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Welcome to the West Park Residents Association website
This site is intended to provide a source of information about the West Park and Spen Lane area and events which affect the residents.
Use the links across the top and side of the page to find the information you are looking for.
As well as us telling you things, the Association is also interested in hearing from you with reminiscences about your life in West Park so that we can share these with local residents. The best way to do this is via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org we will then telephone you to discuss how we can work together to put your reminiscences on the web site.
The Association is always interested to hear from residents about how the web site could be improved, so if you have any ideas or comments email these to us on email@example.com.
The Association is heavily involved in the discussions concerning the New Generation Transport (NGT) proposals for Leeds which will greatly affect West Park and the environment we live in. After consultation with our members and several local meetings between residents and Leeds City Council representatives the Association is opposed to the proposals in their present form.
Our position on this opposition can be found on NGT a time for ACTION although the latest position can be found by looking at the North West Leeds Transport Forum website, details of which can be found in the StopPress below.
Many of you will also know that the public inquiry timescale has been greatly extended due to the number of objectors and the detailed analysis of their objections. Because of this extended timescal there is a holiday period and therefore the Inquiry will adjourn at lunch on Thursday 24th July and resume Tuesday, 2nd September.
As you may know a complete set of audio recordings have been made by the objectors which is available for you to listen to. As this consists of many individual recordings we have included an index to the recordings which can be accessed here.
Many of you will know that the public equiry is being held at Regus 2 Wellington Place, Leeds LS1 4AP and the public is invited to drop in and listen to any of the sessions. The enquiry has its own website which can be found at NGT public Enquiry. There is also a recording being made of all the sessions if you cannot get to the venue. This recording can accessed at NGT enquiry blog. This link is the first day of the recordings and you can hear the other days recordings and together with commentary by clicking on the links for May in the Blog Archive.
This year we'll be holding the association's AGM at 7:00pm on Monday 31st March.
It will be in the School Hall at Lawnswood School, by courtesy of the staff and pupils
, and local councillors have been invited.
As always the AGM is an opportunity to meet your neighbours
, elect the committee, and get updates on local affairs.
However this year is rather special because the Public Inquiry into the NGT
Trolleybus scheme is due to start on 29th April, so NGT will again be the major
item on the agenda. Other items will include the new Neighbourhood Design Statement
, and the fate of the site of the former West Park Centre.
The AGM is also a convenient way to enrol or renew your membership for the year 2014-2015. This year your committee have seen fit to increase the membership fee to 5 pounds per family, after over ten years at 3 pounds. We hope you'll consider this to be still a trivial sum considering the benefits of having a bunch of dedicated volunteers guard your interests as residents of this very pleasant neighbourhood.