Our members were all moved by the tragic events in Carrickmines in County Dublin, our thoughts and prayers are with the families there. Working with Leeds GATE, residents at Cottingley Springs decided they wanted to ensure their community was safe. Residents asked Leeds GATE if they could arrange a visit by West Yorkshire Fire Service
The past two Fridays Garden Court Chambers and the Traveller Movement have hosted very helpful planning briefings and discussions on the recent changes to Gypsy and Traveller Planning Law. Many thanks to them and all who attended for making them both such good events. Overall, I have been left with a conflicted feeling of being both very despondent, about what the Government is doing to the community, but at the same time very encouraged, by the strength and quality of response.
As a part of our funding from the Play Enabling Grant from Leeds City Council we were determined to leave some fun stuff for the children and young people on Cottingley Springs to improve their outdoor space.
Over the summer we’d put on a range of activities on sites such as Boxing by ex professional Jimmy Lowther, street games, crafts and sports days and trips to the farm.