace the existing temporary facility to better serve local people, visitors and the large team of employees and volunteers who work there. The exhibition will be held in the RSPB Little Owl Cafe next to Oddball & the car park, and will be open 10:00-15:30 daily. Read More...

School Flu Vaccinations

Published: 28 Oct 22

Please see the enclosed information re getting your child vaccinated Read More...

Get involved in your health and care services in West Yorkshire

Published: 15 Oct 22

Please see the enclosed for more details and how you can make a difference Read More...

Swillington Village Council Community Events- watch this page!

Published: 5 Oct 22

Swillington Village Council proudly presents events for the family starting with a family film on the 22nd of October at 2.pm at St Mary's Church. Our first event will be free of charge. Read More...

Civility and Respect Project

Published: 3 Oct 22

Swillington Village Council has signed up to the Civility and Respect Project. We believe that there is no place for bullying, harassment and intimidation within our organisation and signing up this pledge is our demonstration that we are committed to standing up to poor behaviour and to demonstrate positive changes which support civil and respectful conduct. Read More...

Notice of the conclusion of audit, Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31st March 2022

Published: 18 Sep 22

Swillington Village Council as per section 20(2) and section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 have concluded their audit process. please see enclosed. The accounts for 2021-22 are in the Village Hall Office and can be inspected for free. Anyone wishing to inspect them should contact Diane Brown the Clerk and RFO. Please see attached for further details. Read More...

Leeds Year of Culture 2023

Published: 10 Aug 22

'Hello! My name is Dave and I’m part of the LEEDS 2023 team planning the exciting year of culture taking place across the city next year. We’re looking to recruit 33 Neighbourhood Hosts, 1 from each ward of Leeds including Garforth & Swillington, to work with their communities to help create a celebratory event within their ward. It’s a fantastic paid training position, working approx. 6 hours a week and no experience is needed just enthusiasm to learn and help your community. If this sounds up your street or you know someone in Garforth & Swillington, who would love it, you get all the info here: https://leeds2023.co.uk/get.../become-a-neighbourhood-host/ The deadline for applications 19 Aug at midday. Please share! Thank you!' Read More...

New Chairman at Swillington Village Council

Published: 7 Jul 22

Swillington Village Council has a new Chairman Cllr Neil Bramma. Cllr Jacqui Smith our respected previous Chairman resigned at our July meeting. Cllr Smith has made great improvements during her 11 years as the Chairman. Enclosed is a photograph taken of her presentation by the Clerk Diane Brown. Read More...

Swillington celebrates the Queens Jubilee

Swillington celebrates the Queens Jubilee

Published: 23 May 22

Join your Village Council to celebrate this historic occasion. Read More...

Swillington year end accounts externally audited

Published: 18 May 22

The accounts of Swillington VC are available for inspection please contact the Clerk Diane Brown or the Chair Jacqui Smith for further details. Read More...

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2021-22

Published: 18 May 22

The Annual Governance and Accountability Return for 2021-22 is being externally audited. Please see the enclosed for more detail. Please remember that our accounts are transparent and robust and open to inspection. Read More...

Caird Peckfield Grants

Published: 31 Mar 22

Caird Peckfield have been very supportive of Swillington Village Council in giving grants to refurbish the village hall and for inclusive play equipment. They are giving out more grants look at the enclosed flyer to see if you could apply for your organisation. Read More...

Ukrainian Appeal

Published: 21 Mar 22

Many thanks to all who came to the Village Hall to support this worthy cause. We raised £1,013.02! Read More...

Conclusion of the year end audit for 2020-21

Published: 31 Jul 21

The accounts of Swillington Village Council have been examined by the External Auditors PKF Littlejohn and there were no matters arising. Please see enclosed for more detail. Anyone wishing to examine our accounts are welcome to do so. Please email our Clerk Diane Brown. Read More...

Swillington Primary School Foodbank

Published: 5 Feb 21

Swillington Primary School is helping the Community and organising a food bank. Please join in and help, see the enclosed flyer for more details. Read More...

Cllr Judith Woodhead and ex Cllr Anne Murphy

Published: 26 Nov 20

Swillington Village Council lost a friend and colleague this week. Cllr Judith Woodhead has sadly passed away, she will be missed. Our thoughts are with her family at this time. The Village Council was also sad to hear of the passing of ex Cllr Anne Murphy, our sincere condolences to her friends and family. Read More...

Swillington Educational Charity

Published: 15 Nov 20

The Charity is open for bids , please see poster and contact Diane Brown the Administrator of the Charity for further details. Read More...

Changes to the Planning System

Published: 27 Sep 20

The Government plans to introduce sweeping changes to the current planning system. If you require further information please contact the Planning Department of Leeds CC. Or contact your MP as this is Conservative Policy. Read More...

Notice of conclusion of audit 19-20

Published: 3 Aug 20

The audit of the accounts of Swillington Village Council for the year ended is now complete. Please contact the Clerk Diane Brown should you wish to inspect them. Read More...

Information for Allotment Holders

Published: 27 Mar 20

The Allotment Society has issued measures for everyone to keep safe whilst tending their allotments. Please see the enclosed guidance for further information. Read More...

The Growing Zone Charity.

Published: 7 Oct 19

The Growing Zone a charity based in Kippax is a youth based organisation helping young people with or without disabilities. They have made 5 disused allotment plots into a place where the young people can grow fruit and vegetables and have fun and make friends in a safe environment. Swillington Village Council sponsor a young person to attend. On her recent visit to the Charity our Chair Cllr Jacqui Smith was presented to H.R.H Princess Anne. Read More...

Opening Hours for the Swillington GP Practice

Published: 1 May 19

Opening hours for all three sites of the GP surgeries Read More...

Swillington Health Centre

Published: 20 Jan 19

Dr Freeman & Partners Oulton Medical Centre, Marsh Street Surgery & Swillington Health Practice WORKING TOGETHER TO PROMOTE WELLBEING FOR ALL www.oultonmedicalcentre.co.uk Read More...

new free Independent Leeds Care Services Directory

Published: 30 Nov 18

If you’re growing concerned about your care options or just want some more information on what your choices may be, this directory can help. With information to help you understand your options, where to go for advice and how the paying for care system works, the Leeds Care Services Directory can support you to make informed decisions. Read More...