One of the duties of the Parish Council is to provide allotments if there is an unsatisfied demand in the parish. After considering several possible sites the Parish Council found a suitable site in the parish off Eccup Moor Road. This is farmland which is owned by Leeds City Council.
The Parish Council has leased this land from Leeds and has sub-let it to the Alwoodley Allotments Society which will run the allotments on the council’s behalf. Planning permission for the site has been approved by Leeds Council.
Work has started to make a new secure entrance to the site which will include off-road car parking, storage sheds and toilets. The Parish Council hopes the Allotment Society members will have their allotments for the 2017 growing season.
For further details see the Alwoodley Allotments Society page here.
The Parish Council has been concerned for years about the state of the footway on King Lane from its junction with Alwoodley Lane to the entrance to Golden Acre Park.
This road is a major walking and cycling route out of Leeds into the surrounding countryside, yet the footway is unsurfaced, very narrow and in parts is very close to the road.
Leeds City Council had an expensive scheme to make a new footpath and cycleway but this has been postponed indefinitely because of the cost.
The Parish Council persuaded Leeds City Council to carry out some surface repairs to the footway, but they are not a long term solution and the Parish Council will continue its efforts to get a safe footway on this road.
The Mini flower beds were first introduced to the Parish in July 2015. We experimented with six street signs on the eastern and southern boundaries, Harrogate Road and Nursery Lane areas, plus around the legs of the Parish notice board at the top of Primley Park View. The numbers have been increased in phases and to date, our Lengthsman Mike, has dug out and planted a total of twenty, mainly in the Primleys and the Birkdales.
Planted up with geraniums, pansies and bulbs depending on the time of year, they are colourful additions to the Parish and have proved to be very popular with residents.
It is envisaged that this will be a rolling programme and more should follow in other parts of the Parish in the future.