BITMO News for Belle Isle Tenants - May 2024

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BITMO News for Belle Isle Tenants - May 2024


We hope you are keeping safe and well.

If you would prefer to listen to this email instead of reading it, please follow this link.

Inside this email:

  • Sign up for membership so you can use BITMO’s GATE
  • Need someone to speak to BITMO on your behalf?
  • Help getting to university for adults
  • A round up of events like the Belle Isle Gala and the half term holiday activities

Become a member to use BITMO’s GATE

BITMO’s GATE is a community resource centre for Belle Isle. It is funded by BITMO’s Board to provide a base where Belle Isle residents can organise activities, get advice and support, attend classes and groups and contribute to making Belle Isle a safer and stronger community.

To use the GATE, you need to be a member. You can do this by completing this online form. BITMO staff can help people to complete the form if they need it.

There are three main reasons for BITMO’s GATE having a membership system:

  • The GATE is funded by BITMO’s Board and the membership system allows us to tell them how many people are using the GATE and for what reason.
  • Leeds Libraries, who supply our computers and Wi-Fi, require users to agree to their terms of usage.
  • We ask what you are interested in. If we find enough other people interested in the same thing, we can help arrange a group or session.

So far 130 BITMO residents have signed up. Please join BITMO’s GATE today so you can take part in the activities and events you can see in the programme below.

GATE programme for May

Need someone to contact BITMO on your behalf?

We can’t discuss your tenancy – repairs, rents or any problems you are having - with anyone who isn’t on your tenancy agreement unless you give us permission. This is also called “advocacy consent”.

You may want to give advocacy consent to a trusted friend, relative, or support agency so they can discuss your tenancy on your behalf. Find out how you can do this

Help getting to university for adults

Interested in returning to education as an adult but not sure which path to take? The University of Leeds Lifelong Learning Centre is offering two events so you can know the support on offer and try out tasters of part-time and full-time pathways and degrees designed for mature students.

Thursday 18 June, 9.30am to 2.30pm in-person at the University of Leeds.

  • see the University campus
  • talk to current students
  • meet tutors
  • lunch provided
  • limited number pre-school childcare places. Booking required.

Thursday 27 June, 6pm to 7.45pm. This event is online.

  • join us for an evening session from the comfort of home
  • talk to students
  • meet tutors

You can book your place on the Pathways to higher education for adults events here.

More Belle Isle news and activities

Click on the image below to read a copy of BITMO's Bits & Pieces newsletter.

Bits and Pieces May 24

It’s the repair café this Saturday at BITMO’s GATE 1-4pm.

Repair Cafe May 2024

Belle Isle Gala – Saturday 6 July 12-3pm at Windmill School and Parkside

See the latest Gala updates on attractions, request to have a stall or offer to help here.

Here is the programme for free half term activities and food at BITMO’s GATE.

Half term May 2024

Contact BITMO

To report a repair call 0800 389 5503 or 0113 378 2188

To make a rent payment, visit the BITMO website rent page or call 0113 378 2187

To report anti-social behaviour, call 0113 378 2181 or email

If you have financial problems then please contact us for advice on 0113 378 2188 or

Keep up-to-date with BITMO services and local news by visiting the BITMO Facebook Page and the BITMO website.

Belle Isle TMO works in partnership with Leeds City Council to serve the residents of Belle Isle estate.

Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation Limited                                     Registered under the Co-operative and Communities Benefit Societies Act No.29817R. Registered Office: Aberfield Gate, Belle Isle, Leeds, LS10 3QH