Author Archive: Jeremy Morton

I've lived in Beeston in South Leeds since 1984 and I love the area. I am involved in various community activities including Beeston Festival. I have been involved with the South Leeds Life Group since it started in 2010.

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Preview: Searching For The Heart Of Leeds

Preview: Searching For The Heart Of Leeds

The final production in the Quarry Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse before it undergoes a multi-million re-modelling features the people of Leeds. Searching for the Heart of Leeds is written by Mark Catley based on interviews with over 200 Loiners and is performed by a cast of community actors drawn from across the city. Mark […]

Planning applications 11 June 2018

Planning applications 11 June 2018

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were validated in the week beginning 11 June 2018:   Change of use of single dwelling to three flats. 2 Cambrian Terrace Beeston Leeds LS11 8JB Ref. No: 18/03512/FU | Status: […]

Man found unconscious in Cross Flatts Park

A man was found lying unconscious near the large children’s playground in Cross Flatts Park, Beeston this afternoon (15 June 2018). The Police were called at 2:10pm by a concerned resident. Emergency services including an ambulance attended and found a male unresponsive. The man was taken to hospital. A police cordon remained in place on […]

Review: Talking Heads at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Review: Talking Heads at West Yorkshire Playhouse

The final production in the Courtyard Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse is a revival of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads. This iconic set of dramatic monologues was written for television and broadcast across six weeks in the BBC thirty years ago in 1988. It is being presented in two sets of three and each show packs […]

White Rose Unveils New Children’s Play Area

White Rose Unveils New Children’s Play Area

The White Rose Shopping Centre has unveiled its brand new children’s play area this week, with the ribbon cut by White Rose General Manager Steven Foster, Cllr Lisa Mulherin, and children from Asquith Primary School. The play area, which includes a canopy for rain-or-shine play, makes up the final component of The Village, White Rose’s […]

School attendance matters

School attendance matters

Greenmount Primary School, Lodge Lane Beeston, recently had a poster competition and the children were asked to design a poster that promotes good attendance. The winning posters are going to be used for displays around the school and will feature on the school’s new website. The staff at Greenmount Primary are working hard to maintain […]

New home for Leeds Armed Forces Day celebrations

New home for Leeds Armed Forces Day celebrations

One of the city’s most popular civic events, Leeds Armed Forces Day, is to be held for the first time this year in a landmark city centre location. As part of a special day of celebrations marking the courage, dedication and commitment of personnel serving in the British Armed Forces, Briggate will for the day, […]

Computers for Beginners in Belle Isle

Computers for Beginners in Belle Isle

Well done and congratulations to the Computer for Beginners learners, who have just completed a six week course at The GATE community resource centre in Belle Isle. The next, free, six week course starts on Tuesday 26 June 2018, 9:30am-11:00am at The GATE. This is a great opportunity to learn basic internet and computer skills. […]

Change of date for Beeston Dog Show

Change of date for Beeston Dog Show

With their programme of Sunday Bands starting on Sunday (17 June 2018), the Friends of Cross Flatts Park have rescheduled their popular Annual Beeston Dog Show to Sunday 8 July. The show includes pedigree classes such as hounds and terriers as well as fun classes like the dog with the waggiest tail. There are also […]

Don’t let the World Cup ruin lives

Don’t let the World Cup ruin lives

Football fans in South Leeds urged not to let the World Cup ruin lives The World Cup is a time of excitement for many across the country, but fans are being reminded not to let the occasion result in violence towards their loved ones in response to what happens on the pitch. Leeds City Council […]