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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Aspiring Communities planning inquiry – day one

Aspiring Communities planning inquiry – day one

The planning inquiry into the proposed development by Aspiring Communities of the Ice Pak site on Barkly Road, Beeston started today (Tuesday 28 March 2017) at Leeds Civic Hall. During the day the government appointed Planning Inspector, Chris Preston, heard from local residents and organisations and witnesses for Leeds City Council. The hearing has been […]

Obituary: Joe Lee BEM 1931-2017

Obituary: Joe Lee BEM 1931-2017

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Joseph Keith Lee BEM, known to everyone as Joe. Joe was an active member of the South Leeds community and particularly enjoyed working with children and young people. He was a very positive and enthusiastic and keen to get stuck in. His family describe […]

Controversial Ice Pak planning inquiry to start

Controversial Ice Pak planning inquiry to start

It’s four years since Beeston-based charity Aspiring Communities first floated its plans to convert the former Ice Pak factory on Barkly Road. This week an independent Planning Inspector will hold a four day public inquiry into their controversial planning application. Hearings will be held at Leeds Civic Hall running from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 […]

Kyle Asquith Charity Show

Kyle Asquith Charity Show

A stunning new show, about to hit London’s West End has chosen Cockburn School for its final warm up show. And every penny from the ticket price is being donated to the Kyle Asquith Foundation. The show takes place on Thursday (30 March 2017) at 7:15pm and tickets are just £3 for adults and £2 […]

Planning applications 20 March 2017

Planning applications 20 March 2017

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were validated in the week beginning 20 March 2017:   First floor rear extension 31 Waincliffe Crescent Beeston Leeds LS11 8EU Ref. No: 17/01569/FU | Status: Current Installation of five temporary […]

Housing regeneration scheme completes its work

Housing regeneration scheme completes its work

The Beeston Hill and Holbeck housing regeneration scheme has completed its capital works and held a celebration event at Bismarck Way on Wednesday {22 March 2017). Speeches were kept to a minimum given the inclement weather, but Simon Costigan from Housing Leeds spoke about the commitment of local councillors to ensuring that “real changes were […]

Armed robberies: Police release CCTV images

Armed robberies: Police release CCTV images

Detectives investigating three armed robberies in South Leeds which are believed to be linked have released CCTV images of the suspects. One image from a robbery at Holbeck Wines & Spirits on Tuesday night (21 March 2017) shows the face of one of the suspects, who is wearing a distinctive blue and black North Face […]

South of the River – Where’s the revolution

South of the River – Where’s the revolution

The scandal of the families being forced out of their homes in Beeston this week is all the worse because I suspect it all quite legal. It is however another symptom of this country’s housing crisis, just as much the guys sleeping in doorways on Park Row, or the sofa surfers in Belle Isle. PlaceFirst […]

Police appeal: suspicious incident in Cottingley

Police appeal: suspicious incident in Cottingley

Detectives in Leeds are appealing for information following a suspicious incident in Cottingley. Police have received a report of a man who appeared to have been pushed into a car by four men in Dulverton Close, Leeds, at about 12:30am last night (Wednesday, 22 March 2017). The small black car then drove off down Dulverton […]

Police appeal after series of armed robberies

Police appeal after series of armed robberies

Detectives are appealing for information following three armed robberies in South Leeds which are believed to be linked. At 10.25pm last night (Tuesday 21 March 2017) police were called to Holbeck Wines & Spirits, in Top Moor Side, after the shop was robbed by three men, one of whom was armed with what appeared to […]