Tag: Cllr Judith Blake

Park & Ride comes back to Plans Panel

The planning application for the controversial Park & Ride scheme at Stourton will come back to the City Plans Panel next Thursday (24 January 2019). As previously reported on South Leeds Life, Councillors on the panel agreed in principle to the scheme, but blasted officers for lack of information in

Councillors endorse transformational HS2 plans for Leeds Station

A milestone in the preparations to bring HS2 high speed rail into the region has been reached as senior councillors today endorsed the detailed case for transformational plans for Leeds Station. Leeds City Council executive board heard how it is imperative to have a fully-integrated, modern station in Leeds –

Last Coals To Leeds success to be followed by Star Rails

Middleton Railway’s weekend of events to commemorate fifty years since the closure of the last coal mine in Leeds proved a great success last weekend (29 & 30 September 2018). The event was supported by the Railway’s new President Hilary Benn MP who waved the first train of the day

St George’s community hub re-launches

The newly refurbished community hub at the St George’s Centre in Middleton was officially re-launched on Friday (14 September 2018) by Cllr Debra Coupar, executive member for communities, with Middleton Park ward members Cllr Judith Blake and Cllr Paul Truswell. The hub features redesigned library area, an enlarged job club

Last Coals To Leeds: Pupils launch railway’s new book

Pupils from Hunslet Carr and Windmill Primary Schools helped Middleton railway launch its new booklet about Middleton Broom Pit today (14 September 2018). The children heard from the railway’s Vice President Ian Smith and received their copies of the booklet from Cllr Judith Blake and Cllr Paul Truswell. They then

Stourton’s new flood defences completed

Businesses in the Stourton area of Leeds are benefitting from increased flood protection following the completion of a new 730-metre flood defence wall and property level protection, such as flood gates and demountable barriers. The project, led by Leeds City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, has reduced the