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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Council commits to review of ‘Managed Approach’

Council commits to review of ‘Managed Approach’

With Holbeck residents and sex work support agencies outside the Civic Hall and then joining the public gallery, Councillors debated how to tackle the issue of the ‘Managed Approach’ to street sex work in Holbeck during a meeting of the full Council at Leeds Civic Hall yesterday (14 November 2018). As previously reported the ‘white […]

By November 15, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Campaigners call on council to extend Clean Air Zone to South Leeds

Campaigners call on council to extend Clean Air Zone to South Leeds

Against the backdrop of the shock announcement that central government are set to give Leeds a third less funding than anticipated for the new Clean Air Zone, south Leeds residents have now publicly launched a campaign for their communities to be included back into the plan – and insist that the recent government decision makes […]

By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Second round of funding launched to support employment and skills in South Leeds

Second round of funding launched to support employment and skills in South Leeds

The ‘South Leeds Together’ programme has released its second and third calls for funding. The funding, known as Community Led Local Development, uses European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) monies and is made up of both the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports projects that create employment and […]

By November 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Woman robbed at knifepoint in Holbeck

Woman robbed at knifepoint in Holbeck

Detectives are appealing for information following a knifepoint robbery in Leeds City Centre on Monday (12 November 2018). The incident happened at around 6.25pm at a car park on David Street in Holbeck when the victim, a 36-year-old woman, was walking to her car. As she got close to the vehicle, she was approached by […]

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Councillors consider plan to protect historic Temple Works

Councillors consider plan to protect historic Temple Works

Plans to protect of one of the most important listed buildings in the North of England and ready it for future use are to be discussed by Leeds City Council. Holbeck’s Grade 1 listed Temple Works- also known as Temple Mill- needs urgent weather proofing to preserve its structure during the winter while plans to […]

By November 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Breweries from across the globe descend on Holbeck

Breweries from across the globe descend on Holbeck

This weekend (16 & 17 November 2018) Northern Monk Brew Co are hosting their annual Dark City beer festival at their Holbeck home, The Old Flax Store. The weekend will host over 30 breweries, plus live music from 4 bands and a roster of local street food vendors. Northern Monk Brew Co’s Dark City beer […]

By November 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Beeston airman wins commendation

Beeston airman wins commendation

Corporal Yanks Sawo from Beeston has been honoured for his service in the Royal Air Force. The Comendation was awarded at a ceremony at RAF Leeming near Northallerton on Thursday (8 November 2018). Cllr Mohammed Iqbal commented: “As armed forces Champion for Leeds, I was invited by my friend and constituent Corporal Yanks Sawo t0 […]

By November 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
It’s almost time for the panto, oh yes it is!

It’s almost time for the panto, oh yes it is!

Once more the intrepid players of the St Andrew’s Pantomime Group are gearing up for their annual show, which this year will be Snow White. A long time ago, in a small town called Beeston, there lived a princess called Snow White. Her home life wasn’t very happy thanks to her wicked step mother Queen […]

By November 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Planning applications 5 November 2018

Planning applications 5 November 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 5 November 2018:   Change of use to 8 flats with community support centre at lower ground floor and mezzanine level (including new conservatory)  Beeston […]

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Belle Isle florists’ random acts of Remembrance

Belle Isle florists’ random acts of Remembrance

Two women from Belle Isle decided to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War in an unusual way – leaving small bouquets of flowers across Middleton, Belle Isle and Hunslet early this morning (10 November 2018). Nicci McCulloch and Kirsty Oxley run a venue styling company and are about to open […]

By November 10, 2018 0 Comments Read More →