Excellent news. The surgery and pharmacy site on Long Causeway has a new owner and the pharmacy is staying where it is. The news is less clear on the future of the surgery building but it is hoped it will be used for wellbeing purposes to complement healthcare in Adel although it is still early days. More on this when the future is clearer.

This really is very welcome news for everyone in Adel and really emphasises the importance of retaining and saving all our local services, whatever they are. We must use them or lose them. It is particularly important during these awful times with the Covid -19 pandemic.

On the back of this really good news I hope you all have a safe, happy and joyful family Christmas. With the even better news of the vaccination programme already started let us all hope for a much better and safer New Year and a return to normal family life.

Councillor Billy Flynn: contact details Email :

Telephone numbers : home 0113 2613896 mobile 07810 640282

Leeds drop in information and advice service for adults in Leeds with learning disabilities.

Through The Maze LogoMedia Release: For immediate release

People from Leeds with learning disabilities invited to attend new drop in information and advice service.

Through the Maze is an information advice and signposting service for adults with learning disabilities in Leeds. Through the Maze are start the year by inviting adults with learning disabilities from across Leeds to join them at their new drop in sessions.

If you have a learning disability or care for someone with a learning disability Through the Maze would like to invite you to join them on Monday afternoons between 1pm and 3pm.  You don’t need to book to come along, just turn up as the sessions are informal and relaxed.  To read more, please click here….Through the Maze Drop in Press Release
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Adel WW1 Three Events 4th August 2014

Adel Church 011 (1)On Monday, 4th Aug, we had a full church at Adel for a Community WW1 Commemorative Service at 11am, led by Revd Ian White. Then in the afternoon, the church was full again for a moving performance of local WW1 letters, and poems & readings by community members and Revd White. This was followed by war grave walks around the 6-acre Adel Churchyard in the sunshine. In the evening we met up again with Revd White at 10pm at Adel Memorial Hall (next to the church) for a candlelit performance involving more people from Adel Sports & Social Club. We represented and remembered the 18 men (including Mark, Roger & William Draper, the 3 sons of Adel Rector William Draper) whose names are on the Adel WW1 Memorial, ending with a single candle burning at 11pm. We prayed for peace together and joined in singing ‘Keep the home fires burning’. The evening performance included these words written in the Adel Journal years ago:

‘if this world is to be made into a better place in which to live, it’s the type of spirit we see displayed so often in community work that will achieve it.

See also Adel Churchyard video on the Yorkshire Post Website, follow this link to view:


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Watch: Leeds OAP road-menders roll out the fighting spirit

PotholesA GANG of feisty pensioners are rolling out the resilience – and a tonne of Tarmac – to repair their pothole ridden road themselves.

The six OAPs, who have an average age of 75, pledged to get the job done themselves as Leeds City Council highways bosses say they do not have to carry out repairs as it is an ‘unadopted’ road.

The neighbours from Crawshaw Gardens in Pudsey bought a tonne of Tarmac and some black tar sealant to maintain holes on their access. Armed with a heavy duty concrete garden roller, shovels, rakes and brushes they set to work yesterday.

David Horn, 77, who is married to Barbara, said: “We decided enough is enough. There has been much discussion with Leeds City Council over the years and although it is an unadopted road, we feel they could help us out.

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