Month: May 2012

Bookmarked: Friends of Holbeck Cemetery on Beeston photohunt and a New Zealand query

Couple of interesting links for you: The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery have posted on a forthcoming photohunt on Beeston Festival day (June 9) starting at 1pm. The Friends write: “Eve & Ken Tidswell  of the Friends of Holbeck Cemetery will be on site to help with any  information that anyone

Hunslet Old Boys Rugby Players Join Great Britain Community Lions Squad

Good luck to Hunslet Old Boys Rugby Team players Jamie Fields, Tom Saunders and coach Daryl Cardiss who have been selected for the Great Britain Community Lions Squad tour of Barbados, jetting off this Friday. Selection for this squad is a huge honour marking the lads out as amongst the

Former Holbeck Kwik Save to become Venus: Middle Eastern supermarket/restaurant

Seems that the former Holbeck Kwik Save supermarket at the bottom of Domestic Street has finally found a new owner. According to the signs which have gone up this week, the former supermarket building – which has been empty since 2007 – will be transformed into a supermarket/cafe/restaurant/takeaway called ‘Venus’

Volunteers sought for bands in Cross Flatts Park season

Summer is fast approaching as our season of bands in Cross Flatts Park  start on the 17th June for a six-week run, reports Beeston councillor Angela Gabriel. We have some really good bands again this year. As you all will know this event is run entirely by volunteer from the community – and there

Store Wars Episode IV: Tesco and Asda set for live Beeston forum debate

Now here’s a date for your diary… Local group Beeston Community Forum will be holding a special meeting on Thursday, 28 June to allow representatives of Asda Stores Limited and Tesco Stores Limited to update local residents about the current situation in relation to their planning applications for new stores on Old

Mapped: South Leeds Diamond Jubilee events

South Leeds is set to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style over the bank holiday weekend! There are a number of events planned that we know of, from St Matthew’s Community Centre in Holbeck to Hamara in Tempest Road and the Garden Gate pub in Hunslet. Check out our

Q&A: Put YOUR questions to Holbeck Neighbourhood Policing Team

Ever wondered exactly what a PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) actually does? Need some crime prevention tips – or perhaps you’re concerned about a local issue? Now’s your chance to put your questions to Holbeck NPT’s PCSO Johnny Wilson who, along with his bosses, has agreed to field questions on any neighbourhood

South Leeds links: Olympic torch Vikki, Holbeck events and Hunslet Gala joins Facebook

Here’s what’s been making South Leeds tick in our regular Wednesday round-up of the best of the area’s blogs and websites: Cottingley’s Vikki Blake (pictured left)  is busy blogging away as she trains before carrying the Olympic Torch through Leeds next month: Here, she writes: “I have been jogging at

Hunslet Green nets cash boost – apply for cash for your group

A community sports club in Hunslet is celebrating a £2,000 cash boost thanks to Leeds Federated Housing Association. Hunslet Green Community Sports Club, home to the Hunslet Warriors amateur rugby league club, received £1,934 towards the cost of new showers through the Fed’s Residents Amenity Fund. The club managed to raise