Bramham Area News

Bramham Gala: Diary Note, This years Gala is on Saturday, June 25 and has a wild west theme, If you would like to join in and help or need more information then please contact Keith Innocent.

Bramham Parish Council: The Council is to support the project supported by the Community Fund to completely digitise to Parish Archive and preserve it for posterity. It is hoped there will be facilities for residents to access the archive, but general access through the internet is not currently being planned due to copyright issues. The Council has held its first meeting with the representatives of the tenants of the Meadow Lane allotments. It has been agreed that the existing tenancy agreement, which was entered into in 1962 is no longer appropriate and it is planned to enter into a new agreement which will be for 30 years starting in October. This is substantially the same as the agreements used for other Allotment Associations across Leeds. The six months lead-in will allow sufficient time for any allotment tenants to withdraw orderly from their allocated plots if the new agreement is in some way unacceptable to them. The Council hopes that this will not be necessary, and has proposed that any changes which affect current practices will not in general be retrospectively enforced. There will be an increase in the annual charges but it is recognised that there has not been a review of charges for some considerable time.

“Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure”: Lock-up your husbands - don’t say we haven’t warned you - the notorious Fanny Hill is coming to Bramham. On March 12, Bramham village hall, in association with the Library Theatre Touring Company, will present, for one evening only, a play relating the story of the notorious Ms F. Hill. This adaptation, by Peter McGarry, of John Cleland’s infamous eighteenth century erotic novel is set in Newgate Prison and uses four characters to delineate the hilarious rise and fall of ‘the most famous whore in Christendom’. The salutary tale will begin at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm) on Saturday, March 12. Tickets are priced at £6 each and are available from the village shop or can be reserved by calling 01937 845266. There will be a licensed bar open from 7.30pm. Please note that the content of the play is of an adult nature and is not suitable for under sixteens or those of a delicate sensibility. All profits will go to the Village Hall Restoration Fund (i.e. disabled access for the toilets).

Mobile Library: The weekly visit of the Library to Bramham is on Tuesdays in Lyndon Road from 5.15-6.30pm.