Volunteers will not be resting on our laurels, we are starting work on the summer festival which will take place on 22nd July 2017, chasing the planters which the council promised for 18th April and continuing our work with Keep Britain Tidy.
It’s been a busy time for All Together Armley this last few weeks with some of our projects coming to fruition.
With over 20 stalls and hundreds of visitors the first Armley Easter Festival proved a great success. The treasure hunt and daisy chalkboards proved popular with the children, while the kids and big kids loved making Pom-Poms with Emma and Susan from Surujoi. Christina introduced massage to St Bart’s and her stress release products had a calming effect on the crowds at her stall.
Friday 21st saw the official launch of the Armley Mural. Supported by Leeds Inspired and created by the people of Armley and Modes of Expression the Mural shows the determination of the community to create a brighter and better Armley for everyone.
Residents have made it clear they want the phone boxes on Armley Town Street to stay. However, there was a strong feeling they could look a lot better.
There were some great suggestions and some very quirky ones, as to how this could be achieved including a Mr Benn style changing box to transform people into Super heroes.
ATA have contacted BT and they have agreed to tidy up the boxes, we wait to see to what extent.
At the last meeting when considering the suggestions, it was decided to create a book swop shop in the boxes, there are issues surrounding theft and arson which need addressing and if they cannot be overcome we will look at other avenues to make them look brighter and cleaner.
Curious as to what Keep Britain Tidy are up to in Armley this week? Come and join us and shadow the KBT team as they work to rank the area street by street for litter, fly-tipping, dog fouling and graffiti. Ask them questions see them at work and enjoy the sunshine. Meet at 10am at the phone boxes outside William Hill, Wednesday 5th April.
The magnificent St Bartholomews Church will host its first ever Easter Art and Crafts Fair on Monday 17th April. The fair will be preceded by the ever popular Easter organ recital at 11am. The world famous Shultz Organ attracts visitors from far and wide and is worth the visit alone.
Running from 13.00-16.00hrs this is a great opportunity to reach a varied audience. The event will be heavily promoted in the media and through local schools, public buildings and local businesses. Continue reading “All Together Armley Art and Crafts Fair”