Hunslet

Welfare Trap

Welfare Trap

South Leeds residents speak out about “nightmarish” and unfair disability rulings Hundreds of south Leeds residents have been hit with ​recent changes to welfare systems for those unable or less able to work. And whilst the national government claims it’s fighting benefit fraud, growing numbers of people are rising up to tell their stories of​ […]

Green developer Citu hires former BMW boss

Green developer Citu hires former BMW boss

Citu hires former BMW manufacturing boss to head up operations of pioneering low-carbon neighbourhoods Sustainable urban developer Citu has appointed Steve Savage, former manufacturing manager at BMW UK, as operations director to oversee the manufacture and construction of its pioneering Climate Innovation District in Leeds’s South Bank. The appointment is part of Citu’s strategy to […]

HS2 to hold further consultation events

HS2 to hold further consultation events

In July 2017, the Secretary of State for Transport confirmed the preferred route for the new High Speed Rail line (HS2) from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds (known as Phase 2b). The route will come into Leeds via Woodlesford, using the rail corridor past the Freightliner terminal in Hunslet before branching […]

Building students gain first-hand experience on college site

Building students gain first-hand experience on college site

Students at Leeds College of Building are gaining hands-on construction experience after visiting their new £13-million Hunslet campus site. Main contractor, Clugston Construction, started work on the foundations and ground works last October. Since then, a total of 186 student site visits and 14 group tours have been organised up until June. The tours – […]

Hunslet Remembered exhibition launches on Thursday

Hunslet Remembered exhibition launches on Thursday

An exhibition based on local people’s memories of Hunslet and Stourton opens on Thursday at Hunslet Library, off Church Street. Communities Librarian Rachel Benn writes: Join us to launch this exhibition sharing the memories of people who grew up in the area of Hunslet and Stourton. These memories are people’s everyday stories including collecting wood […]

Hunslet easily repel the raiders

Hunslet easily repel the raiders

Hunslet RLFC racked up a club record 86 points against the hapless West Wales Raiders in the a one-sided match in the sunshine at South Leeds Stadium yesterday afternoon (27 May 2018). Photos by Paul Johnson Phoenix Photography New boys West Wales have lost all nine games this season with teams scoring an average of […]

Planning applications 21 May 2018

Planning applications 21 May 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 21 May 2018:   Demolition of existing buildings and construction of a mixed-use residential scheme comprising up to 928 apartments, ancillary ground floor commercial uses, […]

Walks explore the past and future of the riverside

Walks explore the past and future of the riverside

Leeds Civic Trust is holding two supper walks next month looking at the history of the riverside in Leeds and what the future holds. These walks offer the opportunity to see Leeds City Centre in a new light. The walks are 1½-hour in length, and are preceded by supper in the interesting surroundings of the […]

Hunslet win on the road

Hunslet win on the road

Hunslet RLFC travelled down the A1 to the Keepmoat Stadium and scored an important win against high flying Doncaster in the BetFred League 1 today (20 May 2018). The first half saw the lead change hands four times as the teams swapped scores, but Hunslet pulled away in the second half scoring 21 unanswered points. […]

Hunslet print firm relocates due to Boxing Day floods

Hunslet print firm relocates due to Boxing Day floods

After 27 years at their Hunslet site Celloglas Leeds have moved, after its insurance premiums for that location increased by over £35,0000 per year, following the devastating Boxing day floods in 2015 which nearly devastated the business. Thanks to assistance from the LEP (Leeds Enterprise Partnership) grant, which is in place to help Leeds rate […]