Local issues at Middleton Community Group’s January meeting

More than a dozen local residents attended Saturday’s meeting of the Middleton Community Group at St Cross Church, off Acre Road.

Issues discussed included:

Plans to improve run-down Intake Square have netted £48,000 from the Lottery. Work will include tree planting and other improvements which will be the subject of a public consultation/exhibition to be held at a later date.

Apparently there’s an expression of interest from a housing developer in some of the areas of the estate that have been demolished.  Councillor Judith Blake said there would be consultation over any development, and said that the council was facing a ‘difficult financial climate’.

Local housing issues were raised by residents to representatives from Aire Valley Homes.

Pat McGeever from charity Health For All spoke about the new Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre on Acre Close, off Middleton Park Avenue. She said the facilities were open f0r local groups to hire. John Baron form Health For All spoke about the new Heritage Lottery-funded Middleton Life project, which will encourage local people to uncover the history of Middleton.