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Leeds City Council grant enables Guiseley Theatre to replace its broken boilers
3:35pm Friday 29th June 2012 in Local news
Thespians are saying goodbye to two old boilers that have served their theatre for more than half-a-century.
The central heating boilers at Guiseley Theatre have broken beyond repair and are being replaced thanks to £5,640 worth of funding from Leeds City Council.
The money is coming from the Well-Being Fund which helps projects benefitting the local community. It will be used towards the cost of a new gas-fired boiler and the costs of removing the two outdated boilers.
The area’s three ward councillors said they were delighted to help.
Coun Pat Latty said: “The Guiseley Theatre has been a much-loved institution in Guiseley for many years now, and provokes warm memories in generations of Guiseley residents. So I’m delighted that we’ve been able to contribute towards the cost of these repairs.”
Coun Graham Latty added: “The Guiseley Theatre really showcases the good work that can be done when the community pulls together and gets involved.
“Under the stewardship of the Guiseley Amateur Operatic Society the theatre has thrived, so I’m delighted to help.”
Coun Paul Wadsworth, who is also chair of the North West Outer Area Committee, said: “The new boiler will ensure that the theatre will be, for many years to come, a welcoming venue for a range of community and interest groups right in the heart of Guiseley. For that reason this funding is gladly provided.”