In this article Cllr Andrew Scopes (Beeston & Holbeck) sets out his thinking on the issues around street sex work in Holbeck. We know this is a contentious issue, or rather what is to be done about it is contentious. One of South Leeds Life’s aims is to be a
Before Christmas Year 6 children at Cottingley Primary Academy wrote to their MP and Councillors to express their concerns about the Cottingley Hall estate. The pupils raised a range of issues in their well crafted letters: “Residents are embarrassed of where they live because their environment is getting ruined and
Local councillors Andrew Scopes, Angela Gabriel and Gohar Almass are pleased to see the difference new policing arrangements are having on the Managed Approach to street sex work in Holbeck since they pushed the Council for their introduction at the end of last year. Residents and businesses had expressed their
Father Christmas will be able to find his way in Beeston and Holbeck this year after the Chirstmas lights were officially switched on last week. Local Councillors Andrew Scopes, Angela Gabriel and Gohar Almass were on hand to flick the switch and watch as the streets were lit up with
Social media has revolutionised communication and interaction with friends and public figures. It has become the primary way in which many people read local and national news and engage with elected representatives. This opens politics up in an exciting way to people who have previously not chosen to be involved
Tomorrow’s football superstars can get in even more practice now after two sets of goalposts have been installed in Beeston after funding from local Councillors Andrew Scopes, Gohar Almass and Angela Gabriel. Budding strikers can now take aim on the fields just off Parkwood Close and those near Normanton Place.
With Holbeck residents and sex work support agencies outside the Civic Hall and then joining the public gallery, Councillors debated how to tackle the issue of the ‘Managed Approach’ to street sex work in Holbeck during a meeting of the full Council at Leeds Civic Hall yesterday (14 November 2018).
First round of funding launched to support employment and skills in South Leeds The South Leeds Together programme has funding to support focused work with the target group of sex workers and is looking for projects to provide interventions which support them into alternative forms of employment. The funding, known
Children in Cottingley have a brand new play area to make use of after local ward Councillors Andrew Scopes, Gohar Almass and Angela Gabriel helped to fund a new playground. The new equipment, which is located in Cottingley, includes swings, a roundabout and a climbing frame and is aimed at
New figures released show that air quality on Elland Road near the Park and Ride is improving and traffic into Beeston is unaffected despite public concern that the scheme would attract more cars and reduce air quality. Leeds City Council analysis shows that the level of dangerous nitrogen dioxide in