Demolition of South Leeds Sports Centre: Slideshow and video

  South Leeds Sports Centre which was closed in November 2010 has been demolished.   All photos and video by Jeremy Morton I was tipped off on Facebook that the demolition of South Leeds Sports Centre had started on Wednesday (9 October 2013). I went down and took some of these

Confirmed: South Leeds Sports Centre to be demolished

  Controversial plans to demolish South Leeds Sports Centre have been approved this afternoon. Senior councillors approved recommendations that the West Park Centre, the former Royal Park Primary School in Hyde Park and South Leeds Sports Centre in Beeston should be demolished as the council looks to cut its budget. A

Comment: Could community ownership save Middleton Park Golf Course?

So Middleton Golf Course faces closure as Leeds City Council seeks to make more than £50 million in savings. The official line from on high is that the council has already made £145m in savings over the past two years and yet more are needed. Council leader Keith Wakefield says

‘Saving our sports centre is like an Olympic sport’

Campaigners Sally Cieslik and Philip Gleason are part of the SPLASH group fighting to get South Leeds Sports Centre in Beeston reopened. Here, they write about their struggle. Saving our sports centre has become akin to an olympic sport in itself.. in fact rather like running an endless marathon. Funny

South Leeds Sports Centre: Primary school plans move forward

Plans to build a new primary school on land occupied by the increasingly derelict South Leeds Sports Centre are moving a step closer to reality with the council set to choose the consortium to run it. Senior councillors will meet next week to discuss proposals to open a 420-place primary school – and a

South Leeds Sports Centre campaigners issue a call to arms

A campaign fighting to get South Leeds Sports Centre reopened has issued a call to arms for local residents and businesses to back a potential bid to take the centre into community ownership. The sports centre closed in November 2010 – despite a local campaign to save it – and now

South Leeds Sports Centre should be our Olympic Gold – open letter

Below is an open letter to Keith Wakefield and local South Leeds councillors that has been sent by Sally Cieslik on behalf of SPLASH (Save our PooL And Sports Hall): South Leeds Sports Centre should be our Olympic Gold.    Olympic medal and torch fever that has reigned over us all

South Leeds Sports Centre: ‘One of the top 10 eyesores in Leeds’ says council

Leeds City Council has identified the top ten worst eyesore sites in the city with a view to working on them to bring them back into use – and South Leeds Sports centre, at the bottom of Beeston Road, is one of them. Next week at a meeting of Leeds

Public meeting discusses new south Leeds primary school

Plans for a new primary school on the site of the closed |South Leeds Sports Centre at the bottom of Beeston Road will be discussed at a public meeting next Thursday. The meeting, organised by the council, will be held at Hamara Healthy Living Centre in Tempest Road, Beeston on