Beeston

Get Together with your neighbours this weekend

Get Together with your neighbours this weekend

Marking the second anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox MP, communities will be coming together across South Leeds to share food and fun and show that Jo was right when she said “We have far more in common than that which divides us.” One of the biggest events will be at Dewsbury Road Community […]

Hundreds stand united at anti-racist vigil

Hundreds stand united at anti-racist vigil

Hundreds gathered by the Peace Tree in Cross Flatts Park in a show of unity this afternoon (10 June 2018) days after the arson attacks on a mosque and Sikh temple in Beeston. After speeches they moved off and marched peacefully to Hardy Street Mosque where flowers were laid, then onto the Gudwara on Lady […]

Listening to the community

Listening to the community

South Leeds elected three new Councillors in the local elections on 3 May 2018. We asked them to tell us what the experience was like, here is Gohar Almass, Councillor for Beeston & Holbeck Ward. I agree with Martin Luther King Jr when he said, “ Our lives begin to end the day we become […]

South of the River: Get Up, Stand Up

South of the River: Get Up, Stand Up

The arson attacks on two places of worship in Beeston this week were profoundly shocking. I’ve seen too many racist incidents down the years, but in the 34 years I’ve lived in Beeston, I’ve never seen places of worship attacked. It is deeply offensive and very frightening to people who worship at the Mosque or […]

Come and sing with Cockburn’s community choir

Come and sing with Cockburn’s community choir

The Cockburn Community Choir is looking for new members to join them on a Thursday night. The choir sings a range of material including pop past and present, musical theatre and more traditional choral pieces. They have performed at events both at Cockburn School and in the local community. The choir was formed as part […]

Teenager launches arson attacks funding appeal

Teenager launches arson attacks funding appeal

One young woman in Beeston has reacted to the dreadful arson attacks on two local places of worship by launching an online funding page to raise money for repairs. Seventeen year old Khaleeqa Bostan, who learned to read the Qur’an at Hardy Street Mosque was keen to do something practical. She told South Leeds Life: […]

Man arrested over Beeston arson attacks

Man arrested over Beeston arson attacks

Detectives investigating two linked arson attacks on places of worship in Beeston have arrested a man. The 42-year-old was arrested at an address in Leeds last night (5 June 2018) on suspicion of arson in relation to the fires started at the front doors of the Jamia Masjid Abu Huraira Mosque, in Hardy Street, and […]

Arson attacks: Police move to reassure the community

Arson attacks: Police move to reassure the community

Leaders from the Beeston community met with Police officers at Elland Road Police Station this afternoon (5 June 2018) to discuss the two arson attacks which occurred in the early hours of this morning at Hardy Street Mosque and Lady Pit Lane Gudwara (Sikh temple) in Beeston. Showing how seriously West Yorkshire Police are taking […]

Appeal over arson attacks in Beeston

Appeal over arson attacks in Beeston

Police are appealing for information following two arson attacks on places of worship in Leeds early today (5 June 2018). At 3.42am this morning police were contacted by the fire service who were attending the Jamia Masjid Abu Huraira Mosque, in Hardy Street, Beeston, where the main door had been deliberately set on fire. Firefighters […]

Busier than it’s possible to be

Busier than it’s possible to be

South Leeds elected three new Councillors in the local elections on 3 May 2018. We asked them to tell us what the experience was like, here is Andrew Scopes, Councillor for Beeston & Holbeck Ward. As a new Councillor, I want to say thank you so much to those who voted for me, and to […]