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Photographing the true heart of Holbeck

Photographing the true heart of Holbeck

Holbeck Elderly Aid have teamed up with the Northern Monk Brewery to produce a calendar that captures the true heart of Holbeck. The photographic project, inspired by the photoblog and book by Brandon Stanton, Humans Of New York, saw twenty members given disposable cameras and invited to take a series of photographs in Holbeck and […]

Learn how to party with Slung Low in Holbeck

Learn how to party with Slung Low in Holbeck

Slung Low’s How To Festival returns on Sunday 7 October 2018 with a distinctly 80s/90s party vibe. How to…Party will be a celebration of the way people get together to have a good time – eat, drinks, rave, tell stories, share a magic moment or two. Included in the events you can get involved in […]

By September 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Holbeck Elderly Aid are looking for a chef

Holbeck Elderly Aid are looking for a chef

Would you like to join a company that cares? Would you like to address your work life balance, whilst continuing to create? HEA are currently seeking an experienced, motivated and passionate Lead Chef to manage and oversee the delivery of a high standard catering service for older members of the Holbeck community. As Lead Chef […]

By September 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Leeds Wood Recycling opens its doors in Holbeck

Leeds Wood Recycling opens its doors in Holbeck

Leeds Wood Recycling (LWR), a new social enterprise, opened its doors in Holbeck earlier this  month. The not-for-profit company has been set up by a group of community organisations including St Luke’s CARES and have secured premises on the Croydon Street industrial estate. The business pretty much does what is says on the tin. They […]

By September 26, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Review: The Last Seam at Holbeck Underground Ballroom

Review: The Last Seam at Holbeck Underground Ballroom

It’s somehow appropriate that a play created to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1984-5 Miners Strike and the 2015 closure Hatfield Main colliery, should come to an industrial wasteland in South Leeds, the historic birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, powered by coal. Ironic though that Holbeck Underground Ballroom, a community theatre under the railway […]

Coal stories: The Last Seam at Slung Low

Coal stories: The Last Seam at Slung Low

Marking the closure of one of the last deep seam mines, Hatfield Main Colliery, and fifty years after the closure of South Leeds last coal mine, Middleton Broom Pit, a powerful new play The Last Seam comes to Holbeck’s own theatre: Slung Low’s HUB this Sunday (23 September 2018). During the first half of the 20th […]

By September 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Planning applications 10 September 2018

Planning applications 10 September 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 10 September 2018:   Retrospective application for two sheds to roof terrace  Watermans Place 3 Wharf Approach Holbeck Leeds LS1 4GQ Ref. No: 18/05057/FU | […]

By September 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Free physical activities for older people

Free physical activities for older people

Holbeck Elderly Aid (HEA) have partnered with social enterprise Sportworks to bring free physical activities to older people in South Leeds. Physical activity has proven health benefits including fighting the effects of depression and dementia. It’s also a great way to get out of the house and meet some new friends. These activities are carefully […]

By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Another heated Holbeck forum: is there a way forward?

Another heated Holbeck forum: is there a way forward?

This week (Tuesday 11 September) saw the latest quarterly Holbeck Residents Forum, with discussion and presentations on a range of local projects – but the gathering was overshadowed by ongoing local anger about the ‘Managed Approach’, the sex work tolerance zone that lies just outside the community. The meeting – attended by over 80 residents […]

By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Middleton Railway strikes Gold at Yorkshire In Bloom

Middleton Railway strikes Gold at Yorkshire In Bloom

Middleton Railway was amongst the groups from South Leeds receiving awards at the RHS Yorkshire In Bloom ceremony at York Racecourse on Tuesday (11 September 2018). The railway was awarded a Gold Award in the “Tourist Attraction” category. The judge said the floral displays on the Moor Road station platform “Gave a WOW! Factor”  with […]

By September 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →