The project has the following keys elements:-
1. Two timber
floral planters with low maintenance perennial plants (Phormium and Bergenia plants) - The Friends work with local
shopkeepers to look after the planters. An attractive neighbourhood parade of
shops will help drive footfall by creating an attractive environment and encouraging local people to
support local shops and create a vital and viable community.
2. Trees on grassed central reservation and grass verges on
Lidgett Lane. This has helped create a green and pleasant environment and reduce
air and noise pollution along Lidgett Lane. The tree planting on the central
reservation will also complement the 15,000 daffodil and crocus bulbs which
were planted between 2010 and 2013 (thanks to East North East Homes
funding). The gateway location to the
Brackenwood area has huge potential to create a positive gateway feature which
local people can be very proud of. The central reservation on Lidgett Lane has been planted with Silver Birch and Alder trees to further enhance this green
corridor to the Brackenwood estate. The two prominent grassland verges on
Lidgett Lane junction with Brackenwood Drive have incorporated Silver Birch
Trees. The grassed area on Lidgett Lane junction with Allerton Grange Avenue
have been planted with two Rowan Trees to recreate the original streetscape at
3. Local History Interpretation sign
- This is located on Lidgett Lane at the junction with Brackenwood Drive and provides an overview of the local history of the area (Brackenwood
estate, Allerton Grange Farm used by Cistercian Monks and the Moor Allerton
‘welcome to Brackenwood and local history interpretation panel sign is of
high quality and helps generate a strong sense of civic pride and sense of place
in the local area.
3. Community Noticeboard on Lidgett Lane Parade of Shops - Unlike
other estates in Leeds, the Brackenwood Estate did not have a community noticeboard
in a prominent location. The Community Notice Board is located on the
parade (not for commercial advertisements) and provides information on
community events and activities and the work of Housing Leeds, HAP, Community
Committee, MP and Councillor Surgeries and local groups such as Friends of Allerton
Grange Fields, REAP, Moortown Community Group etc.
4. LED Lights for
the large tree on the Parade - Cool White LED string lights have been installed on the tree
outside the parade to create a safer and welcoming environment by night and add
year round interest recognising that some of the traders on the parade play an
important role in the evening economy in relation to food and drink.
5. Litter Bins - The
two open top bins on Lidgett Lane Parade have been replaced with modern bins with
hoods (which prevents litter from blowing across the parade). In addition to this, a litter bin has been installed at bus stop on Lidgett Lane
between Moor Allerton Hall Primary School driveway and Bentcliffe Gardens which is heavily used by local school pupils.
The Project was delivered throughout 2015.