South Leeds links: Hunslet Hawks, cemetery vandalism and naked rambler

Here’s your weekly round-up of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and on Facebook.

Hunslet hawks minibus
Hunslet Hawks have a new community minibus

Hunslet Hawks rugby club have unveiled their new community minibus, which will be used to take players to local away games, continue the club’s community work and could ferry supporters to and from the South Leeds Stadium. The Hawks have also announced that after a series of meetings the council has agreed to replace the 500 seats in the upper tier of the main stand.

And pupils at South Leeds Academy are set to design the Hawks’ new kit.

A burglar helped strip a Hunslet house bare of valuables and sentimental items – as the owners were abroad visiting a seriously ill relative, reports Holbeck NPT.

The Friends of Holbeck Social Club have updated their blog with a slideshow of photographs of the building.

Nigel Keer – a rambler from the Cottingley Hall estate who strolled naked across Otley Chevin – has won a year-long battle against his conviction for a public order offence, reports the YEP. Sadly the paper also brings news of yet more unwanted vandalism at Hunslet Cemetery. The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery group on Facebook discuss the vandalism and also reveal October 22 as the start date of work on security fencing at the cemetery.

Over on Facebook:

The Friends of Sharp Lane Plantation have posted photos of their bulb planting extravaganza.