Tag: Beeston Hill

Local frustration at looming city land plan

Community leaders in south Leeds have voiced their frustration at the botched local consultation on the City Council’s Site Allocations Plan, and are calling on residents to urgently look at the plan and comment on it before the looming deadline of Monday 16th November (2015). The Leeds-wide plan has been

Jobs available!

Construction & Housing Yorkshire is looking for people to fill jobs within the Beeston Hill/Holbeck and Little London areas of Leeds. In addition to building trades jobs (gas engineers, plumbers, joiners. electricians, and bricklayers) they are looking for two full time caretakers and four full time cleaners.  It would be

PFI: Council apologises for not keeping residents informed

Leeds City Council have apologised for not keeping residents informed about delays to the troubled Housing PFI scheme in Holbeck and Beeston Hill. Anne Hopper is a member of the Residents Reference Panel that have advised throughout the PFI (Private Finance Initiative) process. She explained what had happened at the

Further delays to Beeston Hill & Holbeck PFI housing scheme

Leeds City Council has announced further delays to the PFI-funded scheme to bring new housing to Holbeck and Beeston Hill. The latest delay has apparently been caused by the government requiring the Council and the contractors to find different funding to that which they had in place. The Council has

Council and Developers say Housing PFI is still on track

In the latest statement from Leeds City Council today executive board member for neighbourhoods, planning and support services Councillor Peter Gruen said: “The council remains absolutely committed to plans to deliver improvements to over 1200 homes and the surrounding estates and to build 388 new homes through the PFI project.

South of the River – at Christmas

“So this is Christmas and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun.” I’ve had this John Lennon line going round in my head with an image of the boarded up properties in Beeston Hill and Holbeck. After all, the Christmas story is primarily about housing

Area Committee: PFI, unemployment, well being and more

Steve Williamson has sent through this report of the Area Committee meeting: Last Wednesday evening I thought I’d drop in at the Civic Hall and attend a meeting of the the Council’s Inner South Area Committee – that’s where councillors from City & Hunslet, Beeston & Holbeck and Middleton Park

Police find £50,000 drugs haul in Beeston Hill

UPDATED SEP 25: Police have revised their estimates down to £25,000 rather than £50,000. A man’s now been charged and has appeared in court. Check out their press release here.  The original article is below: Police have found a large quantity of what is believed to be Class A drugs, including crack