By Grace Cooper
A rugby club which has suffered £15,000 of vandalism while its new clubhouse was being built has applied for financial help from councillors.
Farnley Falcons have requested £4,300 from count cillros to help complete a car park at their new clubhouse off Butt Lane.
Their application notes that vandalism at the club has caused approximately £15,000 of damage and that the club, which caters for over 100 players of all different ages, is now struggling with cashflow to complete the new car park.
Councillors in ‘outer’ West Leeds – which consists of Calverley & Farsley, Farnley & Wortley and Pudsey wards – will decide whether to approve a whole raft of funding applications for community projects at their meeting on Monday.
Music Box Yorkshire CIC is requesting a grant of £9,500 from the community committee for an Adult Band Project. The project would be host to a range of music engagement activities intended to build musical, creative and performance skills as well as encourage socialisation.
Housing Leeds have requested £6,700 of funding for Environmental Improvements at Owlcotes Road in Pudsey.
The funding will help improve a small piece of land in the area which has previously been difficult to look after. The project aims to clear the site and then landscape the area, rebuilding the stone wall around the site.
CNT have requested £3,750 to replace and install more bins in Pudsey. A list has been put together by Pudsey Residents and Litter Free Pudsey of areas that require new bins: Intake Road (Pudsey Congs), Swinnow Road (opposite bottom shop), Hare Lane junction Fartown, Pudsey Cenotaph, Church Lane (Jubilee garden), Littlemoor Road junction of Roker Lane, Robin Lane (opposite Robin Chase) , Troydale Bus Terminus, Chapletown (Grove Road), Robin Lane (opposite Ravens Mount), Kent Road (Bus Stop next to Crawshaw School rear entrance), Swinnow Road (Outside the Barnleigh), Pudsey Leisure Centre (front door), Littlemoor Road (Southroyd Field) and Swinnow Road (Britannia Public House).
CNT have also requested funding of £750 for three bins for Calverley and Farsley. They plan to place a new bin outside Spring Bank Primary school, on Daleside Road and a bin will be replaced outside the sandwich shop on Farsley Town Street.
All of these projects are due to start as soon as possible.
Parks and Countryside have requested £1,600 to remove old bollards and install new ones at Harley Walk garage site. The project plans to allow visitors of the football club to park in this area as it has been causing parking issues on the streets. They plan to install a drop down bollard to keep the site secure. This project has been planned to start in September.
The Community Team have also received updates from projects which have had approved funding since the last Community Committee meeting in June 2023.
A Heights and Bawns Fun Day took place at the Hillside Community Centre on the 11 August. It received joint funding from the Outer West Community Committee and HAP. All the activities and stalls were free and low-cost food was served at the community centre with the money going back into the community.
The outer west community committee meets at Farnley Hall on Monday at 1pm.