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Poppy installation will commemorate Ilkley's war dead on centenary of Armistice Day PDF Print E-mail

TWO hundred and forty wooden red poppies will be “planted” in Ilkley Memorial Gardens at the end of The Grove on Saturday, November 10 in advance of the 100th Anniversary Remembrance Day service on November 11 at 3pm.


Over 220 men and women resident in Ilkley were killed in action during the four years of the First World War. A further 20 more pupils of Ilkley Grammar School who lived outside the town were also lost in the conflict. Edward Wild, a long-standing Ilkley resident, has meticulously researched their lives and produced a list of their names and details, often with photographs. Inspired by this it has been agreed that an artistic installation may be placed in the Memorial Gardens, with one poppy for each victim. Artist Russell Brown, of Oakworth has crafted the six inch diameter flower heads and stalks from timber and painted them with long-lasting paint. The cost has been raised primarily from amongst the lawyers and estate agents of Ilkley. Organised by Steve Butler, of Butler & Kandler, a collection of £750 has been raised so far. Estate Agents Dacre, Son & Hartley, Dale Eddison, Hunters, Harrison Robinson, Walker Smale, and Easy Location (from Otley) have all committed £50 each. Equally solicitors LCF Law, Walker Foster, Stowe Family Law, Ison Harrison & Co, Eatons, RDC Law, Chris Jones and Wilsons Solicitors, as well as Butler & Kandler, have all pledged a similar contribution. It is hoped that further amounts will be forthcoming but if necessary the balance of the cost has been underwritten by Ilkley Town Council.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 November 2018 12:37
Countdown to Christmas! PDF Print E-mail

With less than 70 days to Christmas, preparations for the switch on of the Christmas lights in Ilkley on Saturday 24th November are well under way. This year the Town will be treated to a new lighting scheme which has been designed by Blachere Illumination UK Limited and the contractors are now busy preparing for the installation of scheme.


Once again Nick Hancock, the popular presenter of Stray FM’s breakfast show, will host a programme of entertainment by local groups during the afternoon and following the success last year, local traders will be selling their food and produce from stalls situated in the bandstand area.

The Father Christmas and children’s procession will assemble in the Memorial Gardens this year and the Town Crier will lead it along The Grove to Christchurch.

Guiseley Brass Band will herald the arrival of Father Christmas in his carriage at 5.00pm to switch on the lights. He will then invite the children inside to watch a film show whilst they wait to visit him in his grotto.

The Mayor and Ilkley Town Council invite you to join us in welcoming in The Festive Season.

Note Saturday 24th November in your diaries and be sure not to miss any of the fun we have in store for you. We shall be releasing more detailed information later.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 November 2018 12:38
Environment Agency News PDF Print E-mail

Please see the below newsletter from the Environment Agency about an application for an environmental permit for the proposed Aire Valley Energy from Waste Facility in Keighley. You can view the application at https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/…/bd21-4lw-endles…. There is also a drop-in event on 13th November 2018 at Victoria Hall between 2pm-8pm.



Find us on Facebook! PDF Print E-mail

Ilkley Parish Council is now on Facebook. You can visit our page by clicking on the Facebookicon to the right hand side or by following this link https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ilkley-Parish-Council/662666607203669?ref=hl


Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 September 2015 10:16
Success in Bridlington! PDF Print E-mail

Ilkley Town Crier Isabel Hogan, pictured in the middle, represented Ilkley at the Bridlington Old Town Summer Festival at the weekend and took part in her first Town Crier competition. Over 250 people heard Isabel's home cry extolling the virtues of our town and she came away with the Best Dressed Town Crier prize! Congratulations Isabel!



Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 08:57

The Planning Department is a Bradford Metropolitan District Council department and is quite separate from Ilkley Parish Council.


Please note: There is no longer a Planning Department based at Ilkley Town Hall. All Officers have now been re-located to Shipley Town Hall.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 11:58

Members of the public and press are entitled by law to attend all meetings of the Council BUT may not participate in the meetings.

However, early in the Agenda of all meetings there is a “Public participation” slot at which point the meeting is adjourned for any member of the public to speak. This is essentially an opportunity for residents to put questions to Council. No decisions may be taken at this time because by law Councillors must have notice of business. However, action may be taken. This will either be in the form of a future agenda item for discussion by Councillors, or the Parish Clerk will follow up and report back.

When making observations on planning applications, members of the public should provide only ADDITIONAL information to that which they may have already provided in writing to the Parish Council and/or Bradford Council.

Members of the public and the press will be excluded by resolution during consideration of business of a confidential nature under the Public Bodies Admissions to Meetings Act 1960 s1(2).

The Town Hall Council Chamber is accessible by lift and accessible toilet facilities are provided.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 11:58