Tag: closure

Comment: Could community ownership save Middleton Park Golf Course?

So Middleton Golf Course faces closure as Leeds City Council seeks to make more than £50 million in savings. The official line from on high is that the council has already made £145m in savings over the past two years and yet more are needed. Council leader Keith Wakefield says

Councillors debate Hunslet Fire Station closure plans and trolleybus

Councillors have given a mixed reaction to controversial proposals to axe Hunslet Fire Station and merge it with one in Morley. A proposal announced last month could see Morley’s station on Corporation Street close, along with Hunslet Fire Station on Dewsbury Road. The stations would then be merged and relocated on a

Poll: Should Hunslet and Morley fire stations be merged?

As you may have heard, Hunslet Fire Station could close under proposals being recommended by West Yorkshire’s chief fire officer. The proposal could see the Dewsbury Road station close, along with  Morley’s station on Corporation Street. The stations would then be merged and relocated on a site midway between the two current

Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn criticises government’s Remploy closure decision

Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn has criticised the government’s decision to close Leeds’ Remploy factory. Remploy, which provides employment opportunities for disabled people, is to close half its 54 factories, the government confirmed yesterday. Maria Miller, minister for disabled people, told MPs that the £320m budget for disabled employment services

Pool cue Sports centre protesters demand a rethink

A GROUP fighting to reopen a Leeds sports centre lobbied councillors as they discussed proposals for it to be replaced by a school in south Leeds. Leeds City Council’s executive board was yesterday considering moving forward with the plan for a primary school on the site of the former South

South Leeds Sports Centre – Open letter to Leeds City Council

The following open letter has been sent to Leeds City Councillors Keith Wakefield and Adam Ogilvie: Dear Keith Wakefield & Adam Ogilvie SOUTH LEEDS SPORTS CENTRE It is some time now since the sports centre was temporarily closed and we at SPLASH are concerned that whilst we have heard from

Fight to reopen South Leeds Sports Centre continues

Although South Leeds Sports Centre (SLSC) is currently closed, the fight to reopen it continues. On Monday 28 February a meeting of SPLASH (Save our PooL And Sports Hall) was held at Hillside. Councillor Adam Ogilvie also attended the meeting and indicated a number of options that were being considered