Local News

Roadworks in Wetherby

Construction of a new pedestrian crossing on Deighton Road, close to the new Aldi store, started on Monday 8th May and will take up to two weeks to complete.   Temporary traffic lights are in operation during the day and construction work will be carried out between 09:30 and 15:30.

£475k upgrade to Boston Spa gas distribution network

The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £475,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around High Street, Boston Spa.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area, and will involve replacing 3.5km of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes, to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The project, which will begin on Monday 10 July and last approximately 30 weeks until 16 February 2018, has been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

Works will begin on High Street at the junction of Clifford Road.

In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently, two-way temporary traffic signals will be placed on High Street from Monday 10 July for approximately 12 weeks.  The lights will be manually operated all day every day for the first week then will be manually operated during peak times thereafter.

In addition to the lights, there will also be a road closure introduced on Grove Road from Monday 31 July for approximately three weeks.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times with engineers working Monday to Friday from 8am and 5pm, with possible weekend work carried out at the request of the council.

Russ Oxley, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Leeds City Council to carefully plan these works in order to minimise any disruption to customers.  We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them completed as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766 or or email customercare@northerngas.co.uk

Become a WiSE Volunteer!

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, use your hidden talents and gain a real sense of community.  If you enjoy talking to people, have some time to spare and want to make a real difference to someone’s life, come along and meet us, make new friends, use your skills and gain new ones!

There are some very rewarding things you could become involved in.  Depending on your interests and availability, you could help at one of our monthly Memory Cafes in either Boston Spa or Collingham, assist at the WiSE Owl Café for the community in Boston Spa village hall or at one of the fantastic entertainments or activities run by WiSE.  You could also become a friend to an elderly person or join us as a volunteer for our transport scheme.

To find out more, please contact the WiSE office on 01937 588994.  To enquire about becoming a driver, call 01937 222066 or visit the website www.w-ise.org.uk

Gerry Raynor’s ‘Fabulous Fifties’ is back!

Gerry’s Fabulous Fifties is back at 1pm every Monday with the music and the memories of all those unforgettable stars of the 1950’s.








Wetherby Bowling Club 

Wetherby Bowling Club is encouraging anyone from the age of 10 upwards to come along and enjoy a game of bowls (flat and crown) on Wednesday evenings during the Easter and summer school holidays.






Tempo FM Radio Academy
The three Wetherby Ward Councillors visited Wetherby High School on Wedneday 16th November to see the Tempo FM Radio Academy in operation.
Left to right – 4 WHS students, Cllr. John Procter, Cllr. Gerald Wilkinson, Cllr. Alan Lamb, Alan Everard, Mike Davison and George Watts (Tutors at the Academy)

Students took the opportunity to interview the Councillors and included them in their regular “Radio High FM” show, broadcast on Tempo FM every Friday at 4pm.


Students using the studio facilities
built by Tempo FM in the High School