Stourton

Views sought on new Park & Ride at Stourton

Views sought on new Park & Ride at Stourton

Consultation events are taking place next week in Belle Isle and Hunslet as Leeds City Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority reveal details of the planned Park & Ride scheme to be built by Junction 7 of the M621 at Stourton. As previously reported on South Leeds Life, the Stourton Park & Ride is […]

By September 19, 2017 2 Comments Read More →
It’s all Buzzing at Skelton Grange

It’s all Buzzing at Skelton Grange

There’s so much to see at Skelton Grange Environment Centre in the next two weeks as a part of the popular community and education centre’s 25th birthday celebrations – come on down! It’s the last chance to see the exciting ‘Swarm’ exhibition, which has had hundreds of visitors and rave reviews about the installation inspired […]

By September 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
No way back for OneSubsea plant in Stourton

No way back for OneSubsea plant in Stourton

The troubled OneSubsea engineering and manufacturing plant in Stourton, which employed 900 staff as recently as April of this year, looks set for full closure and demolition in the coming months. As previously reported, 620 staff were laid off earlier this year, out of a total of 900 – due to the oil and gas […]

By August 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
‘Swarm’ down to Skelton Grange on Saturday

‘Swarm’ down to Skelton Grange on Saturday

A popular community and environmental education centre in South Leeds is celebrating its 25th birthday this year by inviting everyone to come and see Swarm at Skelton Grange this summer! The special opening event on Saturday 19 August launches a month of an exciting new exhibition and installations inspired by bees, wildflowers and our natural […]

Memories of Hunslet and Stourton exhibition

Memories of Hunslet and Stourton exhibition

This project started off 18 months ago as selfish indulgence on my part as I have had at least 4 generations, including my mum and dad, who were born and brought up in Hunslet and Stourton and I wanted to find out a bit more about the area. I found lots of geographical history of […]

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 […]