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Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
Over the past few years Wetherby Town Council has been working with local community representatives and organisations to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for the town.

Neighbourhood plans are prepared by local communities and help Leeds City Council to decide on planning applications.
They can also identify local projects which help to improve sustainability. 

A referendum will be held on Thursday 30 January 2020 on whether to adopt a neighbourhood plan for Wetherby. 

You can view the final draft version of the Neighbourhood Plan
You can also view a hard copy in the Town Hall and the library.
We have produced an information leaflet, covering frequently asked questions which you can view here.

We are holding a drop-in session where you can come and ask any questions you may have about the plan. It will be 4-7pm on Thursday 23rd January in Wetherby Town Hall. 
There will also be an online question and session on our facebook page @wetherbycouncil at the same time. 

More information about neighbourhood planning and the referendum process can be found on Leeds City Council's website. 

Neighbourhood Plan - Front Cover

Gerald Wilkinson
Gerald Wilkinson

Wetherby Town Council has been saddened to learn of the death of Councillor Gerald Wilkinson who passed away in early October. 

At the Town Council meeting on 8th October the Mayor of Wetherby, Councillor Galan Moss, paid tribute to Gerald, and a formal vote of thanks was recorded for all the work he undertook for the Council and in the wider Wetherby community.

His contribution to the town cannot be underestimated as his work touched the lives of thousands of people across the local area and Wetherby was lucky to benefit from his efficient expertise. He will long be remembered with both respect and affection. 

The photos of Gerald on the swings at the grand openings of the Mason Field playground in 1998 and 2018 show his great sense of fun, but when looked at in the context of the projects, also show his dedication to working to improve the lives of local residents, both young and old.

The Town Council sends its sincere condolences to Gerald's family and friends. 

Mason Field Grand Opening - 1998 

And in 2018...
Gerald Wilkinson on a swing in 2018


Mayor's Charity Donations

Mayor and primary school pupils.

The Mayor of Wetherby, Councillor Galan Moss, has been delighted to be able to distribute £1,000 to the PTAs (Parent Teacher Associations) of the four Wetherby primary schools. 
Councillor Moss had identified the key support groups of each school as his ‘Mayoral Charity’ for 2018/19. Explaining his choice of charities Councillor Moss said: “My children went to Crossley Street Primary School, I was a Governor at St. James’ CE Primary School and so I have a strong connection to primary education in the town. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to be able to give something back.”

The funds were raised across the Mayor’s first year in office and include donations from public appearances and from Town Councillors in lieu of sending each other Christmas Cards.

Responding to the cheque presentation Louise Milivojevic, Head Teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, said that: “We are delighted to receive such an amazing amount and would like to thank Councillor Moss on behalf of the governors, staff, pupils and parents at St Joseph's for his generosity. I would also like to thank both the Mayor and Mayoress for their endless support and the time they have given up to join us for some truly fantastic events this year! It has been wonderful to welcome them both to our school and the children have been delighted!”

Cheques were given to representatives of each school when they attended the Town Hall on 24th September.