Pudsey projects tackle illegal parking and litter

pudsey planter

Councillors have given the green light for funding to help keep Pudsey Park looking its best by keeping it litter free – and stop illegal parking at Pudsey Market – at the recent Outer West Community Committee meeting, writes Keely Bannister.

For ten warm and sunny weekends through the months of September to March, additional litter picking provision will be provided at a cost of £1,150.20.

The anticipated outcome is for a cleaner park and fewer complaints from visitors.

Councillor Simon Seary told The Dispatch:

“This funding is a repeat from last year. The parks department don’t employ anyone from September to Easter over the weekends and we usually have some warm weekends over this period causing the park bins to overflow. So this extra funding will allow the parks department to manage this accordingly, allowing visitors to enjoy the park.”

£1,786.58 has also been earmarked to install four large planters across the front of Pudsey Market to stop people illegally parking there and using it as a cut through to avoid traffic lights at peak times.

Cllr Seary added: 

“The planters are something that I’ve been working on for sometime. It’s to improve the area and also to stop illegal parking on the path. I’ve had a number of residents contact me about getting parking tickets on non market days.”

Planters were chosen over bollards as it was felt that they would help enhance the look of the area.

Pudsey in Bloom will be maintaining the planters, which are scheduled to be installed in August, during the year.

The success of the installation will be measured by feedback given from market traders and the three local councillors. 

The three Pudsey Councillors Simon SearyMark Harrison and Trish Smith used money from their wellbeing fund to fund the improvements.

View all the documents from the Outer West Community Committee meeting here.


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