Tag: community action

New leadership project launches for South Leeds youth

Want to make a difference in your community? Want to meet new people, and learn new skills? South Leeds teenagers are being invited to join a new ‘Cool 2 Care’ leadership programme, starting this month. The programme will feature weekly workshops, an adventure away-day in the countryside, and the opportunity

‘Eggcellent’ things happening in Hunslet Carr this weekend

Hunslet Carr Residents Association are hosting two Easter-themed family events this coming weekend (8-9 April 2017), and everyone’s invited – to have a laugh, but also perhaps to ‘catch the vision’ for what the group is achieving locally. On Saturday (8 April), between 10am-12pm, there’s an Easter Craft Fair and

Christmas festival set to light up Beeston this weekend

The popular Christmas Lantern Festival returns to Beeston this Friday (9 December 2016), with Cross Flatts Park once again set to be filled with lanterns and lights, and hundreds of people gathering for live music, carols, interactive arts, animal petting, story-telling, and more. Now in its fourth year, this free

Holbeck club hit with asbestos crisis

The much-loved Holbeck social club (formerly the Working Men’s Club) is facing a considerable uphill struggle in the coming months to keep their doors open, having this week been hit with a £28,000 bill to urgently clear out asbestos from the premises. The club is reputedly the oldest WMC in

South Leeds is bloomin marvellous

Green-fingered South Leeds groups this week won a raft of honours at the annual Yorkshire in Bloom awards. Volunteers from the projects along with staff members from the Council’s Parks and Countryside team attended a glitzy event at York Race Course, to discover what the judges made of their year-round

Community rallies around local lady with charity appeal

Scores of Beeston residents and businesses are rallying to the aid of an ‘active and loving’ local community stalwart, Val Duggan – who recently was suddenly and unexpectedly struck down with terminal cancer and paralysis. And they are now calling on the wider community to help them push on towards