• Himalayan Balsam baskers Bramloy

    28 June 2017

    Bramley balsam bashers: ‘Help us save our bluebell woods’

    Himalayan Balsam baskers Bramloy

    Do you value Bramley Fall Woods? A campaign to save the historic woodland from an ‘alien’ plant invader has been launched in a bid to preserve the area’s famous bluebell woods from being over-run by Himalayan Balsam. A ‘balsam’ bash is being held this weekend, with Bramley people being urged to attend – Roland Cross ... Read more

  • 27 June 2017

    Former Burley Library building gains special heritage status

    Historic Burley Library building has received a grade II listing, which means it will be protected for future generations. The former Cardigan Road library, which dates back to 1926, closed in February 2016 due to ‘health and safety reasons’ – but last week received ‘listed’ status by national heritage champion Historic England. Listing marks and ... Read more

  • 26 June 2017

    Bramley Shopping Centre: Plans for 36 flats re-submitted

    Fresh plans breathe new life into disused offices at Bramley Shopping Centre have been submitted. Applicant Mr R Clair hopes to turn the first, second and third floors of the landmark Viewpoint office block – also known as Bramley House – into 36 flats, with 19 parking spaces. The offices have been empty for a ... Read more

  • 26 June 2017

    Campaign launched to save historic Pudsey Cemetery chapel

    Residents in Pudsey are launching a campaign to save the decaying chapels at the heart of Pudsey Cemetery – and are calling on people power to back a potential community takeover. The building, which dates back to 1875 and houses two chapels, has suffered from neglect and vandalism since it closed more than a decade ... Read more

  • 23 June 2017

    Another snake encounter at Post Hill

    More snake sitings have been made in the Post Hill area. It’s thought around a dozen exotic snakes have been dumped near the woods and have been found in both neighbouring Pudsey and Farnley. Dog walker Matt Smith contacted the Dispatch to say his dog picked up a dead snake in Troydale at about 9.30pm ... Read more