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Community workshops discuss future of Kirkstall Valley

Ideas to shape the future of both sides of the Kirkstall Valley will be discussed at a series of community workshops.

The workshops are being run by the University of Leeds in partnership with community organisation the Kirkstall Valley Development Trust (KVDT).

The goal of the workshops is to get members of the Kirkstall Valley – people living in Burley, Kirkstall, Bramley and Armley – together to think about what issues are impeding people’s wellbeing.

They will also look at what things would make life better for members of the community, and finally strategies to get from the current situation to the future that they want and build community self-reliance and empowerment.

Dr Lina Brand Correa, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University opf Leeds, said:

“We are interested in studying ways to build community self-reliance that would be sustainable in the long term, while at the same time giving back as much as we can to the communities we work with.

“Participants of the workshop will benefit from increased self-awareness of issues around the Kirkstall Valley, as well as possibilities for the future.”

Residents can attend one Kirkstall Valley: Present, Future and How To Get There workshop on Tuesday 10th OR Thursday 12th September, from 6pm-8pm (dinner included).

There is a second workshop on Saturday 14th of September, 11am-1pm, with lunch included. In order to attend the second workshop, you must have attended either the Tuesday or the Thursday workshop.

The workshops will be held at Kirkstall Valley Development Trust’s new base at Unit 11, Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park.

Confirm your attendance to Lina on or phone 0113 343 7966 or  Phil or Myra at Open Source Arts on 0113 246 8975.

KVDT’s AGM will procvide updates on all of the organisation’s projects and will take place on Thursday 26th September at 7.30pm in Unit 11, Kirkstall Bridge Retail Park. Register here if you’re able to come.


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