South Leeds

Heritage Open Days in South Leeds

Heritage Open Days in South Leeds

The feast of all things ‘heritage’ will be with us soon, this time for 8 days! Heritage Open Days is a national event, co-ordinated throughout our city by Leeds Civic Trust, and will run from Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 September and Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 September 2018. Across the city, buildings will be […]

From empty home to Council house

From empty home to Council house

An empty property scheme completed this March has added more homes to Leeds City Council’s housing stock and returned over 129 empty properties back into use across the city. Since the scheme began in 2015, Leeds City Council’s housing services have identified suitable properties and have secured both ‘Homes England’ and ‘Right to Buy Grant […]

White Rose announces ‘Refill Me’ initiative

White Rose announces ‘Refill Me’ initiative

White Rose Shopping Centre, owned and managed by Landsec, has unveiled a new green initiative, Refill Me, which allows guests to easily identify where reusable water bottles can be refilled with no obligation to purchase. Since the campaign launched last week, a total of 37 shops at White Rose and Trinity have signed up to […]

New all day bus ticket for young people

New all day bus ticket for young people

MyDay, a new all-day, £2.60 county-wide bus ticket for West Yorkshire’s young people was launched on Monday 9 July 2018. Devised in consultation with young people from West Yorkshire, MyDay will be available to anyone aged under 19. The introductory £2.60 price will be fixed until the end of the year. Leeds Youth Council organised […]

Applications now open for secondary school places in Leeds

Applications now open for secondary school places in Leeds

Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for next September. Although it is only early in the summer holidays, families with children starting secondary school in September 2019 can already start applying for their child’s school place. Schools will be holding open evenings for children, […]

Raiders take a tonking from Hunslet in West Wales

Raiders take a tonking from Hunslet in West Wales

Hunslet RLFC comprehensively beat West Wales Raiders in another one-sided match at Stebonheath Park in Llanelli this afternoon (4 August 2018), helped by four tries from Josh Tonks. For the second time this season the Parksiders put 86 points on the board, but unlike the previous match the Raiders managed one try themselves. The first […]

A weekend of activities across South Leeds

A weekend of activities across South Leeds

This weekend (4 & 5 August 2018) promises to be action packed with activities planned right across South Leeds, here’s our roundup: South Leeds Live At Home Summer Fayre Saturday, 10am-12pm at St Andrew’s Community Centre, Cardinal Road, Beeston. Tombola, Cake Stall, Bric a Brac, Raffle, Books, Crafts. Tea, Coffee and Bacon Butties. Trentham Park […]

Pride of place on the Rainbow Plaque map

Pride of place on the Rainbow Plaque map

The Grove pub in Holbeck is the starting point for a special Rainbow Plaque Trail put together by Leeds Civic Trust and the Leeds LGBT+ Hub in time for this year’s Leeds Pride festival which takes place on Sunday (5 August 2017). The trail marks locations in the city that have historical significance for the […]

Stargazing, CPR and shelves on the Slung Low syllabus

Stargazing, CPR and shelves on the Slung Low syllabus

Would you like to learn how to put up a shelf? Or cook Indian food? Perhaps you’d like to try stargazing or decorative blacksmithing? All these subjects and more are on the syllabus at a new college starting in a converted double decker bus in Holbeck. Slung Low, Holbeck’s own theatre company, are embarking on […]

Women’s Lives Leeds Celebration Event

Women’s Lives Leeds Celebration Event

On Wednesday 18 July 2018 Women’s Lives Leeds, in conjunction with Leeds City Council, hosted a women’s celebration event at Building Blocks Centre in Beeston, as part of a series of activities and workshops funded to celebrate 100 years of women having the right to vote. The event, which was organised by Women’s Lives Leeds, […]