Adel Bulb Bonanza

DaffodilsAdel Primary School and local resident’s plant a selection of spring bulbs at the junction of Tile Lane and Sir George Martin Drive.

First frost of the year saw a small number of local residents and young students of Adel Primary plant approximately 500 spring bulbs including daffodils and crocuses.

It was a great pleasure to see our local Ward Councillor Barry Anderson who was on hand to assist in the planting of the bulbs.

Young students who are in the gardening club run by Mrs Rebecca Walton worked so well with much enthusiasm and joy.

The local residents involved wish to thank Rebecca Walton and the young students for their hard efforts in helping in planting the bulbs.  It will be lovely for them to see the flowers come up in future years.

Bulbs provided by Groundwork Leeds, ASDA and Adel Crag Community Association.

York Gate wins Yorkshire in Bloom Gold

York Gate

York Gate garden in Adel on the outskirts of Leeds has been awarded a Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award in its first time entering the competition. Owned and run by national horticulture trade charity Perennial, the garden was recognised under the special award category ‘Public, Private and Charitable Establishments’. As well as reaching an exceptional standard of horticulture, the garden was commended by judges for fitting well with the charity’s aims and being a good vehicle to promote its work helping horticulturists and their families during times of need.

Martin Walker, Head Gardener at York Gate, commented: “It is a great achievement that York Gate has been recognised with this award and it testament to the hard work of our small team here. As a charity, Perennial exists to support everyone who works in the UK’s green spaces when the going gets tough, be that as a result of illness, bereavement, debt or workplace injury. Perennial’s help is needed more than ever at the moment, so it is important to be able to raise the profile of the charity among the garden-going public when they visit the garden. We have had a fantastic summer at York Gate this year and we hope that this award will help attract more visitors to the garden in the future.”

York Gate was created by the Spencer family during the second half of the twentieth century and bequeathed to Perennial in 1994, so that it could continue to live on and be enjoyed by the garden-loving public. Judges were impressed with the garden’s unique style and Perennial’s hard work in maintaining the character of the Spencer family’s original design, while investing in its future. Perennial has undertaken works to refurbish various sections of the garden this year and has plans to develop it further.

The Yorkshire in Bloom awards are assessed by judges against criteria developed by the RHS and the Gold Award is presented to those reflecting a high standard in horticulture and attractiveness to visitors.

York Gate garden is open to the public for the remainder of September on Thursdays and Sundays, from 2pm – 5pm. For further information about York Gate visit: or call 0113 267 8240.

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Adel Crag Community Association wish to share with you that we have not given up on trying to find a suitable play area for children to play.

It is our understanding that Parks & Countryside have agreed with WNWHL to work jointly to identify other possible sites in Adel for the Playground looking at not just Parks but Environment & Neighbourhoods land.

Should anyone have any suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Adel Village Community Garden – Survey Results

Some of you may recall that back in May 2013 some residents responded to a proposal to develop an area of land on Sir George Martin Drive, opposite Wayland Croft, into an Adel Village Community Garden.

Consultation letters were sent out in the immediate vicinity of the proposed community garden on Adel Mead, Adel Vale, Mulberry Rise, Wayland Approach, Wayland Croft, and Wharfe Close.

West North West Homes Leeds had a good response to the consultation, with the results being as follows:

  • 9 residents were in favour of a garden with informal play equipment
  • 12 residents were in favour of a garden without informal play equipment
  • 38 residents were against the proposal for a community garden and/or any development of the land

These results indicate that almost two thirds of respondents are against the proposal to progress with a community garden or develop the land at all.

West North West Homes Leeds has, therefore, decided that they are unable to support the proposal for a community garden at this time.

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West Yorkshire Trading Standards – “Cold Calling Control Zone”

You may recall last year your Chair, Francis Garbutt sent out details that he attended a steering group meeting with other interested parties lead by Cllr Barry Anderson in getting a “No Cold Calling” zone within our area.

All residents living on the Adel Wood Estate, Wayland Croft and Wayland Approach Estate should have all recently received a letter from West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service for you to either vote for or against the proposal of a Cold Calling Control Zone in our area.

All we are asking you to do is to Vote and support the proposed Cold Calling Control Zone which is extremely important to us.  Please ensure you include your name and address on the form.  You may if you so wish return the form by hand to the Adel Wood Stores, Wayland Croft.  A box has been provided in the shop to place your form in.

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