Tag: Cllr Kim Groves

AccessBus vehicles go green

Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee joined passengers to welcome back the first AccessBus to undergo emission-reducing retro-engineering and receive a fresh new livery. As a result of a successful bid to the government’s Clean Bus Technology Fund, the Combined Authority’s fleet of 33

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

Have your say on plans for new cycling routes in South Leeds

People are being asked for their views on plans for £6.5m of new cycling routes in Leeds, as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme aimed at encouraging more people to travel by bike or on foot in partnership with Leeds City Council. In the south of the

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