Beeston

Boosting confidence at Northern College

Boosting confidence at Northern College

Asha Neighbourhood Centre‘s Better Together women’s group members completed a three day confidence and motivation skills course at the Northern College in Barnsley. The women learned to become more confident in dealing with difficult situations and in everyday living and to have more motivation to cope and succeed. Their children took part in Health and […]

Leeds United team up with Uber to cut match day congestion

Leeds United team up with Uber to cut match day congestion

Uber and Leeds United are joining forces to help reduce congestion and address the transport challenges around Elland Road. As part of the partnership Uber will encourage people not to drive to the stadium but to leave their cars at home and use the Uber app to connect to public transport options. Not only will […]

Beeston to host local election hustings

Beeston to host local election hustings

Beeston Community Forum has organised an election hustings for Beeston & Holbeck Ward to take place on Wednesday 25 April 2018 at the Old White Hart function room starting at 7:30pm. The meeting will give voters the chance to hear from candidates standing in the Leeds City Council elections that take place on Thursday 3 […]

International stories and food shared in Holbeck

International stories and food shared in Holbeck

A group of local residents shared their stories and food from all over the world at an event in Holbeck this week. Twenty migrants who have moved to Holbeck and Beeston in the last few years held a Human Library event at Ingram Gardens Community Centre. The event was part of the MAP+ (Migrant Access […]

All round success for ladies sports team

All round success for ladies sports team

Middleton Park All-Rounders (MPAR) ladies Rounders Group was set up back in 2016 with the aim of getting more women into playing sport. A couple of months after starting, the team played in their first tournament and have never looked back. Two years on and they have been going from strength to strength and will […]

Running in the beautiful south: Middleton Park

Running in the beautiful south: Middleton Park

As at last it looks like the springtime is finally upon us, the best way to enjoy the weather is to get out and enjoy the outdoors whether that be in the form of a walk, run or bike ride. Here’s another suggestion from the South Leeds Lakers Running Club: Middleton Park is a gem […]

Bumps and Babes exercise in the park

Bumps and Babes exercise in the park

Two new outdoor exercise classes start next week for pregnant women and new mothers in South Leeds. The free classes are called Bumps and Buggy Fit and incorporate a walk in the park with basic fitness exercises. They will take place in Cross Flatts Park on a Thursday and Middleton Park on a Friday – […]

Sunnyview House residents prove you’re never too old to knit

Sunnyview House residents prove you’re never too old to knit

By the time you are living in a care home you might think it’s time to rest, but Wendy Stephenson can’t stop knitting and has enlisted help from her friends Florence Hustler and Edna Varley. The three, who live at Sunnyview House in Beeston, have recently handed over a blanket to St Gemma’s hospice and […]

Art Life: South of the River | The Soft Rains of England and Forgotten Spaces at BasementArtsProject

Art Life: South of the River | The Soft Rains of England and Forgotten Spaces at BasementArtsProject

March saw the beginning of, not only the 2018 programme at BasementArtsProject, but also the beginning of our eighth year as an arts organisation based at the heart of South Leeds. Whilst we may be small in scale our ambitions are somewhat larger. For seven years now we have been running exhibitions and projects from […]

Chip pan fire in Beeston

Chip pan fire in Beeston

Two fire engines from Hunslet Fire Station on Dewsbury Road attended a chip pan fire at a house on Hird Street in Beeston at 9:14pm tonight (7 April 2018). The fire damaged the kitchen but was extinguished by firefighters using breathing apparatus. The house had a smoke alarm and no one was harmed.     […]