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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.

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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.

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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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What now for Gypsy and Traveller sites in Greenbelt, Mr Pickles?

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By Helen Jones |  July 24, 2014 |

Eric PicklesI have spent the last three days in Leeds Civic Hall council chamber listening to a Planning Inquiry into Leeds City Council's application to extend its local authority Gypsy and Traveller site at Cottingley Springs on Gelderd Road.

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Cllr Finnigan won't silence our work to support peace among neighbours

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By Helen Jones |  June 26, 2014 |

Councillor Finnigan of Morley Independents has chosen to take to his blog to call Leeds GATE the ‘Thought Police’.  His comments appear to be prompted by two things; one his misunderstanding of our purpose and response to the current Traveller site planning application in Morley; and secondly an ongoing formal complaint from ourselves and a national representative organisation – The Traveller Movement - to Leeds City Council suggesting that Councillor Finnigan’s actions may contravene equalities legislation.

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