The Tuesday Group and Mid-Weekers Group recently visited Oulton Hall seperately for afternoon tea. A brilliant day was had by all and many of those in the groups had a stroll around the grounds afterwards.
After an absence of many years the Little London Community Day was resurrected last weekend. Organised over a short time period with many local organisations and individuals involved, the day was a resounding success. Caring Together was involved from the beginning and on the day hosted a cake stall. Many thanks to those Caring Together members and supporters who baked cakes and buns for the day and also to Waitrose and Tesco’s who donated cakes for the day. Pictured are David, Shirley, Valerie and John who looked after the stall on the day.
Once again Caring Together have had a stall at the Unity Day in Hyde Park. The weather was kind to us and and the sun shone all day. This year, in addition to a tombola, we had a ‘grab a bag’ stall. Both of these were enormous successes. A big thanks to all of our volunteers who worked on the stalls.
Drivers working for First in Leeds will take strike action on Friday 8 and Monday 11 July.
Strike action will take place:
- from 2am on Friday 8 July, for 24 hours.
- on the morning of Monday 11 July.
Train services and buses operated by other companies are not affected by the industrial action.
AccessBus and Mybus school bus services will be running as normal.
Woodhouse Ridge Festival – Sunday 3rd July, 1pm to 7pm
A family fun day in the woods, focused around the old bandstand on Woodhouse Ridge. Bike powered music, performance arts, community choir, real ale bar, local history walks, kids activities, bike doctor and tasty food! Opened at 1pm by Councillor Christine Towler.
Plus a few other things happening this weekend:
Free Canal Boat Trips in Kirkstall and Armley – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July
Every 20 minutes between 10.30am and 4pm, no booking required.
Celebrating Leeds & Liverpool Canal’s 200 birthday, specially decorated boats will be sailing from Armley Mills Industrial Museum on Saturday and Hollybush Farm on Sunday. One of the boats is fully accessible and has a ramp and a lift
St Gemma’s Summer Fair & Garden Party – Sunday 3rd July 12-4pm
At St Gemma’s Hospice 329 Harrogate Road Moortown, a fantastic day packed full of entertainment, crafts, stalls , games, food and an appearance by Gemma the Giraffe! Entry is by donation
Talking Statues in Leeds City Centre
Ever wondered what the statues would say if they could talk? Well this weekend 10 of the statues in Leeds City Centre can do just that. This includes The Black Prince in City Square and one of the Town Hall Lions. You’ll need a smartphone swipe a plaque near the statue or enter a code and the statue will call you! More details can be found here
Little London Community Primary School have extended a hand to Caring Together staff and members and invited us to participate in their school lunches. This will take place on a monthly basis and a roast lunch with vegetarian option will be available. Six people from Caring Together attended the first meal yesterday with each of them sitting at a different table with the children. This is a great initiative and can only be positive for building more solid links within Little London and across the generations. A big thank you to the staff at the school who facilitated this and to the children who made us so welcome. The is the second time that Little London Community Primary School and Caring Together have cooperated together on a project over the past 2 weeks. More of this we say.
There’s lots happening in our city this weekend.
Here’s just a small selection of what’s on:
Leeds First Bird Fair – Rodley Nature Reserve 9.30am – 4pm: Celebrate the wildlife and green spaces of Leeds and beyond, bird races, walks, activities, photography, things to buy, food. There’s something for all wildlife lovers.
Leeds Armed Forces Day: Saturday 25th June, 11am – 4pm. Victoria Gardens (outside Leeds Town Hall) the event in Leeds will be hosted by Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Gerry Harper, and will start with a parade through the city centre. Lots of displays and activities will be there on the day
Leeds Waterfront Festival – 25 & 26th June The 2 day festival brings the city’s waterways alive each year by hosting a fantastic eclectic mix of music, performance, arts and fun for all the family. The festival will be jam-packed with activities and creativity on the water, boats and on dry land, stretching across 4 miles of Leeds waterfront. Held at Granary Wharf, Brewery Wharf, Leeds Dock, The Tetley, Armley Mills, Thwaites Mills and other locations.
Golden Acre Park: Summer Band in Parks, 2.30 pm Sunday 26th June: West Yorkshire Brass
History Walk at Middleton Railway Sunday 26th June – Catch the 11am, 1pm or 2.40pm trains or meet the walk 10 mins later at Park Halt.
And too many other things to mention! Here’s hoping we get some decent weather!
Lisa, Valerie and some of Caring Together’s members went on a Tree ID walk this week organised by Oblong and Leeds Coppice Workers.
It was a really enjoyable end to the afternoon to stroll in the sunshine and to actually take a look at the trees and nature that are on our doorstep and that we often just don’t notice.
Many thanks to Dave from Leeds Coppice Workers for an interesting an informative walk. The next plan is to maybe have a similar walk looking at edible plants.
We will let you know when we have more information about this
Caring Together’s Midweekers Group held its first session at Little London Community Centre yesterday. All present felt that it was a good venue for social groups with enough space to also hold exercise classes. The move to the new venue was part of Caring Together’s focus on achieving more of an even balance between the activities and services that we provide within Woodhouse and Little London.