Beginning just before Christmas, on the 19th December 2019, Leeds City Council staff began the “scalping” of Cinder Moor. Scalping is the process of removing soil and grass that has accumulated on the surface over the years. We were told that this was being done to prepare for the arrival of the Valentine’s Fair in February. But this fair comes every February and Cinder Moor has never needed to scalped previously. What we were not told was that this year, the Valentine’s Fair coming to Cinder Moor will be the very large fair previously held annually on Elland Road. When asked if this much larger fair would be returning in February 2021, a senior Leeds City Council officer stated that this would depend on whether or not the fair’s management wanted the fair to return to Cinder Moor. The scalping of Cinder Moor has effectively doubled its car parking capacity.