Month: September 2012

Beeston Takes EIGHT Gold Awards!

Beeston made a good show at the Leeds in Bloom presentation at the John Charles Centre on Thursday. Awarded for                       Spring Judging             Summer Judging St Anthony’s RC School         Bronze                                Silver Hugh Gaitskill School                                                        Bronze St David’s Church                    Bronze                               Silver St Mary’s Church                     Gold                                  Gold White Rose Centre                    Gold                                  Silver Evans                                      Gold                                  Gold Park Fisheries                          Silver                                 Gold Sunnyview House                   Bronze                               Silver

South of the River – Olympic Legacy?

I don’t know about you, but I loved the Olympics and the Paralympics. I wasn’t really interested in Team GB, but each individual athlete was an inspiration. Did the events leave a legacy? Well looking at the still closed South Leeds Sports Centre it doesn’t seem likely. But then again,

Duncan Goodhew makes a splash at John Charles Centre

[slideshow] Olympic gold medallist swimmer Duncan Goodhew paid a special visit to the Aquatics Centre at the John Charles Centre for Sport. The 100 metre breaststroke gold medallist from the 1980 Olympic Games was in the city to provide a coaching session to a group of young City of Leeds

Councillors debate Hunslet Fire Station closure plans and trolleybus

Councillors have given a mixed reaction to controversial proposals to axe Hunslet Fire Station and merge it with one in Morley. A proposal announced last month could see Morley’s station on Corporation Street close, along with Hunslet Fire Station on Dewsbury Road. The stations would then be merged and relocated on a

Poll: Would you like Christmas lights on the main streets in your community?

It might horrify some of you, but it’s only about 12 weeks to Christmas! South Leeds Life has recently received a handful of emails from local residents calling on the council to have lots of Christmas lights in our communities this year. Local resident Paul Ibbotson has been calling for Dewsbury Road and

South Leeds Academy holds open evening

The good folks at the South Leeds Academy are holding an open evening to allow prospective year 7 and sixth form students and parents the chance to tour the school and meet the principal, staff and pupils. The event takes place on Thursday, October 4 (4pm-7pm). For more details, see the poster

South Leeds roundup: Callum Wingate appeal, Belle Isle AGM and Cottingley waste collections

Here’s your weekly guide to what’s making South Leeds via the area’s blogs, websites and social media. The Hunslet Club reminds us there’s a Family Fun Day & Party In Aid of The Callum Wingate Appeal on Sunday. In seperate news, the YEP sad;y reports how con artists have hijacked fundraising efforts by friends