Love Where You Live Launch Thursday 25 May 2017

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The sun came out brightly on the morning of the official launch of  the Love Where You Live (LWYL)Project. The launch was held at John Charles Centre for Sport.

The 5 year project is the brainchild of Coun Kim Groves. The LWYL project started with a litter reduction campaign, working with the schools in the area to design posters and signs for reducing litter, it then evolved to bulb planting and various environmental projects.

The message on the day was very clear, speaking at the launch Coun Kim Groves said:

“It’s all about people, it’s all about place. It’s all about what the people of Belle Isle and Middleton want in their community.”

Community organisations in the area attended the launch in their numbers and were invited to pledge what they can contribute to support the initiative. In the Initial stage of the community engagement programme over  2,000 households will be surveyed, so they can help inform the  ‘Peoples’ Plan’ for the area. The survey will start in the Orions, stourton Grange, Westwoods, Blakeleys, East Granges and the primary schools in the area. The next stage of the consultation process will involve Cranmore and Raylands and surrounding areas.

If you love where you live and want to get involved in future community projects, please click on contact us and get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.





All in a morning’s walk

The morning of 2nd May saw Councillor Kim Groves together with members of the Love Where you Live steering group and a colleague from Parks & Countryside. The tour was to explore opportunities to bring derelict sites back in community use. The following areas were visited:

  • Middleton Park Crescent:refer to housing, with a view to exploring opportunity for this piece of land.
  • Rosedale bank: big expansive green land: planting 200 saplings obtained from Woodland Trust (possible site at the motorway end of the land, replicating the existing trees)
  • Back of Brooms shop-  hope to work with residents to turn site into allotments, small play area and community orchard.
  • Newhall Road: consider a wild flower meadow down the full expanse of newhall road and building on it year on year.


  • The Swamp: prone to flytipping, bonfires, – remomoval of goals , improve site
  • New forest village: central parking suffering from ASB, explore linking the green corridors between the middleton estate to the new forest village.

Watch this space!

Dog Fouling Campaign

The Dog Fouling Banners to launch Inner South Campaign will start to be put up this week.
Here are locations for Belle Isle and Middleton. Middleton Park Football Club and Hunslet Parkside Fields will receive one each as requested. There will be one near Middleton Park Primary school, Orions at Stourton Grange /Middleton Road / New Forest Village.
We will then be working on the following education in schools , working with Hunslet Club Young Ambassadors. We will be exploring a bye law used in other areas that delegates more power to environmental action officers and PCSO.
This is a problem across the city so we need to work together. Please support the sports clubs by sharing this message. Young people’s health is at risk and the Youth Ambassadors are committed to working towards cleaner pitches and streets.DF PHOTO.JPG(First posted on Councillor Kim Groves facebook page)