Councillors in Beeston & Holbeck ward are working to improve an area of greenspace at Beggar’s Hill in Beeston which has been blighted by litter and flytipping.
The area slopes down from Holbeck Cemetery and the Nosters and Marleys, to Elland Road and the M621 motorway.
Conscious of the benefits of having greenspace on the doorstep, the Councillors are working with Leeds City Council to plant 2,800 trees on Beggars Hill. They are also working with a group of graffiti artists to improve the look of the wall at the top of the hill adjoining the houses, which they are hopeful will improve how the area looks. The graffiti artists still have a lot to do, but are making progress.
Anyone spotting flytipping is encouraged to report it. You can report it online by clicking here, or email: SSEAction@leeds.gov.uk. If you get anything like a number plate if a van is doing it, please include that information. If you want to remain anonymous, feel free to email one of the Councillors: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Councillor Almass Commented:
“Jeffrey Deitch an American Art Gallery owner and dealer once said that after Pop Art, Graffiti is probably the biggest art movement in recent history to have such an impact on culture. I agree, in most Western cities Graffiti has become very popular especially amongst the young people and has certainly brightened up my mood on a cloudy day today with its vibrant colours.
“It looks great from a distance also on Beggars Hill especially from as far as the motorway and from Elland Road football stadium. I was impressed by the colour schemes and contrast and various shapes and designs, I spent some time looking at them.”
Photo: Cllr Gohar Almass with one of the artworks