Month: February 2013

50 people attend Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan Workshop

A community centre could become the focus of commercial and service delivery in Holbeck if residents’ plans come to fruition. Over 50 people gathered at St Matthew’s Community Centre, on Saturday morning to discuss what should be included in the Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan. Acting Chair, Dennis Kitchen, referred to the

Skelton Grange centre gets ready for Climate Week 2013

The Conservation Volunteers at Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Leeds are gearing up for Britain’s biggest climate change campaign: Climate Week is a supercharged national campaign which aims to inspire a new wave of action on climate change. It culminates with thousands of events and activities taking place throughout the

PFI: Council apologises for not keeping residents informed

Leeds City Council have apologised for not keeping residents informed about delays to the troubled Housing PFI scheme in Holbeck and Beeston Hill. Anne Hopper is a member of the Residents Reference Panel that have advised throughout the PFI (Private Finance Initiative) process. She explained what had happened at the

South of the River – Where the cold winds of austerity blow

The cold winds of austerity are beginning to bite. April is just around the corner and with it comes the Bedroom Tax and further cuts to the Council’s budget. The there are big changes being made to the benefit system. In October “Universal Credit” will shake up the entire benefits

South Leeds Roundup: Sunsets, Sports Awards and Stank Hall Barn

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites and blogs. The Yorkshire Evening Post covered our campaign to save Stank Hall Barn on Saturday. Don’t forget our public meeting is next Thursday 28th February at 7:00pm. Just to clarify, their picture shows Stank Hall and