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New homes in the Newhalls

New homes in the Newhalls

Leeds Federated Housing Association have marked the 33 much needed affordable new homes for rent which they have recently built in Belle Isle. There was a tour of people’s homes and they met residents who talked about the difference their new homes have made to them. The 3-bedroom and 2-bedroom homes were built on land […]

By December 5, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Christmas Market at BITMOs GATE

Christmas Market at BITMOs GATE

It’s nearly time for the annual Christmas Market at BITMOs GATE. On Saturday 15 December 2018 from 11am to 2pm there will be stalls, presents from Santa, Christmas crafts sessions and a tombola and raffle with all proceeds going to the Leeds South & East Foodbank. There are still a few stalls available to local […]

Christmas lights up Beeston and Hobeck

Christmas lights up Beeston and Hobeck

Father Christmas will be able to find his way in Beeston and Holbeck this year after the Chirstmas lights were officially switched on last week. Local Councillors Andrew Scopes, Angela Gabriel and Gohar Almass were on hand to flick the switch and watch as the streets were lit up with bright and colourful lights.  They […]

By December 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Hunslet Morrisons to give away fruit to children

Hunslet Morrisons to give away fruit to children

Morrisons Hunslet is to hand out free fruit to children in its Church Street store, to prevent unsold fruit being thrown away, to offer young people one of their five-a-day, and to help make the shopping trip easier for busy parents. The Free Fruit for Kids scheme will mean that this fruit – which is […]

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Community Committee put the world to rights (nearly)

Community Committee put the world to rights (nearly)

The Inner South Community Committee – the panel made up of the nine sitting councillors for south Leeds – met last week (Wednesday 28 November 2018) at the Hillside Centre in Beeston Hill, dished out some funding, and chewed on some big local issues together. The lion’s share of the meeting consisted of a lengthy […]

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Community decides which project to fund

Community decides which project to fund

St Luke’s Church was packed last  Saturday (24 November 2018) as local people came along to find out about new local projects and vote on which ones should get a grant. The U Choose event was organised by local mental health charity Touchstone’s Migrant Access Project Plus (MAP+). 160 people attend, of which 106 were […]

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Funding for children’s Money Buddies book

Funding for children’s Money Buddies book

Sid The Shark was on hand at the Christmas Spending event at Dewsbury Road Community Hub last Monday (26 November 2018) as well as Money Buddies, Housing Leeds and other agencies. There was plenty for the children to do as they made craft items, had their faces painted and visited Santa in his grotto. Meanwhile […]

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Final Christmas Fayre at Holbeck’s HUB

Final Christmas Fayre at Holbeck’s HUB

As we reported last month Slung Low, Holbeck’s own threate, are to leave their base under the railway viaduct and move into The Holbeck (formerly the Holbeck Working Men’s Club). Slung Low christened their home under the arches the Holbeck Underground Ballroom (HUB). It’s seen many travelling shows over the years, hosted choirs, How To… […]

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Belle Isle Community Action Group

Belle Isle Community Action Group

On Wednesday 21 November 2018 I joined local Belle Isle residents who met to form a new Community Group to discuss and plan a way to solve local issues, but also to help develop new community events. The meeting was held at the newly opened Welcome Centre (previously Belle Isle Family Centre) at St John […]

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Belle Isle

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Belle Isle

A pedestrian who was injured in a collision on Middleton Road, Leeds, on Friday (30 November 2018) has now passed away. The pedestrian, who has been formally identified as Maureen Routledge, 82, from Leeds, was taken to hospital following the collision and passed away on Saturday (1 December). As we reported on Friday, the incident […]

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →