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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White Rose announces ‘Refill Me’ initiative

White Rose announces ‘Refill Me’ initiative

White Rose Shopping Centre, owned and managed by Landsec, has unveiled a new green initiative, Refill Me, which allows guests to easily identify where reusable water bottles can be refilled with no obligation to purchase. Since the campaign launched last week, a total of 37 shops at White Rose and Trinity have signed up to […]

Leeds housing association shortlisted for three national awards

Leeds housing association shortlisted for three national awards

BME-led housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise has received national recognition for its work after being shortlisted for three prestigious 24housing Awards. Unity, which has its headquarters in Chapeltown, but also manages properties in Beeston, Holbeck and Hunslet, has been singled-out in the ‘Community Achievement’ and ‘Customer Services Provider of the Year’ categories. Ali Akbor, […]

Should landlords be licensed in Beeston?

Should landlords be licensed in Beeston?

Consultation launched on introduction of licensing for private rented housing in parts of Leeds Back in February South Leeds Life reported on a landlord of a property on Beeston Hill described by a judge as a “disgrace”. Now people are being asked for their views on the possible introduction of licensing for private sector rented housing […]

New all day bus ticket for young people

New all day bus ticket for young people

MyDay, a new all-day, £2.60 county-wide bus ticket for West Yorkshire’s young people was launched on Monday 9 July 2018. Devised in consultation with young people from West Yorkshire, MyDay will be available to anyone aged under 19. The introductory £2.60 price will be fixed until the end of the year. Leeds Youth Council organised […]

Applications now open for secondary school places in Leeds

Applications now open for secondary school places in Leeds

Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for next September. Although it is only early in the summer holidays, families with children starting secondary school in September 2019 can already start applying for their child’s school place. Schools will be holding open evenings for children, […]

Planning applications 30 July 2018

Planning applications 30 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 30 July 2018:   Two storey side and first floor side/rear extension  248 Cross Flatts Grove Cross Flatts Leeds LS11 7BS Ref. No: 18/04562/FU | […]

Raiders take a tonking from Hunslet in West Wales

Raiders take a tonking from Hunslet in West Wales

Hunslet RLFC comprehensively beat West Wales Raiders in another one-sided match at Stebonheath Park in Llanelli this afternoon (4 August 2018), helped by four tries from Josh Tonks. For the second time this season the Parksiders put 86 points on the board, but unlike the previous match the Raiders managed one try themselves. The first […]

A weekend of activities across South Leeds

A weekend of activities across South Leeds

This weekend (4 & 5 August 2018) promises to be action packed with activities planned right across South Leeds, here’s our roundup: South Leeds Live At Home Summer Fayre Saturday, 10am-12pm at St Andrew’s Community Centre, Cardinal Road, Beeston. Tombola, Cake Stall, Bric a Brac, Raffle, Books, Crafts. Tea, Coffee and Bacon Butties. Trentham Park […]

Pride of place on the Rainbow Plaque map

Pride of place on the Rainbow Plaque map

The Grove pub in Holbeck is the starting point for a special Rainbow Plaque Trail put together by Leeds Civic Trust and the Leeds LGBT+ Hub in time for this year’s Leeds Pride festival which takes place on Sunday (5 August 2017). The trail marks locations in the city that have historical significance for the […]

Stargazing, CPR and shelves on the Slung Low syllabus

Stargazing, CPR and shelves on the Slung Low syllabus

Would you like to learn how to put up a shelf? Or cook Indian food? Perhaps you’d like to try stargazing or decorative blacksmithing? All these subjects and more are on the syllabus at a new college starting in a converted double decker bus in Holbeck. Slung Low, Holbeck’s own theatre company, are embarking on […]