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02 Apr 2012
Local residents made the most of the recent
sunny weather by taking part in a snowdrop planting and clean up
event at Sugarwell Hill in Meanwood.
The event attracted around 30 people,
including a group of children from Mill Field Primary School,
members of the Potternewton Tenants & Residents Association,
plus a group from voluntary organisation Real Life Options which
supports people with learning disabilities, autism and
Groundwork has been working in partnership
with Leeds City Council to make a range of improvements to
Sugarwell Hill to encourage people to make better use of the space
and increase its biodiversity. Existing paths have been resurfaced,
native bulbs introduced and new seating and entrance features
installed, providing residents with a more inviting place to relax
in and enjoy.
Local sculptor Melanie Wilkes will be running
a workshop at Mill Field Primary in April which will inform designs
for stone carvings for the entrances. The carving is due to be
completed by the beginning of June. Pupils have also had a chance
to build their own bird and bat boxes which will be installed at
Funding for this project has come from:
GrantScape (Caird Bardon), Leeds City Council Project Support Fund,
East North East Homes Leeds Inner North East Area Committee, and
Leeds City Council Section 106.