Month: June 2012

South Leeds schools attend Olympic event

Hundreds of children from 22 south Leeds primary schools took part in different Olympic-themed events to encourage youngsters to enjoy and take part in sports. The children were taking part in a special Schools Games as   part of Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week, with Olympic  silver  medal  Badminton  winner Gail Emms a

Hunslet Festivals Nostalgia

With the fantastic Hunslet Festival taking place this Saturday, with stalls and entertainment from across the community, people may be interested in a curious old film from the Hunslet Club archives… around 57 seconds into it… [youtube=] Colour footage from a Hunslet Parish Church Garden Party Fete, a forerunner to the community galas that

Poll: Are bus services in south Leeds any good?

Are bus services in south Leeds up to scratch? Have bus operators got a service which is just the ticket, or is it time for them to ring the bell and get off at the next stop? Now’s the chance for you to have your say in our poll and

Dogwatch aims to sniff out crime in south Leeds

Cross Flatts Park’s annual dog show will also see the launch of a new police scheme to encourage dog walkers to report criminal or suspicious behaviour in south Leeds. Holbeck Neighbourhood Policing Team will be at Sunday’s event to launch Dogwatch, which is aimed at encouraging local residents to report

Middleton volunteers steam ahead to tackle litter on railway line

Organisations across Leeds joined forces to tackle litter and fly tipping along the Middleton Railway Line. A big clean-up of the line was held after increasing amounts of litter and rubbish were found dumped in the area. The clean-up was a joint effort with Middleton Railway Trust, which provided volunteers

Hunslet prepares for festival 2012

The annual gala organised by Hunslet Festival takes place on Saturday, writes one of the organisers, Steve Thompson. Hunslet Festival was formed in its present format in January 2003. Since then we have had many successful galas. Attractions this year include: In the Family Zone Arena: Supreme Starlets Majorettes, Keldon

Plain cigarette packaging campaign targets Holbeck

A free event to highlight a campaign to encourage plain packaging for cigarettes is being held at St Matthew’s Community Centre in Holbeck on Friday, July 6. As we reported back in May, the Plain Packs Protect campaign says every year 340,000 children and young people are tempted to try smoking.

Bookmarked: South Leeds buildings at risk

A new council report has highlighted how a number of historic  south Leeds buildings are ‘at risk’. According to a report in the YEP today, these include: Beeston’s Stank Hall Barn, which some say was built with timber left over from the construction of ships used by explorer Christopher Columbus;

South Leeds roundup: Welcome to Middleton sign

Here’s your weekly roundup of what’s making south Leeds tick on other websites and blogs: Aire Valley Homes reports on its Facebook page that iddleton has a new welcome sign!…. installed by Groundwork, supported by the Middleton Community Group, and funded through Aire Valley Homes’ Inner South Area Panel. See

Beeston public meeting on Asda and Tesco plans

A reminder that local group Beeston Community Forum will be holding a special meeting tomorrow 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 Lane,