Work has started in earnest on a new community garden in the heart of built-up Beeston Hill, outside the unused Holy Spirit church building on Tempest Road. About twenty people – local residents, members of charities and faith groups, and Council staff – spent the day clearing the overgrown space yesterday (in the warm sunshine!), and are inviting others to join them for forthcoming work days in November
Plans for the site include seating, edible planting, a community mural, repainted railings, and more. There is also a Remembrance Day event planned for Tuesday 11th November, with children from local primary schools. (Further details on that will be published here on South Leeds Life.)
The project links with the hanging baskets scheme in the neighbourhood earlier in the year, the Love Beeston Clean Beeston project, and the ongoing aspiration to re-open the Holy Spirit building as a community workshop and events space. It’s supported by organisations including Groundwork, Hamara and Beeston in Bloom, and is funded by Community First (City and Hunslet).
To find out more or to get involved, please comment below and the coordinators will be in touch.