About Us

About Us

We’ve been active for a number of years making the Meanwood Valley a better place for us all to live in. Here are just some of the things we’ve been involved with.

Preserve

Our heritage is very important and we’ve been active in preserving it for future generations.

The procurement and placing of the Meanwood Village stone and flower garden at the junction of Green Road, Meanwood Road and Stonegate Road, to promote Meanwood’s unique identity and village heritage.

The Captain Lawrence Oates Memorial records his inspirational courage, self-sacrifice and understated heroism. His final words ‘I am just going outside and I may be some time’ remain etched in the world’s memory 100 years on.

The Great War ‘Meanwood Men’ Memorial plaque commemorating the 48 men from Meanwood who lost their lives in the Great War completed the restoration of the War Memorial, also the designated Somme Memorial site for the Region, at the bottom of Memorial Drive. An avenue of 48 native trees was also planted and a book about the lives of the men published.

The Meanwood Valley Trail runs for 7 miles from Woodhouse Moor through Meanwood to Golden Acre Park. New Trail markers and signs giving information about the local wildlife have been erected and also new leaflets for the Trail printed

Protect

We want to protect our village atmosphere and community spirit and make Meanwood a safer, better place to live for all.

Planning issues, whether for buildings, transport, road changes or maintenance, affect us all. We keep a close eye on proposed developments and through consultation try to ensure they are appropriate and beneficial for the area.

Active campaigning for speed restrictions around our schools to make our roads safer for our children

Environmental activity, such as the Friends of Meanwood Park group helping to improve the popular green space, or helping to eradicate the invasive species from the area such as the Himalayan Balsam.

Enhance

Bringing facilities and resources making Meanwood a better place to live and an area we can be proud of.

Whether that be bringing the community together with our annual 10 day Meanwood Festival and the popular Fun Day held in May.

Or the planting of daffodil bulbs to be seen on the roadsides in Spring, taking part in a litter pick, or the refurbishment of the children’s play and bowling green areas in Meanwood Park.

Joining together for the Christmas Lights Switch On or trying different ales at the Meanwood Beer Festival

Partnerships

Making a difference to the area in which we live is what we’re all about. We rely on the time, skills and goodwill of a large number of individuals and organisations which is why we have ‘Partnership’ in our title.

By working closely with our local councillors, other local groups and the businesses that operate in our area, we are able to make real and tangible improvements to the lives of the residents of Meanwood.

Here are some of our ‘partners’ who we’ve enjoyed working with in the past and who we hope will continue to feature in our future activities.

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

MEANWOOD VILLAGE ASSOCIATION

TRANSITION MEANWOOD

MEANWOOD C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

MEANWOOD VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH

MEANWOOD VALLEY URBAN FARM

WAITROSE

MYRTLE TAVERN

THE BAY HORSE

ALFRED

EAST OF ARCADIA

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