Holbeck Green Corridor nets award (and is on the telly tonight)

Blooming marvellous: Local residents, members of the Holbeck in Bloom group and Cllr Angela Gabriel celebrate their award
The Holbeck Green Corridor Project, which links Holbeck to the city centre, has been honoured at the Leeds Architecture and Design Awards and will be featured on national BBC television tonight.

The Holbeck Green Corridor Project is creating meadow areas on old industrial sites to provide an attractive walkway from Holbeck to the city centre.

Awards were presented for the Meynell Meadow at St Matthew’s Church, and the temporary park on the site of former terraced houses at the Runswick also received recognition.

The project is one example of the many projects run by the council in partnership with community groups such as Holbeck in Bloom.

Councillor Angela Gabriel (Beeston and Holbeck, Labour), the chair of Holbeck in Bloom, has celebrated the achievements of the group and thanked everyone who has helped with the scheme.

The Green Corridor, and the community groups who have helped to establish it, will be featured on a TV programme to be shown nationally on BBC 2.

The three-week series, ‘Bees, Butterflies and Blooms’ will begin tonight at 8pm.

Councillor Gabriel said:

“I am thrilled that this worthy community project has been given the recognition it deserves. The involvement of so many community groups and volunteers has been fundamental to the success of this venture. Everyone involved should be really pleased with the achievement these awards represent.

“This is a really valuable project, as green spaces provide important benefits for the community and the health of residents, as well as being great for improving the natural environment.

“I hope everyone involved enjoys the chance to shine on the BBC’s programme and shows the rest of the country some of the great things happening in Holbeck.”

Holbeck in Bloom’s next meeting is held tomorrow night.