Lock Lane Residents Group

2017 Events

Our Dance Troupe will be Crowning the Maypole at

Queens Mill Castleford on Saturday 6th May.

Come along to a great day of entertainment.




Lock Lane Residents Group


Lock Lane Residents Group

Duck Island


Mailto: rod.rayner@hotmail.co.uk




AGM Monday 24th July


Minutes from AGM meeting Monday 25th July 2016


Present                                                                             Apologies 

R Rayner (Secretary / Treasurer)                                      L Drobnakova

W Rayner (Chair)                                                             M Burns-Williamson PCC                           

S Malanczak (Events Coordinator)

S Wadsworth (Social Media Manager)

Louise Walton Grant (Officer)

E Etchels

M Lawson (Account Trustee)

Paula Duncan

Cllr D Jeffery

Cllr R Forster

Cllr T Wallis

PCSO Dawn Dickinson.


19 Residents


DJ chaired the meeting.

It was agreed that last year's minutes were a true record.


Accounts RR gave a verbal report from memory as he could not find the spread sheets in his folder.

N Scott had signed them off as a true record.


The chairs asked the floor if any one wished to stand on the committee, the present committee was re-elected Sandra Simmons asked to stand down.


Talking Points


Crime and ASB DJ opened the talks saying that a enforcement to stop street drinking in Castleford and surrounding areas including LL.

It was mention from the floor that drug use and dealing in the lane was a concern, it was mentioned that the wildlife  and welfare gardens was used for drug use.

RR said he is not pleased with the rota system for the police as Castleford is left without any officers four days out of ten days as they do 6 days on and 4 off.

Every one that phones 101 told us it take up 30 minutes to get through to an operator and most of them put the receiver down after 10 minutes waiting.


DJ told us more police staff would be employed in the town.


Flood Defence


RF showed a letter from EA saying they would remove the silt bed from the river this year, but we was told over 18 months ago they had funding to do this work. it was agreed we get a partition up including the town, then call a public meeting should this not work.

It was also asked if the Leeds scheme would affect the water flow in Castleford.



Morley Waste Traders was a big concern about noise vibrations and smell, resident living close are feed up with this environment issues, the houses on Mill Lane are well over 120 years old, if you phone the scrap yard they say we was hear before us which is not true, we cannot understand why WMDC grants them a licence in residential area. This also causes traffic back up as large vehicles entering and leaving the premises.

DF said she would try to find another site for them to operate.


The floor also mention pot holes and a high kerb on William St that was uneven.


Rats have been seen in yards that are not kept clean. RR told residents to report it to a councillor or myself for me to pass on.


It was also mention about parking on grass areas when Lock Lane sports centre have events and Castleford Rugby matches, parking enforcement officer never seem to be about when needed.



DJ thanked everyone for turning up, meeting closed 20.00


Next AGM Monday 23rd July 2018 to be confirmed.




Matters Arising


Elect Committee


Talking Points






Pumpkin Party Friday 3rd November @ Lock Lane Centre 5.30pm

Christmas Party Friday 8th December @ Lock Lane Centre 5.30pm





Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. 
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 1 to 31 December on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. 
Tesco’s #BagsofHelp


We now run a weekly 75 club and the winning number for Tuesday 12 September was 35.