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The Annual Parish Meeting is taking place on Wednesday 20th May at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall.

The agenda is as follows:

Apologies

Approval of the minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 9th April 2014.

Chairman's Report

Public Question Time.

This will be followed by The Neighbourhoood Forum.  

Everybody welcome.  

ROAD WORKS ON WILSDEN MAIN STREET

The parish council has been advised by residents about proposed re-surfacing of Main Street between Lee Close and Spring Park Road.

The works are due to take place over the next five Sundays from Sunday 3rd May from 7:00am to 19:00pm.

The parish council has established the following:

  1. The works will take place over five Sundays. Sunday was chosen for the work as Bradford Council felt it would cause the least inconvenience. Bradford Council is not able to give a timetable for which section of road is to be tarmacked on any given Sunday.
  2. Arrangements are being made with the bus company for access/alterations to routes and the arrangements will be posted at the bus stops by the end of this week.
  3. Emergency vehicles will have access. Due to the narrowness of the road it is not possible to do one section of the road, leaving the other side open to moving traffic.
  4. The B6144 won’t be closed at the same time as Main Street.
  5. Residents who live in the affected areas will have access to their homes but will need to wait for contractor traffic. Residents will not be able to drive on freshly tarmacked roads for up to two hours to allow the tarmac to set.
  6. The road surfacing is not connected to the traffic calming but is part of a major maintenance programme.
  7. Bradford Council is not able to offer suggestions for parking but residents who are disabled or infirm and have an issue with parking should get in touch with Mr Wong or Mr Agdobo at Bradford Council on 01274 431000.

Wilsden Post Office®

112 Main Street, Wilsden, Bradford, BD15 0AB

 

Thank you for your two emails of 14 April 2015 on behalf of Wilsden Parish Council regarding the temporary closure of Wilsden Post Office.

 We understand the concern that the temporary closure of Wilsden Post Office is causing to our customers and have noted the Parish Council’s request for full postal services to be restored in Wilsden.  I would like to reassure you that our field team are working hard investigating the options available which will enable us to reinstate a Post Office service to your local community.

 With regards to the notice period given by the Postmaster to resign, I hope you will appreciate that I cannot go into specific detail about what is a contractual matter between us and the former Postmaster. 

Wilsden Post Office was operated on our behalf on an agency basis alongside our agent’s private business, and our agent was responsible for providing the premises from which the branch operated.  Accordingly, as the Postmaster has now left the business, the Post Office site is not being made available for continued use.   In order to continue providing a modern and professional service to the community, we are seeking new premises locally for anyone interested in providing Post Office services and the vacancy has been advertised through our national website for any interested party to apply.

Please be assured that we take the temporary closure of this branch seriously and do not underestimate the difficulties faced by the community during this closure period.  I would like to reiterate that we are continuing to seek a permanent solution for a future service that will be sustainable in the long term.

 Naturally we will ensure that you are kept advised of any future developments.

 We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience at this time.

 Yours sincerely

  Deborah Jacob

Programme Correspondence Team

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