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Molly’s Adventures with Travellers – Episode 2: The planning application

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By Ben Chastney |  November 9, 2015 |

One evening Molly is sitting with her Dad in a big hall, filled with angry looking people. She spots her school friend Kerri in the row behind and spins round to talk.

Molly's Adventures with Travellers: Planning Permission
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“Hi Kerri, got dragged here as well?”

“Yes Moll, parents couldn’t get through to the babysitter in time and apparently this ‘was urgent’”

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Molly’s adventures with Travellers – Episode 1: A camp arrives

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By Ben Chastney |  November 9, 2015 |

Molly and her Dad are walking to the local shop one sunny day. As they happen to pass a little lay-by Molly spots a handful of trailers. Curious, she turns to her Dad to help explain…

Molly's adventures with Travellers
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“Daddy, why are those caravans parked there?”

“Those Molly, are gypsies, we don’t like those people.”

“Why don’t we like them Daddy? And shouldn’t Gypsies be spelt with a capital G?”

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Negotiated Stopping – Award winning way of getting beyond ‘No’

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By Helen Jones |  October 7, 2015 |

Leeds GATE are delighted to win the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Change Champion award from the Lloyds Bank Foundation in relation to our 'Negotiated Stopping' work. We want to thank colleagues across Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Police, local businesses, residents groups and communities, and our members of course for their part in this fantastic achievement!

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Job Advert – Community Archivist

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By Ellie Rogers |  September 29, 2015 |

Leeds GATE are really excited to announce a new vacancy for the position of Community Archivist. The role will work with a heritage collection at Leeds GATE to catalogue, preserve, grow and develop engagement. The role will work closely with Gypsy and Traveller people to increase access to heritage items which have often been kept in inaccessible locations.

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Leeds GATE aims to be a ‘healthy office’

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By Helen Jones |  September 11, 2015 |

Leeds GATE exercise walk beginsWe have launched a new campaign to be a healthy office!

In our health development work we are always encouraging community members to exercise.  We talk about the benefits it can bring to your mental as well as physical health. But, do we practice what we preach?!  As staff who work in largely desk based jobs we are aware how hard it can be to work exercise into your daily routine, especially during the working day, but its increasingly difficult to ignore evidence that sitting for too much of the day is really bad for you.  So, in order not to be hypocritical, and to improve our own working environment and wellbeing we are thinking about how to build healthy activities into our routines as a team.

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