Our Values

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Attendees from a community reporters’ training course in Kirkstall

West Leeds Dispatch is an independent, community-led website featuring news and views from the west of the city. We are run by West Leeds residents, for West Leeds residents and are free from corporate and political control. 

Our values underpin how we behave and how we do things. These are:

  • Openness. 
  • Honesty.  
  • Inclusive.  
  • Respect.  
  • Non-political. 
  • Community focused.

Our values will equip us to:

  • Build connections, trust and local knowledge
  • Encourage and enable greater community engagement
  • Empower communities with greater local connections and knowledge through impartial and balanced community journalism
  • Give communities a voice
  • Secure and increase diversity of voice
  • Represent all communities, promoting greater cohesion¬†¬†
  • Hold those in power to account and encourage greater civic engagement

We are regulated by independent press regulator IMPRESS.

Read more about West Leeds Dispatch, and the people who run it, here.

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