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South Leeds Roundup: Strength games, swifts and scything skills

  Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. We start this week in Hunslet. Never mind ‘The World’s Stongest Man’, The Live Well Project were putting local children through their paces. Events included mini Strongman events including Kettlebell Farmers Walk, Medicine Ball Toss, […]

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Big changes happening to how you register to vote

  All Leeds residents will receive a letter through the post over the next two weeks telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years. The Electoral Registration Officer will write to 550,000 people in Leeds with a letter explaining the new, more secure, system of Individual Electoral Registration. […]

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Water taxi service for Leeds Dock in Hunslet

  A water taxi service trialled during the recent Waterfront Festival has proved so popular it is to become a permanent fixture for visitors to Leeds Dock. Taking just 15 minutes to cover the entire route, the free water taxi is available for commuters every 30 minutes and is available from 10am to 6pm every […]

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Councillor’s Jam Jar Plea

  Beeston & Holbeck Councillor Angela Gabriel has issued an unusual call for help – requesting unwanted fruit and jam jars. When not representing her constituents, Councillor Gabriel makes jams and preserves which she sells at community events and at Park Fisheries on Beeston Road. All the profits from the jam sales is donated to […]

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Opportunities for young people looking for work or training

  Young people are being to urged to grab the opportunities on offer at a Connexions Opportunities Day this Friday (22 August 2014). Young people aged 16 – 19 who are not in education, training or employment or have just finished Y11, are invited to call in to the Connexions Centre in Leeds between 11am […]

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Community groups urged to get their share of Bulb Bonanza

  Summer may not be over yet, but community groups are being asked to think about next spring and apply for daffodil bulbs now. For over fifteen years Bulb Bonanza has been helping to make Leeds a more colourful and cheerful place to live and work. This year Groundwork will be giving away 80,000 daffodil […]

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Motorbike And Scooter Security Advice

  West Yorkshire Police – Leeds Inner South Please follow our motorbike and scooter security advice, and help safeguard them from theft.

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Winners Of Bloom In Belle Isle Garden Competition

Winners of the Bloom in Belle Isle competition are revealed! A big well done to everyone!        

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Hunslet residents fight Trolleybus plans

  Residents of the Whitfield estate in Hunslet mounted a protest on Friday (15 August 2014) against the proposed route of the NGT Trolleybus through their estate. The plans, which are currently being scrutinised by a public enquiry, would see a dual track run along the precinct past Hunslet Library, the Job Centre, the Garden […]

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Belle Isle TMO 10 Year Commemoration

To commemorate 10 years of tenant management in Belle Isle, BITMO – who have managed homes on behalf of Leeds City Council in Belle Isle since 2004 – will be unveiling a small garden area at the Belle Isle housing office on Wednesday 20th August. Along with partners Mears, Sayes and Leeds City Council Parks […]

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