Children’s artwork brings joy to Cottingley

Budding young artists from Cottingley are bringing joy to their neighbourhood with colourful artwork that is newly displayed around the community, thanks to a project backed by ward councillors, Andrew Scopes, Gohar Almass and Annie Maloney.

Pupils from Cottingley Primary Academy were invited to use their creative talents to put together designs that have been transformed into lamppost banners to brighten up their environment.

Funds for the project were secured by local councillors from the Inner South Community Committee and the Inner South Housing Advisory Panel, building on the success of a similar project launched in Holbeck in 2020.

Councillor Andrew Scopes, (Labour, Beeston and Holbeck) said;

“Children from Cottingley are proud of their area and want to show what a great place it is to live. So my ward colleagues and I are delighted to have been able to develop and support this project.

“It’s great that local children have been able to see their artwork transformed into banners that are bursting with colour and reflect the vibrancy of children and families in the area. I hope they bring a little joy to all who see them.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Beeston & Holbeck Ward Councillors