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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Slideshow: Beeston Festival 2018

Slideshow: Beeston Festival 2018

Thousands of festival goers flocked to Cross Flatts Park yesterday (14 July 2018) to enjoy the 24th Beeston Festival. Crowds enjoyed animals, food, poetry, music, games and much more on a gloriously sunny afternoon. We have a selection of photos and social media feedback from Twitter. Photos by Paul Bullivant Beeston Festival 2018 – Curated […]

Planning applications 9 July 2018

Planning applications 9 July 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 9 July 2018:   Alterations including first floor side extension and new bay window to first floor  100 Southleigh Road Beeston Leeds LS11 5SG Ref. […]

Major fire at Hunslet timber yard

Major fire at Hunslet timber yard

Over 100 firefighters from across West Yorkshire tackled a major fire in the early hours of this morning (15 July 2018) at the Jewson timber yard on Lake Terrace, off Moor Road in Hunslet. A single story building on the site was destroyed by the fire and rolling stock on the neighbouring Middleton Railway was […]

Help shape the look of Women Friendly Leeds

Help shape the look of Women Friendly Leeds

The Leeds Women’s Hub, which launched just over a year ago to give women living and working in Leeds the opportunity to influence decision-making in the city, has been working on a city-wide project that will promote and celebrate women’s rights and opportunities in Leeds. Women Friendly Leeds will bring together businesses, organisations and individuals […]

“Wasted this Summer?” is the question from Forward Leeds

“Wasted this Summer?” is the question from Forward Leeds

Wasted this Summer is the title of a public health campaign to help people in Leeds make wiser choices about their behaviour over the summer. Suzanne Macklin Lead Practitioner of the Young People’s Team at Forward Leeds said: “The messages that we are trying to get out there aren’t about not having fun but about […]

Tetley’s and The Tetley team up to support artists

Tetley’s and The Tetley team up to support artists

Tetley’s and the original home of Tetley’s Brewery, The Tetley, now a centre for contemporary art and learning, have today announced a new scheme to support emerging talent in Leeds. The Tetley’s Associate Artists Programme (TAAP) is a year-long programme that will support the development of local artists through a tailored mentoring and development and […]

Fun in the sun promised at Beeston Festival

Fun in the sun promised at Beeston Festival

Organisers of this year’s Beeston Festival are very excited as the big day approaches, promising even more of the attractions that are so popular. The Festival takes place as usual in Cross Flatts Park on Saturday (14 July 2018) from 12-5pm. As well as live music, children’s activities, sports and the fun fair there will […]

Help shape the future of diabetes prevention & care in Leeds

Help shape the future of diabetes prevention & care in Leeds

The NHS in Leeds is asking people what they’d like to see in a new diabetes strategy for the city. The strategy will outline plans to reduce the number of people in Leeds who develop the condition and identify everyone who has it, while also looking at how we can support people with diabetes to […]

Diesel replaces steam at Middleton Railway

Diesel replaces steam at Middleton Railway

In view of the continuing hot weather, the Middleton Railway has taken the decision to cease operating steam locomotives at weekends until the weather cools or it rains. Middleton Railway Trust Chairman, Charles Milner, explained: “The railway recognises that it is part of the community and that to run steam locomotives in this hot weather […]

Consultation on new Park & Ride plans

Consultation on new Park & Ride plans

Further to our report on the revised proposals for the Stourton Park & Ride Scheme, a consultation event has been organised for this Thursday (12 July 2018). The drop in consultation event will take place at West Grange Church off Belle Isle Road (behind the sorting office) from 5-8pm. Officers will be on hand to […]