2 April 2024

AGM 2pm Sunday 28 April 2024 @ Oulton Institute

Our AGM will be held on Sunday 28th April at 2pm, at the Oulton Institute. The Forum shall provide an annual update, hold Steering Committee election and a presentation of the proposed leisure development at the end of Fleet Lane shall be made by the developer, followed by Q&A.

Any members who wish to be considered for an active role in the Forum are invited to submit a Proposal Form* (download) by end of Monday 15th April. Eligible members may, subject to voting at the AGM, be appointed to the Steering Committee. We are specifically seeking to fill the role of Secretary, to take minutes at our monthly meetings. 

Also note, our next monthly Committee meetings will be held on Monday 13th May and Monday 3rd June, both 7pm at the Oulton Institute.

* Nominated individuals shall be current members of the Forum, as shall the Proposer and Seconder. Forms should be returned to the Oulton Institute, clearly marked for the attention of OAWNF.

24 March 2023

Community Fair | Saturday 10 June 2023

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Oulton and Woodlesford Community Fair

Saturday 10th June 2023 @ The Oulton Institute

We are inviting groups and organisations with an interest in the local area to come together for a community fair, giving those living and working in the area an opportunity to discover more about what activities, events, classes, services are available, current initiatives, volunteering groups, and generally inform residents of the rich local tapestry and encourage more involvement locally.

We will have numerous stalls and fun games for the youngsters.

If you would like to have a stall for your organisation, group or cause do get in touch.

6 December 2021

1 December 2021

Vote on Thursday 2 December 2021

It's the big day!

Make sure you lodge your vote for the Neighbourhood Forum Plan.

By adopting the plan as a community through this formal vote, Leeds City Council would be required to abide by the Plan when considering planning applications within our area.

The Plan is intended to secure our green spaces, to ensure future development is in keeping and proportionate, and much more. This is the mechanism by which our community area can be protected.

Make your vote count!  Visit a polling station to cast your vote or to return your postal voting papers if you haven't already sent them.

25 November 2021

Call to vote for the Neighbourhood Plan on 2 December

Polling cards have been arriving on the doormat over recent weeks in Oulton & Woodlesford, and now, for those with postal votes, ballot papers have joined them. 

Without any prospect of an election any time soon, a lot of people have been wondering what they are expected to vote on. When they hear it’s for another referendum, people scarred from the experience of 2016, are concerned that they have even less information to make their mind up on this one. 

The vote is whether to adopt a 150 page document called the ‘Neighbourhood Plan for Oulton and Woodlesford’, and it’s been written [in consultation with local residents and businesses] by a group of local people sitting on the Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Forum. 

I’ve included a summary of what the document hopes to achieve, as it is appreciated that most people will not have the time to absorb the full document.

It’s taken 10 years to write, and it is no small feat for a bunch of dedicated volunteers.

Their motivation was to try and even the balance between developers and the community when it comes to influencing what is built in our area. If the Plan is approved by the local population in this referendum, then the Council will use the extra guidance within it to achieve better planning decisions that affect our area. 

I appreciate that a lot of people will not have followed the progress of this enterprise over the years, but I have as local councillor, and I am urging as many of you as possible to vote yes to adopt this plan for the interests of all of us as local residents. Thank you.

Stewart Golton