Tag: Cllr Judith Blake

We need the government to build a new school

Following last Saturday’s (7 March 2020) demonstration in Middleton about school places, we asked the Middleton Park Councillors and the Not My School Campaign to explain their positions. This article has been written by Councillors Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell, to read the Not My School Campaign’s article

Temple Works to house British Library North?

In response to the Chancellor’s announcement of £25m government funding to support the siting of a British Library North in Leeds, Leeds City Council has revealed that the Grade I listed Temple Works is being explored as its potential home. The funding has been made available as part of the

Extra school places created for South Leeds students

Following our report that children in South Leeds were facing journeys to high schools across the city, Cllr Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council and David Gurney, Executive Headteacher of Cockburn School, have issued a joint statement: “We would firstly like to thank families across south Leeds for their

Life-saving defibrillators installed around Middleton and Belle Isle

Anyone in Middleton and Belle Isle who is unfortunate enough to suffer a heart attack now has a better chance of survival after three Community Public Access Defibrillators have been installed in locations across the local area. Councillor Judith Blake who represents the area and is also Leader of Leeds

Consultation opens on Council’s budget plans

Public consultation launches on Leeds City Council’s initial budget plans for 2020/21 Public consultation is now underway to gather views on Leeds City Council’s initial budget proposals for the next financial year. During the three-week consultation period, the council is encouraging anyone who works or lives in the city to

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