Stourton

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 […]

By February 2, 2018 3 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By November 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
South Leeds goes bananas for Apple Day

South Leeds goes bananas for Apple Day

Apple juicing, toffee apples, chutneys, sausage making, longest peel competitions, craft activities… it’s all happening in South Leeds this weekend as communities celebrate Apple Day 2017. Thwaite Mills Orchard Explorers Sat 21 October, 1-4pm. Thwaite Lane, LS10 1RP Go along to celebrate apple day and explore the ancient orchard at Thwaite Mills Watermill and discover […]

By October 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Conkers, apples and more at Skelton Grange this Friday

Conkers, apples and more at Skelton Grange this Friday

Get lucky this Friday (13 October 2017), and join local award-winning conservation centre Skelton Grange for an Autumn Festival featuring harvest-themed crafts, activities, and games. The event will especially feature a range of apple-themed activities, for everyone to get involved in: picking, pressing (juicing), and making (and eating) apple based snacks. There will also be […]

By October 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Riverside residents pull together on conservation project

Riverside residents pull together on conservation project

Nearly two years on from the Boxing Day floods in 2015 – which devastated much of the Leeds waterfront – residents at riverside housing estate H2010 in Hunslet are still hard at work, with the Council and other agencies, to clean up and revitalise their leg of the river. With the £50m city flood defence […]

By October 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Petition launched to stop Stourton Park & Ride

Petition launched to stop Stourton Park & Ride

An online petition to stop the new Park & Ride facility planned for Stourton has been launched by local resident Eileen Leach. The planned facility will be located on land between the motorway and Hunslet Cemetery and will accommodate 1,100 cars. It is intended to reduce the number of cars in Leeds city centre and […]

By October 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →