Post Tagged with: “Horsforth”

Leeds loneliness charity OPAL hoping for final fundraising boost to finish turning derelict pub into vibrant community centre

Image by Sally-Anne Notley, Carer at OPAL

by Emily Horner A Leeds charity that helps elderly people suffering with loneliness says it hopes to finish converting a derelict pub into a community centre by June 2020. The charity, OPAL (The Older People’s Action in the Locality), established in 2002, supports the over 60s within the Horsforth area of Leeds to live their lives independently and without isolation. […]

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Horsforth to get 1000 new trees to help battle climate change

Horsforth to get 1000 new trees to help battle climate change

By Sarah Smith The Woodland Trust is launching the UK’s largest mass tree planting campaign – urging the public to pick up their spades and act on climate change. It will be planting 1000 trees in Horsforth as part of its campaign Big Climate Fightback, saying every tree counts. The event will be happening on November 30 on Calverley Lane […]

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Jobs Saved in Horsforth as former Thomas Cook shop reopens as Hays Travel

Hays has had success with existing customers

By Samantha Lewis The former Thomas Cook travel agent in Horsforth has reopened with the new owners, Hays Travel, rehiring all the staff. After the collapse of Thomas Cook last month, an independent company based in Sunderland, Hays Travel, moved quickly to announce that they would take over and reopen all the travel agent’s stores in time for Christmas. Out […]

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Horsforth woman campaigning to raise awareness of need to prevent abuse of elderly people

Horsforth woman campaigning to raise awareness of need to prevent abuse of elderly people

By Kudzai Chinembiri A Horsforth woman is taking action to try and raise awareness about the need to safeguard vulnerable older people, such as those with dementia. Sally Wolfe, 71, a retired librarian in Horsforth, said: “It’s very interesting because people don’t always think of adults or old people being vulnerable. “They are just as likely to be victims of […]

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National photographers gather at Leeds Trinity University for Royal Photographic Society event

National photographers gather at Leeds Trinity University for Royal Photographic Society event

By Zoe Peck and Tom Reyer Leeds Trinity University will this weekend play host to a national audio-visual competition organised by the Royal Photographic Society. The National Audio-Visual Championships (NAVC) will be held at the Brownberrie Lane campus on October 5 and 6 2019. The 21st biennial championship will see around 70 participants submit their picture-to-music videos. The winner is […]

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Leeds: Horsforth charity promoting sessions bringing young and old together

Leeds: Horsforth charity promoting sessions bringing young and old together

By Lewis Oldham A Horsforth charity has begun promoting sessions bringing older people together with young children to help improve lives and forge bonds between the generations. Horsforth Live at Home is part of the nationwide Live at Home scheme and runs a lot of events in the local area, including dementia cafes. Sally Metcalfe is the scheme manager for […]

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New Horsforth Brewery premises set to become hub for local community

New Horsforth Brewery premises set to become hub for local community

By Will Ford The owner of Horsforth Brewery has moved his business to larger premises to meet the growing demand for his craft beer. Mark Costello, 34, started brewing as a hobby five years ago before starting to sell his beer to local shops and pubs in August last year. The new brewery on Station Road, Horsforth, will open on […]

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Courtyard Creativities activities centre wins Horsforth’s best Christmas shop front award

Courtyard Creativities activities centre wins Horsforth’s best Christmas shop front award

By Abbey Maclure An activities centre for people with learning difficulties and other support needs has won first place in Horsforth’s Best Christmas Decorated Shop Front award 2018. Courtyard Creativities, on Town Street, holds sessions ranging from cooking to printmaking and woodwork, with one of the judges praising “the effort and love” that went into the display. The award, presented […]

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The Real Junk Food Project café praised for tackling loneliness in Horsforth

The Real Junk Food Project café praised for tackling loneliness in Horsforth

by Abbey Maclure Horsforth residents have praised the Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) café for tackling loneliness in the local community. The café, held at St Margaret’s parish centre in Horsforth every Monday, was set up over two years ago and uses surplus food from supermarkets to make meals for local people. Visitors pay-as-they-feel for meals and the café has diverted […]

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Leeds foodbank reports 28.9% rise in demand for emergency food supplies

Leeds foodbank reports 28.9% rise in demand for emergency food supplies

By Abbey Maclure Leeds North and West Foodbank has found the demand for emergency food supplies has increased by 28.9% compared to the same period last year. The foodbank provided over 5,000 three-day emergency food supplies between April 1 and September 30, and of this number 2,000 supplies went to children. Volunteers at the foodbank believe that the increase is […]

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