Over the last few months, Leeds City Council has been looking at a number of options to tackle major financial pressures to establish a sustainable budget for 2023/24. As part of this, consideration was being given to the possible introduction of parking charges at its major parks including Middleton Park.
As we reported in December, Leeds City Council is planning to introduce car parking charges at some parks across the city as part of attempts to balance their budget. We now know that Middleton Park is planned to be one of the parks affected and that a fee of 40p
Family, friends and former pupils gathered in Middleton Park on Wednesday (9 November 2022) for the dedication of a bench to Bill Crann, who sadly died last year aged 88. Bill was a local teacher who coached many rugby league players who went on to turn professional for Hunslet and
The planning application to provide new sports pitches at Cockburn School in Beeston looks set to be approved, albeit with strict conditions, as it returns to Plans Panel for a third time on Thursday (29 September 2022). The controversial proposal to build a new full size 3G rugby / football
Five flags are now being flown in the city’s major parks to celebrate Leeds’ recognition as a Tree City of the World. The international accolade recognises Leeds’ commitment to caring for its trees and woodland. Flags will be displayed at Middleton, Temple Newsam, Roundhay, Golden Acre and Kirkstall parks. Trees
Middleton Park is one of seven parks in Leeds to once again receive the prestigious Green Flag award, as it is officially recognised as one of the country’s best parks. The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces and recognises the beautifully maintained environment within the
I would like to respond to a post by the Chair of Trustees of Cockburn School about the objections to the proposed development on Middleton Park land of a new 3G sports pitch and tennis courts, and would like to take the opportunity to respond and refute the points made.
Leeds City Council, the Leeds Local Education Partnership and Cockburn School have issued a consultation leaflet about the provision new outdoor sports facilities at the school on Gipsy Lane, Beeston. As we first reported in June 2020, this is the second phase of work to create 210 extra places at
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The Friends of Middleton Park have an exciting programme for October half-term. All our events are free and everyone is welcome, whatever your (dis)ability or ethnic background. Come and join us at the visitor centre! On Sunday (24 October 2021) 2-4pm we start with Apple Day, led by award-winning apple