Who are Friends of Allerton Grange?
The Friends of Allerton Grange Fields was formally established by local residents as a voluntary association in the summer of 2009.
The Friends of Allerton Grange Fields are seeking to work with Leeds City Council and its partners to protect, enhance and maintain the Allerton Grange playing fields as a public recreation ground for present and future generation through a formal Partnership Agreement Scheme (formerly known as Stewardship Agreement Scheme).
The Friends of Allerton Grange Fields Core Group is made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and local residents as members.
The Core Group is also made up of local residents, local councillors from Moortown and Roundhay wards as well as representatives from the following public and voluntary organisations:-
- West Yorkshire Police – Neighbourhood Policing Team
- Leeds City Council – Youth Services
- Lidgett Lane Allotments Association
- Lidgett Park Court Residents Association
- Moor Allerton Hall Residents Association
- Local Neighbourhood Watch groups.
It has a written constitution, community bank account and holds regular Core Group meetings at North East Leeds City Learning Centre, Talbot Avenue, Leeds. Membership is FREE and open to all. The Friends have been supported by Members Improvement in the Community and the Environment (MICE) grant funding from local councillors representing Roundhay ward and Moortown ward, the Wades Charity, Housing Advisory Panel and West Yorkshire Police.
Site & Surroundings
The 2.5ha (6 acre) Allerton Grange Playing Fields is located to the west of the new Allerton Grange High School boundary; grade II listed Moor Allerton Hall and Moor Allerton Hall Primary School. The western boundary is also defined by the new public right of way and cycle route. The fields are bound by residential streets to the north with Talbot Avenue, to the east with Bentcliffe Gardens and to the south with Lidgett Lane. The site is in Roundhay Ward, but borders Moortown Ward to the north and east. See location map and aerial photograph below.
OS National Grid Reference: SE 317383. National Grid Reference: 431700, 438300