On Thursday (12 December 2013) the Council’s City Plans Panel will be...
On Thursday (12 December 2013) the Council’s City Plans Panel will be considering one of the most important planning applications* which affects south Leeds for some years. Land Securities – the owners of the White Rose Shopping Centre (WRSC) -want to expand it by providing new and enlarged shops and a cinema and to […]
The Hunslet Club is set to host it’s annual Christmas shows this coming weekend, 7pm on Friday and Saturday Night and 2pm on Sunday. Music, dance, entertainment and all round Christmas cheer by the talented young people right here in South Leeds. Everyone welcome to attend.
Margaret Bingham and Andrea Edwards arrive early to the offices. We hear them first chatting and laughing away. “Oh, we’re a bit early but we can wait, you just get on with what your doing.” We are researching the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust for our community reporters course, and today it’s our first interview. […]
Where were you when you heard the news about the death of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and what are your memories of him? Have you ever played that game – where were you when you heard the death of a famous person, that changed the world – Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, […]
I’ve just finished my fourth week at South Leeds Community Radio station where I’m learning (with others) how to broadcast live programmes (or as live) on the radio station. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been learning how to use the broadcasting deck. This contains faders, volume controls, links to microphones, and CD decks […]
The news today is full of the sad passing of Nelson Mandela. If you’ll excuse me, I’ll add to the acres being written about him with my own reflections and what lessons we might draw in South Leeds. I seem to have been aware of Nelson Mandela all my life. My mother was active […]
Despite the cold, well over 100 people saw Cllr David Congreve switch on the Christmas lights outside the Co-op on Town Street yesterday evening. After singing a couple of carols the crowd went over the road to the Beeston Parish Centre where mulled fruit juice, burgers and hot dogs were served to all while […]
Proposals for a new primary school on the site of the former South Leeds Sports Centre must include enough parking spaces for staff to avoid problems for local residents, councillors have said. Members of the south and west plans panel heard initial proposals for the 420-pupil primary school and 26-place nursery off Beeston Road […]
Leeds planners today approved fast food chain McDonald’s bid to open 24 hours a day at its branch off Low Road, Hunslet. The restaurant currently opens 5am to midnight Sundays to Wednesdays and 5am to 1am Thursday to Saturdays. Councillors on the south and west plans panel today heard that McDonald’s, which opened in […]
Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook. We start with a plug – watch out for Stank Hall Barn on the telly on Thursday (5 December), it will feature in Restoring England’s Heritage (7:30pm BBC1) presented by John Sergeant. Congratulations to Hunslet St Mary’s […]