Meanwood Valley Heritage Walks

Join the Meanwood Valley Heritage Ranger for some more Summer Nature Events

‘Guided Bat Detecting Walk with Talk & Setting up Moth Trap’ 
Date: Monday 26 August 2019
Time: 20:00pm to 22:30pm
An evening bat walk to discover what bats reside in Meanwood Woods. Followed by setting up a moth trap for below’s event.
Location: Meanwood Park BOOKING REQUIRED email
‘Marvellous Moths’
Date: Tuesday 27 August 2019
Time: 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: Meet at Meanwood Park car park, near the Rangers Hut, off Green Road
No BOOKING REQUIRED just turn up
A morning event hosted by a Meanwood Valley Heritage Ranger to see what moths have been caught in the traps they set up the day before.

For mind and Body

It was time once again for our Yoga session at Little London Community Centre yesterday afternoon. As always it was well received and attended. We have three more sessions to go if anyone would like to come along and join us for some relaxation and mindful movement for overall well-being. The sessions are held every Thursday between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Call the Caring Together office on 2430298 for more details.

Summertime Social

Caring Together held a Summertime Social yesterday. All agreed that it was a great afternoon with many saying that we need to make this an annual event. It was held at Little London Community Centre and aside from summer themed cakes and buns we had seasonal prizes for the raffle and bingo. As usual, a great many thanks to all of those volunteers who helped out and made it such a special event.


We have loved this morning. Together we have been experimenting with ModRoc; which is using plaster bandage dipped in water to make a plaster-of-paris to enable us to begin creating a Bust. This involves forming a sculpted representation of a person’s head and neck, and a upper part of the body. Some of us also got to draw portraits which will come to life using various digital technology.

‘Every Day First Aid’

Caring Together and British Red Cross welcomed members and volunteers to ‘Every Day First Aid’ training this afternoon at Harrison and Potter Homes in Little London. As usual this session was well attended.

A message from the British Red Cross

The British Red Cross knows that everyone can learn a few simple first aid skills that could help someone if things suddenly went wrong. We also know that, most of the time, the person you’ll end up helping will be a friend or family member. It doesn’t matter how young or old, or how able you think you are, everyone can learn to do something to help an ill or injured person.



We sampled something new and creative this week. We tried our hand at Pixilation. This is a stop motion technique where real people are filmed in a way that makes them look as though they are moving in a animated way. This involved us working together to take pictures, direct, and repeatedly pose while a picture was taken, and then changing a pose slightly before the next frame, which enabled us to create two of our very own short animated films. We had a preview at the end, and look forward to sharing these with you soon.

Leeds Credit Union

What is a Credit Union and why should you join?

Leeds City Credit Union is a financial cooperative with 37,000 members that provides straightforward, affordable financial services.

As a mutual there are no shareholders. Credit unions are owned by the people who use their services, and not by external shareholders or investors. So the emphasis is always on providing the best service to members – not maximising profits.

The credit union prides itself on providing members with the most appropriate services based on their circumstances.

Plus, they can be a welcome alternative to payday loans or doorstep lending.

Becoming a member is free and easy to do either online or in one of four branches in Leeds or Wakefield.

Anyone who lives or works in Leeds, Wakefield, Harrogate or Craven or anyone who works for one of our Select Employers, is a resident of certain Housing Associations or people who may be associated with some of our Other Partners are able to join.

To download an application form, click here

For terms and conditions click here

Leeds City Credit Union is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

Leeds City Credit Union is a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme established under The Financial Services and Markets Act 2002. In respect of deposits with a UK office, payments under the scheme are limited to 100% of the first £85,000. This may be subject to change please visit for the latest details.

‘Are we there yet?’ Week 2


‘Are we there yet?’ Women reflecting on women, the heritage project with Skippko, which has attracted much attention from Caring Together members, entered it’s second week last Thursday. If you are interested in finding out more about this project phone Lisa on:

0113 2430298

The venue is a city Centre location:

Yorkshire House, Greek St, Leeds LS1 5SH

Let us know if you are thinking of attending.

Map of Yorkshire House, 26 E Parade, Leeds LS1 5BW