South Leeds Roundup: Bulbs, beers and bikes

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter.

We start this week in Belle Isle where Children from Windmill Primary turned out to help Belle Isle & Middleton in Bloom plant spring bulbs in the West Granges.

Belle Isle In Bloom planting

There’s a nice review of Skelton Grange Environment Centre’s recent open day over on the Child Friendly Leeds blog

If you’re think of going to see The Night Before Christmas at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, check out Helen’s review on her Hello From Me To You blog.

Fancy a walk around Middleton? Paul Hebden from Middleton Life History Group has put together a short circular tour around Middleton pointing out some of the landmarks and history of Middleton.

Today (Wednesday 2 December)Parliament is debating bombing Syria. There’s been a lot of coverage of what our MP thinks, and a lot of criticism on social media. If you want to read Hilary Benn in his own words, he has published a post on his blog entitled What should we do about the threat from ISIL/Daesh?

Do Festive Frolics and Snow Belle tickle your fancy? They are just two of the brews that have been revealed on the Hunslet Club’s Beer Festival Facebook Page.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported that the Christmas tree outside Beeston Co-op had been vandalised but reports on social media confirm that a replacement tree is in place ready for tomorrow’s (Thursday 3 December) Christmas Lights switch on at 5:30pm.

The paper also revealed the sad news that 2 year old Skye Sutcliffe from Middleton had lost her battle with two rare blood cancers. Our thoughts are with the family.

Last February saw a very successful Run for Skye in Middleton Park and there will be another run on Valentine’s Day 2016. What better way to remember her and raise funds and awareness for cancer charities.

Debs Davies has written a very entertaining guide to the problem encountered by all runners: how do you buy the right pair of trainers? It’s on her Rosetinted blog.

News stories this week from Health For All include details of the Rags to Riches sewing group, a new Menspace worker and recognition for how staff deal with families experiencing domestic violence.

The new South Leeds Neighbourhood Policing newsletter is out.

Cyclists are invited to join Leeds Cycling Campaign’s Space For Cycling Christmas Ride around the city centre on Saturday 12 December. Last year there was a feeder ride in from Middleton, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet. Don’t forget to bling up your bike with tinsel!

Hands up who knows CPR, Middleton Community First Responders have posted a reminder of what to do should you have to deal with someone who is in cardiac arrest.

One of the many good things about Belle Isle Family Centre is their home cooked hot lunches. This week there’s been Steak pie and Hunters chicken on the menu, mmmmm.

And finally, do you remember the proposed Hunslet Stray? Well it’s first sculpture exhibition takes place tomorrow (Thursday 3 December). Chair Fest is a temporary (12-4pm only) exhibition put on by students from Leeds City College.



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