South Leeds links: Local community blogs and websites

South Leeds has a growing community of blogs – from local residents’ groups to food blogs and health blogs by local Bangladeshi women! Here’s our festive guide to some of the sites that make up the South Leeds blogosphere…

The former Cross Flatts Community Forum was relaunched as Beeston Hill Residents’ Voice in May to give residents the chance to raise issues, voice concerns or pose questions to representatives of various organisations, including the council, local police, housing associations and community groups. Local resident Alison Neale edits the group’s blog.

Community stalwarts Dennis Kitchen and Ian Pickup are busy bloggers! They’re responsible for the Holbeck in Bloom blog and also the Voice of Holbeck blog, which reports on the latest from the area and from the group’s meetings.

Beeston in Bloom also have their own site.

South Leeds’ incredible multi-cultural community is also online. Holbeck Health Group supports Asian ladies to lead a healthier lifestyle. And they recently launched their own blog! The Kashmiri Women’s Group, which meets at The Pavilion on Dewsbury Road to support isolated Kashmiri women, are also online. Hamara on Tempest Road is the largest voluntary sector organisation for ethnic minorities in Leeds.

I’m told that early next year there will be blogs set up for Bangladeshi women and the area’s Polish community, so watch this space.

For the latest information in Middleton, check out the Middleton Community Group site.

South Leeds blogger Ewan Mitchell recently started his own food, cooking and recipe blog called Tonight’s Menu. On the subject of food, Lynn’s Secret Tearoom may be secret, but it’s somewhere in south Leeds…

Local schools are also in on the blogging scene. Hunslet St Mary’s Primary School and New Bewerley Community School in Beeston.

Positive Photography in Beeston and Holbeck is highlighted on the Looking Good Beeston and Holbeck blog.

For youngsters check out The Hunslet Club and South Leeds Youth Hub – they’re regularly updated. 

Check out the latest developments in local parks with the Friends of Middleton Park. And if you live in Beeston, look out for the Beeston Community Forum website which has the latest from the group.

Over on Facebook there are some very active communities. Check out the White Rose Residents’ Association, the Friends and Relatives of Hunslet Cemetery, Cottingley TRAC, I Live in Miggy (LS10), the Middleton Arms and Belle Isle.

You can find some more useful sites in our useful links section. Have we missed you out? Add a link in the comments section below or email Interested in setting up your own blog but don’t know how? Email us and we can offer free help, advice and support!