Members of the charity Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange (GATE), and residents of Leeds’ newest Gypsy and Traveller site Kidacre Park in Hunslet, yesterday (1 August 2019) took part in a sponsored run around Temple Newsam. Men and women of all ages and all abilities turned up to raise money
Leeds City Council have put an end to a cycle of encampment and eviction for eight Gypsy and Traveller families by providing them with a home at Kidacre Park, Hunslet. The site was developed with funding from Council Commuted Sums and Homes England and is the first development of Gypsy
A Leeds charity that gives a voice to and improves the quality of life for the Gypsy and Traveller community has won a prestigious national award. Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange (Leeds GATE) has beaten more than 350 organisations from all over the UK to be one of the eight
Earlier this week I started writing an article about Leeds City Council’s current Site Allocations consultation ‘Your city, Your plan’. You won’t have seen it yet, as I haven’t managed to finish it. I read the Council press release and it looked pretty dry and full of jargon. I though
The saga of Michael Maloney’s attempt to create a small gypsy / traveller site in Hunslet Carr came to an end recently with the report of the planning inspector, who backed the Council’s decision to refuse Mr Maloney planning permission. I don’t want to go into the case in great
A long-standing planning battle over a proposed Gypsy/Traveller encampment in Hunslet Carr looks to have come to a close, with a government Planning Inspector upholding the Council’s original decision to refuse permission for the site. As previously reported here in South Leeds Life, Mr Michael Maloney – an established member
On Christmas Eve I saw a man wheeling a shopping trolley with a fridge in it down Cemetery Road (on the road, not the pavement) towards the motorway bridge. It made me laugh, I even tweeted about it with the hashtag “Only In Holbeck”. The two hot topics for
Twenty or more gypsy caravans have set up an illegal encampment on Brown Lane East in Holbeck. Large stones that were put across the road by the council to act as bollards after the last encampment there have been moved to give access to the lower section of the road.