News and updates from KVDT

October Newsletter – out now!

We’ve been busy over the past few weeks with events, the food pantry, children’s activities and getting our community hub organised… Check out the latest newsletter with details about what’s been happening in October, what’s coming up and ways to get involved.

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Community Food Pantry is now open!

In 2020 and early 2021, during the Covid pandemic, KVDT worked as a food hub, providing crisis and emergency food parcels to individuals and families in need. As Covid restrictions eased and we started to emerge from the pandemic, we wanted to still offer the Kirkstall community an affordable,  sustainable […]

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Kirkstall Craftivists make canaries to join the campaign for a cleaner world

On Monday 18th October, our Kirkstall Craftivists came together for their monthly meeting. The group, led by crafter and member of the Leeds Craftivists group Laura Palmer, meet every third Monday of the month at KVDT’s community hub at Flexspace to create craft as a form of gentle campaigning. The […]

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Walking Guides

As part of our Save Kirkstall Footpaths campaign, one of our creative KVDT volunteers, Holly Mills, has designed some walking guides for routes that have been walked by the Wednesday Walkers groups to raise awareness of the un-registered paths: those that are at risk. These fantastic and easy to use […]

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Read our latest Annual Report

Our latest KVDT Annual Report for 2020/21 is now available to read online. Throughout the past year, with the help of staff, volunteers, members of the community,  local businesses and partners we were able to support the community and beyond during the COVID pandemic, acting as a food hub, packing […]

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Happy National Inclusion Week!

It’s really important to KVDT that we strive towards creating a culture that is open and welcoming to all our workers, volunteers and members of the community – within the Kirkstall Valley and surrounding areas. This year’s National Inclusion theme is unity and we’re excited to let you know that […]

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Explorer Tots is back!

Friday 17 September 2021 We are pleased to let you know that our most recent children’s group, that started in spring earlier this year, is returning for the autumn term! Kirkstall Valley Explorer Tots, a play group for pre-schoolers, offers a unique opportunity for children and their carers to play, […]

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Harvest Festival at Kirkstall Valley Farm

Thursday 16 September 2021 Kirkstall Valley Development Trust (KVDT) are inviting you to a special Harvest Festival event this Sunday 19 September, 10am – 12pm, at Kirkstall Valley Farm. The Bishop of Kirkstall, Bishop Paul Slater, will be delivering a family-friendly service to give thanks for the food and for […]

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Save Kirkstall Footpaths

Many people who use a number of footpaths in Kirkstall are not aware that they are at risk of becoming blocked over the coming years. They could be taking their children to school one day and find their way closed by a private fence or new housing development. These are […]

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