Author: Lucy Potter

I have lived in Leeds for the past 15 years and Beeston for the last ten years. I am a mum of two children and passionate about my community. I have worked as a family support worker in Holbeck and Beeston and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2014 to research family support in the states and Brazil. Since returning I have been actively involved in the community volunteering and now work as a trainer at St. Luke's CARES charity and have founded the first Baby Week in Leeds (2016 & 17) implemented from Semana do Bebe in Brazil (UNICEF 2010)

Humans of Holbeck – A collaborative venture

The people of Holbeck basked in the limelight of the Northern Monk Brewery event space in the Old Flax Mill to showcase a collection of photographs on Friday evening (12 October 2018). The project called ‘This is our Home’ which has helped produce a 2019 calendar, took place over several months

Bereavement workshop at Hillside

The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be hosting a workshop at Hillside (Tiger 11) in Beeston tomorrow, Tuesday 23 January 2018. They are looking for families (mums, dads, partners, grandparents) who have experienced miscarriage or bereavement in pregnancy or post-natally. Alongside this there will also be professionals keen on learning

Lucy samples new Menu at Limeyard! (again)

Limeyard  – All Day American Kitchen hosted a ‘Blue Monday’ event yesterday (15 January 2018) for journalists to review their new tasty menu. Blue Monday – so called for it being recognised as the most depressing day of the year; leaving festivities behind but not quite reaching payday. In order

Cineworld and IMAX open at White Rose

Cineworld and IMAX has now opened at the Leeds White Rose Centre with its spectacular 11 state-of-the-art screen cinema. An invitation to the launch on Thursday (16 November 2017) a day before the doors opened to the public was the screening of Justice League. As a community reporter for South Leeds