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

South Leeds Sports Centre campaigers hold April Fools Day Olympic Torch run – UPDATED

A group of campaigners fighting to reopen South Leeds Sports Centre in Beeston have today held a mock Olympic torch run – and they claim a lack of sports facilities in the area will prevent local youngsters becoming Olympians of the future. The protest group, made up mainly of parents and

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,

Leeds: A tale of two cities?

“Leeds is a two-tier city – and south Leeds is being left behind.” That was an off-the-cuff comment from one south Leeds resident as local councillors last night discussed a report which highlighted health issues in the area. The report showed that in most parts of Beeston Hill, Holbeck, Cottingley, Hunslet, Middleton