The Crooked Clock pub in Hunslet, newly-refurbished, and now run by local residents including Sid Mahiuddin, and a team of people with learning disabilities, are hosting a community bonfire on Saturday (5 November 2022).
Following the announcement that Leeds City Council weren’t able to hold their bonfires this autumn, the pub stepped forward to fill the gap for their corner of south Leeds. The family-friendly event will feature food and entertainment from 5pm, with the fire lit at 7pm, and a fireworks display at 7.30pm.
Landlord Sid, who previously ran the Bridge café in Cross Flatts Park, commented:
“With the City Council cancelling their events this year, we wanted to try and achieve something for and with the community here. We’re all about bringing the community together, and this event will offer one more opportunity to do so.”
Cllr Ed Carlisle (Green, Hunslet & Riverside), who is helping with the event, added:
“Many of us were upset that the Council bonfires got cancelled – but I actually think community-led events like this are much friendlier and frankly better. Big thanks to the Crooked Clock team for pulling out all the stops to make it happen, at such short notice. And I appreciate 100% the issues around air and noise pollution, but actually think communal events like this are an effective way to concentrate and reduce these locally. Let’s gather, connect, and enjoy the night together.”
The Crooked Clock (formerly the Punch Clock) is on Sussex Avenue LS10 2LF, just off Thwaite Gate (the A639). They hold a range of events including the monthly Rockabilly Rumble, serve food 8am-3pm including Sunday lunches (an evening menu is due to start in December), and are always looking for new ideas and local partnerships.
Full information on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/thecrookedclock
This post is based on a press release issued by Cllr Ed Carlisle
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