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Community Network goes from strength to strength

  Eighty South Leeds residents packed into the community room at Elland Road Police Station when the South Leeds Community Network held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday (27 August 2014) The Network exists to bring community groups together to learn from one another. Groups can share their experiences and pass on tips about what […]

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Help to Start Your Community Group

  The South Leeds Community Network has been set up to support, help and encourage the hard work of the volunteers, groups and charities working across south and south east Leeds that make a difference to so many people’s lives… Come along on Monday 20th May from 2:00pm at Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre, Acre Road, […]

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Holbeck Christmas Market Slideshow

Holbeck Christmas Market proved a great success once again. St Matthew’s Community Centre was packed out on Saturday as people sought out Christmas gifts. The event was supported by local Councillors and Hilary Benn MP called in to talk to people and draw the raffle. Ian Pickup, one of the organisers said: “It’s been really […]

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Picture perfect: Top floor view from Crescent Towers – Plus 'In Bloom'

What a fabulous view of South Leeds and beyond those community stalwarts Dennis Kitchen and Ian Pickup have! The duo, who are the brains behind The Voice of Holbeck, Holbeck in Bloom and Friends of Holbeck Social Club, live on the top floor in Crescent Towers at the bottom of Dewsbury Road. As you can […]

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Help make Holbeck coffee morning a success

I have just had PCSO Claire Leech round and was in need of so help in organising a coffee morning at St Matthew’s Community Centre in Holbeck on Friday 28th September, writes Ian Pickup. Her idea is to link in with the nationwide Macmillan Cancer Support ‘Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning’ event. Our local event will start […]

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Sun shines on Holbeck Gala 2012

The sun shone and the crowds flocked to the moor to enjoy Holbeck Gala 2012. One of the organisers, Ian Pickup, said: “What a fantastic day – the sun was out and we had lots of fun…” Many stalls were held by local business and communities providing food and drinks, raffles, prizes, inflatable games, small rides, […]

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Slideshow: Holbeck in Bloom's summer basket planting

[slideshow]Holbeck’s going to look blooming great this summer – thanks to the efforts of local volunteers. Local resident Ian Pickup took these photographs of Holbeck in Bloom planting summer baskets with Holbeck Christian Fellowship at St Matthew’s Community Centre. Holbeck, along with Beeston, will be entering the summer Yorkshire in Bloom competition.

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Inner South Area Committee report from Hillside

Our local councillors met at Hillside in Beeston last night to discuss council business and local issues at the regular Inner South Area Committee. Chair Cllr Angela Gabriel started the meeting by welcoming new Middleton Park councillor Paul Truswell for his first meeting. Cllr Truswell takes over from Geoff Driver, who retired at the local elections […]

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Photos: Holbeck Elderly Aid's 20th birthday

South Leeds Life reader Ian Pickup has sent us some photos of Holbeck Elderly Aid’s recent 20th birthday celebrations. The event, held at St Matthew’s Community Centre, saw service users and guests of the elderly help group celebrate the achievements of the group since it was formed in 1992. HEA offers a variety of services, […]

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Bookmarked: Holbeck plans Queen's Diamond Jubilee party

The Voice of Holbeck community group is set to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style with a party at St Matthew’s Community Centre in June. Holbeck residents and community groups in South Leeds are being invited to attend a special planning meeting for the event later this month. More details from Dennis Kitchen over at the […]

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