Youth activities could net funding in ‘outer’ West Leeds

Meeting: Pudsey Civic Hall. Copyright David Spencer and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Two initiatives to support and entertain young people in ‘outer’ West Leeds could receive funding at a council meeting next week.

Councillors sitting on the Outer West Community Committee are being asked to support the activities at next Monday’s meeting at Pudsey Civic Hall.

£2,517 could be allocated to October half-term activities including cooking, bushcraft, music, and arts and crafts taster workshops. There will also be guest speakers from the Fire Service raising safety awareness around the bonfire night period and the activity days aim to attract up to 40 young people aged between 11 and 16.

And Farsley Cricket Club has also applied for £500 to fund its Junior Connect scheme. Between mid-September and the end of December, the club aims to run a weekly programme of activities for all ages, aiming to also increase access for more junior players who otherwise cannot afford to participate. The funding will buy equipment such as balls, stumps, boards, and nets.

The report also detailed grants which were approved by council officers era since the last committee meeting in June. These include £6,035 to West Yorkshire Police for tackling anti-social behaviour, £357 to Pudsey FC for goal posts, £500 to Pudsey Scarecrow Festival and £1,000 for a youth activity called ‘A week at the seaside’.

The full agenda and papers for next Monday’s meeting can be found here.

The outer west community committee is made up of nine councillors from three council wards: Calverley & Farsley, Farnley & Wortley and Pudsey. The political makeup is five Conservative councillors, and two each from Labour and the Green Party.

Follow WLD‘s coverage of the Outer West committee here.

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