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Royal Park Community Consortium: Meeting 2012-04-24

21 May

 

From: http://rpcc.comze.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/RoyalParkSchool?sk=wall

I am supporter of The Royal Park Community Consortium (RPCC). We’re a group of local (Leeds) residents who have been trying to get the Leeds City Council to hand over a disused school to the local community for a clearly-defined community & business centre.

As you’d expect, The Parasites That Be have, not only tried to drag their feet in the process, but actively tried to allow the building to rot to such an extent that it would have needed to be demolished – thereby justifying the sale of the land to developer(s) for even more flats and yet another supermarket.

The local community (which off course includes students) together with the University Student Unions have made it very clear that we do not need or want the council’s offerings. We want and need a community facility. We will pay for it. We will carry out the works. We will run it.

The next meeting will be held on:

Thur 24th May at 7.00pm in All Hallows Church Hall, on Regent Terrace

” Royal Park Community Consortium remains in dialogue with Leeds city council and is trying to acquire the redundant school building and accomplish a community led refurbishment to use the building as a Hyde Park community asset. The group will be looking out for individuals and firms to help accomplish this in a “Big Society” effort. A team of volunteers are planning to contact tradesmen willing to offer some time to give to the project and various firms who would be willing to donate materials to get the project accepted by our Labour led city council.

It is probable that large timbers will be needed to repair the roof along with lead to replace the missing strips taken some 3 years ago. To get the building water and wind proof is the first objective so windows will also be a priority then to re-establish the ground and first floors. When all that is safe the insides can be tackled and gradually brought back into use. Because of the water damage and vandalism that has taken place all sorts of building materials, timber, cable, plaster, plumbing items will be needed and of course the tradesmen to guide the process.

There is a caretakers house that, after inspection, should be able to be brought back into use in 8 weeks or so as it is mostly in reasonable condition. The house might be used as the centre of operations or let out to give the site mores security should the project be sanctioned by the council.

Once we have a list of offers and materials the group will make out a plan and present it to the council for their consideration.

The big question is ~ What can you pledge?”

The Pledge form:

Company limited by Guarantee No. 6929678

RPCC ~ Charity No.1144373

The Big Royal Park School Community

Refurbishment Challenge

Royal Park Community Consortium remains in dialogue with Leeds city council and is trying to acquire the redundant school building and accomplish a community led refurbishment to have the building as a Hyde Park community asset.

We are asking for pledges of Materials and Time to support this. The project requires all sorts of building materials, timber; cable, plaster etc and the tradesmen to guide the process.

What can you pledge

Time? Number of Hours ………………………. Days ………………….

TICK here~ Per Week ……. Per Month ……… Total amount ……

Trade ……………………….

Name/Contact ……………………….……………………….……………………….

Material (or Value) Eg. …….……………………….……………………….

Company Name ……………………….

Name/Contact ……………………….……………………….……………………….

Royal Park Community Consortium

 

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