Leeds College of Building receives investment into Roofing

Leeds College of Building (LCB) has enjoyed a boost to its roofing apprenticeship scheme via investment support from national roofing business, Burton Roofing. The national roofing merchants, with a local depot in Lower Wortley, have committed £1,000 to the LCB’s roofing division, which offers roof slating and tiling apprenticeships to

Work starts on new affordable housing in Middleton

Construction of an 18-home development in Middleton by the housing association Leeds Federated has begun. Work on the site at the junction of Acre Road and Sissons Lane formally got underway as Middleton Park councillors Judith Blake and Paul Truswell attended a ceremony to mark the project. Leeds Federated says

Hunslet Rugby host children’s duathlon

Hunslet RLFC played host to 120 children from local schools at Friday’s home game against Doncaster (14 June 2019). The youngsters took part in a Duathlon event jointly organised by the Hunslet Rugby Foundation, Active Leeds and Positive Futures. In wet and windy conditions the children ran one lap of

Beeston Hill residents discuss crime and waste

A fall in theft crime and potential new waste management strategies were some of the salient points to emerge from the Beeston Hill Residents Meeting on Monday (17 June 2019). Neighbourhood Police Inspector Lucy Leadbeater revealed that overall robbery-related offences in the Beeston Hill area decreased by 25 in May.

Highways issues raised at Community Committee

Councillors took the opportunity of the Inner South Community Committee to raise a host of issues with a senior officer from Leeds City Council’s Highways department at their meeting last Wednesday (12 June 2019). Poor communications from officers was a recurring theme in the discussion. Cllr Kim Groves complained that

Walkers share their faith and friendship

Beeston residents of different beliefs and backgrounds came together to promote unity by taking part in an afternoon of interfaith activities on Sunday (16 June 2019). The Walk of Friendship event, organised by Concord Interfaith Fellowship, saw participants congregate at Beeston Hill United Free Church before visiting the Guru Nanak

Cllr Judith Blake calls for more powers for the north

Middleton Park Councillor Judith Blake led calls to address what she described as the “depressing” inequalities in the UK economy at the UK2070 Commission National Symposium on Thursday (13 June 2019). The Leeds City Council Leader is a member of the Commission of the independent inquiry, which was established last