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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When is Hunslet Gala?

When is Hunslet Gala?

Whether it’s Punch & Judy, giant inflatables, farm animals, or great entertainment your looking for, you’ll find it at Hunslet Community Gala. The annual event takes place on Saturday 24 June on the recreation field at Grove Road and Church Street from 11:30am. Entertainment in the arena will include Keldon School of Dance, Shardonnay and […]

New South Leeds community Timebank set to launch

New South Leeds community Timebank set to launch

A new community mental health and wellbeing network has been set up for organisations working in South Leeds. The network brings together businesses, charities and services to share resources and skills for the benefit of South Leeds community. South Leeds Shares, which has been established by a range of partners including Leeds Beckett University, Hamara, […]

Beeston in Bloom celebrates 20 years

Beeston in Bloom celebrates 20 years

Gold medal winning community gardening group Beeston in Bloom celebrated its 20th birthday with a tea party in Cross Flatts Park yesterday (21 June 2017). Members and partners past and present were joined by the Lord Mayor Cllr Jane Dowson in the Watsonian Pavilion to share memories and plan future projects. Amongst those present were […]

Tempest Road crossing to be moved

Tempest Road crossing to be moved

Further to our report that a zebra crossing is to installed on Tempest Road, South Leeds Life understands that Councillors intervened to move the crossing to a more appropriate site close to the Hamara Centre. Cllr Mohammed Iqbal told South Leeds life that he felt officers had got it wrong when they proposed the Hardy […]

Photos on show at South Leeds Academy

Photos on show at South Leeds Academy

The South Leeds Academy is hosting its annual photography and art exhibition on Thursday (22 June 2017) between 4 and 6pm. The exhibition will show the work of students completing their Photography and Art GCSEs and is open to the public. Marie Caines who teaches photography said: “There is some truly stunning work on display […]

Historic buildings at risk to be discussed

Historic buildings at risk to be discussed

A meeting of Leeds City Council’s Joint Plans Panel will receive a report this week on the state of heritage buildings at risk from neglect and decay in Leeds. There are 97 buildings at risk, representing 4% of listed buildings across the city. Priority is being given to the “big five” including Stank Hall Barn, […]

A centre for the whole community

A centre for the whole community

A refurbished Middleton Community Centre was re-opened on Friday (16 June 2017) providing a new base for Middleton Elderly Aid and space for youth and other activities. Cllr Kim Groves spoke about the “difficult decisions” that had to be made two years ago when all community centres were reviewed by the Council. With little income […]

Free tickets: Barber Shop Chronicles

Free tickets: Barber Shop Chronicles

The cast of Barber Shop Chronicles explore the intimate conversations which take place in the barber’s chair in Inua Ellams’  joyous new production coming to the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Directed by National Theatre Associate Director Bijan Sheibani, this vibrant new production follows African men from London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra, addressing identity […]

Slideshow: Great Get Together at Dewsbury Road

Slideshow: Great Get Together at Dewsbury Road

Dewsbury Road One Stop Centre was the venue for a Great Get Together party in memory of Jo Cox on Saturday (17 June 2017). Hundreds of local residents came along to enjoy music and dancing as well as food and activities. Health For All ran out of fruit for their healthy fruit cups and had […]

Queen’s honour for Middleton Councillor

Queen’s honour for Middleton Councillor

Councillor Judith Blake, the first female leader of Leeds City Council and ward member for Belle Isle and Middleton has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours, in recognition of her years of service to local government. The list, released yesterday (17 June 2017) saw Cllr Blake awarded a CBE while Alan Gay, Leeds City […]