Author Archives: Simon Dawson

Beginners Running Group Starting in Kirkstall

February 24th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Sport - (Comments Off)
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A new beginners running group has started in Kirkstall, for complete beginners or those returning to running after a long lay off. The aim is to train to be able to run the Apperley Bridge Canter 10K in May without walking, but at whatever speed. From there the running world is your oyster! You would be …
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The Great Leeds Statutory Bodies Quiz

January 14th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Local Issues | Our Community | Policing - (2 Comments)
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Every wondered which electoral ward you live in? And which housing authority you come under? And who is your MP? Even if you just want to report a crime, which police team will it get assigned to? Sadly, most local residents don’t know the answer to these questions, but its not really that surprising. Its …
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Fancy Local Volunteering?

January 13th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Charity | Kirkstall Festival | Kirkstall In Bloom | Kirkstall Matters - (2 Comments)

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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Memorial Service at St Stephens

October 21st, 2012 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Our Community - (Comments Off)
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On the 4th November at 4.00 p.m. St. Stephen’s Church will be holding a Memorial Service. During this service we will be remembering loved ones and friends who have passed away during the last year. If anyone wishes to have their relatives or friends mentioned in this service, please contact me or visit the church on the …
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KVCA Tour Parliament

October 19th, 2012 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Our Community - (Comments Off)
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Rachel Reeves writes for Kirkstall Matters following KVCA’s day out in the capital This summer’s festival at Kirkstall Abbey was, yet again, a testament to the hard work of the volunteers who stage the event every year. I have enjoyed visiting the festival for many years, and know that many people in Kirkstall see it …
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Please submit your Community First funding bids

October 19th, 2012 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Kirkstall Community First | Our Community - (Comments Off)
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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 to make …
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12th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale for St Gemma’s Hospice

October 18th, 2012 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events - (Comments Off)
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12th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale is coming up and it’s one of the largest displays of Art in the region! Rapidly becoming a staple calendar event for all those who appreciate art, the Leeds Annual Art Exhibition and Sale is fast approaching and it’s not one to miss. Whether you are an avid art fan or just …
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About Kirkstall Community First

October 18th, 2012 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Charity | Kirkstall Community First | Our Community - (Comments Off)
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Do you want to run a local project that will benefit the local area? A new programme from the Office for Civil Society has awarded Kirkstall £67,820 to spend over the next four years on projects led by members of our community. Groups do not have to be registered charities and can be groups of …
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Tesco Kirkstall Plan submitted

October 18th, 2012 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Local Issues - (Comments Off)
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TESCO KIRKSTALL PLANS RECEIVE LOCAL SUPPORT New planning application submitted for supermarket, shops and community facility Tesco has submitted a new planning application for the mostly derelict site in the centre of Kirkstall after revised proposals were met with support from local residents (some of which are pictured right). After Tesco received a positive response at …
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Big Green Weekend this Sunday

October 5th, 2012 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall In Bloom | Our Community - (Comments Off)
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The Conservation Volunteers charity urges everyone in Leeds to do their bit to protect vulnerable everyday green spaces or risk losing them Approximately one-third of the UK’s green spaces are under threat Big Green Weekend 2012 is in Leeds to inspire citywide conservation action The Conservation Volunteers, an environmental volunteering charity, is calling on everyone …
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