Stourton

Could you help “re-wild” the next generation?

Could you help “re-wild” the next generation?

Skelton Grange Environment Centre in South Leeds is looking for volunteers to inspire children to discover a love for nature.  Each year Skelton Grange opens its doors to over 3000 children, providing a mixture of science, games and bush craft activities. Over the last 25 years children’s average screen time has more than doubled to […]

By November 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
South Leeds goes bananas for Apple Day

South Leeds goes bananas for Apple Day

Apple juicing, toffee apples, chutneys, sausage making, longest peel competitions, craft activities… it’s all happening in South Leeds this weekend as communities celebrate Apple Day 2017. Thwaite Mills Orchard Explorers Sat 21 October, 1-4pm. Thwaite Lane, LS10 1RP Go along to celebrate apple day and explore the ancient orchard at Thwaite Mills Watermill and discover […]

By October 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Conkers, apples and more at Skelton Grange this Friday

Conkers, apples and more at Skelton Grange this Friday

Get lucky this Friday (13 October 2017), and join local award-winning conservation centre Skelton Grange for an Autumn Festival featuring harvest-themed crafts, activities, and games. The event will especially feature a range of apple-themed activities, for everyone to get involved in: picking, pressing (juicing), and making (and eating) apple based snacks. There will also be […]

By October 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Riverside residents pull together on conservation project

Riverside residents pull together on conservation project

Nearly two years on from the Boxing Day floods in 2015 – which devastated much of the Leeds waterfront – residents at riverside housing estate H2010 in Hunslet are still hard at work, with the Council and other agencies, to clean up and revitalise their leg of the river. With the £50m city flood defence […]

By October 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Petition launched to stop Stourton Park & Ride

Petition launched to stop Stourton Park & Ride

An online petition to stop the new Park & Ride facility planned for Stourton has been launched by local resident Eileen Leach. The planned facility will be located on land between the motorway and Hunslet Cemetery and will accommodate 1,100 cars. It is intended to reduce the number of cars in Leeds city centre and […]

By October 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
£50million flood defence scheme opens in Leeds

£50million flood defence scheme opens in Leeds

A £50million flood alleviation scheme in Leeds which uses moveable weir technology – a first for flood risk reduction in the UK – has opened today (4 October 2017). The first phase of the award-winning Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme not only uses state-of-the-art flood defence engineering techniques but is one of the largest river flood […]

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 5 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 […]