Holbeck

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 […]

Globe Road to host music festival as planning decision looms

Globe Road to host music festival as planning decision looms

CEG’s development in Holbeck looks set to move forward as their plans go to the Council’s City Plans Panel on Thursday (19 April 2018). Meanwhile the site will host the World Island music festival over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend (25-27 May 2018) featuring top names including Sampha and Loyle Carner. As previously reported, CEG […]

Holbeck’s sign of the times

Holbeck’s sign of the times

Holbeck in Bloom’s mission is to improve the local environment and help build community pride. Their latest achievement is a new sign on the Moor. The sign incorporates positive images of the area including its historic buildings and the work of Holbeck in Bloom. Community stalwarts Ian Pickup and Dennis Kitchen came up with idea […]

Houses or footballers for Holbeck?

Houses or footballers for Holbeck?

On 1 March the residents of Holbeck voted overwhelmingly to adopt the Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan. Despite atrocious weather, hundreds turned out to vote with 79% voting yes to the plan drawn up over five years by local residents. On the back of that result, Dennis Kitchen, chair of Holbeck Neighbourhood Forum wrote to Council chiefs […]

Club supports Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Club supports Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Holbeck (formerly Holbeck WMC) held a charity night on Saturday 10 March 2018 raising £1,320.30 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The club has now raised a total of £2,415.02 for this charity. Ian Pickup from the club explained: “The Air Ambulance is very close to our heart as one of our young persons needed […]

Holbeck church hosts big multicultural meal this weekend

Holbeck church hosts big multicultural meal this weekend

This Sunday (18 March 2018) sees St Luke’s church in Holbeck/Beeston host their annual International Meal, when 100+ local people from all backgrounds will pitch in and share food from around the world together. Any local residents are invited to come to the church (on Malvern Road, LS11 8PD) for 12.30pm – and bring a […]

Shop front improvements for Holbeck

Shop front improvements for Holbeck

Shop fronts in Holbeck are set to benefit from citywide programme of public realm improvements to ‘local centres’. A first round of 12 projects is set to be approved by Leeds City Council’s Executive Board next Wednesday (21 March 2018). The Holbeck project will see £135,000 spent on improving up to 19 shop fronts on […]

Investment decision to tackle problem bin yards

Investment decision to tackle problem bin yards

Leeds City Council is set to roll out improvements to bin yards across the city following a successful pilot in the Recreations area of Holbeck. A report to the Council’s Executive Board next week recommends spending £247,500 on improving 45 yards across the city. If these are as successful as those in Holbeck the programme […]

Armley Gyratory consultation

Armley Gyratory consultation

Further to our recent report about planned changes to the Armley Gyratory system, Leeds City Council have announced a drop in consultation event in Holbeck this Saturday (17 March 2018). The event takes place at St Matthew’s Community Centre, St Matthew’s Street, Leeds LS11 9NR between 11am-2pm. For more information about the proposals please visit: www.leeds.gov.uk/connectingleeds; […]