South Leeds Life Group to discuss newspaper launch


Producing a newspaper version of South Leeds Life will be on the agenda this week when the South Leeds Life Group meets on Wednesday evening.

South Leeds Life Group May13Plans for a newspaper, unveiled in Friday’s South of the River column, envisage a free monthly tabloid paid for by advertising. The first edition could appear as early as May, but there is a lot of work to do before that. Wednesday’s meeting will be planning the steps we need to take to get into print.

A magazine called South Leeds Life was produced by local charity Health For All in 2011-12. We shared the name and some content, but we were not responsible for the publication. The newspaper will be produced in the same way as the blog, under the control of the South Leeds Life Group.

South Leeds Life is produced and run by a group of volunteers who meet every month to discuss the content of the blog and ideas for new stories. The group is open to anyone who is interested in seeing South Leeds Life progress, you don’t have to have written for the blog.

As well as writers, we are looking for other skills including advertising and marketing. Other roles include managing the What’s On calendar and the Facebook page. If you are interested in any of these roles, or just want to find out more about how we run South Leeds Life why not come along on Wednesday.

The meeting will be held at South Leeds Community Radio, 6A Ashbrooke Park, Parkfield Lane, Beeston, LS11 5SF and starts at 6pm. Directions to SLCR. Alternatively join us at the Tommy Wass pub (corner of Dewsbury Road and Old Lane) from 8pm for a more informal chat.

One Reply to “South Leeds Life Group to discuss newspaper launch”

  1. Hi there,

    I would love to see a community newspaper again as it was such a shame when South Leeds life ended, It was a fantastic newspaper filled with information that local people were interested in. I support this new paper one hundred percent.

    Julie Gill

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