Month: February 2012

Queen’s Visit To South Leeds in 1958 – where you there?

Further to the story earlier this month about film footage and recently recovered photos from the Queen’s visit to South Leeds, more particularly the R.W Crabtrees factory, a TV production company is looking for anyone who attended that day or met the Queen, to talk on a documentary to be

Get ready for the ‘Olympic flame run’ to highlight sports centre closure

Those of you passing through Beeston and Holbeck in recent days may have seen lots of posters springing up in shops, community centres and bus stops advertising the latest event from the SPLASH campaign to reopen South Leeds Sports Centre. The posters are advertising SPLASH’s own ‘Olympic Flame Run’ protest,

Hunslet Club Installs Solar Panels

The Hunslet Club in South Leeds has become one of the first pioneering youth clubs in the country to install solar panels to its roof, generating power used at the club during daylight hours and selling back any excess made to the national grid. Greener, friendlier to the environment and

South Leeds links: February 28 roundup

Good morning, south Leeds! Here’s a round-up of what’s been making the area tick over on the area’s blogs and news sources: Our friends over at South Leeds Community Radio have a nice shiny new website to shout about – it streams the latest broadcasts live and also has a

New waste incinerator in south-east Leeds discussed at planning

Plans for an incinerator that would burn up to 300,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste a year were discussed at a Leeds City Council planning meeting. Waste management specialists Biffa plans is to build a plant at the site of the former Skelton Grange power station near Stourton that would

Keeping warm in cold weather – a programme and CD from South Leeds Community Radio

Local resident Al Garthwaite, from our friends at South Leeds Community Radio, has written this guest post for South Leeds Life on useful ways of keeping warm in the cold: A new programme and information CD, Keeping Warm in Cold Weather, on practical, low-cost ways of keeping warm in cold weather