Tag: campaign

Campaigners call for buses to be re-regulated

Today (15 November 2023), bus passengers and councillors came together to highlight Leeds City Council’s support for plans to bring West Yorkshire’s buses into public control. Standing outside the Civic Hall before the council meeting began at 1pm, campaigners and councillors held up giant letters to spell out the message

‘Kill Your Speed’ in Middleton and Belle Isle

Community campaigners are aiming to tackle speeding traffic throughout Middleton and Belle Isle. Local resident Geoff Byers, who is Chair of the Aberfield and Newhalls Residents Association, schoolchildren, parents and a team of volunteers have expressed concern at the high speeds vehicles are reaching, especially on Newhall Road, New Forest

‘Saving our sports centre is like an Olympic sport’

Campaigners Sally Cieslik and Philip Gleason are part of the SPLASH group fighting to get South Leeds Sports Centre in Beeston reopened. Here, they write about their struggle. Saving our sports centre has become akin to an olympic sport in itself.. in fact rather like running an endless marathon. Funny

South Leeds Sports Centre: Primary school plans move forward

Plans to build a new primary school on land occupied by the increasingly derelict South Leeds Sports Centre are moving a step closer to reality with the council set to choose the consortium to run it. Senior councillors will meet next week to discuss proposals to open a 420-place primary school – and a

Campaigners battle for faster internet speed in Middleton

A group of Middleton residents have got their ‘bytes’ between their teeth and are cranking up their campaign for faster broadband speed in the area. Residents in New Forest Village and Heritage Village area of Middleton say their lives have been blighted by slow internet speeds, making it difficult to work from home or conduct

February date for Hunslet Cemetery fencing

Work on installing security fencing at vandal-hit Hunslet Cemetery should be completed by the end of next February, council officials have confirmed. As revealed in South Leeds Life’s news roundup last week, The Friends of Hunslet Cemetery group were boosted by an email from Cllr Kim Groves, which was posted on the

South Leeds Sports Centre: ‘One of the top 10 eyesores in Leeds’ says council

Leeds City Council has identified the top ten worst eyesore sites in the city with a view to working on them to bring them back into use – and South Leeds Sports centre, at the bottom of Beeston Road, is one of them. Next week at a meeting of Leeds

MP Hilary Benn ‘disappointed’ over Leeds heart surgery decision

Children’s heart surgery in Leeds will be axed – despite a 600,000-strong petition supporting the facilities at Leeds General Infirmary. Hospitals in Leicester, Leeds and the Royal Brompton in London are to stop performing heart surgery on children, it was announced yesterday. There are currently 10 units in England but

Public meeting discusses new south Leeds primary school

Plans for a new primary school on the site of the closed |South Leeds Sports Centre at the bottom of Beeston Road will be discussed at a public meeting next Thursday. The meeting, organised by the council, will be held at Hamara Healthy Living Centre in Tempest Road, Beeston on