Newsletter – Issue 37: February 2018

Pool in Wharfedale News

Sharing, Promoting and Celebrating life in the Wharfe Valley

Issue 37: 24th February 2018

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 Weather warning (23rd Feb update)
The Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning of snow, for our area valid from 03:00 on Tue, 27th Feb 2018 until 23:55 on Tue, 27th Feb 2018 (LOW likelihood of MEDIUM impacts).

Showers or longer periods of snow will affect eastern parts of the UK during Tuesday.

There is the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

New ultra-low emission buses enter service
First Bus announce the first buses of a £71m new investment by 2020 will go into service 21st Feb for customers on the 1 (Holt Park Leeds – Beeston) & 6 (Holt Park – Leeds).

This investment, in the first 34 of 284 buses by 2020, is a part of the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme aiming to double passenger numbers in 10 years. The partnership programme will transform travel for the people of Leeds by tackling congestion and attracting more people onto public transport.

As well as contactless payment (which is now available to all First bus users across Leeds), the new buses include:

  • ultra low-emission Euro VI buses
  • audio visual next stop passenger announcements
  • a striking new green livery
  • extra comfort seating
  • free Wi-Fi & USB charging

The new vehicles will be introduced gradually over the next few weeks as they arrive from the manufacturer WrightBus in advance of a wider corridor launch in April.

Old Pool Bank
Further to the recent consultation exercise undertaken throughout the village.


  • The speed limit will be changed on lower Old Pool Bank
  • The speed limit on the A660 will be changed just past the houses on Cragg View going in the direction of Otley
  • No action will taken on changes to the Bar House/Old Pool Bank junction at this stage.
  • Highways still feel the A660 should have a Mobile Speed Camera on it, so far the Camera Partnership have said no.
  • The Highways Officer will compile a report to the Partnership.

Pool in Wharfedale Women’s Institute
The next meeting will be on Tuesday March 13th 2.00pm at Wharfedale Court. The speaker will be Chris Powell, the talk entitled ‘Trash to Treasure’.
As part of the Women’s Institute ‘Kindness Campaign’ come and join Pool in Wharfedale
Women’s Institute and enjoy a free cuppa and cake with fellow villagers at Wharfedale Court between 1.30 and 4.00pm on Tuesday 20th March everyone welcome ( young, old, male and female)

Pool Sports and Social Club
Please go to the Pool news website to view the latest newsletter and results tables from PSSC.

SAFER Newsletter Feb 2018
Available now for viewing and download on the Pool news website

Next edition– 31st March 2018. Please ensure any content for the newsletter arrives by 28th March 2018 to:

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