Kirkstall in Bloom: Garden nets £3,000 grant


A community garden next to one of the city’s busiest junctions is about to get a £3,000 facelift

The ‘Drink and Be Grateful’ garden on Kirkstall Road, opposite the leisure centre, is cared for by a dedicated team of volunteers from Kirkstall in Bloom.

The grant is the first part of a two-stage project to repair the stone steps and back wall ahead of the installation of a colourful mosaic created by local charity Seagulls Paint.

The work will complement investment by Leeds City Council to improve the environment around this junction with new landscaping by the leisure centre, banners created by schoolchildren and a public art commission.

The grant comes from Leeds City Council’s Inner West Community Committee.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon (Labour, Kirkstall) added:

“The Boxing Day floods caused absolute mayhem in Kirkstall and Seagulls Paint were closed for quite some time afterwards while they recovered and so it is lovely to see that they are back on their feet and ready to create something that will be a vibrant and colourful welcome to the heart of Kirkstall.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Kirkstall in Bloom volunteers who work so hard to keep our area looking bright and attractive and I would like to wish them all the best of luck for their first ever entry into Britain in Bloom.”


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