Mavis has written to the leader of the council - again:
To Councillor Keith Wakefield
Leader of Leeds City Council.
Dear Councillor Wakefield
I am writing as Vice President of YAMSEN and as coordinator of YAM (YAMSEN Adult Music) Activities hoping that you are aware how vital decisions that you are to make in the Council meeting this week are to our Association.
We are a voluntary Charity working with youngsters and adults to promote opportunities for our Special People to develop confidence, competence and experience new ideas through Music and the Arts.
Each Friday morning we have over 60 people with Learning Disabilities plus approx. 40 support workers and volunteers attending our Workshops and Choir rehearsals.
We are using West Park United Reform Church and completely fill the church –there is no room for visitors or friends who want to come and share the work and we are limited to which activities we can offer because our equipment is spread all over the city.
We really are desperate to have the storage space and access to a large room under one roof so that our special people have the opportunity to continue with their music making and confidence and competence. They find it very difficult to understand why we are not able to be planning to move back to a building which has become home to them and frankly YAMSEN members feel very much the same way. We are a dedicated team who want to be allowed to continue the work which the City of Leeds have recognised time and time again over the years.