Hunslet

Consultation on new Park & Ride plans

Consultation on new Park & Ride plans

Further to our report on the revised proposals for the Stourton Park & Ride Scheme, a consultation event has been organised for this Thursday (12 July 2018). The drop in consultation event will take place at West Grange Church off Belle Isle Road (behind the sorting office) from 5-8pm. Officers will be on hand to […]

Democracy in action Hunslet Carr Primary School

Democracy in action Hunslet Carr Primary School

This week has been all about democracy at Hunslet Carr Primary School as the pupils and staff have elected their new Head Boy and Head Girl for the coming year. On Monday the four candidates for each position read a speech to the school assembly explaining what they would bring to the role and changes […]

Workington end Hunslet’s winning streak

Workington end Hunslet’s winning streak

Hunslet RLFC suffered their first defeat in eight matches this afternoon (8 July 2018) as they were beaten 28-18 by Workington Town in the Cumbrian sunshine. This was an important match for both clubs as they push for promotion at the top of League 1. The Parksiders fielded this week’s four new signings: Gavin Duffy, […]

Consultation continues on bus lanes and Elland Road Park & Ride extension

Consultation continues on bus lanes and Elland Road Park & Ride extension

Plans have been published to increase the capacity of the Elland Road Park & Ride scheme from its current 800 cars to 1,350. The expansion would use the land between the football stadium and the M621 motorway. Buses would also use a one way circulation making use of the football bus gate off the Junction […]

Tracing the tramway through Miggy woods

Tracing the tramway through Miggy woods

Growing up in a city with a tramway network means that impressionable youngsters can be bitten by the tram bug! I was hooked before I was three, in 1940. It’s not uncommon. The French film maker Bernard Tavernier, of a similar age to me, in a newspaper interview told how much he’d loved the trams […]

Cycle tour relay sets of from Cockburn John Charles

Cycle tour relay sets of from Cockburn John Charles

Students at the Cockburn John Charles Academy kicked off the last full day of a 400 mile bike relay as they set off this morning (2 July 2018) as part of the Schools Yorkshire Tour. They took the baton to St Phillip’s Primary School, visiting the new Urban Bike Park in Middleton en route. From […]

Hunslet care home to be sold, for a second time

Hunslet care home to be sold, for a second time

Residents and their families have been concerned by the rapid change of ownership of the Copper Hill Care Home in Hunslet. The 180 bed care home was previously owned by BUPA, but was sold as part of a portfolio of 110 care homes to HC-One, now the biggest care home provider in the UK, at […]

Controversial win for Hunslet in North Wales

Controversial win for Hunslet in North Wales

Hunslet RLFC recorded their seventh win on the bounce in controversial style today (1 July 2018) at Queensway Stadium in Wrexham against North Wales Crusaders in Betfred League 1. With the clock winding down Cain Southernwood kicked a drop goal, which was given by the referee although many in the stadium thought it went under […]

MADD Festival @ CJCA

MADD Festival @ CJCA

After last year’s successful photographic exhibition, Cockburn John Charles Academy (formerly South Leeds Academy) is hosting a wider arts festival. Featuring Music, Arts, Dance and Drama, MADD Fest takes place on Thursday 5 July from 6:30-8pm. Organiser Miss Jessica Rape said: “Cockburn MAT is proud to announce it’s latest MADD Fest at the Cockburn John Charles […]

Stourton Park & Ride proposals changed after residents raise objections

Stourton Park & Ride proposals changed after residents raise objections

Some objectors to the proposed Park & Ride scheme at Stourton have welcomed revised plans for the scheme. But Mary Spencer from the Stop Stourton Park & Ride campaign told South Leeds Life: “The fight goes on.” As we have previously reported, the campaign against the scheme focussed on the disturbance to Hunslet Cemetery and […]