By John Preston
The Conservation Volunteers, Hollybush are delighted to announce that their fundraising campaign to build a toilet block has been successful and construction has just started. The project should be complete by mid-June.
The Centre remains open for all the usual activities including the café (Wednesday to Friday, 11am-3pm) and Sundays from April. There will be temporary access arrangements in the next month on some days.
Caroline Crossley, assistant director for Yorkshire, said: “In the current funding climate, we are hugely grateful for the support of all our funders and donors, and really looking forward to opening the facility which will enable us to welcome our diverse and growing mix of visitors and volunteers more effectively.”
Almost £100,000 has been raised to fund the construction of the detached three-cubicle toilet block with additional hand wash area as an essential facility.
This comprises over £8,000 in individual donations, £75,000 from Veolia Environmental Trust (Landfill Communities Fund) matched by Leeds City Council – Inner West Community Committee, ASDA Green Tokens,Liz and Terry Bramall Charitable Trust, Charles Brotherton Trust, Arnold Burton 1998 Charitable Trust, RE Chadwick Charitable Trust, Beatrice Laing Trust, Sir George Martin Trust, Charles and Elsie Sykes Trust , and Wades Charity
Volunteers at Hollybush thanked architect and project manager Mark Larham of Airedale Architects and Five Rise Contractors for their work. The project was first discussed in 2018 and completion is now in sight.