Day: 18 January 2013

“In Bloom” groups benefit from pub cannabis raid

Holbeck In Bloom and Beeston In Bloom will be making good use of confiscated criminals’ gardening equipment following the discovery of a cannabis farm at the Britannia pub in Holbeck. Police raided the pub on Thursday and discovered cannabis being grown in an upstairs room. They also found 22 sacks

Hilary Benn MP says families will be hit by council tax benefit cut and bedroom tax

New figures released by Leeds City Council show that an estimated 41,000 Leeds households will be affected by Government cuts to council tax benefit and the introduction of the Government’s bedroom tax. Government cuts to council tax, and the introduction of the controversial ‘spare bedroom tax’, will see 41,000 households

Love Beeston? Clean Beeston! Campaign organises tidy up

South Leeds Life received this email from Gohar Almass Khan, the secretary of the South Leeds Community Alliance Group, which has organised a community clean-up next Thursday. Everyone is welcome to attend: Dear friends & colleagues, First of all I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you all on

Allotment holders fight back against 400% rent increase

Allotment holders at Old Lane in Beeston have launched a petition calling on the Council to reverse its latest rent increase. Steve Johnston from the group explains that allotment rents have risen above the rate of inflation for the last 3 years. As previously reported, Leeds City Council is being