Shadwell News

Gloria Ford

0113 266 3883

Shadwell Neighbourhood Plan: the neighbourhood plan is still on going. Shadwell has not had any SHLAA sites designated but this could change in the future therefore it is still essential to have a neighbourhood plan in place. The plan is to last for 15 years and during that time there will probably be developers who would consider Shadwell as a prime subject for building. There is a need for a few small developments of retirement and smaller affordable houses but on a small scale and these could be included in the plan for the future. The neighbourhood plan group have been awarded a grant to help with the production of the plan, this is good news for the residents and the parish council. The steering committee are looking for a volunteer who would be prepared to take the minutes at the meetings, anyone who is interested in this task should contact the chairman Debbie Potter.

Heritage Open Day walk: the Heritage Open days take place every September in Leeds and Shadwell is having another history walk around the village on the open day. The walk will take place on Friday, September 13 at 2-4pm meeting at the Library; the walk will show the development from medieval times to the present day. At the end of the walk there will be an opportunity to view the newly formed archive of Shadwell history on display in the library. Light refreshments will be available. For more details contact Robert Dyson, email

Shadwell Independent Library: on Tuesday, October 1 there is to be another history talk in the library. The talk on Medieval Leeds will be given by Joyce Hill, Emeritus Professor of Medieval Literature at Leeds University. Entrance is £4 and this includes refreshments. Places are limited so it is advisable to reserve a place, to do so please contact Denise Trickett Tel. 07850 283529.

Village hall quiz: the next village hall quiz is on Friday, September 20 and not the 27 as previously reported. The quiz starts at 7.30pm in the village hall and tickets are now £4.50 and not £4 but it is still excellent value.

Professional musical comedy: there are still a few tickets available for the concert featuring an artist who has worked with many top stars of the 60’s and 70’s. The dinner and concert will be held in the village hall on Saturday, September 14; starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 from Brian Watson on 0113 2657282 or Janet 0113 2650285.