Social hub plans for former Leeds library building

Cow Close Community Centre.

Cow Close Community Centre.

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A new Leeds community centre has been awarded thousands of pounds of funding.

The newly-established Cow Close Community Centre, in Farnley, has received a grant worth over £4,800 to help it become a new social hub.

The new centre, which will house five computers with free internet access, is set to offer advice and support to residents.

The money will go towards providing a manager and development manger for the centre who will work with local residents and partners to develop the site.

Councillor John Hardy (Lab, Farnley and Wortley) said: “Whilst it was sad to see the closure of the Cow Close Library, it is great to see the building get a new lease of life.

“I believe the community centre will become a new social hub for the area and I look forward to seeing the centre take shape.

“I would like to thank my colleagues on the Outer West Area Committee for funding this project, and Armley Junior Project 4 Young People for setting up the centre.

“I am looking forward to officially opening the centre in March.”

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