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School pupils to set the budget for local youth funding

January 24, 2017 2:05 PM

School children from across North West Leeds will meet tomorrow (Friday 27th January) to discuss their plans for Outer North West Community Committee's local youth funding for the year ahead.

Pupils from primary and secondary schools across Otley and Yeadon will gather at Prince Henry's School in Otley for a day to learn about local government and setting budgets, with at least £50,000 of funding available for community youth activities across all four council wards.

Councillor Sandy Lay (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) has welcomed the forthcoming activities, saying that the event is always a hit.

Cllr Sandy Lay said: "This was a fantastic day last year with lots of children attending from local schools and we are hoping to build on the success."

"The fund has paid for a variety of activities in the past, such as the hugely popular Mini Breeze festival at Yeadon Tarn, skateboarding facilities in Wharfemeadows Park and playdays at venues across the ward.

"It is important that children have a say in their services and I'm looking forward to seeing what great activities they pick for the upcoming year."