OPAL Older People’s Action in the Locality – October News

We have recently received funding from Comic Relief to help us continue our Coffee Afternoons for another year and also to give our volunteers extra training.  We have also had help from the West North West Inner Area Committee to help set up a Luncheon Club, every Monday at Oxenford Court, off New Adel Lane, and to fund our new Community Worker Amy Robinson to manage the Luncheon Club and run the Ireland Wood Coffee Afternoons on Thursdays 10th & 24th October 2-4pm at St Paul’s Church, Raynel Drive LS16 6BS. On the 24th Oct we will be showing the Ping Pong film about the over 80s Table Tennis Championships!

The Tinshill Coffee Afternoons continue during October and November on Fridays 1.30-3.30pm at The Hub, Silk Mill Drive LS16 6DX.  On 11th Oct Listen or read out short stories: 18th Oct Enjoyment through Song; 25th Oct Have a go at Table Tennis!

The OPAL Men’s Group meets once a month and uses accessible transport. On Monday 14th Oct 11.30am-2.30pm we are going to have a meal at the Cow & Calf Pub, overlooking Ilkley Moor. On 4th Nov 11.30am-2.30pm we are going to The Britannia in Pudsey.

OPAL Tea Dances are held at Adel & Ireland Wood Community Centre, New Adel Lane on Tuesdays 8th & 22nd Oct and 5th Nov; 2-4pm £2.50, includes a refreshment break. Come and dance or you can just sit and watch and enjoy the music.

The Bramhope Meeting Point is on Thursdays 2pm-4pm at Bramhope Methodist Church.  With 3rd Oct History of Canals; 10th Oct Puzzle Words; 17th Oct Ping Pong film; 24th Oct Poetry for Autumn; 31st Oct Seeking the Aurora.

The October Trip is on Mon 7th Oct 10am– 4.30pm to visit Thirsk with the market & James Herriot Museum to visit. There is a waiting list for this event.

The Creative Writing Group meets 2pm on  21st Oct; the Inter-generational Choir, Keep-Fit and Theatre Groups, Carers & Shopping Trips continue—phone OPAL Office for details 261 9103, or see http://www.opal-project.org.uk

Val Crompton

Adel Association Annual General Meeting Thursday 19th September 2013

Please find below the Agenda for the Adel Association AGM on Thursday 19th September at 7.30pm in The Old Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. This will be followed by the Adel Association Meeting and the Agenda for this is also set out below.

I look forward to seeing you then.

Adel Association AGM AGENDA 2013

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Caroline Anderson
Secretary

Adel Crag added: Please bring this information to the attention of your friends and neighbours who may not have access to the internet.

OPAL ACTIVITIES (Older People’s Action in the Locality)

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OPAL was set up in Jan 2002 to reduce isolation and improve the quality of life for older people living in Leeds l6, and to help them to continue to live safely in their own homes. We now have over 700 members but only a small dedicated staff team, helped by over 90 volunteers. OPAL AGM was held on 12th July at Cookridge Methodist Church Hall on a very hot afternoon! The packed meeting started with refreshments and was followed by short reports, then entertainment by singer Terry Williams.

Activities
The OPAL Men’s Group enjoyed a trip to Eden Camp in July. On 5th Aug there is a visit to Wentworth Castle & gardens with a guided tour & lunch, and motorised scooters avail able to transport people around the gardens if needed. On Mon 2nd Sept there is a trip to Brodsworth Hall, South Yorkshire llam-4.3Opm.

The Tinshill Coffee Afternoons continue during August and September on Friday’s 1.30-3.3Opm at The Hub, Silk Mill Drive LS 6DX. The new Ireland Wood Coffee Afternoons are on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month, £1 entry, refreshments included. They are held at St Paul’s Church, L516 6BS.
The Bramhope Meeting Point is on Thursdays 2pm-4pm at Bramhope Methodist Church & has a summer break but starts again on 5th Sept.

The Intergenerational Choir meets during term time at Cookridge Primary School on Tues lunchtimes and Thursdays after school and will be starting again in September.

