Category: Holbeck

News and events for the Holbeck area

Former sex workers to speak out at public forum this weekend

South Leeds campaigners against the Holbeck ‘Managed Approach’ (also known as the ‘Managed Zone’) are encouraging local residents of all opinions to attend a forum event this weekend at Leeds Civic Hall, entitled ‘A Different Approach’ – which will look at sex work in this city and across the world,

Jamyang Buddhist Centre to develop new centre in Holbeck

The organisation which has been providing meditation and mindfulness classes in Leeds for over 20 years has just acquired its first premises. Clyde Works, on Ingram Road in Holbeck is a massive 33,000 sq foot space in which Jamyang are creating a peaceful community centre for locals and the wider city. The site will include

The Managed Approach: A resident’s response to Cllr Andrew Scopes

In this article Laura Walton responds to Cllr Andrew Scopes’ recent article on the issues around street sex work in Holbeck. We know this is a contentious issue, or rather what is to be done about it is contentious. One of South Leeds Life’s aims is to be a platform

People Matters celebrates winning regional social enterprise award

Following two years of development since becoming a charity, Holbeck-based People Matters are now celebrating as their hard work has been recognised at a star studded award ceremony in Bradford. People Matters collected the prestigious ‘Social Enterprise Award 2018’ at the awards hosted by Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber. The

Planning applications 4 February 2019

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 4 February 2019:   Landscape improvements to external areas of the Round Foundry and Marshalls Mill Round Foundry And Marshalls

Posties win fight to keep Holbeck office open

Royal Mail have officially announced today (6 February 2019) that they have scrapped plans to merge Holbeck Delivery Office and the Leeds City Delivery Office. The announcement follows an eighteen month campaign by members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and the local community. As we reported back in September

Premier League Kicks stays in Beeston

Young people aged between 8 and 18 in Beeston and Holbeck will be able to continue to take advantage of a project delivered by the Leeds United Foundation and funded by local Councillors Andrew Scopes, Angela Gabriel and Gohar Almass. The Premier League Kicks project targets young people who traditionally