Tag: Judith Blake

‘Kill Your Speed’ in Middleton and Belle Isle

Community campaigners are aiming to tackle speeding traffic throughout Middleton and Belle Isle. Local resident Geoff Byers, who is Chair of the Aberfield and Newhalls Residents Association, schoolchildren, parents and a team of volunteers have expressed concern at the high speeds vehicles are reaching, especially on Newhall Road, New Forest

South Leeds Youth Hub moves towards community ownership

South Leeds Youth Hub could soon be run by a community group after senior councillors gave the go ahead to start looking for local organisations to run it. At yesterday’s meeting of Leeds City Council’s executive board, members agreed that officers could start the Community Asset Transfer process for the

Youngsters celebrate Middleton Park’s mining history

A celebration of the Middleton Schools History Project, which focused on the mining heritage of Middleton Park, was held at the new visitor centre at the park. The event was attended by MP Hilary Benn, Nick Rochford of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Councillor Judith Blake and Councillor Jack Dunn, and

Happy 21st birthday, Health For All!

Local charity Health For All has celebrated its 21st birthday at a special event held at Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre in Middleton. The event, which coincided with Health For All’s AGM, saw food, entertainment and a number of speeches celebrating the achievement of an organisation which started in an attic in

Crime issues discussed at Belle Isle community meeting

Sergeant Paul Denison attended the latest Newhalls and Aberfields community meeting at Manor Field Hall in Belle Isle, writes Rothwell NPT. Crime statistics for the area were discussed and although reported crime in the Newhalls and Aberfields has been low there has been a noticeable increase in burglaries in the Belle

Middleton St Mary’s Magic!

Community Education Awards 2012 Winners The Green Schools Sustainability Project Award Winner: Middleton St Mary’s C of E Primary School Our school has won the above national award for all the amazing work we have done in our Woodlands Community garden. The children, staff and parents are incredibly proud and

Preferred bidder announced for new school on sports centre site

Leeds City Council have announced their preferred bidder to build a new primary school on the site of the closed South Leeds Sports Centre. South Leeds Life has previously reported on this story here and here. Senior councillors in Leeds have agreed their preferred bidders to run a new primary

Campaigners battle for faster internet speed in Middleton

A group of Middleton residents have got their ‘bytes’ between their teeth and are cranking up their campaign for faster broadband speed in the area. Residents in New Forest Village and Heritage Village area of Middleton say their lives have been blighted by slow internet speeds, making it difficult to work from home or conduct

Belle Isle: ‘Speeding vehicles still a priority’

Residents in the Aberfield/Newhall parts of Belle Isle told a community meeting that speeding traffic is still a concern for the area. They told local community police officers that the current priority of speeding vehicles on Newhall Road should continue to be monitored and tackled by police. Residents felt this was

Low crime figures discussed at Middleton Community Group

Sergeant Richard Hunter attended the latest Middleton Community Group meeting together with PCSO Jonny Smith. Also present were councillors Judith Blake and Kim Groves plus five residents. The very low crime figures over the past six weeks since the last meeting were discussed and were well received. The residents present