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Horsforth Food and Drink Festival at Hall Park

July 23rd, 2015 · Events

If you are feeling hungry this weekend or just looking for some entertainment Horsforth Food and Drink Festival takes place at Hall Park on Saturday the Saturday 25th July and Sunday 26th July.

Horsforth Food and Drink Festival will first be hosted in July 2015, located in Hall Park Horsforth, the festival will bring together local produce & traders from around the area.

With over 50 producers and an array of hot street food traders, the two day festival will be buzzing with live music throughout the day and into the early evening. There will be children’s cookery classes & free children’s entertainment, a funfair, real ale & speciality bars and free wine & beer tasting sessions available throughout the day.

There will also be a Man vs Food Festival challenge each day, not for the faint hearted but absolutely brilliant to watch!!

Adults £3
Children £1
Dogs welcome

Horsforth Hall Park
Hall Ln,
Horsforth, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS18 5JE

Find out more on the Horsforth Food and Drink Festival website.

Horsforth Food and Drink Festival poster

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Summer Sports Camp at Ralph Thoresby

July 22nd, 2015 · Ralph Thoresby

Man wearing 'coach' t-shirt teaching children football skillsACES are running a fun Multi Sports Camp for children ages 6-14 on 24th-28th August at Ralph Thoresby School.

After local success running sport camps out of Prince Henrys Grammar for the past 4 years ACES are expanding into the Holt Park area.

Days will run 10am-3pm each day. Camper will just need to bring a healthy packed lunch, refillable drinks bottle and appropriate clothing for sport and the weather conditions on that week.

ACES are a Yorkshire based sport education company have gained funding from the Youth Activity Fund to run a fun Multi Sports Camp for children ages 6-14.

The funding has allowed ACES to offer really low prices;

£12 per day or £50 for the Full Week.

Campers can attend single days or for the Full week and can be expected to participate in all different sports.

Booking is easy and online, here is a direct link: http://www.acesportuk.com/upcoming-events/2015/8/24/ralph-thoresby-school-multi-sport-camp


Camp Coordinator Joe Rowntree has said,

“It is really exciting to be running a brand new camp in a new area, I am hoping we have a good turn out of local children.”

He continued to say,

“Children who attended the sports camps at Prince Henry’s have always loved their times at camps, so much so they come back each holiday.  We had up to 60 campers per day in Easter”.

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Adel Pre-School Gets A New Outdoor Area

July 21st, 2015 · Community News

Adel Pre-school new play ground during construction

Adel Pre-school new play ground during the construction
Adel Pre-School has received a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery.

Adel Pre-school was awarded £20,000 by Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The funding received has been used to re-vamp their outdoor class room to help enhance children’s learning.

The outdoor transformation has enabled Adel Pre-School to create a fantastic area for children to learn through play. It has also enabled them to create a ‘Secret Garden’ for children to spend some quieter time and to explore the creatures of the garden as well as to plant and grow.

Adel Pre-School is a charity run pre-school which has been running in the community for over 50 years receiving the money from the Postcode Community Trust has enabled them to have an outdoor area which we would have only dreamed of!

On Friday 17th July 2015 at 9.30am there was an official opening of the new playground. The opening was attended by Beryl Chadwick who gave details of how to apply for the grant.

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery, where players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for good causes. As a charity lottery, 50p from every £2 ticket goes to support charities and good causes across England, Scotland and Wales, including People’s Postcode Trust. People’s Postcode Lottery believes in supporting local communities so the money raised stays local to players.

To find out more about us please visit www.adelpreschool.co.uk.

To find out more about applying for Postcode Community Trust funding and the projects which the Trust supports visit www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk

For information contact Katie Isle, Manager 0113 2817979 / adelpreschool@live.co.uk

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Cookridge scarecrow festival

May 1st, 2015 · Events

Scarecrow stood next to a Royal Mail post box

The Old Modernians Association are organising a Cookridge Scarecrow Festival during the May Bank Holiday weekend of 3rd and 4th May 2015 from 12 noon to 5.00 p.m. each day.

Over 40 residents have agreed to participate by making and displaying scarecrows in gardens around Cookridge. In addition Holy Trinity School, Kids Academy, and other local businesses including Animal Planet and Jessicas Hair & Beauty will also be taking part. Teas, ice creams and refreshments will be available at the Old Modernians Clubhouse from 12 noon each day, as well as a Scarecrow quiz and other attractions provided by Caring for Life and Grace Community Church.

To join in this great new community event participants should start by collecting a Scarecrow Trail Guide from the Old Modernians on Cookridge Lane from 12 noon onwards on 3rd and 4th May. Further details may be obtained from Steve Ewen -Steve.Ewen@brentwoodgroup.co.uk

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Image of Peover Scarecrow Festival by Alan James and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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OPAL – Bedford Arms Update

April 22nd, 2015 · Community News

Exterior shot of Bedford Arms viewed from Bedford Drive

Image of Bedford Arms – viewed from Bedford Drive courtesy of Betty Longbottom and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Older People’s Action in the Locality (OPAL) are planning an open day on June 24 to invite local people in to the Bedford Arms building, to look round, look at their plans and talk to them.

Thanks go out to those people who have already made a donation towards buying new premises via the buy a brick campaign as well as Councillors from the Inner North West Area Committee, Sir George Martin Trust and The Bramhope Trust who also made donations

You can still make a donation online or by joining in the‘Buy a Brick’ campaign. Please send your cheque, payable to OPAL at Unit 10, Holt Park District Centre, LS16 7SR.

OPAL’s lease at Holt Park was changed recently to 3 months notice that could mean that they are asked to leave their premises shortly. The Bedford Arms in Tinshill is in a reasonable condition. There are other groups who want to run activities there for young people in separate rooms in the evenings that would not clash with OPAL activities. OPAL also plan also to have a Community Café for all ages.

Phone OPAL Office 261 9103 for details.
Val Crompton


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