This page contains links to various organisations and resources that will be of interest to Far

Headingley residents and visitors.  The links are grouped into local activities, other community

groups and sources of help and advice.

Local Activities

 Cottage Road Cinema– A rare suburban cinema and one of the oldest in Britain.  It will be celebrating its centenary in 2012.  You can sign up for weekly email film schedules.  Several times a year a single screening of an old film is organised under the banner of ‘Classics at the Cottage’.

St Chads Tennis Club – “A thriving and friendly tennis club in the heart of Far Headingley”

Leeds Pétanque Club – established in 2006 this club welcomes new members.

 St Chads Broomfield Cricket Clubis an active local club whose main ground is in front of the church on Otley Road.

Bell ringing at St Chads Church – contact Simon Futers ( or 274 4322 ) if you’re interested.

Community Groups

Headingley Development Trust - an exciting new project in our area.  FHVS is a member.  One of the new initiatives supported by the Trust is Headingley Community Orchard where people who live in or around Headingley come together to create small community orchards in the area, including in Far Headingley.

Headingley Community Website is "an information resource for residents and community associations".

Leeds Civic Trust :  FHVS is an affiliated society of the Trust.

Help and Advice

Council: The Leeds City Council web site has a vast amount of information about the city and the council's activities.

  • For information on Planning Applications see the City Council web site Planning Applications section  This includes lists of applications and comments form, and links to the "Public Access" system which can be searched by map.
  • For information on Licensing (pubs, takeaways etc), see the Entertainment Licensing section.

Police:  West Yorkshire Police web site and Leeds Inner North West neighbourhood policing team .  The West Yorkshire Police Authority produces Beatcrime which lists local crime statistics.

Neighbourhood Helpline: University of Leeds has a page of Information for the community and in partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University it has a Neighbourhood HelplineThe Neighbourhood Helpline is a non-emergency voicemail and email service operated by the University of Leeds in partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds Trinity University College, Leeds City College and Leeds College of Music.  It is available to local residents to raise issues of concern regarding their surrounding environment and the communities in which they live.

The Helpline partnership work with complainants, in a mediation role, to resolve any disputes which involve students living in local communities.  All calls are dealt with in a professional manner and the partnership work closely with Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police to resolve any issues which have been raised.  For further details of the procedures adopted in response to complaints, click on the following link to view the  Helpline Code

The Helpline can be contacted via a 24 hour voicemail service on 0113 343 1064 or via email to .  Helpline publicity cards are available on request.  If you have any problems relating to students or the universities (e.g. uncollected rubbish, neglected gardens, noisy neighbours, illegal parking or other environmental problems) you can try this link.

The Off Campus Student Behaviour Annual Report provides an overview of all the student behaviour cases handled by the Leeds colleges and universities in 2011/12.  The report can be viewed at

Contact Amanda Jackson, the  Community and Housing Policy Officer,
Access and Community Engagement, ( or 343 4073) if you have any questions regarding the service.  A web link on the service is at .


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