Tag: Protest

“Save our Circus” say Belle Isle Trolleybus protesters

Residents from Belle Isle and Hunslet held a picnic on Belle Isle Circus on Saturday 25 April to protest about the plans for the Trolleybus. As South Leeds Life has previously reported, West Yorkshire Metro plan to build the ‘New Generation Transport’ Trolleybus on a route from Stourton to Holt

One Year on – Anti-bedroom tax demonstrators take to the streets again

  Anti-bedroom tax campaigners in Leeds are set to take to the streets of the city centre again on Saturday (April 5 2014) to protest against the policy a year after its introduction. A demonstration marking the introduction of the bedroom tax last year attracted over 1,000 people. The demonstration

National ATOS protests 19-2-14: My interview with Tom Smith, the man who made it happen

  7:40am, outside Leeds Medical Assessment Centre. Transcript: TS: I decided just before Christmas that I wanted to set up a demonstration against ATOS in Leeds so I put the idea out there on Facebook. A colleague of mine, Paul Kelly says, “Look, we’ve got something like 30,000 people saying

South Leeds Sports Centre campaigners set for May Day Rally

Campaigners fighting to get South Leeds Sports Centre reopened are set to join the Leeds May Day rally on Saturday. The event will see trades unions undertake their annual rally and protest against government and council cutbacks. The SPLASH campaign has been fighting to reopen the centre, which was closed

Sports centre campaigners plan ‘South Leeds Olympic Torch’ protest event

Sally Cieslik from the SPLASH campaign fighting to reopen South Leeds Sports Centre guest posts on a mock South Leeds Olympic Torch event on Sunday, April 1 at noon to highlight what they claim is a lack of sports facilities in the area. The real Olympic Torch is due to come

Get ready for the ‘Olympic flame run’ to highlight sports centre closure

Those of you passing through Beeston and Holbeck in recent days may have seen lots of posters springing up in shops, community centres and bus stops advertising the latest event from the SPLASH campaign to reopen South Leeds Sports Centre. The posters are advertising SPLASH’s own ‘Olympic Flame Run’ protest,