Improving the green spaces in Belle Isle

15 September 2023

A locality-based health needs assessment conducted within the Belle Isle North area of Middleton Park ward (from Windmill Road down to Moor Road) in 2021 brought increased awareness of the lack of usable green spaces. Key stakeholders and residents alike highlighted a lack of usable green spaces in the area and often spoke about vandalism in parks or areas of wasteland which could be repurposed.   

To this end, a working group comprising representatives from BITMO, Parks & Countryside (now called Climate, Energy & Green Spaces), ward councillors, youth groups and Public Health have committed to exploring options to address this issue, including potential funding opportunities.  The purpose being to bring these options to the community for input and collaboration and decision-making.  

You have told us which areas we need to focus on, and we have some ideas from you.  But we need your help again.  We need to narrow down the ideas and create a priority list.

The four areas and suggestions for improvement most people commented on were:

AreaSuggestions for improvement
Belle Isle Circus  Planters, bandstand/shelter, improved lighting, playground, picnic area, safer crossing
Low Grange View  Orchard, playground (with swings), trim trail, shelter
Middleton ring road/Middleton wayNew play equipment, remove play equipment, paint play equipment, seating,
MUGA (off Winrose Crescent)Repaint the MUGA fence and surface, create an amphitheatre in the grass beside it, shelter

Please use the form below to give your opinion on improving Belle Isle’s green spaces

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Improving our service for Retirement Life (sheltered) tenants

Our Retirement Life service supports older people to live independently in their home. We do this in Retirement Life (sometimes known as ‘sheltered’) schemes on the estate. Our Support Officers or Wardens are available to provide regular well-being checks, with choice given to residents on how we do this, to suit their needs. Leeds City Council and BITMO are asking anyone aged 45 or over, to help us improve the service that we offer to current and future residents. Visit Your Voice Leeds to read more and complete the survey

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