Sunday, January 24, 2021

Anne Akers

Volunteers needed at Calverley Old Hall

Can you help out with gardening? Maybe light building work? Perhaps painting and decorating? There's always community arts and crafts! All of it at...

Fundraisers save Stanningley cafe

A fundraising appeal to save Alternatively Vegan, a Pudsey café which opened less than a year ago has reached its target within three days...

Giant sculpture fills Left Bank

It’s big, it’s stripey and it nearly fills Left Bank, the former Victorian church-turned arts venue, writes Anne Akers. INF23 by Leeds Beckett graduate Michael Shaw is...

Bumper turn-out for Calverley Horticultural Society Show

There was a bumper turn-out at the Calverley Horticultural Society Show in the Methodist Hall on Saturday, with nearly 400 entries, writes Anne Akers. The...

Anne’s Patch: Reaping what I’ve sown

I know I’ve said this nearly every month, but it’s been a funny old year on the allotment, writes Anne Akers. Last year at...

New sculpture brings colour to Kirkstall

A new sculpture by a local artist has brought more colour to Kirkstall. Latent Power, the car-sized sculpture in bright yellow-coated steel was officially...

Calverley Open Gardens raises £900 for charity

The first-ever Calverley Open Gardens, with 13 gardens open to the public, was a huge success and raised £900 for the Hedgehoggery, the local...

Anne’s Patch: The mice ate the beans!

Allotmenteering has a learning curve, sometimes I think it’s never going to stop curving upwards, writes Anne Akers. Every year I learn something new, something...

Calverley open gardens will raise rescue charity cash

Calverley is to host its first-ever Open Gardens this weekend, with 13 gardens on view, writes Anne Akers. The event is organised by local...

Anne’s Patch: Slug pellet ban!

From the end of June, we won’t be allowed to sell slug pellets containing metaldehyde from our allotment shop, writes Anne Akers. By the...

Anne’s Patch: We’ve got the ‘Ferrari’ of the compost bin world!

It’s looking lively! May is when it all really starts to kick off down at the allotment, writes Calverley allotmenteer Anne Akers. The potatoes,...

Anne’s Patch: Calverley cats and dirty potatoes down on the allotment

Our cats love this time of year, there are trays of dirty potatoes in the conservatory just waiting to be sat on - or...