Author Archives: Simon Dawson

Kirkstall Stargazing – Friday 29th Nov

November 28th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Schools/Kids - (Comments Off)
Kirkstall Stargazing Telescope

#KirkstallStargazing is a FREE Event which takes place on the Last Friday of the month, meeting outside the Queenswood Social Club on Queenswood Drive. The event was setup & run by the Volunteers of Kirkstall Community Garden with the aim to help the kirkstall community come together, learn about the solar system & share ideas. Come …
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Remembrance Sunday – Photos

November 12th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | History | Our Community | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
10Nov13K2 Cenotaph

A sizeable group of attendees came along to Kirkstall Cenotaph to mark Remembrance Sunday, led by Rev Stephen Kaye. Here’s some photos of the service taken by Val Crompton.

Public exhibition for new floodlights at Headingley

November 7th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Local Issues | Our Community | Sport - (Comments Off)

Yorkshire County Cricket Club is holding a public exhibition to invite local residents and businesses to view its proposals for the installation of four new permanent floodlights at the Headingley Cricket Ground. The proposals will be on display in the reception area of the Carnegie Pavilion, Kirkstall Road, Headingley on Friday 15th November between 3.00pm – 6.00pm …
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Remembrance Sunday

November 7th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | History | Kirkstall In Bloom | Our Community - (Comments Off)

The Abbey Churches Together Remembrance Service will be held at 2.30pm on Sunday 10th November 2013 at Kirkstall Cenotaph on Bridge Road, and will be led by Revd Stephen Kaye of Kirkstall St Stephen’s. The cenotaph has just had four new planters installed by Kirkstall In Bloom, just in time for the service. We hope …
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Kirkstall People – Charlotte Walker

August 8th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Our Community - (Comments Off)

You may remember recently we asked for some help with our email subscriptions as we moved to Mailchimp. One willing local helped us set this up, and the more I talked to her the more interesting facts she told me. In particular she runs the local institution of IronCupcake that takes place at the Adelphi …
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Momentous Filming at Kirkstall Festival 13 July 2013

July 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Abbey | Kirkstall Festival - (Comments Off)

Leeds Inspired ( will be at Kirkstall Festival with our pop up green screen to film festival goers, stall holders, performers and anyone else who want to be part of ‘Momentous’, a large scale projection that will transform the entire façade of Civic Hall into an animated mechanical clock for 3 nights in early October …
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New Discussion Forums

May 12th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Local Issues | Our Community - (Comments Off)

Hot on the heels of our change to email subscriptions, we’ve now also incorporated the discussion forums into the main website to make it easier to view and find information. It was a bit of a difficult situation previously as the forums were held on a separate system, so it was impossible to get a …
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We’ve been putting a lot of work recently into communicating with local residents more effectively. Traditionally this has been through our magazine, Kirkstall Matters which editor Jenny Budd is doing a fine job in taking forward. Hopefully if you are a member of the KVCA you should have received your copy of that latest issue …
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Funding available for your project

March 27th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Charity | Kirkstall Community First | Our Community - (Comments Off)

Hopefully you will be aware of the Community First funding that we have received for the Kirkstall council ward. We have been awarded over £67,000 by the Community Development Foundation to help fund projects over the next four years. If you have an idea for a community-based project and require £250 to £2500 in order …
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Green roof and green wood frame nutures green transport

March 10th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Local Issues | Our Community - (Comments Off)
TCV Bikeshed interior

Councillor Roger Harington, chair of the Climate Change Partnership  will formally open the 20 space bike shed at 3pm on Tuesday 12th March at The Conservation Volunteers, Hollybush in Kirkstall Leeds.LS5 3BP Our 20 space bike shed has a simple frame made of green larch with a living roof of sedum and other plants (aka Green roof). …
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