Do you fancy getting more involved with your local community? Kirkstall is becoming a more and more vibrant place with many people taking up a new hobby or pastime while helping do something great for their local community at the same time. There’s lots of opportunities available, and if you have your own projects you’d like help …
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Burley Community Clean up Burley Village Community Association are holding a community clean-up on Saturday 25th July starting from the Burley Greenhow Community Rooms on Haddon Road at 10am, or find us in nearby streets. Litter pickers, bags etc. will be provided and council services will be on hand to assist. All assistance will be …
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Zooming out, zooming in, this edition of Kirkstall Matters looks at local volunteering, campaigns and groups, independance for Yorkshire, national elections, whats good for spring as well as literature both local and intergalactic. New editor Ewan Povey introduces himself and aims to win the approval of readers new and established.


The AGM of the KVCA will be held on Thursday 16th April at 8pm at the Milford Sports Club, Beecroft Street, Kirkstall (note that this is a change to the normal meeting schedule). If any KVCA members would like items adding to the agenda please email these to    

Burley Village Community Association

February 27th, 2015 | Posted by Steve.Harris in Events | Local Issues | Our Community | Policing - (Comments Off)

Burley Village Community Association Inaugural Annual General Meeting 7pm, Tuesday 3rd March 2015 Burley Greenhow Community Centre, Haddon Road (Immediately following the Burley Police PACT meeting which starts at 7pm) A new community Association is being formed in this area, membership will be free and open to all residents. The group will concentrate on the …
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Free Cardio Ultra Classes at Sporting Pro

January 21st, 2015 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Sport - (Comments Off)
Cardio Ultra

Launching February, Reebok introduces the new and complimentary Cardio Ultra workout classes to get the Kirkstall community in shape. Classes are on the following dates:  Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th February – 10-11am Saturday  7th, 14th, 21st, 28thy March – 10-11am Located at the Sporting Pro, Kirkstall Valley Retail Park, the non-stop versatile workout burns fat …
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Traditional Irish Music Evening at the Bridge

January 21st, 2015 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events - (Comments Off)

Irish Arts Foundation presents ‘Tea Time at The Bridge’ Friday 6th February 5.30pm-7pm approx. Traditional Irish Music evening at Kirkstall Bridge Inn with special guests….  from Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Des Cafferky is Pipe Major of the Clew Bay Pipe Band and from Westport, Co. Mayo Sean Maguire who present an informal ‘session’ of traditional tunes …
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Burley Model Allotments Secures New Grant

November 28th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Our Community - (Comments Off)

Burley Model Allotments, which are situated just off Beechwood Crescent, have recently benefited from a Community Development Foundation grant. More on this to be reported soon, however if you are unaware of Burley Model Allotments, read on for an overview.  About Burley Model Allotments Burley Model Allotments is a large self-managed society run by volunteers. There …
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Kirkstall Matters Issue 117 Published!

October 28th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Kirkstall Matters - (Comments Off)

Its that time of year again, and I am pleased to announce that the last issue of Kirkstall Matters for 2014 is now available for download. This issue you can read about the exciting new redevelopment that is going to take place in Kirkstall over the coming months and one project that is not going …
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Outdoor cinema specialists Sneaky Experience are set to screen movies such as The Exorcist and The Blair Witch Project inside our Abbey ruins from Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November.  The movies will be shown alongside horror storytelling, alarming actors and evening ghost-tours. There will also be something for the children, with screenings planned …
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Canal Towpath Closures

October 27th, 2014 | Posted by Steve.Harris in Local Issues - (Comments Off)
Leeds Liverpool Canal

Thanks to Newlay and Whitecote Residents Association NAWRA for alerting us to the new dates for the towpath upgrade from Kirkstall to Shipley. This work was originally planned for earlier this year. The new dates are: Diversions will be put in place for all the affected routes.  Please see below the programme of works: Bridge …
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