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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SCRIVENS EYES UP THE ARNDALE CENTRE

June 14th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Our Community - (Comments Off)

Optical and hearing care specialist, Scrivens Opticians has demonstrated its commitment to Headingley by relocating its North Lane branch to the Arndale Centre. The family owned optician which has branches across the country, has been steadily growing its customer base since acquiring its original Headingley branch from Co-op eyecare four years ago. Branch manager Chris …
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New Discussion Forums

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

April 27th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in History | Kirkstall Abbey | Our Community - (Comments Off)
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The KVCA has been provided with some excellent, nostalgic images from the Abbey Light Railway, enjoy!

If you’d like to get some inspiration when it comes to Grow Your Own join us at Hollybush Conservation Centre for a day of growing themed activity. Hollybush Conservation Centre will be open from 12noon until 4.00pm offering people the chance to see the vegetable gardens, take inspiration for their own growing projects, ask advice …
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NBT Project: A Blurb From Hawksworth Wood. As part of our 5 week dance project with the great Northern Ballet, we were asked to write a blurb for their website covering the week’s event. Here is our week 5 blurb. We were so eager to start, that we had got changed and we were warming up even …
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After bringing the old abandoned allotments behind the Woodbridge estate back into use at the start of 2011 and all growing plenty of veg, we allotmenteers looked forward to more of the same easy growing in 2012. Perhaps it was just beginners luck or even greater expectations of what we thought we might be able …
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Since becoming involved in the Kirkstall community I have noticed that care for our environment and the ‘good life’ is high on many people’s agenda. There are a variety of local clubs and associations that aim to promote healthy living and the regeneration of greenery in our urban space such as Kirkstall in Bloom and …
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The recent news that Leeds is to benefit from flood defences has met with mixed feelings for those who live along the River Aire, not least with those who live in the Kirkstall Valley. Are these defences necessary and are they likely to impact on the green space that Kirkstall currently enjoys? This report looks …
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