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Council helps fund two West Leeds environmental projects

Two environmental projects in West Leeds are set to benefit from £25,000 of council cash.

A council report outlines the authority’s £70,000 support to environmental charity Groundwork Leeds. The money is used as match funding to support the development of a wide range of community-based environmental projects.

The council has agreed to fund £15,000 towards the creation of a large concrete skatepark on Cragside Recreation Ground to serve the whole of the Hawksworth estate and other nearby housing areas.

New crushed limestone footpaths will also be built to connect the skatepark to the
existing playground and to provide a second link to Cragside walk.

Partners include the Hawksworth Wood, Abbeydales and Vespers Association (HAVA), the
Cardigan Centre and LCC Parks & Countryside. The overall project will cost £202,000.

And the council has agreed to fund £10,000 towards improvements at New Wortley Recreation Ground
including footpath improvements, renovation of walls, installation of signage and tree
planting. The overall project will cost £51,000.

The report – which can be read in full here – recommends individual projects are considered for approval by the Recreation Development Manager once final details are finalised.

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