Cuts to the opening times of libraries across Leeds are likely to be approved this week. Leeds City Council’s Executive Board will debate a report at its meeting on Wednesday (15 October 2014) which proposes cuts of 12% across the city. The figure in South Leeds is slightly higher
The first, pilot, edition of our South Leeds Life newspaper is now available at community venues throughout South Leeds. The papers have been distributed to libraries, schools and community centres – please check the list below to find your nearest pick up point. We would very much like your
Having little need to be in Holbeck, except those times I used the number 86 bus to go to Bramley and once to Pudsey, I didn’t see much of it. Moving house recently necessitated using buses going through Holbeck more often like the number 64 and 74 to town.
From 25th October, Belle Isle’s old library will be known as BITMO’s GATE. The tenant-led organisation, which manages almost 2,000 council houses in Belle Isle, chose the name at a recent Board meeting. The old library will now be known as BITMO’s GATE “a resource centre for Belle Isle”.
BITMO (Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation) has recently taken the old Belle Isle library and turned it into a community facility. Last Thursday, 26 September, was its first booking as it hosted the organisation’s Annual General Meeting. The guest speaker was Pat McGeever, Chief Executive at local charity Health
Martyn White ruminates on his experiences in Leeds Libraries … Not ordinary dogs, but carved stone dogs. They are on the staircase in the Central Library on the Headrow in Leeds. The library building is an old building, along with the art gallery which is alongside. The architecture is very
Holbeck library is situated on Domestic Street. It has fairly restricted opening hours, being open for only 17 hours a week. It provides a valuable free service for all residents, especially the elderly, children and those who are less well off. Leeds City Council is proposing to close a number