Month: October 2012

Holbeck starts to map its future

Holbeck residents turned put in force last night to start mapping out a future plan on how Holbeck will be developed. The meeting, at Holbeck Working Men’s Club, set up a new neighbourhood forum for the area. The forum will help steer the Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan, which will help decide how

South of The River – Fear and Loathing in South Leeds

It’s been a week when I couldn’t escape the realities of how this world is run and the effect it has on communities like South Leeds. On Saturday I marched through London supporting the TUC’s call for a change in economic policy. I met someone I hadn’t seen for twenty

Middleton Elderly Aid receives Royal ‘thank you’

Local organisation Middleton Elderly Aid has been awarded a prestigious regional community award. The organisation, which was set up in 1989 to promote independence amongst the over 60s of Middleton, is the latest recipient of The Duke of York Community Initiative Award. The Duke of York founded the initiative in

Toddlers & Pre-School Kids Fancy Dress Halloween Party At The Hunslet Club

As well as the Halloween Party for all the family at the Hunslet Club this coming Friday 26th October, the club will also be hosting a special party for toddlers and pre-schoolers’ on Wednesday 31st October between 4:00 – 4:45pm. Lots of fun and games, come and join in, newcomers

South Leeds Links: Hunslet Club, Belle Isle speeding and drugs talk

Here’s your weekly dose of links to what’s making South Leeds tick on the area’s websites, blogs and on Facebook. By the way, remember us mentioning the start of our community correspondents course next Tuesday? We’re fully booked up and oversubscribed, so thanks for your interest. We’ll be running more

Key meeting to help map Holbeck’s future

Holbeck residents are invited to a public meeting tomorrow (Thursday) to set up a new neighbourhood forum for the area. The forum will help steer a Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan which will help decide how the area should be developed in coming years. The plan is being put together by Holbeck

Middleton event provides information on fostering

Leeds City Council currently has an urgent need for foster carers and is currently seeking carers who can foster babies and very young children.  The authority is holding an information/recruitment event in Middleton in the new year for people in south Leeds who may be interested in fostering. To foster children in the

Belle Isle: Joy as security fencing work starts at Hunslet Cemetery

Work has today started on introducing security fencing around vandal-hit Hunslet Cemetery following a hard fought three-year campaign by local residents. Hunslet Cemetery is one of the oldest municipal cemeteries in the country but has been blighted by vandalism, thefts from graves, anti-social behaviour and dog fouling. And this afternoon