Residents urged to have say on future of Leeds high street

Armley Town Street.
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Residents are being urged to have their say to help revive a west Leeds high street.

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The campaign – dubbed the Armley Town Street Revival – has been spearheaded by local MP Rachel Reeves.

The Labour MP and Armley councillors are urging residents, Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police to get involved with a long-term project to help make Armley the best town centre in the city.

A string of problems currently blight the area including street drinking, anti-social behaviour, rubbish dumping and derelict buildings.

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Rachel Reeves, who represents the West Leeds constituency, has sent a letter to local residents reminding them to have their say on the future of the street.

A public meeting will be held at Armley Library next month to discuss the scheme.

The West Leeds MP said: “Since launching my survey at the start of the summer, hundreds of local people have got in touch with their views of what they think is great about Armley Town Street - and what they want to see improve.

“Armley has so much to offer, but I know local people want to see change.

“From keeping the streets clean to anti-social behaviour, I understand what needs to be done to make Armley Town Street a brilliant place to be.

“I hope as many local residents as possible can come to the public meeting so we can develop a positive plan of action for the future of Town Street.”

Local councillor Alison Lowe (Lab, Armley) earlier told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “By standing together we can ensure that Armley Town Street becomes the vibrant, safe and historic Leeds gem that it once was.”

The public meeting will be held at Armley Library on Friday, September 18, from 5pm.

For more details or to take part in the consultation email rachel.reeves.mp@parliament.uk or contact her office on 0113 255 2311.

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