Bramley prepares for community day 2017


Bramley residents will be enjoying a spectacular Community Day in Bramley Park on Sunday (August 20).

The event, which will be held between 12pm and 5pm, will include a range of activities to keep people of all ages entertained such as donkey rides, a fun fair, stalls, performances and a Bramley’s Got Talent competition.

The Community Day follows in the footsteps of the much-missed Bramley Carnival, which dates back 150 years and was revived after a break in the 1990s. The event was last held in 2014.

This year a group of volunteers led by local resident Stephen McBarron, working with Leeds City Council and other organisations, have meticulously planned the Community Day, which also incorporates two local fun days held in previous years on the Fairfields and Broadleas.

Councillor Kevin Ritchie (Labour, Bramley and Stanningley) said:

“The Bramley Carnival used to be the highlight of the year for the local community so I am absolutely thrilled that it will now be happening again under the new name of Bramley Community Day.

“The volunteers have done a fantastic job of organising the event and I am really looking forward to seeing local people enjoying all of the activities that will be put on for them on the day.”

Bramley and Stanningley councillors Caroline Gruen, Julie Heselwood and Kevin Ritchie pledged £4,500 towards the cost of the event from their Wellbeing Fund. There has also been a contribution from the Inner West Housing Advisory Panel of £4,000, on which Cllr Ritchie is a member.

Organisations involved in the planning of the event are: Barca Leeds, Pure Gym Bramley, Mears, Angel of Youth, Broadleas Better Communities, Bramley Cluster, Housing Leeds and council community committee.






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