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Friends seeks funds to improve access to Otley Chevin Park
8:00am Thursday 20th September 2012 in Local news
A funding bid in support of a £32,900 project to improve access to a Wharfedale landmark will be made next week.
The Friends of Chevin Park are asking for £2,500 towards a scheme at Otley Chevin to rebuild dry stone walls, resurface and create three disabled parking bays at Surprise View car park, off Yorkgate. The work will also include improvements to wheelchair accessible paths.
Leeds City Council’s North West (Outer) Area Committee will consider the request, along with several others for schemes in Aireborough and Horsforth, when it meets on Monday.
Councillor Sandy Lay (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon) said: “This is a very popular and well-used car park. The reparation works will make the car park easier for everyone to use and will hopefully help attract even more people to enjoy the outdoors at Otley Chevin.”
The committee will also consider a request for £3,679 to cover part of the costs of monitoring and maintaining two CCTV cameras in Horsforth for a year. The cameras are based at the Old Ball Roundabout and on New Road Side, and councillors say it is vital to keep them operational.
Councillor Chris Townsley (Lib Dem, Horsforth) said: “I will be supporting the funding application. CCTV cameras make people feel safer in their neighbourhood and funding this scheme will benefit all residents who visit the shops, pubs and restaurants at New Road Side and near the Old Ball Roundabout.”
A voluntary group that works with disabled elderly people in Aireborough, meanwhile, is asking for £2,400 to help it upgrade its IT equipment.
Councillor Ryk Downes (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon), who is a member of Aireborough Voluntary Services to the Elderly with Disabilities, said: “I know how they rely on their computer systems to operate on a day to day basis. It is vital to help them run the many projects they operate within the local community.”
The area committee will also consider a request for £3,550, to help with Yeadon High Street's Christmas lights.