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Becketts Park Residents Association (BPRA) represents people living in and around the Becketts Park estate, including residents of Batcliffe Drive & Mount, Becketts Park Crescent, Drive & Road, St Chads Avenue, Drive, Grove & Rise, St Annes Road and those properties along Otley Road which back on to the estate between St Annes Road and the Memorial Gardens at St Chads Church. This comprises over 500 households. We are the formally constituted community association for our area, recognised as such by Leeds City Council.


We aim to protect and enhance our neighbourhood in terms of its balance, its environmental commitment, its heritage and the well-being and safety of our residents, providing a forum to share news and information of interest to local residents. BPRA is a member of the North West Leeds Transport Forum through which we are involved in discussions with other Residents Groups in the Inner North West Leeds area about local issues affecting residents in our wider neighbourhood including traffic, the Otley Run and the problems of increased air traffic from Leeds Bradford Airport.


Our current Committee members are Lisa Balman, Alison Barclay (Secretary), Jenny Barratt (Treasurer), Margaret Crowe, Kate Evans, Amy Illsley, Helen Kirk (Chair) and Jack Rutter. We hold an Annual General Meeting and Winter Socials as well as taking part in the Friends of Beckett Park Picnic on the Park. Our primary communication remains by email newsletters although we are on Facebook and Twitter (X). The Friends & Residents Facebook group is Beckett Park..Friends& Residents


BPRA began in 2009 primarily to support residents suffering from the problems of increasing number of Houses of Multiple Occupancy. The demographics of the estate have changed again over the past few years and it's great to see so many young families moving back onto the estate. We have supported the work of the Leeds HMO Lobby, contributed to the Far Headingley, Weetwood & West Park Neighbourhood Design Statement and to the Headingley Neighbourhood Plan. We have been fully constituted since 2015. In 2014 The Friends of Beckett Park was formed. Through this we have been able to work with the Parks Department of the Council to improve the Park significantly. The Friends also organise the very popular Picnic on the Park in June or July each yearwhich is a great day out and a chance for the local community to get together.


Join us!If you live on the Becketts Park estate and would like to join the Residents Association please email your name and address to or use the "Contact us" form on the Friends website and we'll add you to the Residents and/or the Friends mailing list. Membership is free.


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


Last updated:May 2024

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