Latest News May 2013
The Trust enormously busy at the moment with a great deal of fascinating work going on across all areas of our activities.
Two major projects are just about to get under way.
First, with Leeds City Council Conservation Team, we have been successful in bidding to run one of the country's ten English Heritage sponsored Heritage at Risk Pilot Projects. In the next five months, the Trust's volunteers will survey the external condition of 1000 listed buildings in the north-west wedge of the the city going from the city centre to Guiseley and Otley. This will provide highly important information on the condition of the city's heritage buildings, and test the effectiveness of using volunteers to gather this information.
Second, the Kirkgate Townscape Heritage Intitiative is to be launched on 4 April, The start of this project to promote the regeneration of the delapidated Georgian buildings on Kirkgate, including the First White Cloth Hall, will be the result of many months of partnership working between the Trust, Leeds City Council, English Heritage and other partners. More details will be available on the launch day.
City Centre Heritage Supper Walks: Immediately after Easter the Trust's programme of walks begins. Everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to see the details and booking form.
Important Events of Interest in Leeds
- The opening of Marks & Spencer's new stall in Kirkgate Market Friday 15 March
- The launch of the Leeds Proposition: the new Leeds & Partners plan for stimulating inward investment in Leeds and promoting its growth and improvement as a city with 'global reach' Tuesday 19 March
- The opening of Trinity Leeds (shopping and leisure centre) Thursday 21 March.