Author Archives: Jenny.Budd

Too busy to vote?

May 24th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Our Community - (5 Comments)

The news that 65% of the UK did not get out and vote at the recent elections was saddening, if not unsurprising. Perhaps it was lack of engagement with these ‘less important’ elections or maybe even the rain deluge we witnessed on Thursday. Whatever the reasons, Kirkstall was no better, in fact slightly worse with …
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Talking Buses Campaign

May 24th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Charity - (Comments Off)

In July the Guide Dogs Organisation is hosting a Parliamentary Reception on Talking Buses. We have been contacted by Kevin Crossley who that wants to get the word out about the campaign and ask people to support by signing a petition.  Kevin Crossley said:  ”I am registered blind and find using public transport very very hard. …
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… where will she clean up next?!! You may be forgiven for thinking elves have been out in the dead of night, cleaning and tidying and picking up litter, but in reality it is the efforts of one community spirited resident! This local resident has been taking on the Kirkstall Clean-up idea to the max by …
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Fitness Freak? Do your bit for Candlelighters

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Charity - (2 Comments)
Promotional Poster

Are you fitness freak or freaked out by fitness? Either way if you fancy putting on your running shoes and doing your bit to raise money for a fantastic charity, Candlelighters is inviting you to join their Team in 2014! They have various activities to get involved with, notably: The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge – Sat …
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Kirkstall Matters Magazine Issue 115 Published

March 28th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Kirkstall Matters - (1 Comments)
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Dear readers, The spring issue of Kirkstall Matters is now available to download if you are not getting it through your door. You can read it on Issuu by clicking here.   This issue contains:  Appeal from Kirkstall Educational Cricket Club Local redevelopment Point of View from a new contributor Environmental updates from KIB, Hollybush, …
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Cardigan Youth Point

March 10th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Schools/Kids - (1 Comments)
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Cardigan Centre is a locally based, multi-purpose community organization in North West Leeds with over twenty years’ experience of community work and service delivery. As a multi-purpose organization the Cardigan Centre works with individuals in ways which reflect the complexity and connectedness of their lives. This leads to improved outcomes for individuals and a more effective …
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Community garden logo

Kirkstall Community Garden is supporting Calverly Sunflower Challenge and is providing a free bucket and seeds for all Kirkstall Community Garden members.  Plant your seed on 1st April, send in your form, then measure your sunflower on 12th August to be in with a chance of winning! For more information email or download the …
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Big Fun Run 2014

March 10th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Charity | Events | Sport - (Comments Off)

Entries are now open for the Big Fun Run at Roundhay Park, Leeds on Saturday August 23. Organisers, GSi Events believe the magnificent 700 acre park which is among the largest urban parks in the world is a perfect setting for the 5K. And what’s more kids under five go FREE! Big Fun Run director, …
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Green Woodworking Experience Days

March 10th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | Our Community - (Comments Off)

Have you ever fancied trying your hand at woodwork but found conventional joinery a bit too technical? Or would you like to get creative outdoors in a woodland setting?  Then how about a day of green woodwork at a reconstructed woodland worksite complete with campfire and ever-boiling kettle? Learning how to work with green woodwork …
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Community project rewarding local heroes needs nominations

January 16th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | Our Community - (Comments Off)
Hairdo Heroes pic

Rock Pamper Scissors is local leeds business holding what they are calling “hairdos for heroes” on 2nd Feb, an event rewarding local heroes by giving them a new hairdo, makeover and exclusive pampering session from some of Leeds’ best hairstylists and beauty therapists. Limos, bubbly, massages, food, goodie bags, the lot.  They are looking for …
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