Big Changes at New Wortley
By The end of September we should have work on a New Entrance to the old community centre finished and this will create a great new space where people can access the activity centre.
This work has been a long time in the planning, but with work underway this should be another great investment improving the facilities for the residents of New Wortley.
Thank you to Project office – Leeds Beckett University staff and students and to the double glazing firms who have so generously donated materials to keep the cost of the project within budget. Also thanks to the contractor Chippendales for being a community friendly contractor, and to the members of the local community who have helped design the new entrance and the bespoke community artwork that will feature in the new lobby area!
This work has been funded by a grant from Power to Change initial Grant Project and New Wortley was successful in applying to this fund where over 400 projects applied originally and around 20 were funded around the UK.
In addition to the New Entrance we also have work about to finish on the fantastic new play area and sensory garden. The space will have wheelchair access and features a bug hotel, local wild flowers and plants, a series of planters for community use and some playful features for children. This work has been comleted with the help of volunteers from a wide range of local businesses including Llyods most recently – and help from Castleton Primary School pupils and local volunteers. A true joint effort! In this case major thanks should go to our main partner on the project Alex from Hyde Park Source and big thank you to the funder Big Lottery Awards for all.