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‘Outer West’ community groups set to hear grant decisions at meeting

Councillors representing ‘outer’ west Leeds will decide whether to award thousands of pounds of grants to ‘in bloom’ groups, Christmas light switch ons and youth activities at a meeting next week.

Members of the Outer West Community Committee will meet at Farnley Hall next Tuesday to decide the applications, after deferring decisions at last month’s meeting due to uncertainty over the budget.

Here’s a list of the applications they will consider from Calverley & Farsley, Pudsey and Farnley & Wortley wards:

Calverley in Bloom – £6,777.97

To plant and maintain the village’s floral displays.

Farsley in Bloom – £3,141.08

New Farnley in Bloom – £1,000

Pudsey in Bloom – £5,306.34

Tyersal and New Farnley parks worker – £15,570.

Staff member will cut grass, prune, litter pick, remove fly tipping. inspect play equipment and maintain the parkland.

Pudsey Park Weekend Littering – £1,218.70

To employ additional litter picking over town summer weekends in Pudsey Park.

Pudsey Adult Band Project – £2,950

Participants will be able to take part in creating music by either forming a band or having the chance to learn about electronic music such as; DJing, Launchpads, and Ableton software.

Pudsey Carnival – £2,600

To support the annual parade and carnival at Queens Park.

Farnley Football Project – £1,000

Targeting young people on Bawns and Heights estates.

Rock up to do a mock up project (Pudsey) – £12,000

Funding will allow the project to continue working with young people aged 13-18, to reduce the numbers of young people not in education employment or training. Engaging with young people ninth community.

Mini Summer Sports Programme 2023 – £720

Sport sessions across the Farsley, Calverley, Pudsey Wards (Hainsworth Park, Calverley Park, Swinnow Moor and Farnley Rec).

Farnley Youth Project – £2,500

Weekly structured activities to young people around subjects such as health and wellbeing, cooking, relationships, self-confidence, crime and anti-social behaviour, community, internet safety, life skills, arts and crafts and careers.

Farsley & Calverley transition group – £1,530

To develop youth provision in the ward.

Summer Holiday Targeted Provision – Outer West – £1,440

To enable some of the hardest to reach and vulnerable young people to access positive activities.

Pudsey Youth Cafe – £4,120

The group runs each Wednesday evening from 6.30pm–8pm and is a safe space in Pudsey where young people can gain a positive social experience.

Breeze in the Park 2023 – £11,400

The grant will be used to deliver summer Breeze in the Park events in Farnley Hall Park, Hainsworth Park in Farsley, and Queens Park, Pudsey.

Dance Action Zone Leeds in Farnley/Wortley – £3,331

Creating a dance program in school holidays.

The committee will also discuss ring-fencing funds for Calverley and Farsley Christmas Lights (£6,959), £12,000 towards CCTV schemes, £7,699 to Pudsey Christmas Lights, and £1,840 for Rodley Christmas Lights.

It’s proposed a further £4,450 is ring fenced for Farsley Festival, £6,600 for activities at West Leeds Activity Centre, and £2,592 for Outer West Easter Holiday Activity Days 2024.

The Outer West Community Committee is made up of all nine councillors from the Calverley & Farsley, Pudsey and Farnley & Wortley wards. It’s made up of five Conservative councillors, Two Green and two Labour.

The full agenda can be read in full here.

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