Author Archives: Simon Dawson

Kirkstall Valley Community Association – Annual General Meeting

April 1st, 2015 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Matters | Our Community - (Comments Off)

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    

Join the new Friends of Becketts Park group

October 12th, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in History | Local Issues | Our Community - (Comments Off)

Becketts Park is the largest green space serving the Headingley area and is well used for leisure, sport and play and also for parking for various events. There have been many concerns and suggestions for improvements regarding Becketts Park over the last few years. When visiting other parks in the area we see that they …
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Allotments immediately available!

October 12th, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Local Issues | Our Community - (Comments Off)

The Station Allotments currently have a number of plots available to let out and no waiting list. We are located next to Headingley Train Station with another entrance on Queenswood Drive. It’s a great time to take a plot on to get it ready for growing and eating next year. No prior experience needed but …
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Burley Top Cake sale for Macmillan

October 1st, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Charity | Events | Our Community - (Comments Off)

Neighbours from the Burley Top Community are busy baking for our Macmillan cake sale on Saturday 4th October. From 1pm onwards we’ll be setting up our stall at the junction of St Michael’s Lane and Talbot View. All proceeds will support the work of Macmillan nurses. Why not come along and sample some of our …
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Consultation on Kirkstall Road/Lane crossroads

September 18th, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Local Issues | Our Community - (1 Comments)

The Council wants to make some improvements to the appearance of the Kirkstall Lane and Kirkstall Road / Abbey Road Junction and wants to hear your views. There will be a consultation event on Wednesday, September 24th 3pm-7pm at Kirkstall Leisure Centre. Proposals that they want to hear your views on include: · External improvements to …
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Make a difference – adoption and fostering sessions

September 18th, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Our Community | Schools/Kids - (Comments Off)

If you’re interested in finding out more about fostering or adoption but don’t have the time to attend evening information sessions then this could be right up your street – almost literally! We are using one of our Library buses to provide some information road shows in local communities about fostering and adoption. The first …
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Introducing Little Paws

August 14th, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Charity | Local Issues | Our Community - (1 Comments)

I got into a bit of a twitter conversation the other day with a small animal rescue charity called “Little Paws” and discovered that two of our local residents are helping out by fostering and fundraising, I was intrigued with what you do and wanted to share it all with you all. So, welcome, Lindsay …
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Milfest this weekend in Kirkstall!

July 31st, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Schools/Kids | Sport - (Comments Off)

Our good friends at the Milford Sports Club are putting on a real ale and music event all weekend, and we’d like to tell you about it! Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August from 12pm midday to late! Its the first Milfest and promises to be a busy event, with indoor and outdoor stages with …
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Mysterious virtual tour of Kirkstall Abbey set to take place on Twitter

July 15th, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | History | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

The secrets, mystery and intrigue of a 12th century abbey in Leeds are set to be revealed as part of  a special ‘Twitter tour’ taking place next week. In what promises to be a unique experience, fans of the abbey will be able to join a virtual tour on Twitter on Friday 18 July around …
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150 Years of Rugby in Leeds at Abbey House Museum

June 13th, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | History | Sport - (Comments Off)

Abbey House Museum have just opened a small single case display of items relating to the 150th Anniversary of the first rugby game ever played in Leeds.  This is in partnership with the  Leeds Rugby Foundation Heritage Committee and most of the items are loans from their members, plus a couple of items from our …
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