Category: Leisure

  • LEEDS ARENA/TRINITY QUARTER – UPDATE

    I’m often asked by residents what the current position is with the Leeds Arena and when the new Trinity Quarter shopping centre will be ready. The most up to date information is: ARENA: Work on the Leeds Arena remains on course to be completed in April 2013, with the first event envisaged in July 2013.…

  • MUSIC AND DRAMA LIBRARY UPDATE

    I was contacted back in October by a local drama group in respect of the announced closure and dispersal of the Wakefield Music and Drama Library. A suggestion was made as to whether Leeds could house all or part of this collection and Leisure Services subsequently made a bid for the drama collection. The Wakefield…

  • HALF TERM HOLIDAY PROGRAMME AT HOLT PARK LEISURE CENTRE

    Day Time Activity Description Price Monday   13th   February       13.00 -14.00   14.00 – 15.00   15.00 -16.00 TRAMPOLINE Age 5yrs+   CODE – HTR1   HTR1A   HTR1B   Bounce away an hour on this very popular course And have lots of fun with our qualified coach.   Children should…

  • MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE – COOKRIDGE

    I have had received a reasonable amount of correspondence about the mobile library at Cookridge. Parents, children and carers are keen to see the hours changed to ensure it coincides with the Kindergarten. I am currently campaigning on this issue and this is the latest response I have had from the Head of the Library…

  • PROPOSED CLOSURE OF YLI MUSIC & DRAMA SERVICE – UPDATE

    Set out below is my understanding of the Leeds City Council proposal for trying to resolve the outstanding issues around the proposed closure of YLI Music & Drama Service.  Background Leeds has contributed £19,218.09 pa for the last five years. The service is funded by the twelve Yorkshire authorities and groups/individuals renting materials. In Leeds…

  • ME2 – Inclusive Dance Group for young people aged 11-24

    ME2 Inclusive Dance group FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 11-24 with and without disabilities Sessions start on 16th September  every Friday 6:30 – 8pm   during term time at the  Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 4BH.   The cost of each session is £3. For more information or to book a place, please contact…

  • TENNIS COURTS – HOLT PARK

    I refer to a previous newsletter advising you of what was happening in the area in respect of the above. I have now taken this issue up again with the Council as the initial measures did not prove to be successful. Set out below is the latest response from the Parks & Countryside Operations Manager:…

  • STATEMENT OF LICENSING – CASINO SECTION – LARGE CASINO, PUBLIC CONSULTATION

    I have been advised by the Principal Project Officer in Entertainment Licensing of the following information, in letter form, and asked whether I would bring this to the attention of local residents and Groups/organisations in my area: “Leeds City Council is a licensing authority under the Gambling Act 2005. This means that the Council has…

  • Holt Park Community Tennis Project proposal

    I received the following information regarding a proposal to create a community tennis project on the newly improved tennis courts in Holt Park.  The Holt Park Community Tennis Project would follow the successful pilot of a similar project on the courts at Carr Manor High School (soon to link with Chapel Allerton Park).  Partnership working between…

  • Tinshill Recreation Ground – update

    I have received a number of queries in respect of Tinshill Recreation Ground. The Senior Project Manager has provided the following updated: “I can confirm that work to level and drain 6 pitches started on site in summer 2007. At the request of Ralph Thoresby School and those community sports clubs that use the site,…