Leeds Inner Ring Road delays

From 7pm tonight (20th Feb) until 6am Monday (23rd), large sections of the Leeds Inner Ring Road will be closed.

The works are part of a programme of ongoing essential maintenance work to upgrade the Inner Ring Road and need to be carried out safely while part of the road is closed.

Full details of the closures and diversions can be found here – http://bit.ly/1BtWqmx

Inevitably this may cause congestion at busy times, we advise all to plan ahead for potential delays and increased journey times by looking at alternative routes and other options.

Resilience and Emergencies Team


You may be aware that changes were made in October 2014 to Yorkshire Tiger services between Leeds Bradford Airport and Bradford including switching the Airport – Harrogate section of the 737 to the 747. This was done to improve punctuality and resolve a number of operational issues. Unfortunately, not all issues have been fully resolved and, as a result of this, the timetables will be readjusted from 8 March 2015 in order to alleviate this problem. Continue reading

Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

HMRC have advised that from April 2015, people over the age of 55 will be given the flexibility of taking a number of smaller lump sum pension pots. 25% of the sum will be tax-free, with the remaining pension fund charged at marginal rate of income tax.

If you take out money from your pension fund before the age of 55, the normal tax rules apply. We are concerned that fraudsters will take advantage of these rule changes by offering to invest pensions on the victim’s behalf. Be very wary of such offers. Continue reading

Premiere of 2014 Tour de France on Saturday 7 February 2015

Tour de France_girl2014 Tour de France Premiere

Presented at the first event for the Pool-in-Wharfedale Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, the ‘2014 Tour de France Premiere’.

The video was produced by Harry van de Bospoort from elements provided by residents of Pool.

Seen on the large screen in the meeting room of Pool Village Memorial Hall this was a memorable showing that you can share by clicking on http://vimeo.com/107698589