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.

Stories celebrate Holbeck – a vivid and magic, real place

Holbeck and its citizens in all their glory – sometimes gritty, sometimes funny, always real – was celebrated at event to mark the culmination* of the Once Upon A Time in Holbeck project last night (15 January 2020). Slung Low, Holbeck’s own theatre company, hosted the evening at The Holbeck

4,000 saplings for Hunslet & Riverside ward

Announcing the planting of 4,000 saplings in the Hunslet & Riverside ward, Cllr Mohammed Iqbal told South Leeds Life: “Trees really matter: Trees help capture Carbon Dioxide, helping us in our fight against Climate Change. Trees provide wildlife habitat, improving the biodiversity of our communities. Trees slow water run-off, supporting

Holbeck Together set to take over community centre

The transfer of St Matthew’s Community Centre from Leeds City Council to Holbeck Together took a step forward last week (8 January 2020) when the Council’s Executive Board approved plans to grant an initial six year lease on the building. Holbeck Together (formerly Holbeck Elderly Aid) have been delivering services

Hunslet beat Batley for second preseason win

Hunslet RLFC 16-12 Batley Bulldogs Hunslet RLFC scored a good win against Championship side Batley Bulldogs this afternoon (12 January 2020) at South Leeds Stadium as their preseason preparations progressed. Hunslet faced a pretty much full strength Batley team from the league above them and matched them tackle for tackle

New women’s cricket activities

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation are starting two new weekly cricket sessions for women and girls in South Leeds this month. A fun fitness session called Cardio Cricket kicks off on Saturday (11 January 2020) 1:15-3:15pm. Cardio Cricket involves fun games and fitness. Lauren Mudd from Yorkshire Cricket Foundation said: “Come