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Gipton and Harehills local area


Welcome to the local information page for the Gipton and Harehills area

Jamie Martin is the local housing manager with responsibility for housing services for all our neighbourhoods in the Gipton and Harehills area.​

He is assisted by team leaders Simon Richardson, Tracy Gale and a team of housing officers.​

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General enquiries

For general telephone enquiries to our Housing Offices, please call 0800 188 4000 (free from landlines and mobiles).

Calls are dealt with by our contact centre in Leeds (opening times 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

You can also email


Our address

Gipton Housing Office
Coldcotes Drive

Our opening times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Wednesdays 8.30am to 3.30pm​
Credit Union: 9am-12pm every Wednesday

Live in the Pembrokes? Can’t get to your local Housing Office? Talk to your local Housing Officer at their drop-ins every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 3pm at Pembroke Grange.

Housing drop-ins are also held at:

Denbigh Croft – Tues and Wed  (9-11am)

Brecon Court – Tues and Wed (9-11am)

Please note we are not open on bank holidays.

Information about our services

Below you can find information about:

  • Housing officers working in your area
  • Estate walkabouts
  • News and events
  • Projects funded by your local Housing Advisory Panel
  • Tenant and resident groups in your area
  • Your Local Community Committees
  • Your local Councillor
  • Bin collections and recycling
  • Local services

To find out more about other council services in your area, please use the Where I Live tool.​​​​​​​​​​​​

Click to expandYour housing officers


Your housing officer deals with a range of things including, rent advice, neighbour nuisance and enforcing tenancy conditions. They are also able to signpost you to other services for advice and support.

Area or Estate

Housing Officer Name

Beech (Crescent, Lane, Mount, Walk)

Coldcotes Circus

North Farms (1-57)

Oak Tree (Crescent & Grove)


Oakwood Lane

Lynette Thomas

Beech (Avenue, Grove)

Foundry (Avenue, Drive, Walk)

North Farm (58-123)



Paul Wharton


St Wilfrids

Brian Heald


Gipton Gate


Katrina Ferguson




Saima Majid




Oak Tree Drive

Oakwood Lane

Judith Barrett &

Victoria Thain

Airlie Place 






Foundry (Approach, Place)

Harehills Avenue& Lane

Park Terrace









Carl Smith





Robina Butt

Brander (Approach, Close, Drive)

Gipton Approach,

Gipton Square

Gipton Fire Station Houses

South Farm

St Alban

York Road

Wasim Manzur










Easterly Grove







Harehills Place, Road


Hill Top










St Augustines Court

Julia Whitaker

Brander (Road, Street)


South Farm (Crescent, Road 24-137)


Suzanne Armitage


Click to expandEstate walkabouts

Estate walkabouts give residents the chance accompany our housing officers and work with us to make our estates a better place to live.

If you would like to take part in the walkabout all you have to do is tell your local Housing Office and turn up on the day.

To find out more, please download the dates of walkabouts in the Gipton and Harehills area (PDF 0.3MB)


Click to expandEvents

Keep up to date with events in your area such as, tenant meetings, training information and consultation training sessions.​​

Find out more about upcoming events

Click to expandImproving your homes and neighbourhoods

We plan investment to your homes and neighbourhoods, and have identified the work that is required in the future.

Work will only be carried out to properties that have been identified as needing it and our proposed plans may be subject to change due to changes in funding.

Find out more on our Improving your homes and neighbourhoods page. ​

Click to expandNews


There are many ways to keep up to date with housing related news:

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Facebook

Visit the Housing Leeds News page​​

Read the latest Housing Team news

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Click to expandYour local Housing Advisory Panel

There are 11 local Housing Advisory Panels across Leeds, each with a budget that they can use to fund local projects to benefit local tenants.

Find out more about your local Housing Advisory Panel

Click to expandMoney, budgeting and benefits advice


If you need help with money, budgeting or benefits advice then please book in to see us. FREE appointments are available; for an appointment near you view our citywide timetable (PDF 211KB).​

Click to expandGet involved in your local area and community

No matter where you live or how young or old you are, you can get involved with us, have your say and make a difference in your local area and community.

Getting involved isn’t all about coming to meetings. You can join us on estate walkabouts, carry out mystery shopping, answer surveys or attend local events. Tenant and Resident Associations (TARAs) and Area Reps represent their local communities and are involved in decisions about their homes and environment.

If you would like to find out more about what is happening in your area or if you are thinking of setting up a group, contact Julie Holmes, your Tenant Engagement Officer.

Telephone: 0113 378 1349

Find out more about how you can get involved

Find out more about Tenant and Resident Associations and & Area Reps​​

Click to expandYour local community committee


​There are 10 community committees across the city providing local people with opportunities to have their say about what happens in their community. Housing Leeds works closely with these committees.

Find out more about the inner east community committee

Click to expandLocal support to get online and improve your digital skills

Find organisations local to you in Leeds where you can get online, or get support to improve your digital skills. If you’re an organisation that offers support or access, then you can join the 100% Digital Leeds movement and get your organisation on the map using the 100% Digital Leeds website.

Please note that Tinder Foundation is independent to Leeds City Council. We are not responsible for their content and information.​​​​​​

Click to expandYour local councillors

​Leeds councillors provide a voice to the people living in the ward that they represent.  They are aware of the needs of their community and are in touch with the issues that local people face. 

Find details of your Local Councillors

Click to expandBins and recycling

​You can find out when your bin collection dates are, get rid of large items and find out more about recycling facilities in your area. 

Bins and recycling pages

Click to expandUseful local organisations


​The following are links to further local information.

Please note that Leeds City Council is not responsible for the content on external websites.

Inner East West Yorkshire Police


Click to expandLocal Sheltered Scheme information

​​Sheltered housing provides a supportive environment for older, vulnerable and disabled people in the community. You can stay independent whilst benefiting from support and security.

To find out more about the schemes and what they offer, please download the Gipton area sheltered scheme information sheet (PDF 637KB).​​​

A £13 weekly service charge is included within the rent for the Sheltered Support Officer service. If your rent is met by full Housing Benefit the £13 charge is paid in full via housing benefit. If you are an existing tenant and you do not receive housing benefit, or receive part benefit, you pay a weekly contribution of £4 towards this charge. The remaining £9 is paid by the council; this will show as an adjustment on your rent account. If you are a new tenant and do not receive full or part Housing Benefit you will be charged the full £13.

The Sheltered Support Charge is payable by all residents living in sheltered housing, even if they have made a decision not to receive regular contact from the Sheltered Support Officer.

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