Community Network goes from strength to strength


Eighty South Leeds residents packed into the community room at Elland Road Police Station when the South Leeds Community Network held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday (27 August 2014)

SLCN AGM 2014The Network exists to bring community groups together to learn from one another. Groups can share their experiences and pass on tips about what works and what doesn’t. The idea is to help groups avoid re-inventing the wheel whether it’s running a new project, or setting up from scratch.

Sharing news about funding opportunities is always useful so the meeting included a Funding Fair, with representatives from Leeds Community Foundation, Community First, Community Committees amongst others.

The Network covers both Inner and Outer South Leeds including Morley and Rothwell as well as Holbeck, Middleton, etc. It is supported by staff at the Council’s Area Support Team and Housing Leeds. The Network elected a new committee as follows:

  • Tahena Ahmend – ASHA Neighbourhood project
  • Jo Benson – Thorpe Community Centre
  • David Cove – Oulton and Woodlesford Neighbourhood Forum
  • Yvonne Crowther – White Rose Tenants and Residents Association
  • Margaret Foster – Thorpe In Bloom
  • Louise Furness – Woodlesford and Oulton Action Group
  • Lyn Hayton – Tingley Tenants and Residents Association
  • Anne Hepburn – Holbeck Elderly Aid
  • Pauline Hope – The Fair Exchange
  • Anne Hopper – Holbeck Area Residents Association
  • Dennis Kitchen – Voice of Holbeck
  • George Longden – Westerton Close Community Group
  • Nicola Manson – Hunslet Tenants and Residents Association
  • Lyn Morgan – Westwoods Community Association
  • Stephen Pearson – Denshaws, Newlands and Rylands Tenants and Residents Associations
  • Ian Pickup – Holbeck In Bloom

The Network meets four times a year and will discuss and share ideas about a different topic at each meeting.

For more information contact Ian Pickup 07830 665016 or email: