Community newsroom

john baron west leeds dispatch community newsroom
WLD editor John Baron in our community newsroom. Photo: Sara Thornhurst

You’re very welcome to join us in our people-powered community newsroom in Bramley.

Our friendly newsroom is based at Bramley Lawn Social Centre, off Stanningley Road, and is a base for our community reporters to come and write articles and create content, as well as receive any help or support they might need.

The kettle’s always on – and we have a hugely impressive biscuit tin! We also run our community reporters training courses from here.

West Leeds Dispatch community newsroom
The community newsroom is based at Bramley Lawn. Photo: John Baron

The newsroom was put together thanks to a real community effort, including the support of local volunteers and businesses.

Volunteers from the Bramley Care Bears group made our two desks for us, mainly out of recycled pallet wood. Photo: Philip McConnell.

The newsroom is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-3pm, and Thursdays 4.30pm-8.30pm. If you’re planning on popping in, give editor John Baron a call on 07446 968140 or e-mail before attending.

You can see Bramley Lawn clearly from Stanningley Road.

How to get here

  • Bramley Lawn is based at Rossefield Lawn, off Rossefield Approach, LS13 3TG. It is run by Bramley Elderly Action (BEA) and offers a variety of community activities, including community cafes, events and services.
  • Bus numbers 72 and 14 stop almost outside the newsroom on Stanningley Road or you can get off the number 16 at Bramley Town End (about five minutes’ walk away).
  • Bramley Station is about 10 minutes’ walk away. Parking is available in the Bramley Lawn car park.


We’re easy to find – just ten minutes’ walk from Bramley Station.

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