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Holt Park library opening hours consultation

July 21st, 2014 · Community News

The library service needs to look at how things could be done differently to provide an even more efficient service to our customers.

A library by library analysis has enabled the service to identify for each when its quietest hours are. We believe that not opening during the quietest times will provide significant savings whilst minimising the impact on customers – approximately 97.7% of book borrowers and computer users have used their own library or another library at times which would not be affected by this review.

However, we appreciate that not every use of the library is recorded, and some customers may feel that their use of the library has not been considered. We have prepared some options for revised opening times and before any changes are made we need to know which of these options would suit you best.

Once completed please return your comment card to us by 29th August at your local library or send by FREEPOST to:
Library Headquarters (Hours), Freepost RRBR-HXKK-ZHRB; 1 Bowcliffe Road Hunslet Leeds LS10 1HB

Alternatively you can e-mail details of your preferred option for opening hours to: enquiry.express@leeds.gov.uk using the following format:

1. Library Name
2. Preferred option
3. Your postcode (optional, but providing your postcode will help us know if we’ve reached all the communities in Leeds)
4. Any other comments you want to make
go to http://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/pages/Libraries-opening-hours-consultation.aspx to download comment form

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What’s on in Leeds Summer 2014 guide

July 15th, 2014 · Community News

Want to know what’s taking place in Leeds this summer 2014? We have collected all the latest and best information so it’s all at your finger tips. Please share this info so that others can find it too.

Summer Activities across Leeds 2014

Holt Park Active

Leeds YMCA

Thackray Medical Museum

Leeds Gymnastics Club

Power League 6 weeks summer camp

Leeds Disabilities Sports Camps

Fun First Kids Club

Leeds College of Art

Rewind/Remix – City Varsities

West Yorkshire Playhouse – Summer in the City

Music Bugs Summer Class

Royal Armouries

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Kirkstall Festival 2014 to be held on Saturday 12th July, 11:00 – 17:00

July 7th, 2014 · Events

Kirkstall FestivalThe 2014 Kirkstall Festival will be on Saturday 12th July, 11:00 – 17:00, and the theme for 2014 is ‘Le Grand Festival De Kirkstall’, taking inspiration from the Tour De France. There will be some cycling themed events; like Dr Bike who will be on site to fix your bicycle woes such as flat tires and rusty chains. Plus some French themed events, including a newly constructed Pètanque court!

New for 2014: Kirkstall Festival has teamed up with Sneaky Experience to hold a special Friday night event on the Festival. Sneaky Experience will be showing a unique screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Kirkstall Abbey complete with some interactive characters (and maybe animals!). Full details on their website: http://sneakyexperience.co.uk

Kirkstall Festival is a community fun day that takes place every year on the second Saturday in July in the beautiful grounds of Kirkstall Abbey, providing a full day of free entertainment that appeals to the whole family and community.
The event is organised entirely by local volunteers with the kind support of local councillors, Leeds City Council, grant providers and sponsors. The festival has run consistently since its start in 1980, priding itself on moving with the times with a different theme each year. It currently attracts over 20,000 people throughout the day, making it one of the largest community festivals in the country.

A parade of local groups and schools starts the Festival, traveling along Morris Lane and into the Abbey grounds. This year’s entertainment includes; 8 performance areas for live music, dance and comedy, plus a Youth Stage. There will be over 100 stalls (with many local charities and groups represented), a wide variety of catering stands serving delicious hot and cold food from around the world. There will also be a church service within the Abbey, a tea dance, and fairground attractions. Many more attractions are to be added to the Festival over the coming weeks. Recent festivals have included: birds of prey displays; battle re-enactments; pony rides; dog show; canoes on the river; mini motorbikes; mini cars; photo forests; children’s games; and lots more.

As the Festival is largely self-funded attendees are asked for their support by buying a programme for £2 on the day. This will give details about everything that’s on across the day, and it’s a small amount for a fabulous family day out. Wherever possible attendees are encouraged to take public transport though there is limited free parking available, as well as disabled parking close to the site.

Email: info@kirkstall-festival.org.uk
Web: http://www.kirkstall-festival.org.uk/
Twitter: @KirkFest 

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Free tennis coaching at Holt Park Tennis Courts

June 27th, 2014 · Events

GBTW_Twitter-Profile-Header-or-Facebook-Like-page-banner_851x315Are you interested in learning the basics of tennis or improving your skills on the court? On the 29th June 2014 the British Lawn Tennis Association and Leeds City Council are offering free coaching including,

Adult Coaching
Try the adult coaching taster session. Ideal for people new to the sport or who haven’t picked up a racket in a long time. You can borrow our rackets if you don’t have your own, just come prepared to hit a few balls and have some fun.

Cardio Tennis
Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court and open to people of all ages and abilities. Supported by motivating music and qualified instructors, you’ll get to hit lots of tennis balls during your class and have a great cardio workout at the same time.

Family time
Get on court with your family and have some fun. You will find modified balls and rackets for the younger ones, coaches will be on hand to give you some pointers if you want them.

Mini Tennis
Children between 3 and 10 years old can get stuck into the world of tennis with an exciting programme from the Lawn Tennis Association sponsored by Highland Spring. With smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls, LTA Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing.

To attend these sessions you must book a place

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Memorial tree stolen from Cookridge Scouts is replanted.

June 26th, 2014 · Community News, Good News Stories

Cookridge socuts memorial tree is replanted
You may remember the news of a memorial tree being stolen from Cookridge village scouts.

Today we are please to report that a kind-hearted YEP reader and landscape gardener Andrew Hargreaves was so touched by the family’s plight that he decided to replant a new tree in the grounds for them. Read the full story on Y.E.P

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