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New faces, new opportunities

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By Ben Chastney |  May 26, 2015 |

New Leeds City council leader Coun Judith Blake (centre) with deputies Coun Lucinda Yeadon and Coun James Lewis
New Leeds City council leader Coun Judith Blake (centre) with deputies Coun Lucinda Yeadon and Coun James Lewis (Photo YEP)

The dust is settling following the recent election and new people are now moving into important roles, both at a local and national level.  Naturally some of these posts are of particular interest to Leeds GATE, namely those portfolios such as related to planning or communities, where their decisions may have a direct impact on the livelihoods of our members.  Decisions are now being made on who many of these people are and we are anxious to start working positively with them. 

GATE’s attitude towards those new in post, as with pretty much any issue, is one of constructive, pragmatic engagement.

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Next article: "Living next to a Traveller Site – Really so bad?"

Lee Gap Fair on Film

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By Helen Jones |  March 3, 2015 |

As part of our Lee Gap Heritage project we made this great little film. The film shows images of the 2014 Latter Lee Fair where GATE had a huge marquee with lots of Heritage memorabilia. 

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Next article: "Getting all creative at Cottingley Springs"

A Heritage Success!

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By Helen Jones |  October 8, 2014 |

As part of a lottery funded heritage project, Leeds GATE has been piecing together the history of the Lee Gap horse Fair and its importance for the local Traveller Community.

Previous article: "Service Evaluation is Good News!"

Next article: "Private sites. Get your applications in!"

Consultant wanted for a rapid service appraisal -Updated

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By Helen Jones |  August 5, 2014 |

Does Leeds GATE do what it says it does?  How well are we achieving our aims and objectives?  How well do we put our values into practice?  We are seeking a consultant to carry out a rapid service appraisal to help us to answer these questions. Click here: Service Evaluation Brief to find out more.

Previous article: "Outreach is important to improving Gypsy and Traveller health; new research findings "

Next article: "Learning to capture our oral history"

Commitment pays off for boxer Douglas

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By Helen Jones |  July 28, 2014 |

Boxer Douglas PattersonCongratulations to Yorkshire Champion Boxer, Douglas Patterson who also made it to national finals this year. Pictured is the article from the Yorkshire Evening Post where Douglas (far right) and his class mates from Morley High show off their talents. With more competitions coming up keep an eye out for Douglas, a boxer with a huge amount of potential and commitment to training.

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Next article: "What now for Gypsy and Traveller sites in Greenbelt, Mr Pickles?"

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