Cottingley

Holbeck sorting office to close?

Holbeck sorting office to close?

The Royal Mail announced yesterday (13 September 2017) plans to close the Holbeck Delivery Office on New Princess Street and move operations to the Leeds City Mail Processing Unit (MPU) on an industrial estate off Wellington Bridge near the Armley Gyratory. Royal Mail, which was privatised in 2013, says the move “will improve facilities for […]

By September 14, 2017 4 Comments Read More →
South Leeds success at Yorkshire In Bloom awards

South Leeds success at Yorkshire In Bloom awards

It’s becoming an annual ritual for South Leeds’ gardening groups to win awards at the RHS Yorkshire In Bloom Awards, but this year two awards stand out: Holbeck In Bloom won Gold for the first time and Cross Flatts Park won Platinum. Other local winners were: Park Fisheries – Gold Beeston In Bloom – Silver […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Job opportunities at White Rose cinema

Job opportunities at White Rose cinema

With their new multiplex cinema set to open at White Rose Shopping Centre later in the autumn, Cineworld is holding a recruitment event this Saturday (16 September 2017) for team members and Starbucks baristas. The event, at The Village Hotel in Tingley, will be an opportunity to learn more about Cineworld, find out what it’s […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Join the Teddy Bears’ Picnic at White Rose

Join the Teddy Bears’ Picnic at White Rose

If you head down to White Rose this weekend, you’re sure of a big surprise: the shopping centre is hosting a Teddy Bears’ Picnic as part of Baby Week Leeds (11 – 17 September 2017). Visitors will be invited to take part in interactive storytelling at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, and 3.30pm, and also enjoy facepainting […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
From your yard to Limeyard: A trip worth taking

From your yard to Limeyard: A trip worth taking

For the first time in my life I have been asked to do a food review. I am reaping the perks of being a board member of South Leeds Life after three years. An invitation to have a complimentary meal at the newly opened ‘Limeyard’ (All Day California Kitchen) restaurant at the White Rose shopping […]

By August 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Hundreds of pupils get help for the big move-up

Hundreds of pupils get help for the big move-up

Over 500 Year 6 pupils in 11  primary schools in South Leeds have been given a boost as they get ready for secondary education in local high schools next month. They have all received a 64-page booklet entitled “It’s Your Move” which contains a variety of advice, hints and tips, stories and experiences from former […]

Five-year-old Cottingley Boy Commended For Taking Missing Toddler to Safety

Five-year-old Cottingley Boy Commended For Taking Missing Toddler to Safety

Five-year-old Boy Commended For Taking Missing Toddler to Safety. Wednesday, 26 July 2017 A five-year-old boy who took a missing toddler to safety after spotting him alone in the street has been commended by police for his quick-thinking actions. Diego Grabowski was playing on his scooter near to his home in Cottingley, Leeds, when he […]

Harry Jepson Foundation rewards Cottingley poets

Harry Jepson Foundation rewards Cottingley poets

Rugby legend Harry Jepson OBE’s grandson Phil was on hand at Cottingley Primary Academy on Friday (21 July 2017) to hand out prizes on behalf of the Harry Jepson Foundation. Harry, who died last year aged 96, taught at the school between 1954 and 1963. Pupils in year 6 were invited to enter a poetry […]

Oldest and youngest in Leeds 10K race?

Oldest and youngest in Leeds 10K race?

Albert Jones (75) from Cottingley and his grandson Harrison Jones (16) completed the Leeds 10K Run For All on Sunday 9 July 2017 and were amongst the oldest and youngest competitors in the event. Albert lives in the Dulverton Court sheltered housing scheme in Cottingley and started walking four years ago to help him lose […]

Community centre offers sanctuary after crash

Community centre offers sanctuary after crash

Cottingley Community Centre came to the rescue when residents were evacuated from their homes on Sunday evening (4 June 2017). The incident started at about 8pm when a white Corsa lost control, hitting a taxi before crashing into a house, 7 Fair View, off Cottingley Drive. The crash caused extensive damage to the entrance porch […]