Tag: community correspondents

Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan – Moving Forward

More than 30 people crammed into the bar at Holbeck Working Men’s Club on Monday night to hear about progress on the Holbeck Neighbourhood Forum. Dennis Kitchen, Interim Chair, reported on work with membership, publicity and designation of the area for the Neighbourhood Plan. Dennis said that, in addition to

Opinion: Hooked on tackling healthy travel across South Leeds?

Community reporter Andy Brown has sent us this post on cycling and public transport in South Leeds: I couldn’t help ponder what Morley’s cycle racing legend Beryl Burton would’ve made of new guidance from the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE). Unheralded in her 60s & 70s heyday but

South of the River – Education for education’s sake

What have crystallography and a community reporters course got in common, apart from taking place in Leeds? Let me explain. The science of crystallography uses x-rays to look at the structure of materials, how the atoms link together. It was first used with crystals but now can look at any

Photography: Save your memories!

My main hobby is photography. Since my early teens I have been interested in taking pictures. I’ve been using 35mm film for about fifty years. These days it is a different ball game, many people use digital cameras. Whether a basic compact,which can be reasonably inexpensive, or various Digital Single

Jubilee trees in Holbeck Cemetery

The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery recently won 105 trees cut from the Royal Household Estate to plant in the cemetery as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Today’s planting by the Friends of Holbeck Cemetery was attended by several members of the society, as well as representatives from both

Where the Dog woods and the Haw thorns

Did you know that the Dogwood tree, or Cornus sanguinea as it’s known in Latin, played an important role in the textile industry? Or that Crataegus monogyna, the common Hawthorn, is also known as “Ske” in Old Irish, “Porn” in Old Norse and “Hag” in old English? No, neither did