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Welcome to the West Park Residents Association website
This site is intended to provide a source of information about the West Park and Spen Lane area and events which affect the residents.
Use the links across the top and side of the page to find the information you are looking for.
As well as us telling you things, the Association is also interested in hearing from you with reminiscences about your life in West Park so that we can share these with local residents. The best way to do this is via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org we will then telephone you to discuss how we can work together to put your reminiscences on the web site.
The Association is always interested to hear from residents about how the web site could be improved, so if you have any ideas or comments email these to us on email@example.com.
The Abbey Multi Academy Trust (MAT) has decided to proceed with the proposal to permanently expand St Chad's C of E Primary School. This would lead eventually to a school population capacity of 420. Since this would require part of West Park Fields to be fenced off as a school sports pitch, approval has to be sought from Fields-in-Trust. The previous public consultation exercise organised by School Services, showed that among school staff, parents, and residents:
An application for approval of the fencing-off will be sent by Leeds City Council to Fields-in-Trust, probably within the next two weeks.
WPRA have now obtained a map click here for map showing the latest proposal for the sports pitch which would be used by St Chads and which would replace the existing railed-off pitch used by Old Centralians. There are still many points of contention, namely:
Because of these points WPRA still feels unable to support this effective loss of green space to the general public.
The map shows the impact of the new pitch on the outlook from Thornfield Avenue. (Dimensions are in metres). click here for map
In situations like this, Fields-in-Trust prefers to have a single contact point, and WPRA have agreed to collect and collate comments from individuals and submit them to FiT.
This can be done by
ON the 9 March 2016 the Friends of West Park Fields, ably assisted by the Parks and Recreation department of Leeds City Council, planted 25 trees of varying types including apples. pears, plums and hazels and one mulberry to create the WPRA community orchard. The orchard is located on the field known locally as "the hayfield" and can be accessed at the junction of Kepstorn Road and Northolme Crescent. The trees and instruction on the best way to plant them to ensure their growth were provided by the Urban Orchard Project. The weather was less than kind to the group and the field was extremely muddy as can be seen from the photographs here.
The Resident's Association has formed a sub-group specifically aimed at developing and improving the West Park fields. Details of the current actions of the group can be found in the December 2015 Chronicle, accessed here If you are interested in the future use of the fields and wish to join the group then Click joinfowpf to send us your details.
The North West Leeds Transport Forum has prepared some proposals for the development of transport in the local area. These proposals draw on published documents, blue-sky thinking and discussions with interested parties. The proposals are in full accord with national and local priorities.
We believe that, for a number of reasons, including the prospect of increased devolution to the Leeds City Region, their potential inclusion in Leeds transport strategy should be considered as a matter of firstname.lastname@example.org