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    The Micklefield Phoenix

  • Entering the village from the North

    Entering the village from the North

History of the village:

The name, Micklefield, is derived from the Old English 'Micelfield', meaning 'Great Field'. The village is listed in a Royal Charter of 963 A.D., which makes Micklefield one of a very special set of Yorkshire townships with a recorded history older than the Doomsday Survey of 1086.

The small linear settlement of Old Micklefield was probably settled by the English around 620 A.D. Prior to this it lay in the British Kingdom of Elmet. Crop marks in the area, the proximity of the Roman Road and the enigmatic earthworks at Castle Hills suggest earlier settlement in the parish at least to Romano-British times, and possibly earlier.

The main road through the village was probably an ancient north/south trade route, though from Roman times it was superseded by the Ridge Road, which now forms the western boundary of the village. The main road regained its importance during the Tudor Era and became the Great North Road turnpike in 1741.

The Blands Arms public house (an important symbol of our village history) was an overnight stop for Scots cattle drovers taking their stock to market in London. The 'Scotsman' building where they rested still stands at the rear of the pub. The pub also honours the Blands family, Lords of the Manor from 1600 to the 1920s and sole landowners in Micklefield from 1750 to 1830.

The Parish Council:

The Parish Council was established in 1894. The village has changed substantially since then, but the Parish Council continues to work to make Micklefield a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do.

Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

All Parish Council activities are governed by law, from time, location and number of meetings, to how its finances are managed and what we can spend money on. Whenever it makes a decision to do something, particularly if the decision involves spending money, the Parish Council must be sure that there is a law that supports this. If there isn't, then the Parish Council hasn't acted legally. If the Parish Council is not undertaking work that you think it should be, it might be because it does not have the legal power to do so.

Notice of all Parish Council meetings (ordinary and extraordinary), Committee meetings and meetings of the Trustee of Micklefield Recreation Ground Charity is posted in each village notice board at least three clear days before the meeting, as required by law. Though not a legal requirement, the Parish Council also posts an agenda of the business to be transacted at the meeting. Any other business of the Council, including legally required documents such as vacancy notices and audit notices, is also posted in the notice boards, so checking them regularly can help you keep up with Parish Council activities.

In the community:

The upgraded fibre-optic broadband line in the I.T. Suite, organised and paid for by the Parish Council, is now up and running. The Youth Club and a community group are already benefiting. The Parish Council is working on the creation of its website, which will be launched very shortly.

To help address the problem of littering and dog fouling, the Parish Council has agreed to provide additional litterbins on various footpaths, including four on Great North Road, two on the New Path, one on Pit Lane and one on Churchville Terrace.

The Christmas trees and lights for this year's display have been ordered and should be up and lit for the festive season.

The Parish Council's representatives to the Hook Moor (Wind Farm) Liaison Committee are Cllr J A Crossley, Cllr N Duff and Cllr R M Czwarno, with Cllr C Passingham as deputy. Its representatives to the Peckfield Landfill Site Liaison Committee are Cllr D Backhouse, Cllr C Passingham and Cllr R M Czwarno with Cllr N Duff as deputy. Representatives will attend meetings of each committee on behalf of the Parish Council and liaise with other relevant bodies, such as the Environment Agency.

Latest News

Summer Youth Activities 2018

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:33 by Joanne Hebden

Leeds City Council Youth Services has a range of activities planned throughout the summer holidays for 11 to 18 year olds. Local activity days are free and there is a small charge for trips. Please see the attached poster for more information.

Armed Forces Day 2018

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:21 by Joanne Hebden

Celebrations for Armed Forces Day in Leeds take place on Saturday 23 June 2018, 11am to 4pm, in Briggate, City Centre.

Crime Reduction

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:16 by Joanne Hebden

Throughout May, there were a number of garage/shed break-ins and attempted break-ins in the Kippax and Methley ward. Please see the attached advice from West Yorkshire Police about securing garages and sheds.