KNOTTINGLEY residents cooked up ideas on how to spend £1m improving the town over a sizzling Jamaican feast.
More than 35 hungry diners discussed different uses for the cash grant – awarded by the Big Lottery Fund last year – during a session of exotic food-tasting and craft making and at the Old Quarry Adventure Playground last Friday.
Charlie Watson, from Wakefield District Community Development and Health team, which is supporting the Warwick Ahead project, cooked the Jamaican food while members of community group Crafty Folk showed residents the crafts from their workshops.
Dot Moon, 55, founder of the Crafty Folk group, said: “I think it is a great project which is really needed in this area.
“We received £500 from the cash pot to put on events like this, and involve the community.”
The project has already received £30,000 to promote the scheme before the project can receive its next portion of the cash, which will be given in stages over the next ten years.
The Crafty Folk group meets on Tuesday and Friday from 9.30am to 11am.