Tag: Cllr Andrew Scopes

Lord Mayor launches Cross Flatts Park heritage trail

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Al Garthwaite, attended Cross Flatts Park in Beeston this morning (12 March 2024) to unveil not one, but two plaques. First up was a plaque to mark Beeston in Bloom’s Gold Medal awarded by Yorkshire in Bloom last year. It goes next to plaques

Welcome work to improve out of hours bereavement services in Leeds

Councillors on the Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles Scrutiny Board received an update this week on out of hours bereavement arrangements in Leeds following an in-depth service review to improve the experience of bereaved families. South Leeds councillors Mohammed Iqbal, who has been engaged in this work for some time,

Over £15 million secured for ambitious Heart of Holbeck proposals

Leeds City Council’s exciting plans for the regeneration of Holbeck have been allocated more than £15 million, as part of the latest round of investment from the government’s Levelling Up Fund. The ‘Heart of Holbeck’ plans will deliver transformative change through the renewal of the local high street, transformation of

Labour select candidate for Beeston & Holbeck ward

On 31 October 2023 local members from the Beeston and Holbeck Labour Party selected Sharafat (Shaf) Ali as their candidate to face the 2024 Local Elections. This comes following the resignation of Councillor Gohar Almass who announced he will be stepping down due to health reasons. Sharafat Ali commented: “I

Kidz Klub host a Happy Tea for supporters

On Tuesday (24 October 2023) the children of Kidz Klub Leeds held a special ‘Happy Tea’ event at Beeston Hill United Free Church to thank everyone who supports their activities throughout the year. Ward Councillors Andrew Scopes, Annie Maloney and Paul Wray were among those who attended and added their

Councillors Welcome Funding for High Rise Improvements

Local Ward Councillors Andrew Scopes, Gohar Almass and Annie Maloney have welcomed funding for the replacement of the heat interface units, which draw on the local district heating network for heating and hot water in Cottingley Heights and Towers high-rise flats. The existing units in these blocks are approaching the

Local SDP Councillors fail to back City of Sanctuary

Local Councillors Andrew Scopes, Annie Maloney and Gohar Almass (Labour, Beeston & Holbeck) have condemned the actions of SDP Councillors Wayne Dixon and Emma Pogson-Golden (SDP, Middleton Park) after they refused to support a call for Leeds City Council to work towards being officially accredited as a Council of Sanctuary.

Cllr Almass stands with a group of PCSOs and an off road motorbike police officer in Cross Flatts Park

Crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Beeston

Police are cracking down on anti-social behaviour, such as quad bikes, speeding and stolen vehicles in the Beeston & Holbeck ward following complaints from members of the public and local councillors. The Neighbourhood Policing Team from West Yorkshire Police recently held a public session inside Cross Flatts Park in Beeston