Beeston

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Witness appeal: Beeston bookmakers robbery

Witness appeal: Beeston bookmakers robbery

Police in Leeds are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at the William Hill bookmakers on Beeston Road on Monday night (20 March 2017). The incident happened at 8.12pm when a male entered the premises and threatened a member of staff with a gun, demanding money. The member of staff managed to lock themselves in […]

Beeston tenants set to lose their homes

Beeston tenants set to lose their homes

Scores of households on an estate in Beeston are facing eviction as the new owners impose steep rent rises. Last November South Leeds Life reported on the sale of the estate – Kirk Beston Close and Cross Heath Grove. New owners PlaceFirst have decided to refurbish the estate to an ‘aspirational’ level and introduce new, […]

Beeston youngsters serving up soul food this month

Beeston youngsters serving up soul food this month

Young people from the south Leeds ‘Space’ youth programme are once again this term cooking and hosting (free) community dinners for a wide range of local people to gather, eat, and mark the forthcoming Easter festival together. The three-course meals are being served on Wednesday 29 March and Friday 31 March 2017, both at 6pm, […]