Hunslet residents have welcomed proposals for a new skate park for young people, which will be based off Pepper Road.
Last night’s Hunslet Tenants and Residents Association meeting heard that work is due to start on the council-run park later this month. Residents welcomed the plans for concrete ramps and play equipment including swings and a multiplay unit, but said there needed to be equipment for older children as well.
Their concerns were backed by local ward councillor Elizabeth Nash, who said:
“We need to make sure the needs of older children are met too. There needs to be equipment for both older and younger children.”
A seating area at the skatepark could be paid for through via the police and the Proceeds Of Crime Act.
The meeting, which was held at the Church of the Nazarene, in Grove Road, also discussed problems with erratic bin collections around the Belinda Street and Lupton Street area and the lack of black bin bags left by crews.
Cllr Nash added:
“This is happening all over South Leeds and certainly in Beeston Hill. Hunslet seems to be getting the short end of the stick again. Councillors are here to decide council policy and deal with some problems but we are getting fed up because we are getting complaints week after week. It needs to change.”
One woman said her green bin had now been emptied – after a six-month wait. Refuse officers have pledged to monitor the situation.
Residents were also informed that the wet summer had caused delays to grass cutting, leading to the area looking scruffy. Cutting was, however, now back on track.
Police reported that crime figures were low for the area and announced a ‘good citizens’ initiative with local schools where children can win trophies.
It was also stressed that following national press reports about police cuts, there had been no reduction in the number of PCSOs on the beat in the Holbeck NPT area. A warning about a scam from a bogus company called PPI was also issued.
Residents were urged to take a pride in their estate and turn out in force for the forthcoming community clean up, which we reported earlier this week.
The event is on Saturday, September 15, meeting at the Church of Nazarene in Hunslet Hall Road at 10am.