Holbeck

Council commits to review of ‘Managed Approach’

Council commits to review of ‘Managed Approach’

With Holbeck residents and sex work support agencies outside the Civic Hall and then joining the public gallery, Councillors debated how to tackle the issue of the ‘Managed Approach’ to street sex work in Holbeck during a meeting of the full Council at Leeds Civic Hall yesterday (14 November 2018). As previously reported the ‘white […]

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Spotted Cow’s Head needs ‘moo’ving

Spotted Cow’s Head needs ‘moo’ving

When the Spotted Cow Inn in Holbeck was demolished several years ago the figure of the cow’s head above the main front door was saved and taken for storage at the premises of Slung Low underneath the railway viaduct. The idea was that, as part of Holbeck’s heritage, it could be incorporated in any new […]

Woman robbed at knifepoint in Holbeck

Woman robbed at knifepoint in Holbeck

Detectives are appealing for information following a knifepoint robbery in Leeds City Centre on Monday (12 November 2018). The incident happened at around 6.25pm at a car park on David Street in Holbeck when the victim, a 36-year-old woman, was walking to her car. As she got close to the vehicle, she was approached by […]

By November 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Councillors consider plan to protect historic Temple Works

Councillors consider plan to protect historic Temple Works

Plans to protect of one of the most important listed buildings in the North of England and ready it for future use are to be discussed by Leeds City Council. Holbeck’s Grade 1 listed Temple Works- also known as Temple Mill- needs urgent weather proofing to preserve its structure during the winter while plans to […]

By November 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Breweries from across the globe descend on Holbeck

Breweries from across the globe descend on Holbeck

This weekend (16 & 17 November 2018) Northern Monk Brew Co are hosting their annual Dark City beer festival at their Holbeck home, The Old Flax Store. The weekend will host over 30 breweries, plus live music from 4 bands and a roster of local street food vendors. Northern Monk Brew Co’s Dark City beer […]

By November 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Marking Armistice Day across South Leeds

Marking Armistice Day across South Leeds

Sunday (11 November 2018) marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought the First World War to an end. Services and acts of Remembrance are being held across South Leeds to remember the local men and women who died in the armed forces in both World Wars and other wars since 1945. The Remembrance […]

By November 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Compass Festival puts South Leeds on the map

Compass Festival puts South Leeds on the map

The city-wide Compass Festival is bringing an interactive artwork to Holbeck and Beeston, testing the temperature of the community through five questions or statements. Over 5 days during the festival, starting on Monday 19 November, Measures of Us will unfold in six neighbourhoods around the city, asking questions which take us far away from political […]

By November 8, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Call to join Civic Hall vigil as Councillors debate Holbeck’s “Managed Approach”

Call to join Civic Hall vigil as Councillors debate Holbeck’s “Managed Approach”

The group campaigning against the “Managed Approach” to street sex work in Holbeck, Save Our Eyes, have called on supporters to join a peaceful vigil on the steps of the Civic Hall next Wednesday (14 November 2018). Campaigners have worked with the Conservative group on Leeds City Council to get the issue onto the agenda […]

By November 7, 2018 2 Comments Read More →
Act of Remembrance at Holbeck Cemetery

Act of Remembrance at Holbeck Cemetery

On Sunday (11 November 2018) an Act of Remembrance will be held at Holbeck Cemetery on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which brought the First World War to an end. Two minutes silence will be held at 11am on Sunday 11 November – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the elventh month. […]

By November 7, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Exhibition highlights South Leeds women fighting for the vote

Exhibition highlights South Leeds women fighting for the vote

An exhibition at Beeston Library last month told the story of the campaigners whose efforts led to (some) women winning the vote one hundred years ago. The Vote before the Vote exhibition told the story of the long 19th century march towards the full Parliamentary franchise, and the Leeds women who kept pushing and fighting […]

By November 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →