Originally proposed by local residents in late 2018, Hunslet Tenants and Residents Association (TARA) have approached local Councillors and Council to formally ask for their support and help to create a “Welcome to Hunslet” sign.
The proposal is to locate the sign on Church Street, near to the junction of Low Road. The proposed theme, like the popular Welcome to Hunslet Carr sign on Balm Road, will be linked to the railway heritage of Hunslet, with Middleton Railway having agreed in principle to offer a wagon wheel as a component of any new sign. The aspiration of the TARA is to have something unique for the area which will be distinct to the one located in Hunslet Carr.
Stewart Walton, Hunslet TARA Chair said:
“It has been great to see more investment in the area in the last few years and to work with the Councillors to make a difference. I think adding a welcome sign to Church Street will really strengthen the sense of community we know exists here”
Councillors have confirmed their support for the idea and have asked Council officers to request quotes for several possible designs. These will then be consulted on with local residents. Highways Leeds have also been asked to identify the best location on Church Street for its location should the project go ahead.
Cllr Mohammed Iqbal added:
“Alongside the Hunslet Community Hub and Library redevelopment, the upgrades to Church Street Playground, the planned new Town Square and plans to improve local biodiversity; the proposed welcome sign will be a great addition to the area and complement our commitment as Councillors to value the areas proud history and invest in its future.”
This post is based on a press release issued by Hunslet & Riverside Councillors
Photo: a possible site for the sign at the junction of Low Road and Church Street (Google Streetview)