Author: 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 helping to organise Beeston Festival. I have been involved with the South Leeds Life Group since it started in 2010.

Plans for new waste incinerator at Stourton move forward

Plans for an Energy from Waste (EfW) incinerator plant on the site of the old Skelton Grange power stations are set to come to fruition this year, ten years after a planning application was first submitted. South Leeds Life first reported on plans for such a plant back in February

Food For All Pantry to launch in Belle Isle

Middleton based charity Health for All, which aims to help the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the city overcome the challenges of health inequality, poverty and isolation, has received a share of £9.5million of National Lottery funding to help recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The £100,000

Police car and taxi in collision on Ring Road Beeston Park

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Leeds involving a police armed response vehicle and a taxi. The blue BMW X5 was responding on blue lights to reports of a shooting in Thorpe Road, Middleton, when it was involved in a collision with black Toyota Auris

Read our January newspaper online

We have been distributing copies of the January newspaper to venues around LS10 and LS11 yesterday and today (Tuesday 5 January 2021). Copies are available from various food shops including Beeston Co-op, Middleton Asda and Dewsbury Road Tescos as well as many small neighbourhood shops. Copies are also available at

Stripped bare: mature trees chopped down along M621

Highways England have been trumpeting their work along the M621 in Hunslet and Belle Isle to erect noise barriers, but the residents the barriers are designed to help are less than impressed. In a press release issued before Christmas the agency described the barriers as an “innovative noise and safety