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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This issue looks at the latest developments in Kirkstall, brings you a tale of Pubs and Pews in the area, talks delightfully about green-fingers and gives you the latest sport updates. Enjoy! Or view it here: 01_KM_119_web

1900: Pubs and Pews [1] A year or two ago, in Kirkstall Matters, partly in response to a letter from me, there was a brief flurry of correspondence about the pubs that had once existed in Commercial Road and their landlords. I had referred to a ‘PH’ in Commercial Road, shown on the 1890 edition of …
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Connect in The North, a charity based on Balm Road in Hunslet is celebrating 20 years of creating change in Leeds this November. For the last 20 years the organisation has been working to enable people with learning difficulties to have the same opportunities and power in their lives as everyone else. Over the years …
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Woodcraft Folk

November 3rd, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie in Events | Schools/Kids - (0 Comments)

New Groups in West Leeds, as Children’s Charity Celebrates 90 years.   Two new groups for ages 6-9 and 10-12 are looking for more families and volunteers in Bramley.  Groups meet every Wednesday, 6-7pm, at Hollybush School, Broad Lane LS13 2JJ, during term-time. A Saturday morning group meets nearby for ages 2-6. To book a …
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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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