Tag: Leeds GATE

New homes for Gypsy and Traveller families in Hunslet

Leeds City Council have put an end to a cycle of encampment and eviction for eight Gypsy and Traveller families by providing them with a home at Kidacre Park, Hunslet. The site was developed with funding from Council Commuted Sums and Homes England and is the first development of Gypsy

#FoodbankNomination is “a Christmas miracle”

“It’s a Christmas miracle” says Katie, young Gypsy Traveller, Leeds, aged 12 A new craze is spreading quickly amongst West Yorkshires Gypsy and Traveller communities:  #FoodbankNomination, a phoneme where, once you have filled a shopping trolley full of food and donated it to your local foodbank or homeless charity you

South Leeds Roundup: Lights, lions and literacy

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. We start this week in town at Light Night last Friday, where the Hunslet Club dancers performed outside the Town Hall. Beeston blogger Mike Wallis has been running again. And wearing

South Leeds Roundup: Model railways, minstrels and CSI Middleton

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. We start this week at the annual model railway exhibition which takes place this weekend (27/28 June) at Middleton Railway. As well as the models, the full size trains will be

South Leeds Roundup: Engines; exhibitions and environment

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. We start this week with a question. Did you or a member of your family work at Hunslet Engines? If so Middleton Railway want to hear from you as they prepare

South Leeds Roundup: Turtles, travellers and tags

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. We start this week with Beeston blogger Mike Wallis who’s written about making turtles over on his Backwards Lion blog. If you’ve a sweet tooth you might be interested in this