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West Leeds Dispatch releases new print edition – here’s where you can pick it up

By John Baron

West Leeds Dispatch has released its latest printed newspaper – almost two years after launching its first pilot edition.

Our latest issue looks at the rising cost of living and what it means to people, as well as putting the focus on the work of food bank volunteers across West Leeds.

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We also put the spotlight on our new community newsroom in Bramley, look at the importance of Swinnow Community Centre, and feature campaigns to get more people playing bowls in Stanningley Park and West Leeds Rugby League Club’s bid to create a new community facility in Armley – and more!

We’ve also got some super columnists lined up. Amanda Truman from Farsley’s Truman Books reviews the latest novels, Zulfi Hussein from Deeva Restaurant provides a tasty recipe, Anne Akers is back on her Calverley allotment and Rodley’s Mark Stevenson has a bumper Mark’s History page.

There are also money-saving tips from the ‘auld git’ in our 12-page paper, which sees contributions from 18 of our fabulous community reporters.

Here’s where you can pick up a copy:

Armley

  • Armley Helping Hands, Strawberry Lane Community Centre
  • New Wortley Community Centre, Tong Road
  • Armley Community Hub, Stocks Hill
  • Clowns Hairdressers, Gelder Road

Bramley

  • Bramley Baths, Broad Lane
  • Broadlea Community Centre, Broadlea Hill
  • The Villagers Community Club, Broad Lane
  • Bramley Community Centre, Waterloo Lane
  • Bramley Lawn, off Rossefield Approach
  • Bramley parkrun/Junior parkrun
  • Bramley Community Hub

Burley

  • Kirkstall Valley Development Trust, Flexspace, Burley Road
  • Seagulls, Kirkstall Road

Calverley

  • Calverley Arms, Calverley Lane
  • Calverley Post Office, Carr Road – from Thursday
  • Calverley Library, Thornhill Street – from Thursday

Farnley

  • Farnley Community Centre, Cross Lane
  • New Farnley Community Centre, Low Moor Side

Farsley

  • Truman Books, Town Street
  • Deeva, Town Street
  • The Constitutional – from Friday

Kirkstall

  • West End House, Abbey Road
  • Station Diner, Kirkstall Lane
  • Butler’s, Kirkstall Forge
  • Kirkstall Leisure Centre

Pudsey

  • Pudsey Community Hub/library
  • Pudsey Wellbeing Centre
  • Pudsey House
  • Pudsey Leisure Centre
  • Swinnow Community Centre (from Wednesday)

… and more to be announced.

We have a small number of papers left, e-mail us at news@westleedsdispatch.com if your business/community organisation can help us distribute it.

Our next print issue will be out on 20 May 2022.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Looking forward to a print edition. I didn’t realise you were planning this. It’s great to have a local newspaper. I read it online every morning. How often will it be published ?

    • Hi Josette, Thanks for your comment. We have some funding in place to publish another in May and another in the autumn, so we’re not publishing regularly yet. If those issues prove sustainable then it’s something we’d like to do more regularly. John, editor

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