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Historic Leeds Bridge to reopen in the new year

Historic Leeds Bridge to reopen in the new year

The historic Leeds Bridge will reopen to two-way traffic next month as essential maintenance works near completion. From Monday 14 January 2019 the works necessary to strengthen the bridge will be completed. Bridge End over the River Aire by The Calls in the city centre will then re-open to two-way traffic, including the key 2, 3, 12 […]

By December 5, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Community Committee put the world to rights (nearly)

Community Committee put the world to rights (nearly)

The Inner South Community Committee – the panel made up of the nine sitting councillors for south Leeds – met last week (Wednesday 28 November 2018) at the Hillside Centre in Beeston Hill, dished out some funding, and chewed on some big local issues together. The lion’s share of the meeting consisted of a lengthy […]

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Funding for children’s Money Buddies book

Funding for children’s Money Buddies book

Sid The Shark was on hand at the Christmas Spending event at Dewsbury Road Community Hub last Monday (26 November 2018) as well as Money Buddies, Housing Leeds and other agencies. There was plenty for the children to do as they made craft items, had their faces painted and visited Santa in his grotto. Meanwhile […]

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Last orders for Beeston community meals this week

Last orders for Beeston community meals this week

South Leeds residents are invited to snap up the final few (free) tickets for two community meals, this coming week – being served up by youngsters from the local Space youth groups. The three-course meals are being held on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 December (2018), both at 6pm, at the northern end of Beeston. […]

By December 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Read our December newspaper online

Read our December newspaper online

Have you read the December edition of our South Leeds Life newspaper yet? We’ve been distributing copies to community venues throughout LS10 and LS11. Copies are available from libraries, community centres, GP practices, shops and other community venues. Copies are also available at Dewsbury Road Tescos and will be delivered to schools next week. You […]

By November 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
MP’s notebook: Foodbanks, Brexit & The Managed Approach

MP’s notebook: Foodbanks, Brexit & The Managed Approach

Between April and September this year, the Trussell Trust – the UK’s largest emergency food provider – gave 658,048 food parcels to people in crisis. If someone had suggested, say, 40 years ago that so many of our fellow citizens would need to go up to a complete stranger and ask them for food, I […]

By November 29, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
The DWP that stole Christmas

The DWP that stole Christmas

New Universal Credit claimants won’t be paid until after Christmas The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) rolled out Universal Credit to Leeds on 10 October. Although it so far only affects new claimants and people whose circumstances have changed, it is already causing problems and Christmas is just part of it. South Leeds Life […]

By November 29, 2018 2 Comments Read More →
Dog control fines come into force in Leeds next month

Dog control fines come into force in Leeds next month

Dog owners and walkers in the city who don’t clear up their dogs mess or have the necessary bag to do so could face a fine from December 2018. New dog control orders came into effect earlier this year (July 2018) requiring anyone walking a dog to carry a bag or have some other way […]

By November 28, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Walking in a winter wonderland

Walking in a winter wonderland

We can’t promise snow, but South Leeds Walkers offer two chances to come on a winter ramble in Nidderdale during December. The walks start in Pateley Bridge, going up the side of the Nidd valley until we reach Brimham Rocks, then down to the River Nidd and back along the riverside to Pateley Bridge. It […]

Winter’s Trail is back at Skelton Grange

Winter’s Trail is back at Skelton Grange

The Skelton Grange environment centre in Stourton are again hosting their popular Winter’s Trail events, between 18-20 December – and tickets are selling fast! This annual event gives families the opportunity to explore a magical candle-lit trail through the woods and gardens, join craft activities, and enjoy hot drinks and gingerbread round a campfire. Tickets […]

By November 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →