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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Outdoor cinema specialists Sneaky Experience are set to screen movies such as The Exorcist and The Blair Witch Project inside our Abbey ruins from Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November.  The movies will be shown alongside horror storytelling, alarming actors and evening ghost-tours. There will also be something for the children, with screenings planned …
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Canal Towpath Closures

October 27th, 2014 | Posted by Steve.Harris in Local Issues - (Comments Off)
Leeds Liverpool Canal

Thanks to Newlay and Whitecote Residents Association NAWRA for alerting us to the new dates for the towpath upgrade from Kirkstall to Shipley. This work was originally planned for earlier this year. The new dates are: Diversions will be put in place for all the affected routes.  Please see below the programme of works: Bridge …
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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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A celebration of Irish arts and culture kicks off in Leeds from the 10th of November to the 29th of November 2014. Dozens of events including music sessions, literary events, film and educational events are to take place at venues across Leeds, bringing some of Ireland’s finest artists to the city. “The thinking behind the Leeds Gathering is …
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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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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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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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Culture Night at The Bridge

September 11th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events - (Comments Off)

  On Friday 19th September The Bridge in Kirkstall is hosting Culture Night, a traditional Irish music community evening hosted by Irish Arts Foundation. Friday, 19 September 2014, 5.30pm-7.15pm approx. The Bridge inn Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3BW   More about Culture Night: Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This …
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