Tag: Cllr Judith Blake

New book brings Middleton’s history to life

A new book tracing the intertwined development of coal mining, railways and the community of Middleton has been published by the Middleton Railway Trust. Colliery, Community, Railway, by Charles Milner, was launched at an event at the railway on Tuesday (17 September 2019). It forms the final piece of Last

New playground opened in Middleton Park

The Friends of Middleton Park working in close partnership with officers from the Leeds City Council and Groundwork trust have managed to secure a package of funding that has enabled the playground to be refurbished, extended and new play opportunities to be installed. The improvement work was undertaken following feedback

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

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

Refurbished hall dedicated to community stalwart

Manorfield Hall Community Centre held a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the refurbishment of the hall and kitchen last Thursday (11 April 2019). The hall has been named in honour of community stalwart Geoff Byers, who died in January this year, in recognition of his dedication and unstinting work for

Council declares Climate Emergency

Yesterday (27 March 2019) Leeds City Council declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ and called for a city wide ‘conversation’. This recognition of the grave threat of climate change comes against the backdrop of international school strikes (see below) and reports of species extinctions. Cllr Judith Blake (Middleton councillor and leader of