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A spotlight will be shone on what can be achieved when people work with Leeds City Council to improve neighbourhoods.

From today the Communities Can week, organised by Housing Leeds, features a series of events aimed at demonstrating the importance residents play in improving their communities.

The week kicks off with the Little London Community fun day today, with other events taking place in areas including Burmantofts, Moor Allerton and Beckhills.

Councillor Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council executive member for communities, said: “The events organised for Communities Can week are a great way to bring different people together to have fun, try something new or get advice and all centred on the idea of how we can work together to shape a better future for each area.

“With talent shows, estate walkabouts, food stalls and sports, Communities Can week is not only bound be a great day out, but an important way for us to gather feedback and help communities rally round a common goal.”

The Little London Community fun day, which runs from midday to 4pm at Oatland Lane, features food, music, donkeys and a ‘Little London’s Got Talent’ show.

On Monday Burmantofts recycling event and clean up will be held from midday to 4pm at Torre Green.

Moor Allerton Library will host Moor Allerton Community Hub Open Day from 2pm to 7pm on Monday.

On Thursday people can meet Team Beckhills, a local residents’ group who want to transform the Beckhills estate, at Beckhills Activity Day from midday to 4pm at Stainbeck Church.

Ley Lane Sports Day will also be held from midday to 4pm at Ley Lane Field, Armley.

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