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Christmas Lights Invitation to Tender PDF Print E-mail

Ilkley Parish Council is inviting tenders for two contracts related to its Christmas Lights display. The Council has taken the decision to divide its Christmas Lights arrangements into two separate contracts. One contract is for the lease/hire of Christmas Lights motifs for Brook Street, The Grove and Station Road. The other contract is for the electrical installation, dressing the Christmas trees, the take down and storage of the lights. This contract also includes the installation of the Council's motifs in Ben Rhydding as well as installing reconditioned motifs along Leeds Road.


The Invitations to Tender are available to download below:

Christmas Lights Invitation to Tender 2018-21 - Installation Contract

Christmas Lights Invitation to Tender 2018-21 - Motifs Contract

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Written tenders are to be submitted by 12 noon on 1st May 2018.

CCTV in Ilkley PDF Print E-mail

Would you like to see CCTV installed in Ilkley town centre? We are carrying out a survey to get residents' views on this matter. We would really appreciate it if you could spare one minute to complete the survey at:


Thank you.

Newsletter PDF Print E-mail

Look out for our newsletter coming through your door this week. If you would like further copies you can collect them from the Parish Council office or download it here.

Super Fast Broadband Programme PDF Print E-mail

As part of the Superfast West Yorkshire & York Broadband Programme, fibre-optic broadband is now available from Cabinet 18 located at  the junction of Clifton Road and Wheatley Road, Ilkley LS29 8TD. This cabinet is attached to the Ilkley Exchange and went live on the 10 October and is customer ready for service.     

Residents can now upgrade to a fibre optic broadband service by contacting an Internet Service Provider (ISP) of their choice, the upgrade is not automatic.

The programme is funded by Local Authorities (Calderdale, Bradford, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York), West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), BT, BDUK (part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport – Superfast Extension Programme) and has secured £6.89m funding from the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 England Operational Programme.


How to upgrade

Residents can follow two easy steps to upgrade to fibre broadband...

Step 1:  Check if you can upgrade

They’ll need to upgrade to benefit from faster broadband speeds. One postcode could be served by 2 or more cabinets so it is important to check if you can upgrade by telephone number, and address, not just postcode which is less accurate.  

Step 2:  Find the best deal for you

Contact a supplier (if they already have a contract for broadband services they should contract their existing supplier) and use a broadband comparison site for free, impartial advice to find the best deal for fibre-optic broadband.  The following sites are currently accredited members of the Ofcom price comparison scheme (broadband): broadbandchoices, simplifydigital, broadband.co.uk

Darwin Gardens Trust PDF Print E-mail

The Darwin Gardens Trust will hold its Annual General Meeting on 8th January at 8:30pm at Ilkley Town Hall.

Ilkley Parish Council on the Streets PDF Print E-mail

The Council is in the process of consulting Ilkley’s residents about the streets of our town - what events there should be on the streets and the town’s future development. Councillor Stephen Butler, Chairman of Ilkley Parish Council says, “We want to hear what the people of Ilkley have to say, their views are very important and we hope that there will be many responses to our surveys. We also value your feedback on the activities available for young people in Ilkley”.

There is a survey on Survey Monkey about the events which are held from time to time on The Grove, for example, the Continental Market. The Ilkley Business Forum and Parish Council are working together on this. “We would really like to know your views on how good events are and the effect of events on people and business”, says Helen Rhodes, Chairman of Ilkley Business Forum. Fill in the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D782J2C

Ilkley Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan Team want to know what everyone thinks about the new Plan being put together on the future development of Ilkley and Ben Rhydding. The Plan will have profound influence on the number of houses, shops and employment sites built between now and 2030, and where they are built. We want as many people as possible to comment on the maps and documents available to inspect around the town and give us your views. The Draft Plan is available to view at the Town Hall, the Library, the Visitor Information Centre, Clarke Foley Centre, Christchurch, Tivoli Café, Ben Rhydding Methodist Church and St John’s Church. There is also an online form at http://parishcouncil.ilkley.org/neighbourhood-plan.html.

Ilkley Parish Council is working to improve our town and welcomes the views of our residents about what is needed.

Car Parking Review PDF Print E-mail

Bradford Council has undertaken a comprehensive study of the existing parking arrangements in Ilkley to try and solve long-standing issues with parking in the town.The full report can now be viewed HERE.

Bradford Council say that the study will be used to inform their short, medium and long term decision making around the management of both on-street and off-street, as well as residential parking.

The report states that the biggest issues caused by parking tend to be within 400 metres of Ilkley railway station, although not all the problems are caused by commuters.

Many shoppers struggle to find a space and local residents are sometimes obstructed in their own street.

Coun Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: "We recognise Ilkley has different issues compared with other parts of the Bradford district.

“Ilkley is a great tourist destination as well as a place where people live and work and because so many people make short journeys into town by car, parking is at a premium.

“We need to look at all the options and take into consideration the needs of commuters, shoppers, visitors and residents to arrive at a solution that suits the needs of Ilkley.

“We’re currently reviewing the recommendations in the report and will announce a way forward as soon as we can.”

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