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Otley Council Surgery, Saturday 25th November 2017, 10am to 12noon, Otley Core Resource Centre

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Otley Town Council are holding a Councillor Surgery at Otley Core Resource Centre for residents who would like to meet an Otley Town Councillor and discuss any local issues or raise any problems or concerns relating to the work and responsibilities of the Council .  There will be three councillors attending who will represent the different wards within the Town.

The Otley Town Council Ward surgery will be held on:

Date:     Saturday    25th November 2017

Venue: Otley Core Resource Centre, Unit 11, Orchard Gate, Otley

Time:    10am to 12noon,

Appointments not needed –Just drop in

Otley Town Caretaker Vacancy Closing Date 7th December 2017

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Otley Town Caretaker

Initial 12 month contract, £8.75 per hour

16 hours per week (or job share)

4hr shifts Mon-Sun

Duties include manual street sweeping and other external cleaning duties.

Working alone your will have excellent customer care skill, be able to walk long distances and undertake manual lifting.

Experience not essential, full training given.

Application pack

Job Description
Person Specification

OTC Application Form 
Monitoring Form


Closing Date 7th December 2017

To be advertised in Yorkshire Evening Post and Wharfevalley Times on 16th and 23rd November 2017 and can be found on  www.jobstoday.co.uk

Otley Community Renewable Energy Meeting – Wednesday 22nd November at 7:30pm at Otley Core – All Welcome

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Otley Town Council wishes to see greater use of renewable energy, more energy efficiency and community involvement in energy as part of our vision for a greener, low carbon community.


The Town Council commissioned a feasibility study into community energy options and we now have a report with recommendations to provide a foundation for future work.

We would like to share the highlights of this feasibility study with you and our own initial ideas for how to take the ideas forward, including action to tackle energy efficiency and to support community initiatives including the potential formation of a new Community Energy Group.


You are cordially invited to join us to hear a summary of the report and share ideas on how to take forward Community Energy activities in Otley. A meeting will be held in the Town Council’s office on Orchard Gate, on Wednesday 22nd Nov from 7.30pm to 9.15pm. A summary presentation of the report will be made with ample opportunities for discussion and planning next actions. Officers from Leeds City Council will also join us to identify areas where we might work together.


Do join us if you can, and please RSVP to admin@otleytowncouncil.gov.uk if you are coming. If you can’t come but are interested to be kept in touch and get involved, please register your interest at the same email address.


A copy of the full report can be viewed here: OTC FINAL OTLEY FEASIBILITY STUDY REPORT 

Remembrance Sunday Parade & Service Details

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The Town Mayor, Councillor Nigel Francis would like to invite all organisations wishing to march, to meet at the bottom of Station Road, Otley, on Sunday 12th November 2017 at 2pm. The Parade will move off at 2.15pm to the Remembrance Day Sunday Service which will be held at Our Lady and All Saints Catholic Church,  Bridge Street, Otley at 2.30pm. 

After the Service the Parade will reform and proceed to the Memorial Garden, Bondgate, for the Laying of Wreaths.


Have your say on Leeds Dog Control Orders – Public Space Protection Order Consultation

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Survey – www.leeds.gov.uk/AdditionalDogControlsConsultation


The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 introduced powers to create Dog Control Orders. Since 2006, Leeds City Council has introduced a number of Dog Control Orders and those currently in place control a range of activities such as cleaning up after a dog or keeping a dog on a lead. Through the use of Dog Control Orders, dogs are also excluded from children’s play areas, remembrance gardens, some wildlife gardens and many school grounds.


The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced the potential to use Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to tackle a number of issues including dog control issues. All current Dog Control Orders in Leeds automatically became Public Space Protection Orders on 20th October 2017. However, whilst most of the existing Dog Control Orders have been working well, there are some new provisions that we are considering adding to the new Public Space Protection Order that we would value your opinion on.

One of the main objectives of introducing Public Space Protection Orders is that one order can be used to deal with multiple issues. Although this PSPO mainly refers to dog related issues, it also provides the opportunity to consult on the prohibition of smoking in children’s play areas.


The consultation should take you about 10 to 15 minutes to finish.