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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Memorial to WW1 airfield unveiled in Middleton

Memorial to WW1 airfield unveiled in Middleton

Councillors unveiled a memorial stone yesterday (8 December 2018) remembering the service personnel who served at the Middleton airfield during the First World War from 1916-18. The granite plaque was donated by the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust and is dedicated “to all units and personnel based here.” Father Andy Myers the Vicar of Middleton […]

By December 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Planning applications 3 December 2018

Planning applications 3 December 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 3 December 2018:   Change of use and alterations of house (use class C3) to form house in multiple occupation (use class C4)  1 Noster […]

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Supporters’ Trust calls for biggest foodbank collection

Supporters’ Trust calls for biggest foodbank collection

December is the busiest month of the year for foodbanks across Leeds Universal Credit recipients won’t get payments until after Christmas Families in Leeds are having to choose between heating and eating Leeds United fans have donated over 1800 meals since the drive launched in October This Saturday (8 December 2018) Leeds United Supporters’ Trust […]

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Yorkshire Cup resurrected as preseason Rugby League competition

Yorkshire Cup resurrected as preseason Rugby League competition

Championship and League 1 Clubs resurrect the Yorkshire Cup in 2019. The competition commences in 2019 and will incorporate an 8-team competition played over three consecutive weekends in January. Each and every game will be full of the passion of a Yorkshire Derby as every side strives to win a most historic competition. It’s a […]

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Beeston’s Christmas Tree Festival

Beeston’s Christmas Tree Festival

Beeston In Bloom have teamed up with St Mary’s Church in Beeston to hold a Christmas Tree Festival in the church this month and the doors open next  Wednesday (12 December 2018). Local community groups, including the Scouts, Cockburn John Charles Academy, Shine and Friends of Stank Hall Barn have been invited to provide and […]

By December 6, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Tauseef shows there’s no excuse not to exercise

Tauseef shows there’s no excuse not to exercise

Viewers of BBC’s Look North have been introduced to the inspirational story of Tauseef Akram, but to many residents of Beeston he is a familiar sight walking around the area. What’s so inspirational about Tauseef? Well the thirty two year old has cerebral palsy and spends most of his life in a wheelchair. But he […]

By December 6, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Festive events this weekend

Festive events this weekend

As we draw closer to Christmas we have another weekend packed with community events. Sunday (9 December 2018) will see the St Anthony’s Christmas Fayre in the church hall at the top of Old Lane (12-4pm). The Fayre includes crafts, gifts and candy stalls plus of course Santa’s grotto. Refreshments including hot dogs, soup and […]

By December 5, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Community decides which project to fund

Community decides which project to fund

St Luke’s Church was packed last  Saturday (24 November 2018) as local people came along to find out about new local projects and vote on which ones should get a grant. The U Choose event was organised by local mental health charity Touchstone’s Migrant Access Project Plus (MAP+). 160 people attend, of which 106 were […]

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Funding for children’s Money Buddies book

Funding for children’s Money Buddies book

Sid The Shark was on hand at the Christmas Spending event at Dewsbury Road Community Hub last Monday (26 November 2018) as well as Money Buddies, Housing Leeds and other agencies. There was plenty for the children to do as they made craft items, had their faces painted and visited Santa in his grotto. Meanwhile […]

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Final Christmas Fayre at Holbeck’s HUB

Final Christmas Fayre at Holbeck’s HUB

As we reported last month Slung Low, Holbeck’s own threate, are to leave their base under the railway viaduct and move into The Holbeck (formerly the Holbeck Working Men’s Club). Slung Low christened their home under the arches the Holbeck Underground Ballroom (HUB). It’s seen many travelling shows over the years, hosted choirs, How To… […]

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