The encampment of Irish Travellers on Holbeck Moor last month once again generated considerable debate about the presence of Travellers and Gypsies in the lives of the south Leeds communities. We here explore the history, background, current set-up, and potential ways forward on this controversial subject. The communities now understood
The Hunslet Club held their first ever Messy Mile on Sunday 18 September 2016. Parents and children were encouraged to run the mile cousre together and share the fun of getting messy, covered with powder paints. It was a beautiful sunny day for the 70 participants who were raising funds
Pupils from Cockburn School in Beeston achieved excellent results this summer against a national and local backdrop that saw exams get harder and a fall in the number of students achieving the top grades. The school is celebrating getting its highest ever exam results with almost 58% of students achieving
Hunslet Hawks have issued an open invitation to a celebration of the lives of two Hunslet legends. Harry Jepson OBE & Frank “Shanks” Watson. The event will take place on Wednesday 5 October 2016 at 12 noon in the Phoenix Lounge at South Leeds Stadium. It will be a Hunslet
Belle Isle Elderly Winter Aid (BIEWA) held a Garden Party on Wednesday 21 September to celebrate the end of Summer. The event was sponsored by Councillor Paul Truswell through his MICE money allocation, and we are most grateful to Paul for enabling us to host this event. Paul reminded the
Hallowe’en arrives early in Holbeck on Sunday 2 October as Slung Low join in with the nation’s Fun Palaces by bringing you their 5th How To…Festival : Bride of The Fun Palace of Fear. A day of macabre performances, demonstrations, activities and food with Nunkie Theatre, Harrison Richards, Joe Lidster,
Chris Jarvis Yesterday at 10:53 Dear Residents of Parkwood Estate, The Council have written back with regard to assisting getting this community organisation up and running, and given the growing interest from everyone regarding this we have the backing of our local Councillors Adam Ogilvie and Angela Gabriel who I
West Yorkshire Police – Leeds Inner South 26 September at 14:51 ** TACKLING SCOOTER CRIME IN SOUTH LEEDS ** On Saturday 24th of September, PCSO Lythe was on high visibility patrol within the #Holbeck area of #Leeds. At this time, the pictured scooter was sighted to enter Balm Place. The
Community groups across South Leeds are joining in the Biggest Coffee Morning In the World this week to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care. As well as their specialist nurses they offer support to patients, carers and families. Their motto is that no one should face cancer on their own.
Peter Clarkson has been invested as the new Minister for The Church in Cottingley, an ecumenical project run jointly by the United Reform Church (URC), the Methodists and the Church of England. Peter is a URC Minister and will split his time between Cottingley and Wigton Moor in North Leeds.