Don’t forget to vote

 

It’s the day to have your say!

VOTE

Outline map

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Your polling stations within our area are as follows (your specific one will be named on your polling card):

Woodhouse Community Centre,
(The Hall),
197 Woodhouse Street

Holy Trinity Church,
Boar Lane,
Leeds

Leeds Minster,
(Choir Vestry),
Kirkgate

Portable building at Grafton School,
Craven Road,
Woodhouse

All Souls Church,
Blackman Lane,
Leeds

New Little London Community Centre,
Oatland Lane,
Leeds

Portable building at the junction of,
Lovell Park Hill & Lovell Park Close,
Little London

Merrion House,
(Access via Woodhouse Lane entrance only),
Woodhouse Lane

Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel,
City Square,
Leeds

Out on the Tiles

Caring Together staff and members visited the stunning Tiled Hall Cafe in the Art Gallery and Central Library building on Monday. It is a lovely venue for a meet up and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. This was our latest outing as part of our regular Monday lunch meet-ups.

The Tiled Hall was originally the main library reading room, and from 1888-1941 it functioned as a sculpture court. The magnificent Victorian hall was renovated extensively in 2007 with the help of English Heritage, to reveal the original fabric of the room. The space is now one of the most popular and iconic eateries in the city of Leeds.

(From the Museums and Galleries Website)

Local History

We had our penultimate research session in Leeds Central Library for the ‘Women Reflecting on Women’ project last week. There were still lots to discuss. For one of our members the subject of the workhouse in Holbeck came up. This resulted in maps being brought out of the area, past and present. She recollected her mum saying hello, and chatting to those in the workhouse as she and her mum passed by.
The picture below is from the Leodis Leeds website along with a note about the remains of the site:
‘View of the remains of the Holbeck Union Workhouse on Beeston Road/Lane End, showing the rear entrance seen from the bowling green opposite on Moorville Grove. Following the closure of the workhouse the building became Leeds Corporation’s South Lodge public assistance institution. The site is now partly covered by Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary School’  http://www.leodis.net/ 25.11.19

Christmas is coming (early)

Caring Together volunteers and staff were beavering away last Monday stuffing newsletters into envelopes and preparing food hampers that will be distributed next month. It was a fantastic team effort. Many thanks to all who helped out.

Volunteering is an essential aspect of what makes Caring Together what it is. If you are interested in finding out about what opportunities for volunteering there are at Caring Together contact the office on:

0113 2430298

Lighting the way!

As part of the ‘Nature Revealed: Making the Invisible Visible’ project, Caring Together will be working alongside the University of Leeds, Schools, other organisations and various artists which involves coming together at intervals in the year using creative techniques to explore the natural world of migrational and nocturnal birds, hedgehogs and bats etc.

For the past few weeks, at Little London Community Centre, this has involved making lanterns which will culminate in them being used  as part of Light Night in October 2020.

I for one cannot wait to see them finished. Watch this space.