This area panel has an annual budget for grants against which tenants’ associations can bid for funding for small projects where they live.
Residents of Churchill Flats have been successful in their bid for two new park benches to replace an earlier bench in their communal area that had to be removed because it had become rotten. The new benches are made from recycled plastic to ensure a much longer lifespan will be funded by a grant from the Leeds North West Homes outer area panel that comprises tenants and city councillors.
A second successful Pool bid has come from the residents of Wharfedale Court who want to further improve their communal garden by installing a raised garden bed close to the existing greenhouse for use by residents with wheelchairs or with mobility issues. This will be achieved by creating a flagged area around the raised bed allowing enhanced wheelchair access. The approved £1654 grant will also cover the cost of six water buts with two to be sited at Churchill flats, and a fixed reel hosepipe.
In approving the bid the outer area panel was impressed that an earlier grant to fund the greenhouse had contributed towards the residents’ success as overall winners for the best garden and decorated building at the Pool Jubilee Feast in June.
Details are now available online. Visit www.choosemypcc.org.uk to find out who is standing in your area for election on 15 November. The elected police and crime commissioner will hold your police force to account for delivering the kind of policing you want to see. Use the site to read your local candidates statements.
In May 2012 we published in our newsletter an article on the war memorials of Pool in Wharfedale. Subsequently, we received a study of a First World War assault on Gommecourt in which Cyril Bernadine Holroyd, named on a plaque in St. Wilfrid’s Church, was fatally wounded. Our thanks to Ajax Bardrick for this tragic and moving study.
Kids Halloween Party at Pool Sports & Social Club. Prizes for best fancy dress costume and carved pumpkin. Can you guess what’s in the box? Fancy your chances at apple bobbin? Come join us for games, competitions, music and fun on Wednesday 31 October, 6pm – 9pm. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Pool AFC Bonfire and Fireworks On Saturday 3 November at Pool Sports and Social Club. A fund raising event with fireworks at 7pm. Pies and Peas, hot dogs, sweets, crisps, hot and cold drinks. Plus a raffle, bingo and quiz. Please note that because of DTI regulations personal fireworks and sparklers are not permitted.
Following our comments in the last issue of e-news on Rural/Urban Fringe communities, it is appropriate that the owner of Pool Arena is committed to adding and bringing the existing facilities up to a more attractive standard. Continue reading
We are advised that Planning Officers have agreed that they will accept further comments made within the next 10 days.
From reports received, the prime issue is access from the site to Pool Bank New Road, and Councillor Barry Anderson has set out his concerns. Continue reading
Councillor Barry Anderson has requested that this application be taken to a Planning Meeting for a decision by Councillors rather than by delegated decision by officers due to the concerns he has and the lack of appropriate mitigation measures. An explanation from Planning Services indicates why Councillor Anderson has made his request. Continue reading
The Santdander Foundation Community Plus Fund is a new scheme aimed to support local charities helping disadvantaged people locally across the UK. Applications can be made by a simple nomination form available at a Santander branch office or from the Santander Foundation website. Continue reading
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