A group of Travellers this week (31 October 2017) established an informal encampment on Hunslet Moor at the bottom end of Dewsbury Road. The all-age encampment – made up of 14 caravans – has raised concerns locally, but is in good order at the time of writing. Local residents have expressed misgivings
The encampment of Irish Travellers on Holbeck Moor last month once again generated considerable debate about the presence of Travellers and Gypsies in the lives of the south Leeds communities. We here explore the history, background, current set-up, and potential ways forward on this controversial subject. The communities now understood
Local residents in Holbeck and Beeston have expressed growing anger around an encampment of Irish Travellers on Holbeck Moor Road. As previously reported here on South Leeds Life, the group of Travellers arrived last week Tuesday (16th August) and established a camp with about 20 caravans and mobile homes. They
The arrival of a group of Irish Travellers in Holbeck yesterday has provoked frustration amongst local residents – but the Travellers themselves insist that they are only staying briefly, and won’t create any problems. The group started arriving on Holbeck Moor Road in the early afternoon on Tuesday 16th August.