We’ve had a few lovely comments recently on our new building planning application to Leeds City Council. Please read below. Don’t forget you can still donate for the campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/buildingacommunity-jbcl We should get a decision from the council by November 19th.

From a local charity:
“Connect for Health is a social prescribing service that works across South and East Leeds. We have identified that there is a lack of community provision in Holbeck and the clients we work with often have to access groups in Beeston or city centre.

We have worked with Jamyang to set up introductory meditation sessions which are tailored to our client group’s additional needs and also help them to access further classes. We ran a session in August which was very successful and received positive feedback – following this we have agreed to run monthly sessions for our clients.

As a Wellbeing Coordinator support clients who live in this area, I feel that Jamyang would be extremely beneficial to the community.”

From a local resident: 
“Since moving to the area over a year ago I have found development in the form of expensive trendy bars for the office workers in the Urban Village but an absolute dearth of proper community facilities – centres, churches and neighbourhood cafes.

The comprehensive scope of this application has great value to all residents in Holbeck- children and adults and the idea to create a hub around cafe facilities is immediately inviting in what can otherwise look like a bit of a wasteland (with very visible and saddening prostitution in evidence). I also commend the long-term faith in the area that this development shows – it would be all too easy to put such a facility in affluent north Leeds.

Holbeck desperately needs a revitalisation of its community facilities and something appealing across a diverse range such as this is is a most welcome and timely initiative. I hope it may encourage others.”