Local Services

Spinning Acres is well served by Leeds Metropolitan Borough Council. For information on council tax, dustbin collection, recycling sites, schools, libraries or health services, take a look at this website: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents

If you are in any doubt about local services, you can call Leeds City Council or speak to a member of the Pickard Properties team.

As a quick reference point, you may find the following information useful:


To find your Local Councillor, use the government website: https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-councillors

Refuse Collection

For quick reference, there are three types of dustbins – black, for general household waste, brown for garden waste and green for recycling items such as paper, cardboard, metal cans, aerosols, foil and plastics. Click here to check when your Bin Day is.

Leeds Council has developed an invaluable app for those with poor memories.


There are eight recycling sites in the local area which tend to be quieter before 11am and after 3pm.

If you wish to recycle any waste, you will need to remember your Leeds Resident Permit to gain entry. You can choose a recycling site here: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/bins-and-recycling


If you want to report a broken street light, you can call 0800 032 5349 or submit the details here: https://www.gov.uk/report-problem-street-light.

Please note though that some local street lights will be switched off between midnight and 4:30am, and therefore are not broken.

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Schools & Universities

Spinning Acres is fortunate in being located nearby to a good range of highly sought-after primary and pre-schools, so it’s hardly surprising that the area is in such demand. Spinning Acres is ideally situated in catchment areas for several state primary schools including Westwood, St. Chads C of E, Weetwood C of E Primary School, and the independent Moorlands and Richmond House schools which are located just around the corner. Secondary schools include Lawnswood, The Grammar School, and Abbey Grange C of E Academy.

To enrol your child at a new state school, please look at the council website: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/children-families-and-carers/schools-and-learning

Spinning Acres is located just 1.9 miles from the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University City Campus, and only 0.7 miles from Leeds Beckett University’s Headingley Campus.

Garage Repairs

Princess Garage, Chapel St Headingley, 0113 275 1392

Protyre, Alba Tyres. 43 Headingley Lane. 0113 417 0473

Grove Lane Garage, Grove Lane, Headingley 0113 274 1113

Garages / Fuel stations

BP Garage, 199 Otley Road LS16 5LA.

Esso, Otley Rd, Leeds LS16 8AA.

Post Office

Your local post office is on 69 Otley Rd, Leeds LS6 3PS.


Headingley Community Hub is based on North Lane, Headingley and has a customer service area which offers full access to local council services as well as Jobshop. Also available is a full range of printing, photocopying and public access ICT facilities.  

Opening hours:

Monday: 9am-5.30pm
Tuesday: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9.30am-5.30pm
Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9am-5.30pm
Saturday: 9am-5.30pm
Sunday: 11am-3pm

Services at the library

  • Assistive Technology
  • Adult books for loan, fiction and non-fiction
  • Children’s books for loan, fiction and non-fiction
  • Children’s holiday activities
  • Community information
  • Computers
  • Council papers (online)
  • Events
  • Fax
  • Free internet access
  • Learning Sessions e.g. learn how to use a computer
  • Microsoft office facilities
  • Planning applications
  • Printing
  • Request service