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Half term activities in South Leeds

Half term activities in South Leeds

As the May half term holiday kicks off, we have pulled together some ideas of things to do: Middleton Railway As well as the usual weekend services, trains will be running on Middleton Railway on Bank Holiday Monday and Wednesday 1 June. On Sunday 29 May you can join a guided walks along the old […]

EU in or out, questions more than answers

EU in or out, questions more than answers

I’m deliberately undecided about the referendum. Why? Because it’s big, it’s complex, and I feel it deserves proper research and reflection – from all of us. I don’t believe anyone who argues – either way – that it’s black and white. So it’s good to see the debate heating up, with media coverage, leaflets, and […]

Beeston Primary School evacuated

Beeston Primary School evacuated

Children from Beeston Primary School were evacuated this morning (Friday 27 May 2016) in what is thought to have been a bomb threat. The children were taken to neighbouring Hugh Gaitskell Primary School and parents were contacted to collect them from there. The incident is thought to be linked to a series of bomb hoaxes […]

Academy garden gathers pace

Academy garden gathers pace

Accountants from Price Waterhouse Cooper put down their spreadsheets and picked up shovels as they helped clear a garden area at The South Leeds Academy last Friday (20 May 2016). The project to transform the school’s garden area started when students worked with architect Tom Bellfield to prepare a new design. Clearing grass and weeds […]

Prerona – the inspiration to volunteer

Prerona – the inspiration to volunteer

For the past 2 years the Asha Neighbourhood Project has been supporting Bangladeshi women from Beeston to volunteer in their community. The Prerona Volunteer Project (Prerona means ‘Inspiration’ in Bengali), funded by the Peoples Health Trust, aims to help women feel more confident, less isolated and more able to contribute to wider decision making processes […]

Book your place for this year’s community hike

Book your place for this year’s community hike

Following successful trips to Mt Snowdon, Ben Nevis and the 3 Peaks we are pleased to announce another community hiking trip. This year’s hike will be in the beautiful Lake District. We will be walking England’s tallest mountain; Scafell Pike (978m), on Saturday 16 July followed by Hellvellyn (950m) on Sunday 17 July. The trip […]

Police Appeal Man Wanted

Police Appeal Man Wanted

West Yorkshire Police’s photo. West Yorkshire Police Yesterday at 12:30 • Detectives investigating a street robbery in Leeds have released CCTV images showing a distinctive jacket worn by the offender. A 28-year-old woman was walking through Park Square in Leeds city centre at about 8.30pm on Monday, April 25, when she was approached from behind […]

Employability masterclass an The GATE

Employability masterclass an The GATE

** Employability Masterclass in the GATE ** Over the coming months PATH Yorkshire will be delivering some sessions in the GATE around supporting people into employment. PATH are a charity established for over 30 years whose mission is to support unemployed people from diverse communities into sustainable employment… To book on call James at the […]

Having a ball this Bank Holiday

Having a ball this Bank Holiday

The South Leeds social clubs are hosting a range of all-age events this coming May bank holiday. Highlights include a Freddie Mercury tribute gig from acclaimed and multi-talented Leeds musician Karl Johnson (who can also do Bon Jovi!) – at Rowland Road Social Club in Beeston Hill, on Friday 27 May 2016. Doors open at […]

Become a volunteer officer at Skelton Grange

Become a volunteer officer at Skelton Grange

Skelton Grange Environment Centre is recruiting another batch of Volunteer Officers, thanks to funding from the Big Lottery and National Grid. Run by the charity The Conservation Volunteers, access2nature is a five year project working to improve the life prospects and wellbeing of people in Leeds, by providing a range of social, learning and volunteering […]