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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Park’s past, present and future explored at exhibition

Park’s past, present and future explored at exhibition

An exhibition called ‘Leeds Parks: Past, Present and Future’ is to be held at the Watsonian Pavilion in Cross Flatts Park on Saturday 3 June 2017. The exhibition is a chance to see how the city’s parks have changed over time, from their Victorian origins to the present day, and to discover what the future […]

Weekend of dance and celebrations at White Rose

Weekend of dance and celebrations at White Rose

White Rose Shopping Centre is hosting a weekend of celebrations on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May 2017, with dancers from local RJC Dance and a visit from Leeds Carnival’s free photobooth. RJC Dance Youth Provision members, Shachk Out Youth Dance, consisting of young people aged 13 – 16 years old, will be performing at […]

South Leeds Roundup: Defibrillators, back to backs and no alliterations

South Leeds Roundup: Defibrillators, back to backs and no alliterations

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. We start this week at The South Leeds Academy where officers from Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team were talking to motorsists today (24 May) after numerous reports of speeding cars and inconsiderate parking. Inside the gates, […]

Beeston Primary: aiming to become Outstanding

Beeston Primary: aiming to become Outstanding

Staff, pupils and parents at Beeston Primary School are celebrating their latest Ofsted report which graded the school as ‘Good’, the second highest grade. The letter from Brian Stillings, the Ofsted inspector says “Teaching standards are high across the school and pupils thrive on producing their best work.” It goes on: “The personal development, behaviour […]

Council leader expresses solidarity after Manchester bombing

Council leader expresses solidarity after Manchester bombing

Leeds Civic Hall and Leeds Town Hall will be lit up tonight (Tuesday 23 May 2017) to honour those affected by events in Manchester. Flags will fly at half mast and a book of condolence is available at the Portland Crescent entrance of the Civic Hall. Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and […]

Calling karaoke singers

Calling karaoke singers

If you enjoy singing karaoke and have always wanted to appear on film, this might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Filming will take place on Friday (26 May 2017) at Holbeck Working Men’s Club with everyone singing the Foreigner song ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’. The film is a trailer for […]

Election hustings meeting in Beeston

Election hustings meeting in Beeston

Residents in Beeston will have an opportunity to put their questions to the candidates standing in Leeds Central at the general election. St Mary’s Parish Centre in Beeston is to host an election hustings on Sunday 28 May 2017 at 7:30pm. The meeting will be chaired by Rev Lindsey Pearson, the Vicar of Beeston, who […]

Updated: Knife incident closes road in Middleton

Updated: Knife incident closes road in Middleton

Update (at 23:51pm): Police report that the incident on Thorpe View in Middleton is now at an end. A 20-year-old man has been arrested and two women who were inside the property are now out. No one was seriously injured during the incident. Police were called to an address on Thorpe View in Middleton at […]

South Leeds goes to the Playhouse

South Leeds goes to the Playhouse

South Leeds Life has teamed up with West Yorkshire Playhouse to help people who might not otherwise visit to experience the magic of live theatre. Starting this week we are offering readers free tickets to see shows on press night. Of course nothing comes for free, so in return we would like you to help […]

Slideshow: Middleton Park Kite Festival

Slideshow: Middleton Park Kite Festival

The Friends of Middleton Park brought the Northern Kite Group to the Clearings once again this weekend (20-21 May 2017) for the annual Kite Festival. The South Leeds skies were littered with giant ladybirds, fish, pigs, jellyfish and was it a purple teddy bear or a fox? The huge kites were matched by dozens of […]