Sunday, April 11, 2021

Iola Shaw

Bramley Elderly Action crowned as the Leeds winner of Virgin Media’s ‘Local Legend’ campaign

Words: Josie Armitage Bramley Elderly Action and volunteers have been recognised for their significant contribution and vital support and activities for local older people throughout...

Reclaim the Night: “Running for Sarah” in Bramley

Words and Photos: Iola Shaw Bramley had its own socially distanced Reclaim the Night 5km run/walk last night, which raised approximately £505 for Women’s Aid...

Community adoption for Kirkstall Forge Station – get involved

Words & photos: Iola Shaw Northern Rail's Richard Isaac met with representatives from West Leeds community groups to discuss how Kirkstall Forge Station can become...

Photos show finished Rodley War Memorial after community rallies in support

Words: John Baron Photos: Iola Shaw After years of hard work, countless meetings and funding events volunteers are celebrating after work finished on creating a war...

How volunteer shoppers are a lifeline to Bramley’s elderly

Older people who are self isolating in Bramley are being handed a lifeline by volunteers who go out and do their shopping for them....

2020 Kirkstall Festival Cancelled: 40th Kirkstall Festival Happening in 2021

The Kirkstall Festival is the biggest volunteer run event in West Leeds but like so many events this year it will be having...

Bramley Menopause Café – “It’s good to have a space where you are taken seriously”

Bramley Councillor Jools Heselwood put setting up a menopause café in her manifesto and the speed this got established in 2019 shows it was...

West Leeds: Can you help plant 1,000 trees in a day?

An idea inspired by Tree Planting Week and Horsforth in Bloom has led to a plan to plant over 1000 trees on the boundary...

Kirkstall Abbey Park – Medieval Gardening Talk

Do you love rare books, delightful plants or Kirkstall Abbey?  The three are combined in an entertaining and interactive one-off talk on 24 November...

Leeds To Innovation exhibition inspires at Armley Mills

Words: Iola Shaw Images: Mindy Goose Leeds, the city of 1,000 trades, risks exceeding its storage limit according to Andrew Lidster, the Keeper of the Museums. ...

More community reporters graduate from second West Leeds Dispatch community reporters course

Another six budding community reporters have graduated from the second West Leeds Dispatch community reporters' course. Over six weeks at Beech Hall Care Home in...

‘Why would I live anywhere else than Farsley?’

Iola Shaw interviews fellow community reporter Martin Heaton and why he loves living in Farsley so much... Farsley is a thriving village in the city,...