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Armley Forum: Town Street, crime and housing on agenda

Latest crime figures, updates from the council’s housing department and news of a public consultation into £2.9m plans plans to enhance and uplift Armley Town Street are on the agenda of the next Armley Forum meeting.

The forum meets on Tuesday, 14 November at 7pm at Armley Community Hub in Stocks Hill and members of the public are invited to attend to have their say on local issues.

Despite an announcement at September’s forum meeting that residents would be able to have a say on proposals to introduce bus priority measures on Town Street, the council says the actual consultation will now take place in February, with the exact date to be confirmed. David O’Donoghue, from the council’s highways department, will address Tuesday’s meeting about the consultation.

Leeds City Council has successfully been awarded government funding for five schemes across the city that will enable residents to choose more active and sustainable modes of travel and improve road safety for everyone.

In July WLD reported on residents’ concerns that there had so far been no consultation on the proposals. Concerns about the lack of public consultation were also raised at September’s meeting.

It’s believed the plans include the partial pedestrianisation of Town Street and the installation of a bus gate. Some Town Street traders have already expressed concerns over the loss of passing traffic in already difficult trading conditions.

Depending on the outcomes of the public consultations, the council says all the schemes are scheduled to be delivered by March 2025.

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