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Your 2019 Kippax Calendar is ready! Only £2. Bargain!
Available from Kippax Hub, ASK, Black & Cream, Jason's, Beauty for You, Post Office, Pat's Sweets, Kippax Newsagents, Torvill's and Abby House Vets.

 

 

 

 Friday 4th May - women’s race goes through Kippax at approx. 1100 meaning road closure from approx. 1030-1130 Mary Panel to Selby Road. Men’s race at approx. 1638 with a similar closure 1605-1705. There will be 20 teams, 95 motorcycles plus other lead and rear vehicles, including the final vehicle which will declare it being the last car on a large LED screen.

The Kippax Parish Council are planning to supply and distribute Tour coloured (yellow and blue) balloons and flags to schools, businesses and villagers who are able to attend the event. We are also hoping to have bunting in place from one end of the village to the other and plan on placing at least 52 5’x3’ flags in the flag pole holders along High Street too.
Our award winning Kippax in bloom team are also following the yellow and blue theme in their flower beds which will help make our village stand out from the rest for this potentially once in a lifetime event.

All we need is you!

Schools and businesses are supporting this event in numbers but we still need as many people as possible to put our village on the world map. If you need another incentive Pubs and clubs are aware that Temporary Event Notices are available to allow patrons to drink outside. We’ve even got the special 30 vehicle entourage stopping in High Street - more information on this will be available nearer the time but they only stop in several locations and we are lucky to have them stop here (thanks Laura).

See you all 4th May!
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KIPPAX PARISH COUNCIL

COMMUNITY CHARGE

Shortly we will all be receiving our 2018/19 Council Tax from Leeds City Council.

Kippax Parish Council are pleased to inform you beforehand that this year’s Precept contribution has been reduced by 4.7% and therefore we will all benefit from a reduction in this aspect of the tax.

We can assure you that we are continuing to support a large number of local projects, which
include Kippax in Bloom, a summer Breeze event, the Christmas lights switch on and the 100 year anniversary of the ending of World war One, as well as the multitude of local village groups who will continue to benefit .

KIPPAX PARISH COUNCIL 19/02/2017

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RADSHAN MEDICAL CENTRE

Official press release .
The Primary Care Commisioning Committee (PCCC) makes decisions on how Leeds Clinical Commisioning Groups (CCGS) partnership plans and commissions primary care services.
ON Tuesday Jan 24th the committee accepted the resignation from the current provider, Radshan Medical Centre, Kippax and agreed to disperse the list amongst local practices.
Dr Simon Stockill, medical director of NHS Leeds CCG'S partnership said, we looked at the current practice premises which have limited functional capacity to offer a wide range of services to the registered population now and in the longer term. the committee made a decision to go with list dispersal because we feel it is the best option for the registered population.
We will undertake an engagement with the registered population to ensure they get the services they need, and to address any concerns arising out of list dispersal.
The practice and the CCG will be wrtiting to all households registered with the practice to formally inform them of the decision and the next steps.

What does this mean in terms of patients .
  This will mean that " the Practice PLC" will end the contract on 30 April 2018
  This will mean that 1916 patients will have to find another practice to provide GP cover.
  The Primary Care Estates Strategy ( Jan 2017) suggested a co location of practices in Kippax to consolidate estates in the area, Kippax has two larger practices providing services to the local population.
   The primary care operational group reviewed the situation at Radshan centre at its meeting in November 2017 and following discussions, the recommendations were
1   the  preferred option is for list dispersal due to the availability of surrounmding practicesand limited capacity of the current building.
2   Undertake informal discussions with local providers and key stakeholdersto inform the decision at PCCC
3    needs to accept the formal resignation from the current provider.

NEXT STEPS
Communicate formaly with the current provider the outcome of the decision by PCCC

Commence work  with the communication and engagement team to support the outcome through an engagement excersise, which would follow similar approach to that of York Road closure.

Conduct further discussions with local providers individually and collectively as a locality in preparation for the end of the contract .

The Parish Council was given a copy of the press release and of the agenda from the NHS LEEDS CCG'S Primary Care commissioning Committee agenda for the meeting of the 24th Jan 2018 . Prior to this we were not consulted .

  Councillor D Morley 31/01/2018

 

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 Like walking? 
There are packs of leaflets showing local walks on sale in the Post Office for £2.
Good exercise in the fresh air - what could be better?

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KIPPAX BATHS CUSTOMER CONSULTATION  INFORMATION 

Following the approval at the councils Executive board on Wednesday 14th December 2016 the sport and active Lifestyles service is starting a programme of consultation to support a feasibility report into the re-provision of a swimming pool within the Kippax catchment area. this is an exciting opportunity to help the service identify what our customers would like to see included within a new facility.

We are keen for our customers, in the first instance, to e-mail their thoughts and views on the re-provision of a swimming pool within the Kippax catchment area. This is an exciting opportunity to help the service identify what our customers would like to see included within a new facility.

It is our intention as  consultation develops throughout 2017 to provide draft indicative plans to help bring to life  how the new centre could look.

The e-mail address is:
                     sportconsultation@leeds.gov.uk

Please note that there will be further opportunities to provide your views as this project develops

Following the executive board approval at the above meeting , due to the pressing need to make immediate savings in the Councils budget in 2017/18, the hours of operation at KIPPAX LEISURE CENTRE will be reduced to 59.25 hours per week with effect from April 1st 2017

Please note the new operating hours below

                        Monday                 1.00pm   ---  8.45pm
                        Tuesday              12.30pm ---   10.30pm
                        Wednesday           1.00pm ---   10.30pm
                        Thursday             12.30pm ---   10.30pm
                        Friday                  12.30pm ---     9.30pm
                        Saturday                7.30am ---   
  3.30pm
                        Sunday                   8.30am ---    1.30pm

We appreciate that the change in hours will be disappointing for some of our customers. However we sincerely hope that the new programme and alternatives provided at neighbouring centres helps to reduce the overall impact on our customers. 
Thank you for your continued support.   The full programme list can be obtained from the Pool .
  



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New bus service

We have a new bus service, number 22, which runs between Tesco at Seacroft and Morrisons at Rothwell. For more information and a timetable please click here.

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Site Allocations 
Leeds City Council have prepared a 16 year development plan for the whole of the city, including Kippax. To find out more go to http://www.leeds.gov.uk/yourcity

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Bus Route Changes 

For changes to the 174 bus route and timetable, please click here
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Bin Collections
To find out your bin collection arrangements go to www.leeds.gov.uk.  and check
the " find my bin collection " page .  You will need your postcode . Brown bin collections begin again in early March.
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SAFER PROJECT
The SAFER Project has now launched in Leeds & Bradford district. SAFER is funded by The Big Lottery Fund and is being delivered by West Yorkshire Trading Standards. Over the next 2 years SAFER aims to raise the awareness and provide adults aged 55+ with the knowledge, confidence and skills to protect themselves against rogue traders, scammers and fraudsters. For more details of this scheme please contact Carrie Wilson 0113 3939809 cwilson@wyjs.org.uk
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ARE YOU MALE AND OVER 65
The NHS has rolled out a scheme whereby all males over 65 can have an Abdominal Aortic Aneurism screening.
This involves having some Gel put on your chest and then it is scanned to check your main artery.            
An abdominal aortic aneurism can occur  if the wall of your aorta ( the main blood vessel that supplies blood to your body) gets weak and starts to expand. The condition can be serious however screening can detect an aneurism early.
For more details contact your GP or ring 0113 2063640 ( Central Yorkshire AAA Screening Programme
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JUST DIAL 101
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