Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves is spearheading a new campaign dubbed the ‘Armley Town Street Revival Plan’.
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 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.
A consultation exercise will be carried out to find out what local residents, businesses and community groups want to see happen to improve the town.
And a meeting is set to be arranged with English Heritage to discuss projects that could attract more investment into Armley.
Ms Reeves told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I want to make Armley Town Street the best town centre in Leeds.
“There’s so much to be proud of in Armley, from the library to local businesses like Floral Expressions and the institution that is Skeltons Butchers.
“But local people want to see big improvements on crime and safety and more support for local shops.
“The council and the police have a huge role to play in improving Armley Town Street.
“It’s time for the police to redouble their efforts to cut crime and make our streets safer.
“And the council must work with local businesses and community groups to make Armley the thriving town centre we know it can be.”
Local councillor Alison Lowe (Lab, Armley) added: “By standing together we can ensure that Armley Town Street becomes the vibrant, safe and historic Leeds gem that it once was.”
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