Tag: Cllr Paul Wray

Hunslet’s spire is set to stay

Rumours that the tower and spire of St Mary’s church in Hunslet might be demolished have been firmly scotched by the Church of England and Leeds City Councillors at a meeting last week (24 October 2019). The spire, visible from many parts of South Leeds, dates from 1864 and is

Fencing promises new security for St Peter’s residents

Last month (September 2019) saw the installation of new perimeter fencing at the St Peter’s Court sheltered accommodation in Beeston, and residents are delighted by the prospect of greater security for their development. Residents and staff at the accommodation – at the northern end of Dewsbury Road, overlooking Hunslet Moor

Beeston residents complain they are plagued by rats

Residents in parts of Beeston have complained of a rat issue where they live – with one person even saying they have seen rats crawling around Flowerpots Nursery, next to Dewsbury Road Community Hub. The woman, who did not want to be identified, said: “Rats are all over the place

Labour hold on in South Leeds

The Labour Party held on to the three South Leeds seats in yesterday’s (2 May 2019) Council election and held on to control of Leeds City Council, losing just four of their 61 seats across the city. Results came in the early hours of Friday morning following an overnight count

Uncertainty amongst local EU nationals as Settlement Scheme opens

The twists and turns of Brexit have been well-documented, but for now life continues as normal for local EU nationals from countries including Poland, Portugal, Romania, Greece, Latvia and Lithuania who call South Leeds home. The sight of European shops, restaurants, butchers and salons contributing to the daily hum of

What’s being done to stop missed bin collections?

For many years, missed bin collections on some of the terrace streets on Beeston Hill and elsewhere has been an ongoing issue. There are three main reasons driving most of these missed collections: Population growth has increased the amount of waste produced Cars parked on street entry points, blocking access