Category: Leisure

  • GOLDEN ACRE PARK

    I was recently asked about the number of visitors to Golden Acre Park each year. From the last data available there were 1.9million visitors per annum.

  • BEDQUILTS

    I was recently asked what the length of the least on Bedquilts is. I have received confirmation that the lease is for 999 years from 1935.

  • TOUR DE FRANCE – GRAND DEPART FROM LEEDS – JULY 2014

    I have been sent the following information from the Head of Communications: “As you will know, Yorkshire has been successful in securing the Tour de France for Yorkshire with the Grand Départ starting here in Leeds. We thought you would find the below information from Welcome to Yorkshire useful. We will be working with them…

  • LEEDS MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSES – WELCOME SHORT TERM REPRIEVE

    Set out below is a copy of a letter I have sent to the Press in respect of the Leeds  City Council Municipal Golf Courses: Dear Sir, REPRIEVE FOR LEEDS GOLF COURSES I was pleased to read that the Council has reconsidered its plans to close two Leeds golf courses, (YEP, January 15, “Leeds Golf…

  • GOLDEN ACRE PARK CAFE REFURBISHMENT

    I have praised a key decision made by the Council’s Executive Board to approve plans for a major refurbishment project at the café at Golden Acre Park. A new conservatory is to be added to the existing building increasing the number of people who can be seated indoors to 86 whilst retaining the lower patio…

  • LEEDS MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSES

    I have voiced unease at a Leeds City Council proposal to closeMiddletonParkand Gotts Park Municipal Golf Courses.  On Tuesday, the Council’s Executive Board will consult on the suggestion, as part of wider budget proposals for  2013/14. Both golf courses currently run at a loss, with user numbers declining, and it is felt that by returning…

  • 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…