New group seeking revival plan for Armley Town Street

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A NEW group led by residents is set to create a revival plan for Armley Town Street, which is plagued by street drinkers.

The Armley Town Street steering group will be supported by Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves and local councillors.

More than 60 people attended a public meeting organised by Ms Reeves at Armley Library on Friday. The meeting was held to discuss the results of a survey about Town Street launched by Ms Reeves in the summer. Of the 648 people surveyed, 72 per cent said anti-social behaviour is one of the main problems on Town Street.

The new committee , which was set up at the meeting, will meet once a week for the next month and establish a plan to take forward to police and Leeds City Council. There will be another public meeting in mid-October to review how the plan will be implemented. Ms Reeves said: “It is crucial that people who live and work in Armley are involved in creating a revival plan to change Town Street for the better. This is why I was delighted to have so many people come to me at the end of the meeting to offer their time and energy to be involved in coming up with proposals to help tackle the problems on Armley Town Street.”

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