Tag: Matthew Murray

Matthew Murray Monument railings gets new lick of life!

The Matthew Murray memorial railings in Holbeck were given a new lick of paint on Saturday (14 March 2015). John Cummins from Groundwork led the team which included active residents: Lauren Butler, partner Conor Sheader and myself. This restorative project comes from the City Connect initiative Groundwork is involved in,

Matthew Murray site removed from Neighbourhood Plan

On Saturday (24 January 2015) St Matthew’s Community Centre in Holbeck hosted the latest Holbeck Neighbourhood Forum. The meeting was disappointed to hear that the old Matthew Murray site has been taken off the ‘Site Allocations Plan’ (a local council document). Originally the site allocations had penned the old secondary

South of the River – at Christmas

“So this is Christmas and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun.” I’ve had this John Lennon line going round in my head with an image of the boarded up properties in Beeston Hill and Holbeck. After all, the Christmas story is primarily about housing