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South of the River – I will survive

South of the River – I will survive

I’ve been to a couple of meetings this week that have reminded me that there’s a difference between starting a project and keeping it going. Sixteen years ago I was one of a group of people sat around a table in what was then Trinity Church on Tempest Road discussing how to spend £7 million […]

Rhianna’s been fundraising the hair-raising way

Rhianna’s been fundraising the hair-raising way

14 year old Rhianna France has done something special. She has had her hair cut off for charity. Rhianna, who is a student at Cockburn School in Beeston, visited local salon Funky Divas this afternoon (21 July 2016) where the cut took place. She set out to raise £100 for the Little Princess Trust, which […]

Beeston celebrates Hanif’s OBE

Beeston celebrates Hanif’s OBE

The Hamara Centre on Tempest Road, Beeston was the venue for a celebration event as Hamara’s ‘family’ – partners, staff and the wider community – gathered to celebrate Hanif Malik’s recent award of the OBE yesterday (20 July 2016). In a series of speeches the qualities that led to the award were expressed by various […]

Public consultation on the way for South Bank plans

Public consultation on the way for South Bank plans

Plans to carry out a public consultation on the regeneration of the South Bank area which would effectively double the size of Leeds city centre will be discussed by senior councillors next week. At the meeting of the executive board at Civic Hall on Wednesday 27 July, councillors will be asked to approve a three-month […]

South Leeds Roundup: Locos, ligaments and Linus

South Leeds Roundup: Locos, ligaments and Linus

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 down in Hunslet where roads were closed to allow a steam train to cross. It was all part of the Middleton Railway’s Victorian Gala weekend. The photo, by Mike Hanable, shows visiting […]

An afternoon of Music at BITMO GATE

An afternoon of Music at BITMO GATE

Belle Isle TMO Young people taking part in the National Citizen Service will be hosting an interactive ‘Afternoon of Music’ at the GATE, on Monday 25 July from 1:30pm– 3pm… Everyone welcome! Scridb filter

Maureen is nominated for a Prince’s Trust Award

Maureen is nominated for a Prince’s Trust Award

  Maureen, Volunteer at BITMO’s GATE, Belle Isle, has been nominated for a Prince’s Trust award as Young Achiever of the Year Category. The Nominee’s Journey Celebrate Success recognises the achievements of young people, overcoming whatever barriers or difficulties they have in their lives; flourishing with support from The Prince’s Trust and moving towards a […]

Hamara Centre launches new dementia service

Hamara Centre launches new dementia service

Beeston’s Hamara Centre launched Forget Me Not – its new dementia service at an event on Thursday (14 July 2016). Addressing the meeting Hamara’s Chair, Mohammed Farouk, talked about the personal experience of a friend that encouraged the organisation to provide the new service. “Dementia closes down families and isolates people, it’s important that we […]

Slideshow: Sun shines on Middleton’s music festival

Slideshow: Sun shines on Middleton’s music festival

Crowds flocked to enjoy the sunshine at the Middleton Music and Folk Festival on Sunday (17 July 2016). All photos by Lucy Potter The event was organised by the Friends of Middleton Park and Leeds Music Trust and featured bands Sounds Like A Storm and Songo Drumming Project as well as Makanitza, Leeds City Stompers […]

Planning applications 11 July 2016

Planning applications 11 July 2016

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were validated in the week beginning 11 July 2016:   17 Apartments to Vacant Site Top Moor Side Holbeck Leeds LS11 9LH Ref. No: 16/04125/FU | Status: Current Detached single storey […]