Middleton

Family sports activities in Middleton Park

Family sports activities in Middleton Park

Leeds Lets Get Active has put together a programme of summer sports that all the family can join in and it’s taking place in Middleton Park. The free events take place every Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning throughout August. Sports range from cricket and football to rounders and table tennis – there’s something for everyone. […]

Motorbike seized in Middleton

Motorbike seized in Middleton

West Yorkshire Police – Leeds Inner South Officers stopped a bike in the Middleton area on Wednesday (26 July 2017). The rider had no licence, no insurance and no MOT. The bike was seized, the rider reported for summons and another male arrested at the same time for an outstanding Warrant.   Scridb filter

Young archaeologists excavate Middleton Lodge ice house

Young archaeologists excavate Middleton Lodge ice house

The Leeds Branch of the Young Archaeolgists Club (YAC) recently undertook a new excavation of an ice house, at Middleton Park, Leeds which once belonged to the former Middleton Lodge. YAC is the only UK-wide club for people under the age of 16 who are interested in archaeology. An invitation was extended the York and Pontefract branches to join the […]

New running group for improvers

New running group for improvers

A new social running group starts this Wednesday (26 July 2017) for runners looking to build up to running 5 kilometres. The Middleton Mavericks will meet every Wednesday evening at 7pm at the South Leeds Stadium reception at the John Charles Centre for Sport. Sessions are free, open to men and women and suitable for […]

Middleton amongst Leeds parks awarded Green Flag

Middleton amongst Leeds parks awarded Green Flag

Seven sites across Leeds have hit the heights and been recognised with an internationally recognised green award. Celebrating the very best green spaces across the United Kingdom, Middleton Park, Otley Chevin, Pudsey Park, Golden Acre Park, Kirkstall Abbey, Roundhay Park and Temple Newsam estate have once again being honoured with Green Flag Award status. Now […]

Improving Middleton Park playground

Improving Middleton Park playground

What improvements would you like to see at the children’s playground in Middleton Park? That’s the question being asked by Friends of Middleton Park and Leeds City Council. The groups have devised a short online survey to get your views and guide their plans. They want to know what types of activity your children enjoy […]

Mental Health project connects with Prince Harry

Mental Health project connects with Prince Harry

Health For All‘s Connected project has come a long way since we first reported on it last year with member Luke Hastings meeting HRH Prince Henry of Wales on his visit to Leeds last week (6 July 2017). The project attracted funding from the Leeds Fund, run by Leeds Community Foundation and has now run […]

Councillors reject Omnibus HMO plans

Councillors reject Omnibus HMO plans

A meeting of the South and West Plans Panel met today (Thursday 6 July 2017) and rejected the revised plans from PCC (Yorkshire) Ltd to convert the former Omnibus pub into a House In Multiple Occupation (HMO). An application to create 15 flats on the site was rejected last year and the decision was upheld […]

The Seaside comes to the Gate

The Seaside comes to the Gate

Arrived to the BITMO’s GATE fun Seaside day on Saturday 17 June 2017, to an already packed centre filled with families. I estimate about 70 people enjoying themselves, with the children in particular playing seaside games such as hook a duck, and even a sand pit, which seemed very popular. The event held in memory […]

Flowerbed design winners honoured at Civic Hall

Flowerbed design winners honoured at Civic Hall

Victory Anyiam of Sharp Lane Primary School in Middleton was amongst the winners as young people representing schools across Leeds visited the Civic Hall this month to be congratulated on their fantastic flowerbed designs which have been brought to life in the city. Following the ever popular Leeds in Bloom design a flowerbed or edible bed […]