Stourton

Appeal: Serious road traffic collision in Stourton

Appeal: Serious road traffic collision in Stourton

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Leeds yesterday (9 August 2018). A white Suzuki Swift was travelling along Pontefract Road in Stourton when it was in collision with a white Volkswagen Passat at around 6.35pm. The driver of the Suzuki also clipped a lamppost on the road and overturned. The […]

Next Stop Knostrop

Next Stop Knostrop

A new project will help South Leeds youngsters get a feel for boats and learn some new skills this summer. Next Stop Knostrop runs for three days from Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 August 2018. The free sessions run from 10am-3pm each day and are aimed at 13-25 year olds. You can sign on for […]

Planning applications 16 July 2018

Planning applications 16 July 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 16 July 2018:   T1 to T4 – 4 x Tilia Cordata – Reduction and shape by 30% to be kept at correct size for […]

Planning applications 9 July 2018

Planning applications 9 July 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 9 July 2018:   Alterations including first floor side extension and new bay window to first floor  100 Southleigh Road Beeston Leeds LS11 5SG Ref. […]

Consultation on new Park & Ride plans

Consultation on new Park & Ride plans

Further to our report on the revised proposals for the Stourton Park & Ride Scheme, a consultation event has been organised for this Thursday (12 July 2018). The drop in consultation event will take place at West Grange Church off Belle Isle Road (behind the sorting office) from 5-8pm. Officers will be on hand to […]

Stourton Park & Ride proposals changed after residents raise objections

Stourton Park & Ride proposals changed after residents raise objections

Some objectors to the proposed Park & Ride scheme at Stourton have welcomed revised plans for the scheme. But Mary Spencer from the Stop Stourton Park & Ride campaign told South Leeds Life: “The fight goes on.” As we have previously reported, the campaign against the scheme focussed on the disturbance to Hunslet Cemetery and […]

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 […]