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Playtime at the Borrowdales

Youngsters in Borrowdale Crescent stopped traffic for a series of six outdoor play events funded by Leeds Fed.

The street was closed to vehicles to create a safe space for children to play on their own doorsteps. The sessions were run by Better Leeds Communities ‘Up our Street’ project. Youngsters tried out activities to spark their imagination and creativity, from den building and chalk murals to circus skills and go carting. The final session was a ‘Playbourhood’ event organised by the children for their families and communities.

The sessions were part of many neighbourhood initiatives Leeds Fed has run this year including an after school club called Rosebank Rangers for primary school children in Hyde Park and Burley. The club encouraged youngsters to learn more about the outdoors through activities such as picking raspberries to make jam and smoothies, hunting for mini-beasts and learning about plants. Another project brightened up a wall at the Poplars in Bramley with a large mosaic created with the help of local volunteers.

We invest in local communities because we want to help make neighbourhoods places people want to live in and move to.

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