The West Leeds Dispatch is the independent voice of West Leeds, run by a group of passionate local residents.
We have become a trusted source of reliable news and information, covering local news, council and public meetings – the ones the mainstream media often ignores but that directly affect our community.
We’ve amassed 5 million page views in just shy of five years, consistently delivering for our community with coverage of local campaigns and issues (including Kirkstall flood defences, the future of Wortley's TV Harrison sports ground, the Barley Mow community takeover in Bramley, Pudsey's Greenside Greenway, Armley Town Street etc).
We've also brought you the latest on what's being planned in your community, live blogs on flood warnings, and the latest local events.
All this from a team of dedicated but so far unpaid volunteers keen to do better by West Leeds!
Now we want to ensure the long-term sustainability of our project. And that’s where you come in: we’re inviting our loyal readers to become supporters of the West Leeds Dispatch, to help keep the lights on for our project and have a say in where we go next.
We will use the funds to pay for the basics like website hosting, running our e-mail newsletter and support our general running costs. We also aspire to start paying our editor, who gives countless hours each week to bring this all together.
Benefits include exclusive updates on our events and the knowledge you're supporting independent community journalism. Check the price plans below to see which one suits you best and then sign up to help ensure the longevity of independent, local news coverage for West Leeds.
We're local news and views written by local people for local people. We are West Leeds. Thank you for your support!