Joy as Armley group awarded £21,000 for events to boost area

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Armley Festival in 2017.

Community organisation Armley Action Team has been awarded £21,618 from Leeds City Council’s inner west community committee to run a raft of events to boost Armley’s profile this year.

The funding will go towards funding the popular annual Armley Festival which, in its sixth year, aims to bring together the community in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Funding will also support the Armley Winter Wonderland and Christmas Light switch on in December, support two community markets on Armley Town Street and Armley Moor, and to support the Armley in Bloom group to maintain planters throughout the year.

The money also funded the official launch of the new pocket park and performance space, which was officially opened earlier this month and is based on a previously disused area at the junction of Theaker Lane and Gelder Road.

Armley Action Team’s Louise Megson said the group was delighted to receive the money and added:

“We aim to bring our diverse community together with a range of events over the year to show how friendly and welcoming Armley is.”

Armley Festival alone is expected to draw more than 3,000 people this summer.

The inner west community committee is made up of nine councillors from Armley, Bramley & Stanningley and Kirkstall wards, as well as co-opted community representatives from those areas.


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