Construction workers protested today (23 March 2022) at Leeds Civic Hall to ensure workers employed on a new waste-to-energy plant at Skelton Grange in the city should be paid the rate for the job. Leeds City Council has granted planning permission for the project but has failed to stipulate that
This week is Bees Needs Week, an annual event coordinated by Defra to help raise awareness of bees and other pollinators. Skelton Grange Environment Centre is joining in the campaign by engaging hundreds of Leeds children and adults in their ‘Swarm’ art project. Bees and other pollinators are vital to
Local environmental charity The Conservation Volunteers is has a busy start to 2017. The Green Gym sessions funded by NHS Leeds South & East CCG are now well established at Skelton Grange in Stourton and in Health for All‘s base at Cockburn High School in Beeston. As gardening gathers pace
The Conservation Volunteers at Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Leeds are gearing up for Britain’s biggest climate change campaign: Climate Week is a supercharged national campaign which aims to inspire a new wave of action on climate change. It culminates with thousands of events and activities taking place throughout the
Children and volunteers at Skelton Grange Environment Centre are looking forward to a newt-iful summer thanks to the construction of a fantastic new pond dipping area at the centre. The centre piece is a new dipping platform that allows 10 or more children to safely investigate what creatures might be
Summer’s here. It’s time to get outside. The children have been making the most of Skelton Grange Environment Centre over the past few weeks. Below is a list of volunteering events which have been organised to keep in tip-top shape for the little visitors. Can you help out?
Volunteers from BTCV’s Skelton Grange Environment Centre are set to attempt to drive out the highly invasive Himalayan Balsam from its grounds, in an attempt to eradicate the ‘alien’ species from the site. As well as ‘bashing the balsam’, the project also involves improvements to ponds, woodland and hedgerows at the
Plans for an incinerator that would burn up to 300,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste a year were discussed at a Leeds City Council planning meeting. Waste management specialists Biffa plans is to build a plant at the site of the former Skelton Grange power station near Stourton that would
A community group in South Leeds is looking for keen volunteers who are interested in taking a ‘Walk on the Wide Side’ over the next few months. The Friends of Skelton Grange are running a series of volunteer days and training events to create a new nature trail at Skelton
Youngsters from Hunslet St Mary’s CofE Primary School visited Skelton Grange Environment Centre to embark on a journey to explore their different senses as part of a special Access to Nature event. The year two class took part in a number of tasks developed with exploring the five senses in mind.