Category: Leisure

  • BURIAL CHARGES SET TO INCREASE FOR SECOND TIME IN A YEAR

    A delegated decision has been taken by Leeds City Council that will see burial charges increase by 4.5% from 1 October 2012, leaving Leeds residents facing higher bills for the burial of their relatives and loved ones. The move will generate and additional £220,000 for the Council which it says will be used to meet…

  • DON’T TRADE PARKING INCOME FOR AN EMPTY HIGH STREET

    I have been vocal in voicing my dissatisfaction over Leeds City Council’s plans to review evening and Sunday car parking charges across the City Centre. I would like the Council to think carefully before introducing charges on evenings and Sundays. At a time when high street shops are closing down in record numbers, the Council’s…

  • ADEL BEER FESTIVAL

    The first Adel Beer Festival takes place from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September in the Adel War Memorial Association premises on Church Lane, Adel. Click here or on the link on the left. http://www.adelbeerfestival.co.uk/  

  • MOBILE LIBRARY

    I recently met with officers in respect of the Mobile Library Service as some changes had been requested by residents but not incorporated at first into the new timetable. For information I can advise that a requested change for Cookridge Methodist Church to coincide with the Kingergarten has been proposed to start in October; moving…

  • ROUTE OF THE OLYMPIC TORCH IN LEEDS

    The link below also gives expected times for each individual street it will travel through in Leeds on 24th and 25th June: http://www.networkleeds.com/Articles/305591/Network_Leeds/Events/Olympic_Torch_Routes.aspx Go to the individual day and you can download the schedule, you will notice 24th starts at Manchester but if you scroll down it gets to Leeds near the bottom of the…

  • DIAMOND JUBILEE

    Despite the weather there were a number of very successful activities, large and small, that took place, recognising the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee not just on the day itself but taking place throughout June.

  • OLDER PEOPLES’ ACTION IN THE LOCALITY (OPAL)

    Based at Holt Park OPAL will have been operating for 10 years and I would like to congratulate them on their anniversary in July. They do excellent work in the community and have made life better for a lot of residents in our area. Friendship and activity are the main themes of OPAL’s work and…

  • ADEL BOUNDARY WALK

    I would like to congratulate all of the Adel Players members for the many nominations they have received for the Wharfedale Festival Awards in July for their latest play “Arsenic and Old Lace”.

  • 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…