Man impaled in horrifying Leeds accident

Lawnswood ArmsfIREFIGHTERS freed a workman whose arm was impaled in a horrifying accident.

Specialist paramedics were also called to the scene opposite the Lawnswood Arms, Otley Road, Adel, yesterday morning, (August 25) after the accident involving a crane operator. The man was standing on a platform on the back of a truck operating the crane when the crane arm came down, impaling his arm onto a metal rod. The crane arm then pinned him down onto the controls.

Paramedics from Hazardous Area Response Team gave the man the powerful sedative ketamine. A nearby crane was used to stabilise the one that had come down and the crane arm was then lifted off the man, who was conscious throughout. Read more at: Man Impaled in horrifying Leeds accident

Adel Crag added: Please feel free to pass on to your neighbours and relatives as it may be of interest to them.



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An ambitious novelist, a golf club in uproar… and a midsummer murder!

Adel Players are inviting you to play detective when the theatre group holds murder mystery evenings at Adel Memorial Hall on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 June (starts 7.30pm), in aid of charity.

The main event is a new play entitled ‘It Went To Sudden Death’, which is set in north Leeds and is full of colourful characters plus plenty of suspense and intrigue. Audience members will be challenged to spot the clues and then try to work out ‘whodunnit’.

A pie and peas supper (or vegetarian option) is also provided, while a tricky crime quiz and ‘mystery prize’ raffle also form part of the entertainment.

Money raised from the evenings will go towards the Adel War Memorial Association charity and the Mannings for Macmillan 2014 appeal.

Tickets are priced at £12 each. Bookings can be made by phoning 0113 275 5585 or via email at More information is available at the group’s website




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New Bus Shelter 033Many years of trying to obtain a bus shelter to be erected on Sir George Martin Drive off Adel Wood Estate to provide excellent exposure to local residents and vehicular traffic to give something to look at while waiting for the bus but unfortunately was turned down due to lack of space on the footpath and too near the communal grassed area.

We understand that our local Councillor recently put forward a request to Metro who then did a survey and agreed to erect the new bus shelter which has now been completed.

Listed below are some of the comments made by local residents:

“The shelter looks good and it gives undercover from the rain and the wind.”

“I can sit down and sunbathe while waiting for the bus.”

“I think the shelter is too small and should have been much bigger.”

“Found the shelter too small but it is better than nothing at all.”

In summary we feel that the bus shelter has made a vast improvement for all to benefit from the weather elements to all who have need to use the bus service.

We wish to thank our local Councillor Barry Anderson and Metro for their help and support in this matter for which we most appreciate.

Adel Bulb Bonanza

DaffodilsAdel Primary School and local resident’s plant a selection of spring bulbs at the junction of Tile Lane and Sir George Martin Drive.

First frost of the year saw a small number of local residents and young students of Adel Primary plant approximately 500 spring bulbs including daffodils and crocuses.

It was a great pleasure to see our local Ward Councillor Barry Anderson who was on hand to assist in the planting of the bulbs.

Young students who are in the gardening club run by Mrs Rebecca Walton worked so well with much enthusiasm and joy.

The local residents involved wish to thank Rebecca Walton and the young students for their hard efforts in helping in planting the bulbs.  It will be lovely for them to see the flowers come up in future years.

Bulbs provided by Groundwork Leeds, ASDA and Adel Crag Community Association.

York Gate wins Yorkshire in Bloom Gold

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York Gate garden in Adel on the outskirts of Leeds has been awarded a Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award in its first time entering the competition. Owned and run by national horticulture trade charity Perennial, the garden was recognised under the special award category ‘Public, Private and Charitable Establishments’. As well as reaching an exceptional standard of horticulture, the garden was commended by judges for fitting well with the charity’s aims and being a good vehicle to promote its work helping horticulturists and their families during times of need.

Martin Walker, Head Gardener at York Gate, commented: “It is a great achievement that York Gate has been recognised with this award and it testament to the hard work of our small team here. As a charity, Perennial exists to support everyone who works in the UK’s green spaces when the going gets tough, be that as a result of illness, bereavement, debt or workplace injury. Perennial’s help is needed more than ever at the moment, so it is important to be able to raise the profile of the charity among the garden-going public when they visit the garden. We have had a fantastic summer at York Gate this year and we hope that this award will help attract more visitors to the garden in the future.”

York Gate was created by the Spencer family during the second half of the twentieth century and bequeathed to Perennial in 1994, so that it could continue to live on and be enjoyed by the garden-loving public. Judges were impressed with the garden’s unique style and Perennial’s hard work in maintaining the character of the Spencer family’s original design, while investing in its future. Perennial has undertaken works to refurbish various sections of the garden this year and has plans to develop it further.

The Yorkshire in Bloom awards are assessed by judges against criteria developed by the RHS and the Gold Award is presented to those reflecting a high standard in horticulture and attractiveness to visitors.

York Gate garden is open to the public for the remainder of September on Thursdays and Sundays, from 2pm – 5pm. For further information about York Gate visit: or call 0113 267 8240.

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Adel Crag Community Association wish to share with you that we have not given up on trying to find a suitable play area for children to play.

It is our understanding that Parks & Countryside have agreed with WNWHL to work jointly to identify other possible sites in Adel for the Playground looking at not just Parks but Environment & Neighbourhoods land.

Should anyone have any suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Adel Village Community Garden – Survey Results

Some of you may recall that back in May 2013 some residents responded to a proposal to develop an area of land on Sir George Martin Drive, opposite Wayland Croft, into an Adel Village Community Garden.

Consultation letters were sent out in the immediate vicinity of the proposed community garden on Adel Mead, Adel Vale, Mulberry Rise, Wayland Approach, Wayland Croft, and Wharfe Close.

West North West Homes Leeds had a good response to the consultation, with the results being as follows:

  • 9 residents were in favour of a garden with informal play equipment
  • 12 residents were in favour of a garden without informal play equipment
  • 38 residents were against the proposal for a community garden and/or any development of the land

These results indicate that almost two thirds of respondents are against the proposal to progress with a community garden or develop the land at all.

West North West Homes Leeds has, therefore, decided that they are unable to support the proposal for a community garden at this time.

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