Our Future Beeston goes live

For the last year a group of Beeston residents, together with Climate Action Leeds development worker Beth Bingley have been consulting, identifying venues and partners and developing an initial local strategy in order to access a package of funds from the National Lottery Community Fund to employ part time local hub worker James Latham and fund an initial programme of activities.

The project is being supported locally by a partnership with Health for All. Our Future Beeston is part of the wider Climate Action Leeds project, which has an ambitious target of making the city carbon zero and socially just by 2030.

James said “I can’t wait to get started with some of the exciting things residents have planned for Beeston, and to work closely with members of the community to create initiatives which help make sustainability more accessible”.

You can meet James and find out more about the projects as he will be running an energy saving advice drop in at Bridge Café, The Watsonia, Cross Flatts Park on alternate Saturdays between 11am and 1pm (including 19 March 2022).

Our Future Beeston will work to support and promote existing green groups and initiatives in the area such as the South Leeds CRAP group, Food Club, Pre-loved uniforms, Beeston in Bloom and Beeston Womblers. The project will also bring opportunities, funding and initiatives from the city-wide Climate Action Leeds project and its partners into Beeston.

Energy saving advice and retrofitting drop ins and workshops on-street growing info and workshops, a seed library, planters from pallets and recycled containers, and a bin yard gardens pilot.

Our Future Beeston is a 3 year project so there is still-plenty of time to get involved in shaping the vision, direction & decisions taken to develop new activities in the area.

If would like to find out more/get involved in the project, and/or to sign up to the mailing list for the Our Future Beeston newsletter please get in touch with James by e-mail: ourfuturebeeston@gmail.com

Follow Our Future Beeston on Facebook @ourfuturebeeston for tips on saving energy and reducing waste.


This post was written by Beth Bingley

Photo: James Latham

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