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    

Kirkstall Matters Issue 117 Published!

October 28th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Kirkstall Matters - (Comments Off)

Its that time of year again, and I am pleased to announce that the last issue of Kirkstall Matters for 2014 is now available for download. This issue you can read about the exciting new redevelopment that is going to take place in Kirkstall over the coming months and one project that is not going …
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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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Kirkstall Matters 114 published!

October 28th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Kirkstall Matters - (Comments Off)
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The winter issue of Kirkstall Matters and our 114th edition has been published! You can download it from out Issuu store where you can flip through the pages with ease or simply download a pdf. In this issue: – Kirkstall Bridge reopens with a bang – Pictures from the festival – Abbey Gatehouse Cafe has …
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Don’t miss this years Kirkstall Festival on Saturday 13th July! We expect this years to be the best yet with a special guest, some brilliant acts and every kind of stall you can think of. The 2013 Kirkstall Festival will take place on Saturday 13th July in the picturesque grounds of the 12th Century Kirkstall …
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Abbey House Museum aim to involve people more in the way we plan and design our exhibitions. We are planning to change the existing nursery room into a community-themed gallery, and we want your ideas about what it should look like, and the best ways to get a range of local people involved.   We will …
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Cyril and dave

Local writer Dave Foxton, who lives on Kirkstall Avenue has recently published a biography charting the life of another local man Cyril James during WWII. Born and raised in Burmantofts, Cyril James is a fascinating character whose story illustrates some key times in both Leeds and European History. The story of Cyril, who now lives on Cockshott Drive, follows his childhood growing up in the …
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Kirkstall Matters Issue 113

June 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Kirkstall Matters - (Comments Off)
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Dear Readers, The next issue of Kirkstall Matters has now been published. In this issue: – Paralympic Gold Medalist Open’s Kirkstall Festival – New blood for the KVCA – Kirkstall Abbey Museum – Hawksworth Wood Funding Update – Sport We have posted some of the articles which required more explanation on Kirkstall Online. You can …
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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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