Words: Alex Wright
In the tree-shaded park at the heart of New Wortley, a Saturday afternoon is waiting to be spent engrossed in a creative endeavour, fairground games and getting active in the company of your neighbours and local community.
New Wortley Community Centre, working with a range of community partners, will present New Wortley Food Festival, taking place at Jailey Field (green space behind HM Prison Leeds) on Saturday July 24th 2021 from 12pm to 4pm.
Locally cooked cuisine, arts and crafts activities, and charity groups converge to display and celebrate New Wortley and its residents.
Alongside the diverse selection of food on sale at the festival, community centre catering volunteers will be preparing a free snack for attendees.
Local charities and groups will be in attendance, providing information on the help they offer and opportunities for volunteers.
Volunteer John Battle – the former MP for Leeds West from 1987 to 2010 – said:
“During the Covid crisis the Community Centre has been more than a hub, it has been a lifeline for the local community. As we move forwards let’s remember that those that eat together build together – and everyone is welcome at the Community Centre as we build towards the future.”
The festival is free for all to attend. If you would like more information please contact New Wortley Community Centre.