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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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… […]

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Belle Isle

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Belle Isle

A pedestrian who was injured in a collision on Middleton Road, Leeds, on Friday (30 November 2018) has now passed away. The pedestrian, who has been formally identified as Maureen Routledge, 82, from Leeds, was taken to hospital following the collision and passed away on Saturday (1 December). As we reported on Friday, the incident […]

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Welcome to Hunslet sign provokes lively debate

Welcome to Hunslet sign provokes lively debate

Residents of Hunslet have – together with Ed Carlisle from the local Green Party – have launched a campaign for a ‘Welcome to Hunslet’ on Church Street. Ed commented: “Hunslet has a long proud history, and this is a great idea – from local people – to build community pride. We’ll now be working with […]

By December 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Planning applications 26 November 2018

Planning applications 26 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 26 November 2018:   Amendment to previously approved planning application (17/04779/FU – Three retail units to car park and two storey extension to existing retail […]

By December 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Witness appeal: Pedestrian hospitalised in Belle Isle crash

Witness appeal: Pedestrian hospitalised in Belle Isle crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic accident in Leeds. The incident happened at around 12:20pm on Friday (30 November 2018) on Middleton Road, near to the junction with Orion Drive. A white Renault Kangoo was travelling on Middleton Road in the direction of Belle Isle when it hit a female pedestrian, in […]

By November 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Read our December newspaper online

Read our December newspaper online

Have you read the December edition of our South Leeds Life newspaper yet? We’ve been distributing copies to community venues throughout LS10 and LS11. Copies are available from libraries, community centres, GP practices, shops and other community venues. Copies are also available at Dewsbury Road Tescos and will be delivered to schools next week. You […]

By November 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
The DWP that stole Christmas

The DWP that stole Christmas

New Universal Credit claimants won’t be paid until after Christmas The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) rolled out Universal Credit to Leeds on 10 October. Although it so far only affects new claimants and people whose circumstances have changed, it is already causing problems and Christmas is just part of it. South Leeds Life […]

By November 29, 2018 2 Comments Read More →
Dog control fines come into force in Leeds next month

Dog control fines come into force in Leeds next month

Dog owners and walkers in the city who don’t clear up their dogs mess or have the necessary bag to do so could face a fine from December 2018. New dog control orders came into effect earlier this year (July 2018) requiring anyone walking a dog to carry a bag or have some other way […]

By November 28, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Steam’s up for Santa Specials

Steam’s up for Santa Specials

What could be more exciting for children at this time of year than a ride on a steam train and a present from Santa? Middleton Railway is preparing to launch its ever popular Santa Specials on Saturday (1 December 2018). Trains run each Saturday and Sunday through to Sunday 23 December. The first train of […]

By November 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Get-to-know-you pop-up portrait studio

Get-to-know-you pop-up portrait studio

Get a professional portrait taken for free this weekend and next (30 November – 8 December 2018) at Artist House 45 in Beeston. Artist House 45 is a project run by East Street Arts who invite artists to come and live in the Beeston community and make art with them. Some readers might remember past […]

By November 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →