Author Archive: Jeremy Morton

I've lived in Beeston in South Leeds since 1984 and I love the area. I am involved in various community activities including Beeston Festival. I have been involved with the South Leeds Life Group since it started in 2010.

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South of the River – Born To Run

South of the River – Born To Run

Two news stories caught my attention this week. The first one was about a Scottish school that pioneered a fifteen minute run round the school at the start of the school day. I say pioneered because the idea has been taken up by 3,600 schools in 35 countries, although I’ve not heard that it’s caught […]

Awards event celebrates South Leeds community

Awards event celebrates South Leeds community

St Luke’s CARES charity shop and warehouse was packed this afternoon (24 May 2018) as their 2018 Community Award winners were unveiled. The whole community turned out to celebrate the breadth and diversity of organisations working across South Leeds, with food, music and ice cream. One of the shortlisted finalists, Reetwirlers Majorettes performed pom and […]

Police issue CCTV after girl grabbed on Beeston street

Police issue CCTV after girl grabbed on Beeston street

Detectives have released images of a man they want to identify over an incident previously reported on South Leeds Life when a four-year-old girl was grabbed in the street in Leeds. The CCTV images relate to an incident which happened in Lodge Lane, Beeston, at about 12.15pm on Thursday 26 April 2018.       […]

Children’s activities for half term

Children’s activities for half term

Next week (28 May – 1 June 2018) is the May half term school holiday. If you are looking for ideas to keep your children amused, we have rounded up the activities that we know of below. If you know of other events running, please add them in the comments section below. As ever The […]

Wade’s Charity – Leeds’ best kept secret?

Wade’s Charity – Leeds’ best kept secret?

If Middleton Park is South Leeds’ green secret, then the organisation that owns it is Leeds’ secret benefactor. Daily the quality of life of countless thousands of Leeds residents is enhanced by the city’s oldest charity – yet most who benefit have never heard of Wade’s Charity. Masses enjoy the huge swathes of parkland, open […]

Sunday bands in Cross Flatts Park announced

Sunday bands in Cross Flatts Park announced

The Friends of Cross Flatts Park have announced this year’s programme of free Sunday afternoon concerts, with  three shows in the run up to Beeston Festival, including the annual dog show. Sunday 17 June Birds and Beasts – a four piece from Huddersfield. “Birds and Beasts display a natural instinct for memorable pop music … […]

Patients advised to plan ahead for the bank holiday

Patients advised to plan ahead for the bank holiday

With the bank holiday weekend fast approaching, health professionals from NHS Leeds CCG are reminding residents to plan ahead to stay well. Patients with long-term conditions are being asked to make sure they have enough medicines available to cover the bank holiday period. According to Dr Gordon Sinclair, GP at Burton Croft Surgery in Headingley […]

Boy hit by car on Dewsbury Road

Boy hit by car on Dewsbury Road

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 11-year-old boy was injured when he was hit by a black Audi A3 sport in Beeston this morning (22 May 2018). Eastern Area Roads Policing Unit officers would like to speak to anyone who saw or has information about the incident which took place at about 8.10am on […]

National charity serves up free tennis sessions in Beeston

National charity serves up free tennis sessions in Beeston

National sports charity ‘Tennis For Free’ has served up an ace for South Leeds by investing in a year-long programme of free tennis sessions at a local park, hoping hundreds of people across the area can make a racquet at Cross Flatts Park in Beeston. In an exciting partnership with Leeds City Council, Tennis For […]

Views sought on new Children and Family Bereavement Service

Views sought on new Children and Family Bereavement Service

Leeds people who have experienced childhood bereavement are being invited to share their thoughts and advice on a brand new Children and Families Bereavement Support Service for the city. Leeds City Council has recently announced funding to launch a new service which will offer a central point of contact for parents and carers of children […]