A huge congratulations to a member of our Commercial Community at Springfield Commercial Centre, The Phoenix Works, a renewable and electrical specialist. They won national best residential solar PV project at the Solar Power Portal Awards at the NEC in Birmingham on 5th October 2016.

10 October, 2016

The Learning Curve Leeds is a new business founded by Jenny Silvester, a local teacher. It offers private tuition for students from 6-18 and language classes for adults aged 18 and over.  Jenny, a successful teacher with 23 years’ experience decided this year to leave the relative safety and comfort of her classroom to start a new chapter in her life. Jenny, already very involved in village life in Farsley, says “I, like many local people, love to shop locally and use independent businesses and so why shouldn’t we be able to access private tuition and language classes on our doorstep?”   

Inspired by a desire to help younger pupils in the local community realise their full potential; and a long held ambition to share her love of learning a foreign language with adults, Jenny set up The Learning Curve Leeds.  “At The Learning Curve we have two key aims:

  • To help pupils to achieve through personalised learning and individual support
  • To share our love of learning foreign languages with adults in a fun and supportive atmosphere”

Every tutor at The Learning Curve is a qualified teacher and it aims to deliver the highest quality teaching in a safe, supportive and enjoyable environment close to home.  The Learning Curve Leeds is conveniently based at Springfield Commercial Centre in Farsley.

After an initial free assessment, pupils enroll at The Learning Curve and embark on a personalised learning plan devised by a qualified teacher.  Tuition takes place in a specially designed hub with up to date teaching materials and computer progranmes designed to deliver the highest standard of teaching in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.  Tuition is on a small group basis of up to four pupils at a time combining the best of independent learning and individual tutoring. Jenny says “The aim is to help each child build confidence and improve ability which enables them to reach their full potential.”

This aim also applies to adult learners who want or need to learn a foreign language. “Over the years, many people have shared with me that they wish they could speak a foreign language despite having studied one at school.” Says Jenny. “I believe that everyone can learn a language and that it can be a positive and rewarding experience”. The Learning Curve offers a range courses to suit all abilities and needs in a friendly, fun and non-judgmental environment. 

For more information about the range of courses on offer visit or phone 0113 4572796.


23 September, 2016

The Human Support Group who have been providing Homecare Support services across one area of West Leeds over the course of the last few years are now Leeds City Council’s primary Provider for homecare services across the West Leeds area and a main framework provider for the East Leeds area. The decision was made by Leeds City Council following an extensive re-tendering process and restructure of the way homecare services are provided in the Leeds area.

The Human Support Group are now commissioned by Leeds City Council to provide care as of 1st June 2016 until 2021 and have relocated to a newly refurbished office in the Springfield Commercial Centre, Farsley.

01 July, 2016

Get Cooking! a new Leeds Cookery School is coming to Springfield! Hand-crafted workstations for the classroom style kitchen is currently being fitted in unit 43a (where Priestley Dance Theatre used to be) and will be open in April 2016.

With the belief that everyone should be able to cook and enjoy good food (and drink) Get Cooking have developed a whole roster of courses to allow you to do just that, whatever your ability level, age or interest. The exciting range of courses on offer from the spring include Mediterranean Cooking, Vegetarian Summer Foods, Bread Making, Healthy Eating, Forage and Wild Food Cooking and Craft Ale Home Brew Courses - as well as Cooking For Babies and Holiday courses for 8-18 year olds.

You can get more information about all these courses on offer through their website You can also like them on Facebook /GetCookingUK  or follow them on Twitter @GCooking

23 March, 2016

Tuesday 1st March sees the opening of The Paper Haven craft studio at the Springfield Commercial Centre. Occupying Unit 13 B 2, The Paper  Haven will offer a variety of paper crafting classes and workshops for adults. From weekly drop in sessions to monthly Crafternoon Teas, Technique Classes to All Day Events, we hope to have something for everyone.

Local craft tutor Julie Kettlewell is excited to finally have a permanent venue for her many craft events. "I have been running my classes for over 7 years and it got to the point where I was often spending as much time loading and unloading my car and setting up, as I was teaching. I have dreamt of running my own studio and I am so thrilled that this is now a reality." 

The Paper Haven will be all decked out in a welcoming "shabby chic" style where my clients can "Escape to a crafty place" The studio is also available for private crafting parties and events such as birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers and general celebrations. 

For details of all classes and events please visit the website, . Most classes need to be booked and paid for in advance with the exception of the Tuesday morning Coffee and Card session.

03 March, 2016