Tag: Cllr Kim Groves

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

Successful bid for ultra-low emission park and ride buses

A £617,000 bid by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to fund a fleet of five ultra-low emission electric buses to serve the new, 1,200 space park and ride site at Stourton in Leeds has been successful. In addition, bus company First West Yorkshire have been awarded £1.77 million to introduce

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

Memorial to WW1 airfield unveiled in Middleton

Councillors unveiled a memorial stone yesterday (8 December 2018) remembering the service personnel who served at the Middleton airfield during the First World War from 1916-18. The granite plaque was donated by the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust and is dedicated “to all units and personnel based here.” Father Andy

Windmill and Low Road Schools perform at Leeds Town Hall

Kim Groves ‎Middleton, Leeds Absolutely brilliant to watch performers from Windmill Primary School, Low Road Primary School at Leeds Town Hall. Extremely talented young people an absolute credit to their schools , families , carers and City of Leeds. In Harmony Opera North brought together in the children’s words “Our

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

Fundraising in memory of Georgia

The loss of a friend or relative through suicide is traumatic, so all credit to Middleton teenager Ellie Morgan who has reacted to the loss of her best friend by organising a fundraiser. Georgia Myers committed suicide earlier in the summer. Ellie said it came out of the blue. Even