Kirkstall’s community are invited to a number of forthcoming events to share their views, remember, and meet developers. Jim Corah provides the details.
Kirkstall District Centre
After many years in limbo, progress is being made in developing the former Tesco-owned site/current eyesore.
Aristan Real Estate Investors, based in Douglas, Isle of Man, are holding a public meeting to discuss their ideas to develop the site with housing. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 20th November between 3pm and 8pm in the Milford Sports Club, Beecroft Street, LS5.
The meeting will be an excellent opportunity for residents to learn about the potential Aristan REI sees in the site, their possible solutions for transport links and engineering, and about their other developments.
Among their other work, Aristan REI developed New Waverley, Edinburgh.
Kirkstall Abbey medicinal gardens
Interested members of the public are invited to a meeting to discuss how they can help maintain and grow the gardens at Kirkstall Abbey.
Visitors may have noticed that the gardens could do with a little tender loving care. Cllr Fiona Venner has helped organise a public meeting on how to improve the gardens going forward and how the community and council can work together. One possible outcome is arranging community gardening days.
The meeting will take place at 3.30pm on Saturday 10th November 2018 in the Abbey Museum cafe.
Remembering The Great War
Marking the centenary of the Great War, a roll call of all those who lost their lives from Kirkstall, Leeds and Huckrade, Dortmund will take place during the evening of Saturday 10th November 2018.
Starting at 7.30pm (arrive for 7.15pm), the names will be read out then Music From The Attic will perform. The candlelit event takes place on Haddon Road.
As every year there will be a gathering at Kirkstall Cenotaph on Sunday 11th November 2018.