Serving Seacroft, Killingbeck, Crossgates, Gipton, Hollin Park and Fearnville.
We are thrilled that Rio from Grange Farm Primary has been elected as Children’s Mayor. He produced a manifesto called ‘Stop. Think. Racism stinks’ and led a deputation to the full council where he spoke superbly and received a standing ovation. Please support his crowdfunding bid to raise money for wristbands to promote his anti-racism campaign.
Seacroft Working Mens Club Sharks are going from strength to strength. Please come along and support your local Rugby League team. Councillors have supported the team and are very happy to see their success.
A children’s team is currently being planned.
What’s happening for the kids?
We are very keen to promote activities for young people in our local area.
Here are some of the activities young people can get involved in across our ward:
Chapel FM: Activities include music, radio, drama, cooking.
Seacroft Select Boxing Club: Based at Kentmere Community Centre.
DAZL: Dance activities based at Kentmere Community Centre.
Streetwork Soccer Academy: activities in Rein Park and other areas.
Youth Clubs at the Denis Healey and Crossgates Centres.
Seacroft Colts football club: based at Parklands Primary School.
Taekwondo: takes place at St Richards Church and Crossgates Community Centre.
Rugby League at Seacroft Working Mens Club.
Scouts group at St James church.
We are keen to share more local activities for young people. If you know of an activity we can promote please tell us. If you would like support to set an activity up, we have a small amount of money to spend in the ward to use to develop activities each year… if you have ideas let us know.
Residents are being consulted on additions to Rein park to improve the environment and provide more opportunities for use. Issues that have been discussed include a playground, seating and a pump track for cycling. Please get in touch if you have any comments about things you would like to see.
Denis Healey Centre
The much neglected Denis Healey Centre is in need of some love! It is used by some groups such as Youth Clubs but we think it could be much better. It needs some work to turn it into the kind of centre we would all like to visit. Some ideas we have included a programme of refurbishment and then encouraging more users such as a café; a gym; and more groups. We have also been in discussion with LS10 who are going to provide holiday activities for children with our support.
Kentmere Community Centre
We welcome the new activities that are on offer at Kentmere and the opportunities available for local people to get involved.
Urgent Care Treatment Centre
The NHS is currently consulting on the location of a new centre. We would love to see this facility in Seacroft. Please complete their survey to express your views. You can find it at www.leedsccg.nhs.uk/utcsurvey.
Extra Care Housing
The plans have been approved to deliver this project in Seacroft. It will provide a much needed option in our ward, enabling older people to tailor their accommodation and support to their individual needs.
Working for Killingbeck and Seacroft
Despite the government’s claims, austerity is far from over and we are all still feeling its effects. The introduction of universal credit is starting to bite and many people are struggling. Leeds City Council has suffered an approximately 50% central government
funding cut. The police have lost a significant number of front-line officers.
We will continually work to address the issues in our ward with the resources we
have, whilst fighting for a Labour government which has pledged to build a country where we invest our wealth to give everyone the best chance. In Killingbeck and Seacroft that means building the homes we want to rent and buy, keeping our communities safe with more police officers and giving our children’s schools the funding they badly need.
The Seacroft Hub now has a community cafe. You can be assured of a warm welcome, delicious food and fabulous ethically sourced coffee. Thank you to the hub, The amazing LS14 trust and everyone who made this brilliant venture possible. Next time you are in the area, drop in for a treat.
Visit us at one of our weekly surgeries. You can find the dates and locations on our website: kandslabour.org.uk
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