Holbeck

MP calls for review of “Managed Approach” to sex work in Holbeck

MP calls for review of “Managed Approach” to sex work in Holbeck

Hilary Benn MP (Leeds Central) has called on Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police to commission an independent review into the “Managed Approach” to street sex work in Holbeck. The current policy, which aims to keep sex work away from residential areas, has met with widespread opposition from local residents. A delegation from the […]

By October 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Councillors endorse transformational HS2 plans for Leeds Station

Councillors endorse transformational HS2 plans for Leeds Station

A milestone in the preparations to bring HS2 high speed rail into the region has been reached as senior councillors today endorsed the detailed case for transformational plans for Leeds Station. Leeds City Council executive board heard how it is imperative to have a fully-integrated, modern station in Leeds – already the North’s busiest – […]

By October 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
HEA is not just for older people in Holbeck

HEA is not just for older people in Holbeck

Holbeck Elderly Aid signalled that it is considering changing its name as it broadens its scope to work with people of all ages. The charity’s Chair, John England, was speaking at the Annual General Meeting, held last Friday (12 October 2018) at St Matthew’s Community Centre. He explained that they have attracted many more people, […]

By October 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Humans of Holbeck – A collaborative venture

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 within Holbeck and was a […]

By October 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Planning applications 8 October 2018

Planning applications 8 October 2018

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were validated in the week beginning 8 October 2018:   Change of use of offices (B1) to 45 residential units (C3)  Fairway Court 171 Elland Road Beeston Leeds LS11 8BU Ref. […]

By October 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Breakfast celebration in Holbeck

Breakfast celebration in Holbeck

The Parks and Countryside team based in Holbeck were invited to breakfast at The Holbeck by volunteers from Holbeck In Bloom. The breakfast was a thank you for the hard work the parks team had done through spring and summer. Their efforts contributed to Holbeck In Bloom being awarded silver gilt at the Yorkshire In […]

Fire in Holbeck closes Ingram Road

Fire in Holbeck closes Ingram Road

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service dealt with a fire in an industrial building in Holbeck this afternoon (8 October 2018) after receiving a call into our Control Room just before midday. The fire was at a business premises which cleans chemical containers on Ingram Road. Eight fire engines attended the scene initially however this […]

U Choose project funding

U Choose project funding

Have you got a great idea for your local area? Touchstone, the mental health and wellbeing charity, are launching a new community project initiative across Beeston Hill, Holbeck, New Wortley and Armley. Individuals and groups are invited to submit applications for up to £500 for small community events or projects. Any idea could get funding. […]

Planning applications 1 October 2018

Planning applications 1 October 2018

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were validated in the week beginning 1 October 2018:   Upgrade to existing telecommunications equipment  Land Adj Brown Place Holbeck Leeds LS11 0EF Ref. No: 18/05991/FU | Status: Current New dwelling […]

Traditional Irish music at The Grove

Traditional Irish music at The Grove

A celebration of Irish music and arts kicks off in Leeds from the 12-20 October 2018. Organised by the Irish Arts Foundation, based in Leeds, events are designed to appeal to both those of an Irish background and people from the wider community with an interest in music and the arts. As usual, the festival […]