Get involved at our community news cafe on Tuesday

1 October 2016

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Would you like to get involved with the Dispatch at our community news cafe next week?

You may not realise, but the Dispatch is written entirely by volunteers – no-one gets paid, we give up our time because we love our communities and want to give something back.

We believe our communities are stronger if they’re better informed about what’s happening in them.

Do you have a story to tell? Is there something happening in your community you’d like to write about, or a local group that needs some publicity? Is there something you’d like to get off your chest – or something you’d like the Dispatch to write about?

Come and visit our editor – John Baron – for a friendly chat over a cuppa if you’re interested in writing for us or if you have something you’d like us to follow up.

We’re holding the cafe at Costa Coffee in Bramley District Centre next Tuesday (October 4) for an hour between 4pm-5pm.

We hope to see you there! If you can’t make it, remember you can always email us with your ideas and stories at news@westleedsdispatch.com, tweet us @wldispatch or contact us on our facebook page.


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Dan says:

Aren’t Costa one of the ones that avoids taxes?
Even if not, they are a major chain and it seems to me a basic principle in community building that we should support those in the community over multinational shareholders wherever possible…

westleedslife says:

Hi Dan

Yes, I think you’ve posted on this before. They do pay taxes (although probably could pay more) and are owned owned by British pub group Whitbread. As I said before, I’m open to suggestions but many of the local cafes aren’t open 4-5pm (which is the best time for the organisers). We once held one in the evening at Armley Junktion but no-one attended.

We’ll go with Costa Coffee on this occasion as it’s too late to change – but if anyone has any suggestions for future venues in West Leeds (doesn’t have to be Bramley) I’m more than open.

Dan says:

I wonder why nobody attended at Armley Junktion. Does the place have a bad reputation that I haven’t heard about?

£15 million out of a £377 million profit doesn’t sound like much, but these are figures from the Mirror and they say they are the best option…
Best I forgive you this tie eh? 😉

Dan says:

That should be “time”. The tie is unforgivable, but I hadn’t meant to mention it. 😉