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About West Leeds Dispatch

We’re a local news website for West Leeds, giving residents a voice, holding our elected members to account and keeping an eye on developments in the area.

We aim to highlight the work of volunteers in our community and encourage people to take part and set up in their own local groups.

We aim to tell you about events and stories going on in West Leeds. We cover:

  • Armley
  • Bramley
  • Burley
  • Calverley
  • Kirkstall
  • Farnley (Old and New)
  • Farsley
  • Pudsey
  • Rodley
  • and Wortley

This is YOUR website. We would like you to add your comments and contribute articles.

Contributors & volunteers

There’s a very small team of us who write regularly. We go on holiday, have lives and stuff so it isn’t a 365×24 process. We welcome people writing guest posts or becoming more regular contributors to the site and we can offer help or support if you’re not sure how to go about it.

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West Leeds Dispatch community reporters session at Armley Junktion

Our primary contributors are:

John Baron

Glenn Broadbent

Debby Dean

Jill Buckley

Thomas Ritchie

Fran Graham

and many others!

Don’t worry about writing ability – we can offer you friendly help and support.

Submissions policy

We welcome contributions from readers on all aspects of community life.

We ask that articles are fair and balanced (ie they show both sides of the story) and, above all, are accurate.

We reserve the right to edit submissions where necessary.

We are a member Impress, the first recognised independent regulator of the press. We adhere to this code of practice and expect our contributors to do the same. See below for our complaints procedure.

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This site is not affiliated to any political group – we are interested in making the area a better place, not the politics. We work with whoever is committed to helping our communities.


We are always delighted when people comment on the issues we raise. We are realistic about the fact that many open comment sites are, bluntly, ruined by crazy people. Comments on The Dispatch are moderated before approval. We approve comments that disagree with the overall tone of the site, but not racists, ranters or flamers etc.

Complaints procedure

We always strive to be accurate, but sometimes mistakes do slip through during the hectic production process. If you find a factual error or have a complaint to make about the Dispatch, please do contact us. You can find details of how to complain here.

We are a member Impress, the first recognised independent regulator of the press.


We’re always delighted to hear from you. Check out our contact details here.


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