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
A site earmarked for use by Gypsies and Travellers at Kidacre Street is being hailed as a potential solution to a cycle of encampment and eviction for Travellers in Leeds. As previously reported on South Leeds Life, the site has been operational since May 2014 and last week was discussed
Leeds City Council has gained a wide ranging injunction to prevent travellers from setting up unlawful encampments on key environmentally sensitive areas of land across the city. The six sites are: Holbeck Moor, The John Charles Centre for Sport, Gassy Field at Armley Gyratory, Roundhay Park and Soldiers Field,
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.
Here’s your weekly round-up of what’s making south Leeds tick on other websites and blogs: Don’t forget there’s the big Hunslet clean-up on Saturday! Local residents are being urged to take part. Aire Valley Homes have posted maps where skips will be placed in the area over on their Facebook
Here’s your weekly round-up of what’s making South Leeds tick this week on the area’s websites, blogs and on Facebook: Sites in Beeston, Holbeck, Middleton and Belle Isle were considered by the city council for potential traveller sites, alongside the existing Cottingley Springs, a council report has revealed. The Friends
Hunslet residents attended the monthly Tenants and Residents’ Association meeting last night – with the travellers’ encampment on Pepper Road discussed. Residents expressed concern about the travellers setting up in an area regularly used for football. City and Hunslet councillor Mohammed Iqbal said that the council had approved additional permanent