Call for residents to take part in community craft project

10/06/2020, PR-9433A

​Wakefield Council are looking for keen knitters to take part in a community craft project to celebrate Yorkshire Day (1 August).

With the country still in lockdown, the project is a chance to do something positive for the community and potentially learn new skills, whilst helping to decorate Wakefield city centre in bright and colourful tapestries.

All you need to do is knit a colourful 'granny square' – which can be knitted in any design as long as they are 10cmx10cm and these will all be compiled together and hung around the city centre to celebrate Yorkshire Day and the reopening of shops, industries and communities.

Cllr Maureen Cummings
Cllr Maureen Cummings

​Cllr Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Communities and Poverty, said: "This is an absolutely wonderful project to lift the spirits during what has been a very difficult time for everyone.

"It doesn't matter if you're not an expert, give it a go, get your friends and neighbours involved and let's brighten up the city centre and celebrate what makes Wakefield such a special place to live."

All squares must be submitted before 24 July and can be returned to Jessica Clarke, Wakefield Central NCO, Wakefield One, Burton Street, WF1 2EB or alternatively, please contact Jessica on 07918360960 or jessicaclarke@wakefield.gov.uk who will arrange to collect.

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