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Updated: Police Appeal: Dog Owner Sought After Child Bitten in Cross Flatts Park

  UPDATE: South Leeds Life understands that the owner of the dog has come forward to the Police and agreed to have the dog put down. No charges will be brought as the dog was on a lead throughout the incident.   Police are trying to trace the owner of a dog after a two-year-old […]

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Community day in Beeston Hill

A community open day has been organised for people living in the Normantons, Malverns, Bismarcks, Disrealis and surrounding area. Hillside will be the venue and a host of organisations will be present offering information, advice and ideas. There’ll be loads for children to do, so bring them too. It all happens on Thursday 24 April […]

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Support and activities for older people in Beeston, Cottingley and Hunslet

The spring newsletter from the South Leeds Live At Home Scheme (SLLAHS) has been published with details of regular activities and day trips. SLLAHS is one of the ‘Neighbourhood Network’ organisations providing support and activities for people over 55. SLLAHS covers the Beeston, Cottingley and Hunslet areas. Regular activities include lunch clubs, a range of […]

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Improving engagement for Families services – From the USA and Brazil to Beeston

Lucy Potter is a family support worker, community activist and Mum from Beeston in Leeds. She was awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to investigate how the Children’s Services in Leeds could improve parental engagement for hard-to-reach families in urban areas of social deprivation. Lucy’s travels took her to New York City and North Carolina […]

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South of the River – Bottom of the list?

What makes a neighbourhood a good or a bad place to live? Last Friday Leeds-List published an article called ‘Best and worst places to live in Leeds’. Beeston and Holbeck featured on the list, but for my money in the wrong section. The article kicked up quite a storm on Twitter. Leeds-List were criticised by […]

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Beeston Festival wants your old bikes!

Beeston Festival is appealing for people to donate their unwanted bikes to a project that will see them revamped and sold on cheaply. With the Tour de France setting off from Leeds just three weeks later, Beeston Festival has a cycling theme this year. The festival takes place on Saturday 14 June 2014 in Cross […]

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A brief history of the Stank Hall site and Beeston

The Friends of Stank Hall Barn have become Friends of South Leeds Life. Sue Ottley-Hughes from the group has written this fascinating historical overview of this corner of South Leeds: During recent archaeology field walking on the paths in and around the Stank Hall and Barn site by the Friends of Stank Hall we have discovered […]

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Beeston kids raise money for Children in Need

Saturday (5th April 2014) saw the fourth annual charity football match on the fields of the Old Cockburn Sport Hall, in Beeston. Every year the young people who attend the Old Cockburn Sports Hall Youth Club, play against a staff team of Youth Workers to raising money for Children in Need. The aim is to […]

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My First Time At Parkrun In Beeston

My first time at parkrun in Cross Flatts Park was really good. My time was 00:49:24 which is good and I finished in 109th place so how’s that?Mind you I was walking with Kenneth Ingram from South Leeds Life and South Leeds Community Radio. Made some new friends down there as well. It was a […]

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Residents in Beeston and Holbeck say ‘NO’ to Cold Callers

  A Cold Calling Control Zone has been set up to protect the residents in the Beeston and Holbeck Ward from Cold Callers, which has been funded by Housing Leeds and Leeds Community Safety. In recent years, through the help of West Yorkshire Trading Standards and partner organisations such as the Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Cold […]

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