Funding secured for new trees at Allerton Grange Fields

by | Jan 10, 2015 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Allerton Grange Fields in Moortown is set to be improved after funding is secured for new trees.

Friends of Allerton Grange Fields have been successful in securing funding towards the purchase of twelve new trees from the Leeds Housing Advisory Panel (HAP) Inner North East as part of a Community Tree Planting Project. The Housing Advisory Panel seeks to empower local residents and tenants to help improve local housing services, improve the local environment and tackle tenant priorities. The panels also help shape communities by investing in environmental or community related projects.

The Friends of Allerton Grange Fields is a registered tenants and residents association with Leeds City Council and has previously benefited from HAP funding for the boundary fence painting project with Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) and ASDA. Since 2010, the Friends of Allerton Grange Fields have also planted over 15,000 crocus and daffodil bulbs on grass verges along Lidgett Lane adjacent to Moor Allerton Hall Primary School as part of the community led ‘Lidgett Lane Gateway’ initiative which was supported by HAP.

The Community Tree Planting project at Allerton Grange Fields will help to create a safer environment for joggers, cyclists, walkers, children and young people at play by creating an attractive landscape along the path linking Lidgett Lane with Talbot Avenue. The funding will be used to purchase parkland trees for Allerton Grange Fields with species including Broad Leaved Lime, Common Alder, Silver Birch, Hornbeam and Oak.

Friends of Allerton Grange Fields is working with Leeds City Councils Parks & Countryside Service to protect, maintain and enhance the 2.5 hectare Allerton Grange Fields located off Talbot Avenue in Moortown Leeds as a public green open space for present and future generations to enjoy.