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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 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


Residents should be aware that plans are being drawn up to consider the expansion of St Chad's primary school, so that eventually the school population will be doubled to 420.

The school expansion would obviously have an impact on local residents and West Park as a whole, with additional buildings and facilities and the consequent loss of that part of West Park fields which is adjacent to Northolme Avenue.

The proposal is subject to public consultation, and a consultation booklet is available here. Public drop-in meetings have been scheduled to take place on the dates/times listed below;

An extra evening session between 6.00 - 7.00 pm on THURSDAY 26th January has also been arranged at the request of WPRA for local residents.

All drop-in meetings will be held at St Chad's Church of England Primary School on Northolme Avenue and anyone from the local area is very welcome to attend any of the sessions.

Please note that responses need to be received before the consultation period ends at 4pm on 10 February.

Please also note that it is important to also copy your responses to WPRA as we have been asked to pass all responses to the Fields in Trust organisation (as mentioned in the Chronicle) who would need to approve any use of the field in this way.

This can be done by

Information previously circulated to local residents is available Chronicle_24 and here.

Recent News

March 2016 - Friends of West Park Fields Community Orchard

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.

December 2015 - Friends of West Park Fields group

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.

February 2015 - NWLTF Transport Proposals for the Area

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 urgency.

An executive summary of the proposals can be found here and the complete document can be found here.

Every effort has been made to try to ensure that the information provided on this website is correct. If it is felt that any detail is incorrect, please contact us at

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