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New information boards could highlight Pudsey’s lost railway stations

Heritage information boards at former railway stations in Pudsey are among four projects in ‘outer’ West Leeds which could be awarded grants.

Councillors on the Outer West Community Committee will meet at Farnley Hall next Monday (7 November) and will consider the applications for grant money.

The applications include:

Pudsey Greenside Greenway – applied for £1,600

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Funding would provide heritage information displays boards at the former railway station sites at Greenside and Lowtown, including maps, guides, and walking routes.

The Greenside Greenway campaign, which recently gained charitable status, is hoping to create a greenway linking Pudsey with Tyersal, via Greenside Tunnel. The stations were opened to passengers in 1878 on the single-track branch line from Bramley, built by the Great Northern Railway. They closed in the 1960s as part of Beeching’s railway reforms.

Summer Bands in the Park 23 – applied for £3,300

People will be able to experience free music in their local parks, encouraging community involvement, engagement, socialising, walking outdoors and appreciating local green spaces.

  • Two in Farnley Hall Park
  • Three in Pudsey Park
  • Two in Victoria Park, Calverley
  • Two in Western Flatts Cliff Park, Wortley
  • One in Westroyd Park, Farsley

Football and Cricket for Children – £500

Ashville Academy’s project is to provide indoor football and cricket sessions every Sunday at Calverley Mechanics’ Institute for young people living on the Woodhall and Rockwood estates.

Calverley Roundabout Basket – £2,000

Replacement of the roundabout basket at Calverley Victoria Park Playground for Parks and Countryside Department.

The full agenda and papers for the meeting can be read here.

The Outer West Community Committee features nine councillors from the Calverley & Farsley, Pudsey, and Farnley & Wortley. Five are Conservative, two Labour and two Green.

Read more of WLD‘s coverage of the committee here.

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