Creative Writing Group meets at 2pm in Holt Park Library on the 3rd Monday of the month, 19th Aug & 16th Sept. New people welcome, this is a community group, like the Coffee Afternoons and the Choir, —you do not have to be an OPAL member, just come along.

OPAL Tea Dances at Adel & Ireland Wood Community Centre, New Adel Lane are on Tuesdays 6th & 20th Aug and 3rd Sept. 2-4pm.

The next OPAL trip is on Wed 21 Aug to Scarborough. There is a waiting list for this event. On Friday 6th Sept 9.2Oam-6pm there is a visit to Beamish, the open air museum, telling the story of life in NE England. The October trip is to Thirsk on Monday Market Day on 7th Oct.

To find more, tel. 261 9103 or see  www.opal-project.org.uk

Val Crompton

TRANSPORT bosses in Leeds are taking to the streets in a bid to win over the city’s trolleybus doubters

Trolleybus“TRANSPORT bosses in Leeds are taking to the streets in a bid to win over the city’s trolleybus doubters.

Officials from West Yorkshire passenger transport authority Metro and Leeds City Council are holding two open-air information events this week.

Members of the public will be able to quiz them about the trolleybus scheme outside Debenhams on Briggate from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday. (July 16)

Another event will then be held outside Sainsbury’s in Dortmund Square from 10am to 4pm on Saturday. (July 20)

The council’s executive member for economy and development, Coun Richard Lewis, said: “The public consultation sessions that have already been held were very productive so I’d like to thank all those who took part in them.”

To read more, click on this link:
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/transport-chiefs-field-leeds-trolleybus-questions-1-5851121

Trevor Bavage added:  Please come to either of the events if you can. It’s important we’re there in strength to counter Metro’s propaganda.

Adel Association Meeting Thursday 11th July 2013

Please find below the Agenda received from Caroline Anderson for the Adel Association meeting tonight at 7.30pm in The Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel.  Please note that this meeting is instead of next Thursday.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

MEETING OF ADEL ASSOCIATION AGENDA 11th July 2013

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Reminder – NGT Plans Panel Meeting – tomorrow!

TrolleybusPlease see below received today from Trevor Bavage for information.

“Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that the all day City Centre Plans Panel Meeting specifically to discuss the trolleybus proposals is happening tomorrow.

Below is the itinerary again. If you can be there for any of it, in the public gallery, to show strength of feeling against the proposals, that would be great.”

Proposals for New Generation Transport – Itinerary

9.30 –   9.35   Welcome and introduction from Cllr Neil Taggart, Chair of City Plans Panel
9.35 –   9.40    Planning overview, Phil Crabtree, Chief Planning Officer
9.40 –   9.45    Transport strategy, Andrew Hall, Head of Transport Policy
9.45 –  10.00   Trolley bus benefits, Dave Haskins, NGT Project Director
10.00 –10.15   Design statement, Tom Walker, Director, Gillespies

Route Sections

10.15 – 10.45 Holt Park to Otley Road/Otley Old Road junction – Otley Old Road to Bodington
10.45 – 11.15 Lawnswood and West Park – Ancaster Road to Otley Road/Otley Old Road junction, including Lawnswood Roundabout

11.15 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.00 Otley Road – Shaw Lane to Ancaster Road
12.00 – 12.30 Headingley – Hyde Park Corner junction to Shaw Lane including Headingley Hill and section behind the Arndale Centre

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.00 Woodhouse Moor –Hyde Park Corner junction to Clarendon Road
14.00 – 14.30 Universities area – Clarendon Road to Cookridge Street

14.30 – 14.45 Break

14.45 – 15.15 City Centre – Cookridge Street to Clarence Dock
15.15 – 15.45 Southern Section – Clarence Dock to Stourton

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REMINDER – RE ADEL ASSOCIATION – NO MEETING TONIGHT

This is just a reminder that there is no meeting of the Adel Association tonight as the public meeting held earlier this month was our June meeting.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 18th July at 7.30pm in the Stables.

Thanks

Caroline Anderson
Secretary

Adel Crag added: Please bring this information to the attention of your friends and neighbours who may not have access to the internet.