Youth activities could generate net funding in ‘outside’ West Leeds

Meeting: Pudsey town hall. Copyright David Spencer and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons license.

Two initiatives aimed at supporting and entertaining young people ‘outside’ West Leeds could receive funding at a council meeting next week.

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

£2,517 could be allocated for October mid-term activities, including cooking, bushcraft, music and arts and crafts workshops. Guest speakers from the fire department will also raise safety awareness around the night of the bonfire and the activity days aim to attract up to 40 young people aged 11-16.

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

The report also details grants that have been approved by council officers since the committee’s last meeting in June. These include £6,035 to West Yorkshire Police to tackle 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 by the sea.

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

The West Outer Community Committee is made up of nine councilors from three council wards: Calverley & Farsley, Farnley & Wortley and Pudsey. The political composition is five Conservative councillors, and two from the Labor Party and the Green Party.

Follow WLDOuter West committee coverage here.

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