Stourton

Swarm down to Skelton Grange – a hive of activity

Swarm down to Skelton Grange – a hive of activity

This week is Bees Needs Week, an annual event coordinated by Defra to help raise awareness of bees and other pollinators. Skelton Grange Environment Centre is joining in the campaign by engaging hundreds of Leeds children and adults in their ‘Swarm’ art project. Bees and other pollinators are vital to growing lots of our favourite […]

South Leeds Environment Centre celebrates 25 years

South Leeds Environment Centre celebrates 25 years

TCV’s Skelton Grange Environment Centre celebrates 25 years of environmental education and practical conservation by throwing a huge party for past and present volunteers during National Volunteers’ Week 2017. Since 1992, staff and volunteers at the much loved centre in South Leeds have used the natural environment to offer a range of education, job skills […]

Stourton Park & Ride gets the green light

Stourton Park & Ride gets the green light

A new Park and Ride scheme to be built in Stourton has been given the go ahead after the government confirmed that funding of £173.5m would not be held up by the election. As South Leeds Life reported in December, the Department of Transport has agreed to give the funding that it would have contributed […]

Thwaite Fete: an Easter extravaganza in Stourton

Thwaite Fete: an Easter extravaganza in Stourton

One of the city’s most picture perfect attractions will be welcoming visitors to a spectacular new Easter showpiece this weekend. Thwaite Mills in Stourton will be hosting the first ever Thwaite Fete on Sunday 16 April 2017, with the event set to feature an Easter egg trail, bonnet competition and the chance to meet the […]

Engineering firm confirm mass job losses

Engineering firm confirm mass job losses

Local engineering giants OneSubsea – based in Stourton – have confirmed the loss of 620 jobs, from a workforce of 900. Following several months of consultation, and negotiations with unions (the job losses were first mooted in October), the redundant staff have finally left their posts in the past ten days. The plant is being […]

Tesco bags help local bees with food and accommodation

Tesco bags help local bees with food and accommodation

The ‘Bed & Breakfast for Bees’ project at Skelton Grange Environment Centre in south Leeds is about creating homes and wildflower rich food supplies for bees and other pollinating insects. The project has been funded by Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme, where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used […]

Kickstart your environmental career at Skelton Grange

Kickstart your environmental career at Skelton Grange

Do you want to work in the environmental sector, but lack the experience to land your first job? Do you want to share your passion for the environment with the next generation? If so, then a Key Volunteer position at Skelton Grange could be just the thing! You could spend your time learning to teach children about […]

Your Environment Needs You

Your Environment Needs You

Local environmental charity The Conservation Volunteers is has a busy start to 2017. The Green Gym sessions funded by NHS Leeds South & East CCG are now well established at Skelton Grange in Stourton and in Health for All‘s base at Cockburn High School in Beeston. As gardening gathers pace into the spring there will […]

£180 million bus improvements include Stourton Park & Ride

£180 million bus improvements include Stourton Park & Ride

A major investment of more than £180million in bus services in Leeds to double passenger numbers within 10 years and improve air quality has been proposed and as reported by South Leeds Life yesterday, the improvements include a new Park and Ride facility at Stourton. The details were revealed as part of the ambitious new […]

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Your History Project

Your History Project

Calling all from Hunslet, Stourton and surrounding areas! Were you born in the area? Did you work in the area or at Thwaite Mill? Do you have any stories from your ancestors of the area? If so, we would love to hear from you. We are doing a history of Hunslet, the canal, and Thwaite […]