Executive board members Councillor Lucinda Yeadon and Councillor Tom Murray will join forces with local councillors and loads of volunteers to work on this inner city green space and help to redevelop it for the benefit of the local community.
Rosebank Millennium Green was transformed from a derelict site in 2000, and now needs more work to improve its natural biodiversity and open it up as a place for the whole community to come together and enjoy for years to come.
As part of the 2010 Leeds Year of Volunteering, volunteers, residents and partner organisations are being invited to work together throughout August on path improvements, the creation of new growing spaces, an orchard and a community art project that will compliment the site.
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WHAT: Media are invited to photograph Councillor Yeadon and Councillor Murray will join local councillors to take part in activities such as paving, terracing, step building, art works and mosaic-making
WHEN: 12 noon, Tuesday 10 August
WHERE: Rosebank Millennium Green, Rosebank Road, Hyde Park, LS3 1HH
Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive board member with responsibility for the 2010 Leeds Year of Volunteering said:
“This is a fantastic project and I’m really excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the redevelopment of this fantastic space for the benefit of the local community.
“Leeds is already one of the greenest cities in the UK and we want to continue to protect our environment and make further improvements, particularly in inner city areas.
“There are loads of different activities on offer here, and its really easy to get involved, so if you’re interested in the environment and fancy taking part in something a bit different during the summer, come along and have a go.”
Funded by Awards for All on behalf of Rosebank Millennium Green Trust, the project is keen to attract new volunteers to help make improvements to the green and bring the local community together. So if you, your work colleagues, family and friends fancy getting involved in activities on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays including construction, conservation, making mosaics and learning circus skills please get in touch with Jenny Twaddell on Leeds 245 8863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Alternatively, visit the website http://rosebank2010.blogspot.com/
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For more information about volunteering opportunities visit Volunteer Centre Leeds, 12b St Paul's Street, Leeds LS1 2LE, telephone 0113 395 0405 – open Mondays to Thursdays 10am to 3pm. Alternatively visit our website www.leedsyearofvolunteering.org.uk
If you are or know of a volunteer or group of volunteers who have made a difference in your local community or organisation, why not nominate them for a volunteer award? Anyone can make a nomination by visiting the year of volunteering website: http://www.leedsyearofvolunteering.co.uk and completing an online form. Alternatively, forms are available from Volunteer Centre Leeds, Enterprise House, 12 St Paul’s Street, LS1 2LE.
The closing date for nominations is 30 September 2010. Everyone who is nominated for an award will be sent a certificate of congratulations. Shortlisted finalists will be invited to the awards evening on 1 December at Leeds Civic Hall.
For media enquiries please contact:
Michael Molcher, Leeds City Council (0113) 224 3937