Pool’s music scene

On Saturday 3 November at the Half Moon Inn, Memphis Cruisers-Rockabilly starting at 9pm, and at the White Hart on Sunday 4 November, Clean Slate – Swing and Jazz Band playing from 7pm.

If you are organising an event for your favourite fund or charity it may pay you to view these groups.

Grants from West North West Homes

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.

A reminder for next week

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.