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Councillor praises Pudsey Civic Society – and calls for Town Hall ‘lease of life’

One of the few remaining former members of Pudsey Borough Council has spoken in praise of Pudsey and District Civic Society – and called for a new lease of life for Pudsey Town Hall.

Councillor Andrew Carter (Cons, Calverley and Farsley), sat on Pudsey Borough Council which was disbanded in 1974 due to local government reorganisation. The council used to meet in Pudsey Town Hall’s council chamber, which still exists in excellent condition today.

Speaking at the full meeting of Leeds City Council, Cllr Carter said: “In October this year Pudsey Civic Society will celebrate their 50 years of non-political contributions to the history of the former borough of Pudsey, and more. I look forward to them carrying on their work for years to come.

“On that subject, there has never been a better time for Leeds City Council to finally agree the Community Interest Company set up to take over the first floor of Pudsey Town Hall as the society’s headquarters, a place to bring this part of Pudsey Town Hall back into community ownership, run by the community for the community.

“This is an iconic building deserving a new lease of life, somewhere that we could again hold our committee meetings in the future.”

All 99 councillors attend full count cil meetings, which are held in

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