Stourton

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 […]

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 […]

Campaigners say “Stop Stourton Park & Ride”

Campaigners say “Stop Stourton Park & Ride”

Local activists have stepped up their campaign against Leeds City Council’s plan to build a Park & Ride in Stourton ahead of this week’s local elections. Thousands of residents in Belle Isle, Hunslet and Middleton have signed petitions to keep the site, just off Junction 7 of the M621 and next to Hunslet Cemetery, green. […]

Running in the beautiful south

Running in the beautiful south

As at last it looks like the springtime is finally upon us, the best way to enjoy the weather is to get out and enjoy the outdoors whether that be in the form of a walk, run or bike ride. We at South Leeds Lakers Running Club prefer the middle option (the clue’s in the […]

Spring has arrived at Skelton Grange

Spring has arrived at Skelton Grange

Staff and volunteers at TCV’s Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Stourton are celebrating the arrival of spring with a packed events schedule including Bushcraft, week-long playschemes, craft workshops and volunteering opportunities! Well over 200,000 people have accessed and enjoyed the wildlife haven that is Skelton Grange Environment Centre in south Leeds, helping to improve health […]

Planning applications 26 February 2018

Planning applications 26 February 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 26 February 2018:   Two new industrial units  Land Off Pontefract Road Stourton Leeds Ref. No: 18/01039/FU | Status: Current Single storey rear extension 11 […]

Stourton Copperworks site brought back to life

Stourton Copperworks site brought back to life

The Copperworks in Stourton has been a South Leeds landmark since it was built as the Leeds Copperworks in 1894. From the invention of the Yorkshire fitting and the supply of materials for shipbuilding repairs in World War I, the Copperworks has played a pivotal role in British industry and history. Generations of families have […]

Residents challenge Stourton Park & Ride scheme

Residents challenge Stourton Park & Ride scheme

Residents of Hunslet and Belle Isle are organising a campaign against a proposed new Park and Ride scheme in Stourton, following a well-attended public meeting on 20 February 2018. The proposed scheme would see a carpark for ​1100 cars built on fields just off j​unction 7 of the M621,​ behind Hunslet Cemetery​ ​- ​then ​buses […]

Stourton Park and Ride meeting

Stourton Park and Ride meeting

Hunslet campaigners have ​called a public meeting​ – on Tuesday 20 February 2018 -​ to discuss the controversial Park and Ride scheme pencilled in for Stourton​.​ The proposed scheme will see a carpark with ​space for ​1100 cars built on fields just off j​unction 7 of the M621,​ behind Hunslet Cemetery​ ​- ​then ​buses will […]

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Could you help “re-wild” the next generation?

Could you help “re-wild” the next generation?

Skelton Grange Environment Centre in South Leeds is looking for volunteers to inspire children to discover a love for nature.  Each year Skelton Grange opens its doors to over 3000 children, providing a mixture of science, games and bush craft activities. Over the last 25 years children’s average screen time has more than doubled to […]

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