Tag: Leeds City Council

SDP win again in Middleton Park

Rob Chesterfield made it three out of three for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Middleton Park ward as he defeated  the sitting Labour Councillor Sharon Burke by 244 votes in the local council elections which took place yesterday (2 May 2024). The SDP has now taken all three seats

Have your say on new sports PlayZones

Leeds City Council is asking residents for their views on improving two Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) in South Leeds and turning them into PlayZones. Primarily funded by the Football Foundation, PlayZones are high quality facilities offering space for recreational physical activity across sports such as Football, Netball, Rugby, Cricket,

Epic transatlantic journey to rediscover historic blast from the past

The American ancestor of a 19th century railway worker has rediscovered a fascinating family connection to a dramatic  explosion on the Middleton Railway with the help of the world’s oldest model locomotive. Lisa Roger journeyed more than 5,000 miles from her home in Phoenix, Arizona to Leeds Industrial Museum to