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)

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

Bumps and Babes exercise in Middleton Woods

Bumps and Babes are thrilled to be running their ‘Bumps and Buggy Fit’ sessions for the third time at Middleton Park over the Summer, as part of a portfolio of health, fitness and education programmes they deliver throughout Leeds. Sharon Wilkinson and Shelley Madden (Specialist Midwives for Bumps and Babes and

Basement Arts Project exhibits community art

I am lucky enough to work in a cultural city where popping out for a bite of lunch also means stopping by the local art gallery too. No, I’m not in the East End of London or New York City, I’m talking about right here on Dewsbury Road in Beeston. So on

St. Luke’s CARES calls for new retail course recruits

St. Luke’s CARES charity shop are looking to recruit more participants to join their new free accredited course in January 2017. The new three (3) month YEP (Your Enterprise Project) is a certified Level One qualification in Skills for Further Learning and Employment Level One. Combined with in house training

No Tears for Early Years – South Leeds Mums launch double whammy

Two south Leeds mums who have been working independently of each other, are hatching plans to develop two new annual early years initiatives for Leeds. Emma Tabor brings The Baby Show to Leeds, taking place at the Corn Exchange on Saturday 10 September 2016. And Lucy Potter brings Baby Week