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Support and activities for older people in Beeston, Cottingley and Hunslet

The spring newsletter from the South Leeds Live At Home Scheme (SLLAHS) has been published with details of regular activities and day trips. SLLAHS is one of the ‘Neighbourhood Network’ organisations providing support and activities for people over 55. SLLAHS covers the Beeston, Cottingley and Hunslet areas. Regular activities include lunch clubs, a range of […]

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My First Time At Parkrun In Beeston

My first time at parkrun in Cross Flatts Park was really good. My time was 00:49:24 which is good and I finished in 109th place so how’s that?Mind you I was walking with Kenneth Ingram from South Leeds Life and South Leeds Community Radio. Made some new friends down there as well. It was a […]

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Old Bamber gets fit for FREE

  I blame Mrs Bamber. She suggested I go to the gym as she thought it would be good exercise for me. I don’t know what she thinks golf is, particularly the way I play it; criss-crossing the fairway I walk miles and miles and then there’s the foraging in the bushes. Anyway, she made […]

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New Afternoon Walking Group Launches For South Leeds Residents

As part of the new Leeds Lets Get Active initiative across the city, the Hunslet Club is starting a Walking Group for adults starting on Thursdays from October 10th from 12:00 until 12:45pm across the local area. Participation is free, this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy gentle, sociable exercise with like-minded local people. Why […]

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South of the River – Walking through Cottingley

  A couple of weeks ago I visited the island of Cottingley to attend the excellent Cottingley Summer Fair. My Other Half had the car so I a walked – it’s not far from Beeston. I don’t know Cottingley well, I’ve been a few times in the last couple of years and my eldest went […]

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Beeston: Healthy eating, swimming and walking for women at Asha

Runa Hanifa, a health development worker at Asha Neighbourhood Project, on Stratford Street has sent us the following posters on events at Asha, a local community organisation working with South Asian women and children in South Leeds. Women-only swimming: Healthy eating sessions: Women’s walking group:

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South of the River – through Ginnels and Snickets

I’ve had two meetings in the city centre this week. I don’t like to drive into the city centre because the parking charges are set high to discourage congestion. A policy I approve of. The bus is expensive if you’re on a tight budget, so unless it’s tipping down, it’s usually cycling or walking for […]

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Gentle walks in Hunslet

Gentle walks from Hunslet Library start today at 10am and will run fortnightly. Are you interested in becoming more active? Then come along for a gentle walk every two weeks. Refreshments provided. The walks are run by Health for All and the NHS. More details from Bally on 07590 183627.

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Come on, own up – who put the motorway there?

Once upon a time, some forty-odd years ago, there was an expanse of housing to the south of Leeds. Mostly built to expand existing villages from 1905 onwards, this area looked little different to many others across and around the city, writes Alison Neale. Back then, town planners worked under The Jetsons model of futurist […]

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Walk this way and get active in Cross Flatts Park

Enjoy some gentle exercise each week in Cross Flatts Park with a friendly group of local residents! See the aboce poster for more details.

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