The Association was started in 2009 primarily to support residents who were suffering from the effect of the increasing number of Houses of Multiple Occupancy and the problems that brings with it. ​The support we received at this time from residents and from the Weetwood Councillors & Leeds HMO Lobby was excellent. Over the years we have been able to provide a forum to support each other during periods of unsocial behaviour, to share news and information of interest to local residents and to maintain and improve our community by support with local issues such as traffic, local developments and the park. We were able to support the work of the Leeds HMO Lobby and contributed the Far Headingley, Weetwood & West Park Neighbourhood Design Statement Neighbourhood Design Statement and to the ongoing development of the Headingley Neighbourhood Plan. 

In 2014 a few of us got together and The Friends of Beckett Park began. Through this we have been able to work with the Parks Department of the Council to improve the Park significantly during the short time that we have been in existence. We held our 5th Annual Picnic on the Park in July which was very well attended and a lovely afternoon.

In 2015 John Dammone of Salvo's kindly hosted a meeting for us in their Salumeria to which all members were invited; we agreed to become a fully constituted association and elected our first committee. We regularly leaflet the estate so that new residents are aware of the Association.

​As the demographics of the estate have changed significantly over the past 7 or 8 years and it's great to see so many new young families moving back onto the estate. Since becoming a fully constituted Residents Association we have held an Annual General Meeting which we are committed to holding and also Socials as well as the Picnic on the Park.

​Our current Committee members are Alison Barclay (Secretary), Lesley Cook-McKay (Treasurer), Margaret Crowe, Kate Evans, Mihaela Gruia, Paul Hallam, Amy Illsley, Helen Kirk (Chair) and Jack Rutter.

We are currently members of the North West Leeds Transport Forum and through which we are involved in discussions around the traffic on the A660 and the problems of increased air traffic from Leeds Bradford Airport and the associated noise pollution.

What happens next depends on you, the residents - we welcome suggestions as to the future development of BPRA.

If you live on the Becketts Park estate and would like to join Becketts Park Residents Association please email your name and address to and we'll add you to our mailing list. Membership is free. 

Last updated 01.05.2020

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