• 17 December 2018

    Police block Owlcotes car park to stop 500 car racers

    Police last night scuppered a meet up involving 500 cars by blocking the entrance to the Owlcotes Centre car park in Pudsey. The meet-up had been organised on social media. When police arrived there was already around 30-40 cars present so they blocked the entrance to stop more vehicles entering. A police spokesperson said they ... Read more

  • 13 December 2018

    Site of Wortley’s new council housing development revealed

    Former sports pitches in Wortley are set to become the site of 50 new local authority houses. The area, off Oldfield Lane and Oldfield Avenue, has been earmarked for the new properties, which are part of a £50 million scheme to build more than 350 new council homes across the city. The Dispatch reported last ... Read more

  • 12 December 2018

    Wortley: Housing on derelict high school site set for green light

    Controversial plans for housing on the disused and derelict former Wortley High School site could be approved next week – despite local concerns. Keepmoat Homes wants to build 59 homes with access from Swallow Crescent. There would also be a small greenspace area on the site. Members of the plans south and west panel will ... Read more

  • 10 December 2018

    Council report highlights £19 million proposals to tackle Outer Ring Road congestion

    Improvements to beat traffic congestion on the Outer Ring Road – including a potential new cycle superhighway through West Leeds – have moved a step closer to reality. But road users may have to wait until after 2021 to benefit. A council report seen by the West Leeds Dispatch says congestion is evident on a daily basis, ... Read more

  • 7 December 2018

    ‘Unreliable’ new Rodley bus service under fire from passengers

    A ‘diabolical’ and ‘unreliable’ new bus service has left stranded travellers in Rodley and Calverley frustrated. Bus users claim that since the 670 service from Bradford to Leeds was recently replaced by the 35 bus service from Greengates to Leeds it has been consistently unreliable. When the 670 was replaced by the 35 there was ... Read more