Wortley: TV Harrison Community Action Group formed to oppose housing

16 March 2019

A former a former Lady Mayoress of Leeds has been appointed chair of a newly formed action group in Wortley.

The inaugural meeting of the TV Harrison Community Action Group was well attended by people campaigning to stop the former TV Harrison sports ground in Oldfield Lane being developed into council housing. The group wants to sports facilities on the site, which has been unused for 14 years.

Former Garforth and Swillington councillor Andrea McKenna was voted chair at the public meeting held at New Wortley Community Centre on Thursday evening.

The meeting updated everyone with the latest on the campaign, to agree the name of the group and to appoint a committee. The committee consists of:

Andrea McKenna, Chair
Arron Lambert, Vice Chair
Lea Westerman, Secretary
Dave Hewson, Treasurer (tbc)
Wendy Beaumont, Committee
Sam Horner, Committee
Noel Bullock, Committee

The committee will meet again next week, and following that another public meeting will be announced.

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More than 1,100 people have signed a petition to save the TV Harrison ground in Oldfield Lane from development by Leeds City Council.

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves recently held a private meeting with the Leeds Schools Sports Association, which owns three quarters of the site. She has called for a pause on the sale of the land to the council to allow campaigners the chance to put alternative proposals together.

Read more of The Dispatch‘s coverage of the TV Harrison ground here.

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